Carnival!

Bom Dia Alegria

(That’s a Portuguese greeting that doesn’t really translate to anything but is commonly used when sending texts.)

Yeah this week was Carnival!  WOO HOO!! Sister L and I decided to have our own little “festa” in our apartment with these amazing little streamer and things that you blow on and they ring.  It’s way out!!  I wish I could send videos of it!  It is so much fun!  We also had a lot of confetti that we may or may not have cleaned up since last Tuesday…

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I love the people here in Portugal!! We had the opportunity to teach the cousin and the husband of one of the ward members.  He was recently released from the hospital after three months because of a tumor.  He still is not completely cleared of the tumor.  I feel so bad for them but I am so excited to help them find the peace and joy that comes through the gospel.  Unfortunately, she can’t come to church because she works on Sundays and no one at work wants to switch her dia de folga(Day off).  But I know that in time they will be able to accept and have the peace that comes from the gospel.

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We also have had the opportunity to teach a woman who had been taught by the elders about a year ago.  She couldn’t come to church either because of work.  But recently she got a different job and was able to come for the first time yesterday.  She was so nervous.  But by the end of it she was so happy and said that she wants to get baptized soon.  We want her to feel prepared.  I am excited to help her get ready to enter the waters of baptism.

Today we had an awesome time with the Elders in our district.  For p-day, we decided to go to Belém again.  When we got there, we discovered that on our last visit, we only saw part of the site.

We went to the Torre de Belém today.  Once we saw all that there was to see in Belém we went to the chapel of Elders Schoder and Eldridge and ate tacos.  Sister Lewis made the filling.

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We also learned this week that Elder Bednar is coming to Portugal in April for a few days.  I am so excited.

That’s all I have for this week.

Tchau!!

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