Monday, June 10, 2013

Week 72

so my dearest fam, one more transfer has come and gone! i will stay here with my comp, and elder johnson will stay and be the comp of a new guy! 

so i will tell some funny things that happened during the week, then some awesome things that happened.

first story. so one day, all of our plans fell through so we started to knock on doors. we went to richest part of the city where everyone has intercoms. after alot of people rejected us, we started to try new things to get the people to come to the door and talk to us. one way was that i would say that i am american and will only be here for a short time visiting the people. amazingly, it worked! the people would get so curious just to hear me talk that they would come to the door sometimes without just hanging up the intercom. another funny part was that i asked one time to speak with the owner of the house and someone responded that nobody was home, i asked him if i could speak with  'nobody' - he didnt like that too much and hung up the intercom :) i love knocking on doors because i like to turn it into a fun experience. 

we had a zone meeting on tuesday which means leaving again at 2 in the morning to get there on time. the meeting was fun and it was great talking to elder rais some more. we returned home at 12 at midnight which kind of made me tired the rest of the week... 

another day, we had lunch super far away and we found a truck selling watermelons! i was on a division with elder de los santos and we decided to buy some and bring them back home. they were just 2 for R$5 (super cheap). what we didnt really pay attention to were the rain clouds, and we had to walk 40 minutes to our house with two huge water melons :) it was a really funny/fun experience. 

on saturday we had a service project at an investigators house that was super cool. she got super excited and she was telling all of her buddies about it. she will be baptized on the 22nd (shes from the other area). we then went home and did a deep clean of our house because it was the saturday before transfers. i dont know if i have said much about the house, but the roof is broken so everytime it rains, it fills the house with water and dirt. lets just say that when we moved some stuff around, we found a lot of dirt. it was a long day of working, but at least the house is clean!  

so we are still having a difficult time finding investigators who really progress. we keep finding people who have lots of potential, but it never works out. however, we met someone named fernando this week who seems really cool. he is a good buddy of a member and visited the church on sunday and really liked it. we taught him sunday night and he was amazed at the plan of salvation. it was really cool watching his reactions as everything started to make sense to him. on the way home he bought us a coke and told us to call him some night to eat pizza :) he said that he also wants to be put on the lunch calendar for the missionaries! we will work our hardest with him and i will pray that everything will work out!

i am excited to stay here another transfer because i dont want to leave here yet. i feel like i need to do alot more work before i leave. i want to baptize a family!!

i love you all so much and wish you the best!

-Elder Lambert

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