Considering that Sister Lifferth left on Tuesday morning and my new comp. Sister Custódio (she is so awesome!) only got here Thursday night, this week was a little nuts. Because Any had to work on Tuesday, Luana hung out with me for the day. And on Wednesday and Thursday I was with Any again :) It was pretty neat--Any teaches seminary, so I got to go to that again--it brought back memories :'). Sister Custódio (minha filhinha!) is super great! She's from Araçatuba, São Paulo. She is super driven and super excited to help the people here. I'm super excited for this transfer!
Also--Any told me something pretty neat! March 26th (which we all know is already the best day ever :P ) is now an international holiday of the Book of Mormon! Whoo-hoo! (It's the first day the Book of Mormon was printed). Every one is being invited to give a Book of Mormon to someone on that day! So you all better start thinking and praying about who you want to bless with a present so special!! This week I spent a lot of time studying the power of the Book of Mormon. It really is the greatest tool in conversion that we have--to help other people receive the gospel and to become converted ourselves. I keep thinking about Maura. She had absolutely no desire to get married, or to be baptized, and she rarely understood the Bible when she tried to read. Now that she is reading the Book of Mormon every day she helps her son, Gabriel, prepare for seminary by explaining the scriptures, she has entered all of her papers to get married, and she chose a baptismal date. There really is a special power that comes from this book. :)
As for our other investigators, Samara, Jamile and Ediana are progressing very well! We have had some setbacks with Junior--his mom doesn't want him to go to a different church, but we have an appointment with her on Tuesday... send some prayers our way. :) I could tell lots of stories about Friday, when we were teaching amongst the Anti-Nephi-Lehis, or Saturday, when we were tracting in Amonihah but I'm already running out of time...
Ah! And I got the package that the ward sent for Christmas finally!! Thanks so much!!! The letters made my day. :)
Love you all so much! Have a great week!