Irma Luciane Buffet
Então! The last week of transfers came to an end here in Odivelas! On monday night we had another lesson with Sonia, Viviem, and Dulce. We explained the importance of baptism, how it is the door of salvation, the way back to our Heavenly Father. Challenged them to be baptized this past week, and to continue praying about it. We didn´t get to teach them again until Saturday, and decided to do more of a family night with them. The mom was there, and by the end of the night she was opening up more, and they all enjoyed a video we shared with them about the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, being Pascoá. It was nice testifying that Christ really died for us, but that he was resurrected, and for that, we too can be resurrected and live with him and our Heavenly Father one day, together as families forever.
This week we got to eat some Cachupa with Domingas and Celeste, Luciane brought us to the Minheiro Brazilian Buffet again (she does it for the missionaries once a month it´s so bomb!) and Familia Dimitruv had us over as well. The ward here in Lisboa 5 is pretty incredible!
We also heard about the attack in Belgium, where 3 missionaries were involved. We are making sure of keeping Richard Empee, Mason Wells, and Richard Worby in our Prayers, along with their families and everyone else that was involved. Apparently Mason Wells was present in the Bombing in Boston, Paris, and then Belgium. What in the world? Unreal!
Pedro is going back between 1 to 0 cigarettes every other day but trying to help him stay strong to get baptized. Has a hard time of getting to our appointments on time and church, but he along with Viviem and Dulce were there for our Pascoá Sunday which was nice. Ana has been working a lot, and I think is going to spain this following week, so was tough getting in contact with her. Met a nice guy Aníbel though, an x-soccer player, who finished the lesson by saying ´´I want to be a mormonista`` in portuguese haha but wants to REALLY get to know the Book of Mormon because he likes stories so we will see how it goes with him.
Saturday night I went and bought some mini Chocolate easter Eggs and hid them in our Kitchen for Sunday Morning for Pascoá haha! Had Elder Reni, Elder Hobson and Elder Ward on the search like good old times back in our house. Coudn´t do an easter without one. Little chocolate eggs were 5 points, plastic ones 15 and the Ovo de OURO 50 Points! It took them a little while to find the Ovo de Ouro because I hid it above the stove inside the pipe, but Elder Hobson encountered it for the Win. Yeah buddy! It was pretty funny, fun way to start the Pascoá as well.
Transfers came around and Elder Empee, one of my friends in the MTC, is going to be my comp! WIll be nice! I wrote in my Journal in the MTC I wanted to work with him. And Elder Easton is going to be comps with Elder Hobson which will be pretty sweet! 3 from the same MTC group living in the same house!
This week I enjoyed reading in Alma 34 about the atonement of Jesus Christ and in the Bible about the resurrection. I know that Christ lives, that he was crucified for us, and that on the day of the ressurection, that empty tomb not only showed that he still lives, but that we too can live again, as resurrected beings. In the book of John, he closes his entry on the Resurrection stating, ´´But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing ye might have life through his name.``Happy Easter!