This week we had two baptisms marked. One fell through because of problems in keeping commitments. The other is Emelly. We love her so much! She has been faithfully reading The Book of Mormon, praying to know if it´s true, and attending church for almost a month. We promised that she would receive an answer before the 4th of February to be baptized. Each time we visited, she had not received a clean answer- until the 2nd of February. However, she is menor de idade (16 years old) so we had to ask permission from her mom. She did not allow it. :( It was so sad to see Emelly´s face when she realized she could not be baptized. The hardness of hearts is so sad. She continues to come to church and we are happy that she isn’t giving up and that she has a true testimony! My companion got sick this week and we had to stay at home for one day, but now she´s better! Ward missionaries were called in our ward and we are getting them to work! Rio Doce is going to continue to transform!
We went to the Zoo!
Zoo Pics - the cactus reminded me of Texas hahaha
(From Sister Garrick's mom: I got some pictures from her companion of her writing in her journal...)