Olá! Tudo bem?
How´s everyone? It´s been a good week in Lagos!
Last week on P-Day (Monday) we visited the nearest castle to Lagos, which is the Castelo at Slves! Silves is SO BEAUTIFUL! It´s the oldest castle i´ve ever been to!
This week has also been one of hard work. We had some REALLY great lessons with some of our investigators. One of our investigators is Ginilda. She´s from Cape Verde, and she has THE CUTEST baby ever named Clayton. Her sister and brother-in-law are memebrs in our branch, and she just moved to Portugal. In one of our lessons with her this week, the spirit was so strong, and we could tell it kind of touched her heart.
We also like to visit this old lady named Filismena, and she likes it when we come over. We usually just sing a song and have a short lesson with her.
We´re also working with a less active member named Paulo (every other guy here is named paulo! It´s a very common name). He´s had kind of a sad life, but he´s not a bad guy. His sister died recently, and he fell into depression, heavy drinking, and smoking. He lives with his poor mother, who´s trying to help him, but she doesn´t know what to do anymore. But I think slowly, since we´ve been visiting them, he´s changing. VERY slowly, but he wants to change. So there´s that.
I had an experience this week that really made me realize how much the Lord watches out for us. Me and sister Echeverria were walking, and a gypsy guy came up to us, wanting food or money. We didn´t have anything (since I don´t really carry cash with me) and he asked for Sister E´s watch. She couldn´t give it to him, and we walked away, and after following us a few feet (which made me really nervous), he left. But that was THE ONE DAY I wasn´t wearing my watch. I never forget to wear my watch! Who knows if he would´ve tried to steal our watches or something? It wasn´t a huge deal, but I know that the Lord was watching out for us, and He gives us tiny miracles everyday that make working really hard worth it.
Hope everyone has a great week!
Fotos Taken on her P-Day in a castle in a city name Silves.
Sister Mancuso and Sister Echeverria.
With brother and sister Jeffers, a missionary couple serving in Lagos.
A restaurant in Lagos where they ate yummy food.
Sooo happy to received a package from home.