Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Greetings From Belo Horizonte (21 May 2014)

Dear Family,
We hope that you are all well. The weather here has turned cold for the Brazilians. When we meet with missionaries from the states near the equator, they tell us that they are suffering from the cold, while the missionaries from the south are enjoying Fall weather. Unfortunately, the change in weather has lead to many people having the flu.
We have been busy teaching less active members, recent converts, and investigators. We were particularly happy to have two of our contacts attend church and two others attend family home evening in our home.
For our P-Day activity, we headed into Belo Horizonte to visit some local museums. In preparation for the World Cup, Belo Horizonte has created an integrated bus system with dedicated stations and lanes. After arriving in the city, I could have bragged about the efficiency of the new system. However, during the return trip it was clear that all the bugs are not worked out. Brendan, I would appreciate your thoughts on the system. Please check out MOVE at BH Trans.
Monday was our first day to visit the missionaries houses in our zone (covering our stake). It took us two hours and two buses to reach the most distance point. The area was very rural so we did have the chance to see some green countryside. As expected, some apartments were clean and orderly and others were more challenged.
We feel bless to be guided by the Spirit in our labors here in Pampulha. Those that we are teaching have been blessed with strong spiritual experiences, testifying of the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. These blessings keep us going, even we are facing physical and spiritual challenges.
We love you all and hope to hear updates from you soon.

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