Monday, January 28, 2013
Dearest Family Whom I Love So Very Much,
This has been a week for the books, unlike any other I've had in the mission thus far in its disruption of the daily missionary routine. I don't even remember the last "normal" day I had. But it's all good this time, if a little crazy. The twins towers of Agudos (Elder Dias is the oldest of seven, has a mad appetite for food and likes to discuss profound doctrine before bedtime, Oh yeah.) baptized two this Sunday in our wonderful put together baptismal font. It's like a back yard pool version that you put together, with a frame and then a lining. And because of the small size of the hose it takes, literally, one day to fill up. We exercise our faith by starting the whole process before the interview has taken place, and this week it payed off. We baptized two siblings, 14 and 9, and hope to baptize the rest of the family, which we are teaching, in the weeks to come.
Last night we traveled to Bauru, spent the night in the house of the missionaries there just having a wonderful time and arrived this morning early in Agudos. Why the sudden travel? Elder Dias Batista needed a BBQ for today which was only to be found there. It's close, but still, as exhibited by this effort, this guy likes to BBQ. Should be tasty today. Also we won the prize this week in our zone for baptizing the most so I think we may go to a zoo. . . We´ll see.
Packages and waterfalls of letters should arrive next week due to transfers. Oh boy:) I don´t have gear to send pictures this week but I do have lots of pictures so next week is going to be exciting for you!
Friday we had a day of spiritual highs and lows, but I don´t think I can do it justice here today in the letter so I´ll put it in a handwritten one and send it along. Needless to say, due to past events and one on Friday morning, under the direction of the president we rededicated our house to the Lord. It was a marvelous experience and our home is once again a place where the Spirit can reside and edify. If that´s not vague enough, I don´t know what is, but I feel it's more appropriate to share this story through letter.
Urgent Notices: I don´t know who has the bronze jock currently, but ask that before the next victor is crowned my name be engraved for victory in 2012- Elder Tanner "Two-for-Two" Schenewark. . .
The bag I bought is large but of very dubious and broken quality. Don´t worry about sending one now but I think perhaps towards the end it might be a good idea. I´ll probably dish this one here. We´ll see. . .
Well, that´s a bit hectic but I´m doing just great and I hope you are too.