How is everyone doing? Fantastic I am sure since we are all children of a loving Heavenly Father!
This week went by pretty quickly and quietly. Another week with more difficulties to catch people at home. Why are people never home when they say they will be? Because of this, this week passed with little success. We didn´t have a baptism this week unfortunately. But we found a family and an individual that are basically ready to be baptized. The family is amazing! Very curious and receptive. They had heard a lot of things from a lot of people about the church but wanted to find out for sure. And we were able to visit them this past week and answer a good chunk of their questions! They truly liked what we had talked about and did their fair share of talking. The man of the house talked so so so so much!!!!! We´d ask a question and he would respond with a narrative. But still a truly amazing family! We just need to get them married and in the chapel on Sunday and they will be even happier! The father of this family reminds me a lot of Andy Mastro for those that have met him. Just his Brasilian cousin! haha
The individual we ran across trying to contact one of our contacts. She lives in the house that our contact used to live in. But he has since moved out. So we took the chance to teach her a lesson! She was very receptive and great! She believed what we taught her is true and wants to learn more. We marked a baptismal date for the 4th of April! If all goes well, we will baptize the weekend of General Conference! Hopefully it all works out!
Other than that, it was an uneventful week. My comp is being a slacker. He doesn´t wake up until 9 or 10 at times and doesn´t do his personal study often and we never do comp study. I always wake him up when I get up at 6:30, but he just goes back to sleep. Trying to help him, but it´s being difficult. But I will keep at it until it works out!
I hope everyone had a good week there! As we approach the celebration of our Savior´s resurrection, I would encourage everyone who reads this to take a few minutes each day to say a quite prayer and thank our Father in Heaven for giving His Son to suffer, bleed, and die for us. And also to ponder about what Christ did for us. Because when we stop to think about it, we begin to understand a little better what it means for each of us to have a personal Savior and Redeemer. Always remember Him and what He did for us, and then go and live worthy of His atoning blood that He spilt for each of us.
Have a wonderful week my friends! Work hard and share the gospel whenever and wherever possible! Because you are all missionaries too!
Elder Cole Gunnoe
Elder Cole Gunnoe is in the second row back from the front and the fourth one in from the left
Baptism of Pedro
Scripture case Elder Gunnoe had made
Little friend that was living outside the kitchen