Sunday, July 29, 2012

Baptisms on the Beach

Peder's week in Capo Verde

Familia e Amigos,
 This week has been pretty awesome. So to start off this last week the ZLs showed up in Ponta do Sol. So we were able to do a division withthem which was way chill. It also helped a lot because we were preparing two people to be baptized this week. So the division went really chill and then the day after on Friday we had the baptisms. It was stinking awesome and our recent convert stiven was able to baptize both Adilson and Jilson. It was way awesome and Adilson is helping his brother to be baptized as wel which is super awesome. I love the work that is happening here and we have been able to find so many more people to teach which is just awesome. Stiven's younger brother wants to be baptized and the next appointment that we have with Stiven's mom and sister is when they are going to say which date they want to get baptized. It is stinking awesome!! As well we have been able to do a ton of divisions with two members in our ward. Stiven and Saturnino. It is stinking awesome and this next transfer Saturnino is going to be peacing out for a mini mission as well which is stinking awesome for him ( although walking with him lately has turned into him lookinhg at things for the last time, a little strange) . But I stinking love how things are going up here. Yesterday I was with Stiven and as I was talking to him I realized really how much I love this area here. This next week for church all of us will go to Porto Novo (which as well I love)((I just love Santo Antão!!) and I was talking that with all the members that we are going to show up wiht in Porto Novo that it will just be awesome!!! Man I flipping love being out here and I know that this is the work of the Lord. I love you all and I hope that you continue to be well.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Peder's latest news from Cape Verde

Familia e Amigos,
 So things here in Pontu do Sol have been pretty awesome. We have been doing a lot of divisions with some members from Ribeira Grande which has just been awesome. I have enjoyed it a lot. Also this week we had to go to São Vicente for zone conference which was really good. I really enjoyed it and I know that it will help our work here to improve. Also on SAturday we had to go to Porto Novo and I got to see a bunch of people from Porto Novo which was awesome.
 So some sweet things this week. Yesterday was church and we had 8 investigators show up to church!!!! It was flipping awesome and one of our investigators who missed the first ride to Ponta do Sol picked one up late so that he could be there as well. It was so awesome and church was way good. It was the first time for the Relief Society here that it actually was more than 3 people which was awesome for them.
 As well I had some lessons this week that went awesome. I and Saturnino ( I didn't teach a ton with Elder De Barros this week) taught his cousin this week named Adlino. Before we even started the lesson Adlino started talking about how he had seen a lot of things wrong in churches and that honestly he really had a hard time with this. It was awesome and I was able to talk about the Restoration and the lesson just went so well and he was so open to it. As well I taught this guy named Joao. It was awesome lesson and by the end of the leson he said that he knew it was all true. Man it was flipping awesome! (the only problem was that I was in Ribeira Duke and we really needed to get back to the house so I booked it).
 The work here is going well and I am happy this week that I will actually be in my area a lot more. We lost two days this week because of travel and junk which makes it really hard to help a lot of people here but it was all good. I love being out here serving the Lord and this week will be awesome with the fact that we have time to really be in our area. 
 Also how are the rest of you guys doing? How has the summer been going for all of you? Warm/ Cold? Basically how are all of you doing? 
 I hope that you are all doing well and I love you all. I know that as we serve the Lord we are blessed and that we never stop learning new things.
 This work is amazing and I really hope that the rest of you are doing well.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Some Good pictures to give you a feel for Cape Verde

                                                       Peder's Companion


What's up in Capo Verde with Peder?

Familia e Amigos,
 So this week has been pretty good. Elder De Barros and I have been working a lot with getting to know a lot more knew people and it has been awesome. First off on tuesday we went to an outlying zone called Figural de Coculi. There no one has ever seen missionaries. It was pretty crazy walking around there. Everyone would see us walking and because I'm like the first american that they have ever seen everyone would stop and try and talk to us. We found a bunch of new people there. It's way far away but the people there are awesome.
 Also this week the branch had an activity in a zone called Maopatraz. We went there for a little and we found a new person to teach. He had been taught 12 yrs in the past and he said that he wants to be baptized!!! It was pretty stinking awesome.
 Also during that day we had a marked appointment with one of our investigators named Adilson. When we showed up he wasn't there but his brother Madger was there. We were talking to Madger for a little and he asked us what he has to do to be baptized. It was just so awesome. Elder De Barros taught him yesterday about marriage and he and his girlfriend decided that they really do want to be married!!! It was pretty awesome. Afterwards Adilson showed and he told us that he want s to prepare to serve a mission. It was pretty awesome and he is progressing so well.
 Yesterday was pretty awesome as well.We did a division with some members which went really well. I basically stayed in Ribeira Grande while Elder De Barros went to Ponta Do Sol. During that time I was with a member named Saturnino. We got to pass by a lot of his family which was pretty awesome. Altogether this week we found a lot more of new investigators. It was awesome and it is a huge help to continue to find people who really want to hear. I love this work that we are doing here and I know that the Lord is helping us to find the people who are really ready.
 I hope that all you continue to be well and I love you,

Monday, July 2, 2012

Santo Antao is Flipping Awesome

Familia e Amigos,
 So this week has been pretty good. First off I will start with tuesday. So we were doing our planning for this week and rally thinking about our goal to have a
 baptism this week. Our one  baptismal candidate didn't show to church so we moved his date back but we still really wanted to have a baptism. So we thought for a while and then realized that our investigator Stifin who was preparing for the 7th of July totally could be baptized this week. So we changed our plans and went to Ribeira Duke in Ribeira Grande where he lives and talked to him about moving his baptism for ths week. He accepted which was stinking awesome!
 So later on in the week went we had district meeting we had to go to porto novo to do an inerview there. It went super well but then we had to rush back to Ponta do Sol to get our interview all set. It was a lot of running and finding a cyber where we could use skype to do the interview but it eventually worked out fine. Basically we have just been doing a whole lot of traveling around this island because of this.
 The baptism ran super well and it is awesome to see people get baptized in the sea. Pretty stinking awesome and throughout the whole baptism Stifin was just smiling. It was way awesome and he is doing super well.
 We still have quite a bit of work to do here and I know that with the Lord's help and as we approach Him in fervent prayer that he will always help us to do the work that He has called us to do. I love this area and although right now we still need to find a lot more investigators we are working well and are finding people who are really interested in the gospel.
 I love you all and I hope that you all continue doing well,
       Stifin's baptism.