Monday, September 12, 2016

Week 86 - Conselho de Missão, Mãos que Ajudem, Conferência de Zona

Hello everyone!

This past week was jammed packed with things to do. First of all, we had our mission council on Tuesday. It went super well. President Bigelow taught us about becoming one as a mission. Becoming a Zion mission and not have "ites" (4 Nephi). We talked about topics of the mission and things that needed to be resolved. 

Then this week on 7 de Setembro, we were supposed to march in a parade as missionaries with the "Mãos que ajudem" shirts, except the Area Presidency of Brasil said that we should avoid being in large groups of missionaries because there could be an attack and it isn't safe. So we were prohibited from marching. So with that being said, we organized a service project for the entire zone in one day. 

The Stake President came to the rescue and had the idea to help a home for the elderly that is sponsored by the Assembleia de Deus church in Abreu e Lima. We ended up combining with the Recife Zone too. All the Elders cleaned and cut down the weeds and excessive growth of plants next to the place, and the Sisters got to converse with the residents. It went super well, and we think that it will help create a better relationship with the Assembleia de Deus church. 

On Thursday we had our Zone Conference. It went pretty interesting. The assistants gave a training and then we gave a training. Then President Bigelow started teaching and we realized where our zone is at.  The conference went well. It is always good to observe President and how he teaches and handles things. He really is a great leader.

I know that this Church is true. I know that faith grows through tests and tribulations. I am so grateful for this opportunity to live in this specific time in the world, preparing for the Second Coming of Christ. Love you all.

Elder Waters