This week was great! We had zone meeting in Porto which was long. Carlos is talking to us again!!! Yay! 🙂 Also, our investigator, Cecilia, is progressing. Also, the whole situation with Virginia appears to be going well.
In the beginning of this week, not much special happened. We fasted for Virginia on Tuesday, and the next day we went to check on her. It seems as if everything went well. The next step in the process comes next month. I guess they’re going to interview the little girl. It´s all a very delicate situation because her mom is lying to her or something. For example she was really traumatized one time and they asked her why, and she said a boy named Sergio in her class beat her up. There are no kids in her class named Sergio, but her mother´s boyfriend´s name is Sergio. So we’re just praying that everything will go well.
We are teaching this Brazilian named Cecilia. She had been taught before and was almost baptized. We had a funny lesson with her. We bring our recent convert, Antonio, around with us sometimes and he was kind of out of it that day. Well she starts telling us how she’s trying to get a Visa right now. So Antonio thinks he’s being helpful and he tells her about the time he married a Brazilian woman to help her keep her green card. She was like 40 and he was like 60!! He told us how he totally lied to the government! It’s like “the Proposal” with Ryan Reynolds, only as an old man. 😉 Ha-ha. Afterwards, I told him that it was not appropriate to say things like that during our lessons with investigators. He apologized, but I still don’t think he gets it, but it’s ok.
We taught her again and we are really going to help her get ready for baptism. She has a few things she has to sort out first; so we’ll make goals with her to help her get there.
The best news is that we finally got to teach Carlos yesterday! It appears as though the Lord has been preparing him in the time we haven’t seen him; because he was really recognizing the spirit and he was understanding the scriptures so much better this time. He definitely will be baptized. It just has to happen when he’s ready.
Right now, we are planning our Easter activity. We’re going to do an Easter egg hunt. They don’t really do that here, but it will still be really fun. We are going to plan a spiritual part with the symbols of the last week of the life of Christ in the plastic eggs. It will be fun. I’m excited.
That’s about it. Today we hung out with Jessica in the center. We tried this place called Casa Bolos de Berlim which serves Portuguese donuts. Normally, I’m not the hugest fan of Portuguese Donuts; because they fill it with this sweet egg yolk filling, but at this place you get to choose your filling. It was really good! Also, Jessica showed us a few secrets from the Cathedral of Braga. For instance there is a devil carved into part of it. Apparently, the pagans were slaved into building it and they put a lot of anti-Christian art in it.
“Devil” Downspout on the Cathedral of Braga
Well Love you all!!