Monday, May 18, 2015

Weekly REPORT 5-18-15

Whaaaat up yaaaal in the American continent!!!!

This week was killllerr!!!!! It was awesome being soo pumped from the skype call all week... After receiving words of encouragement from my fam and getting to talk to them!! That was so awesome!

I am so grateful for my family!! Truly have the BEST FAMILY IN THE WORLD!!!!

I wanted to share some cool experiences that happened on Saturday with ya guys... Saturday was a super epically planned day... Elder Cabral and I had 7 marked teaching appointments, with some super awesome investigators and plans to do exchanges with 2 members to help teach them!!! We were super stoked!! 
Every single one of those plans that we established fell through haha.... Literally EVERY one of them!! Even the plans with the members... It was crazy and super super frustrating... Everyone that we went to visit was either sick, not home, or having some kind of emergency...

Elder Cabral and I started getting pretty frustrated and wanted to give up. Elder Cabral had an idea to say a quick prayer and attempt to restart the day.. (being about 6:30 at night) We stepped of the road, and said a quick prayer on the sidewalk. We then started heading to our last and final marked appointment that we had for that day... A man named Emmerson, his sister is a member of the church and we talked with him for about an hour one night just visiting... he said he would love to hear our message for another day, super cool guy. When we got there to his house, his sister Maria do Carmo (the member who just started coming back to church after being less active for a little while) answered... She told us that he wasn't there... And had just barely left and wouldn't return until late. I felt super bummed at first cause that was the 7th appointment that fell through that day,

She invited us in, and i could tell something was kinda bothering her... Or that she just needed to talk to someone. We went into her house and ended up talking to her for over an hour.... She really opened up to us and started telling us some difficulties that shes going through... She talked about how shes really having a hard time wanting to lose weight. She said that she really wants to go to the temple, but feels really self conscience when she goes because the chairs are smaller and she feels like she gets stuck... It was super sad. She said she wouldn't go back to the temple until she loses weight. I had studied Ether 12:27 that morning during my study and decided to share it with her... It talks about our weaknesses that heavenly father gives to us so that they can become strengths. I testified that heavenly father will bless her for her efforts to go to the temple and that she will able to lose the weight with heavenly fathers help. It was a super cool experience,i felt the spirit super strongly... And i really felt like that was a huge blessing from heavenly father after a super tough day. Maybe all of those appointments fell through because we needed to talk to her at that very moment and wouldn't have worked out otherwise... I'm so grateful for Heavenly father, and how he knows everything that we go through... No matter what the circumstance... And when we show our efforts, he will bless us. Just like he blessed us after Elder Cabral had the idea to pray... Truly an awesome experience!! It was an awesome week!!!!

Elder Barton

​the newwwww crew other elders that live inour house! celebrating with some pizza

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