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Letter 79: Where’s My Water?

March 30, 2015

The question from last week doesn’t even count, do you know why? Because we went home after sending emails to our family, all happy and everything, and we get there, and there’s no water in our house. The water box was dry. And this didn’t just last one day, nor two, nor three, but from Monday afternoon until Saturday morning, we were out of water. Luckily, every house here in Arapiraca has a water reserve in the backyard. So we go back there, grab a bucket of water, boil about a third of it to warm up the water, then pull the water out and pour it over your head with a mug to take a shower.

That’s really fun. If you want to try it, I suggest it. It really makes you very thankful for the water that comes out of the showerhead.

Water Reserve (The Box)

Water Reserve (The Box)

This week it’s ‘NAME THAT POKÉMON’. I have attached here a picture of a ‘pokémon’ that has invaded Elder França’s bathroom more than once. What type of animal is it that is terrorizing Elder França’s shampoo and toothpaste?

'Pokémon' that invades Elder França's bathroom

‘Pokémon’ that invades Elder França’s bathroom

This week was really good. We’ve gotten a couple of referrals from the members that have literally asked to be baptized. So. In the next couple of weeks, we’ll have a couple pictures for y’all 🙂

Elder Basden, from my MTC group, is my Zone Leader. So this week, I had the opportunity to go on two exchanges with him. We caught up on old times, reminisced about the MTC, and worked together to teach. It was another one of those moments that you get to look back and see your progress on the mission. Where you started, and where you’re at now. Those moments are awesome.

Like this week, in Gospel Principles class, the lesson was on the Atonement. And I remember one year ago, back in Highland with Elder Vakameilalo, that we had to give that lesson. And man was I nervous. I was super nervous to give the lesson, to tell the story that it shares in the Gospel Principles book, but now, I’m totally fine with that. The teacher calls on us to give little parts of the lesson without preparation, and it ain’t no big thang. The mission changes lives. And not just those of the investigators. I testify of that.

Happy Easter this week!

And Happy General Conference!

Love,

Elder Connor Weeks
Papaya tree with our 'caixa d'agua' (big water box) in the corner of the picture

Papaya tree with our ‘caixa d’agua’ (big water box) in the corner of the picture

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