Thursday, December 3, 2015

NATAL BRANCO!!!!!! 11/30/15

Heeeyyyy there everybody!!! HAPPYYYY THANKSGIVING!!!! 

This week, wasn't able to eat a good ol turkey, watch football, and mash taters but sure was an awesome week!!! We were successfully able to baptize Marcos and Josefa and it was truly so awesome!!! The Lord truly blessed us with these people and I am so grateful!! Marcos is the 10 year old boy that I talked about last week, when we found his mom two weeks ago doing contacts. This kid is such a stud, he has such a strong desire to do what is right and is such a huge example for his family! Elder Iverson my district leader and I went to their house on Friday to do his baptismal interview and had a super cool experience. At the end of the interview Elder Iverson said he asked Marcos why he wants to be baptized and said that Marcos looked right in his eyes and said "because I want to leave this place and have a better life." Elder Iverson said that he got goosebumps and truly felt that this kid has a testimony and is only 10 years old! He is such a stud, and his family is also so awesome. Elder Ferreira and I really want to help this family and help Rosana get baptized as well. She wants it so bad, we just need to work with her a little more because she has some hard stuff going on but is really progressing with stopping smoking! I know that it will all work out and that Heavenly Father will help us! 

Also with Josefa it was such an incredible experience!!! Unfortunately we weren't able to watch her baptism that was in another chapel hahaha because to make a long story short Elder Ferreira and I got a little lost taking the wrong bus and we didn't get there on time. I was super bummed, but we were able tyo participate in the Confirmation which was awesome. It was incredible seeing her being united with her kids now whom are members and seeing them so happy!!! It was an awesome thing! 

Heavenly Father has been blessing us so much with these incredible people, and I'm so grateful to be participating in his work. We are preparing an event with the whole Osasco stake to baptize 76 people on the 19th of December and do it all in one baptismal service!!! a "WHITE CHRISTMAS" this was the idea of Elder Rodrigues and Elder Frost our beloved Zone Leaders and I truly believe it was inspired!! we are fasting and praying to be able to find these people to be baptized on this day... I know that the Lord will bless us. I am so grateful for this week i have had, and for everything I am learning here in Baronesa. This area is helping to be the best missionary I can and I am truly learning so much with my leaders and companion! So happy, and grateful for this gospel! I love you all so much and hope you have an awesome week also!!!!!!

Elder Barton

This week photos... 

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