This last week was really great! First of all, Viva Portugal!!! They won the European Cup; which was actually a pretty big deal. They celebrated all night long. It was actually really cool, because when Portugal made the goal you could hear the entire city cheering.
Last week, we had found that family of Ciganos (Gypsies). Well, they are actually really interested. There are a lot of people in this family and it’s hard to keep everyone straight; so I won’t even try to explain who is who. But went out the house of one of the women, Rita, and we taught the 2nd lesson. She is very interested and wanted to come to church, but transportation was an issue. There is also another woman, Elsa, who is absolutely incredible. We taught the first lesson and she really liked it. We gave her a Book of Mormon and invited her to read it. When we had come back, she told us that after she had prayed to know if it was true; she felt something she had never felt before. She told us that she knew that it was true. She is very excited to come to church this week.
Vera has been out of town, so we haven’t been able to talk to her at all.
Gorete wasn’t answering our phone calls for a while, because she was staying at a friend’s house. But we got everything sorted out and now she is preparing to be baptized on the 30th of July. Please pray that she will be able to quit smoking.
Ana is amazing. It seems like she´s been a member for years already. She even went out and taught with us for the first time and everything. She bore her testimony and it was so sweet!
Yesterday was very busy! First, we had the mission conference. Then we came back and had to carry a very heavy box of BOMs. Later on, Sister Dixon came up to serve with us for 2 weeks! She’s incredible, and a wonderful example to me. This will be a great 2 weeks.
We have a lot of things going on this week. I’m going to work my butt off until the end. I’m so grateful for the mission and it’s becoming more real that it’s coming to a close.
Love you all!