This has been one of the craziest weeks in terms of being a Zone Leader. So starting Sunday, we went to Praia and we didn’t come back until Wednesday afternoon. Right when we got home from Praia, we had one hour in Sao Filipe to get ready to go to Brava that same day. The elders there needed some baptismal interviews, and we have not gone to Brava to do divisions for some time. We arrived in Brava on Wednesday night around 10:30 and stayed there until Friday morning. That day we had to prepare our investigator for baptism on Saturday. It was this 14 year old boy named Danielson.
Lucindo has changed night to day. That angry anti-social man that I once knew is long gone. He’s always now in a good mood and always wanting to chat every time that we visit him. It’s incredible the impact that the Holy Ghost is already having in him, and I know that he’s going to continue to grow and prosper. His love for the Gospel continues to grow as he studies like crazy. Already look how his life has been blessed! He washes cars for a living, and he used to do them manually, but right after his baptism, an opportunity opened up for him to buy a pressure hose, so that instead of taking 15 minutes to wash a car, he can now do it in 5 minutes. Now more people are going to want to go to him to get their cars washed. I was stoked to hear this.
Sunday was a miracle as the frequency at church went from a normal 110 to 140 people in Sacrament meeting. What a blessing! Many less-actives are starting to come back to church, and we were blessed with a strong testimony meeting, too.