So Happy Halloween!!! How was it? Halloween here was just a normal day. Almost. So we have these members in our ward, the woman is Brazilian and the husband is from Arizona, a complete farmer that doesn´t speak an ounce of Portuguese. They are just visiting until February. They gave us lunch and decided to take us to Outback Steakhouse! haha it was so delicious, one of my favorite meals yet. haha. Anyways this week was a lot better. We had two investigators go to church yesterday, Alda, a woman of 32 years, and her cousin Anderson. They are both way cool and open. Alda has a baptismal date marked for next Sunday if she receives an answer. We found them while just doing street contacts. We also got a great reference yesterday. Estela is super prepared. She was contacted during that pass along card activity. She wants to visit the church and has a date marked for the 18th to be baptized. She loved the message, and understood better than tons of others. These two people came at a good time cause it is the end of the transfer already, and it sometimes gets hard to be excited when nothing is working. haha but It really shows how the Lord blesses us when we do everything we can do.
It was funny cause last Friday we were knocking doors and absolutely no one wanted anything. We got kicked out of a street and my comp got frustrated and said "We are just wasting time here" I kinda felt the same way but decided to try a few more housed, finally I did a silent prayer and surprise, haha the next door opened to have a woman happily accept our message (a super rarity) and be really excited to learn more about the church.
I have learned so much on the mission about how God really gives the good blessings only after we put all of our trust in my and do everything we can, then the miracles come.
Anyways I love you guys. Getting excited for Thanksgiving? It is absolutely crazy how fast time goes in the mission. Anyways have a wonderful week!
Love, Elder Ottosen