As for the stores here, there is a Supermarket group called “Calu & Angelas” that is as close to an American store as it gets. It’s a little bigger than a Walgreens would be and offers everything we need. The other stores are all pretty much the same. All the stuff is thrown all over tables or stuffed in the shelves on the walls - nothing like any store in America.
We were extremely busy with some very promising investigators this week. Tereza is actually the mom of the second counselor of the branch presidency. He's very happy that we are teaching her and that she is moving along. We found Eduino last week, and he came to church yesterday as well as two other teenage girls. A less active member that we were working with came to church. The church was very welcoming and they were all very happy to be there. Of course, we were happier!!
Nevertheless this is a new area, so it may take some time to see progression of someone getting to baptism, but it will come. My faith is stronger than ever on the fact that I am called to be here.
Life is good. It’s tough but rewarding. I come home every day so happy to be a missionary. I love that I am making a difference in some of these peoples lives. Tereza really looks like she is going to make it to baptism. That makes me happier than anything.
Life here is great, and we are just working our 2 years away. I am joyful, and I am completely accustomed. I am busy, and I am more faithful in our Divine Savior than ever.
I know that this plan that I speak of every day is of a Loving Heavenly Father that is eager for each of his children to return to him. I know that our beloved prophet Thomas S. Monson was chosen of his divinity to serve this planet and call us as disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ to help this people.
I testify that the Gospel is the only way to true happiness and that it is available to every one of God’s children including the people of Cape Verde, and I say that in the name of his grace, our master Jesus Christ.