Kieren sounds like she is doing so well! Thank you to all of you that write her and keep up with her mission.
Dearest Family and Friends
Monday Night is family night, and we had an awesome FHE last week at Irmã Izabel´s! It was a Lehi´s vision themed night and we read the vision of the tree of life, discussed it a bit, and then everyone drew pictures of their interpretation of the vision. Mine turned out pretty well, even though my great and spacious buildings unfortunately always end up looking like the BYU Jerusalem center. Also at the family night was Renata, one of our new investigators and Izabel´s daughter. Missionaries have been vititing Irmã Izabel for quite some time, and Renata sometimes participated in the messages, sometimes not. However, one of these days last week, we decided to invite her specifically to participate and then asked her if she would be interested in taking the discussions and preparing to be baptized.... and she said yes! She later said that something had changed inside, or that something had touched her and that she felt desire to be baptized that she hadn´t before. But we would not have known this if we didn´t invite!I was cool when we taught about the first vision then asked her to pray about it because she said, "Okay, sure I guess, but I don´t really need to. We just get this feeling, you know?" Yes, Renata, we know.
We were comforted to know that at least he was in love with both of us, and not just one. Yay for companionships!
Saturday we had a Mãos que Ajudam (Mormon Helping Hands) project--a recycling/save the earth project that had booths about how to make toys from recycled items, your own hanging gardens out of recycled bottles, food storage in recycled bottles (it´s really cool how they do it here-google "armazenamento de arroz SUD") and of course a missionary booth (us)! We also went out on the street and invited people to come and see.
It was a super great week and lots of happy fun things. 2 Ne! This week find things that make you happy, choose to be happy, and spread the joy!
Love you guys!