Monday, December 23, 2013

Feliz Natal!

Maceió Brazil Mission

Another week has come and gone down here in the freezing land of Northeast Brazil.  It was a rather interesting week if I do say so myself.  On Tuesday we had our Christmas Conference at the Farol Stake Center and it was legit!  It's the only time of year we have the whole mission together in one place so I got to meet everybody!  Old companions, mission friends, and my group from the MTC were finally reunited.  It was an all day conference filled with talks from President and Sister Gonzaga, lunch, a talent show, and all sorts of festival frivolity.  Some of the Elders got up and did a news presentation of inside jokes and it was hilarious.

Good old fashioned me and Elder Rutledge photo.

Our MTC group finally reunited.

Filho, Papai, e Avô.  (Son, Father, and Grandfather)

On the way back we had a pretty interesting guy talk to us on the bus.  Here it is pretty normal for people to get on the bus for free and start selling things or ask for money.  This time we had a guy get on to sell us cookies. I'm pretty sure he just stole these cookies because his little speal went a little like this, "Good evening ladies and gentlemen.  I'd like to wish you all a great trip and a Merry Christmas.  I am here today to sell you these cookies (holds up box of cookies and looks at it rather confused) Yeah....I'm not sure if these are cookies covered in chocolate or a bar of chocolate with cookies sprinkled on top....but it's from the company Amor, so it's got to be good right?"  Needless to say I did not buy his cookies.

We also had a baptism this week!  It was glorious.  We baptized the daughter of the woman we baptized the other week and it was a great experience.  It's absolutely amazing to see what kind of changes this gospel can truly bring to people.  It was so cool to see the difference the gospel made.  The baptism itself was really cool. Right as I started saying the baptismal prayer it got supper quiet, like really really quiet.  For those of you who do not know much about Maceió (which I'm assuming is a rather large number of you) it's never quiet, but during the baptism it was absolutely silent and there was this incredible feeling of peace there in that room.

Soooooo that's about it for this week.  I think I'll be calling Wednesday around 2:00 my time, which I'm thinking will be about 10:00 where you guys are.  Until then, I'll be putting on my snow coat and fighting of the chill winds and freezing rain.  Until Wednesday!

-Elder Johnson

Jardim Do Horto District

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