Week 91: Pascoa

Hi family!

This week, as you all know, was Easter! In Mozambique we call it Pascoa. Fun fact, Easter is very misunderstood here. I wish I could have made a documentary this week of us going to our investigator’s and members houses and asking them what or even when Easter is. Almost know one knew! Most people celebrate it on Friday, because they get work off. Most people said it was a holiday for Jesus. When we explained about the story of Christ’s resurrection, people couldn’t believe that actually happened! A couple of investigators said, “I thought that only happened in the movie!”

So we went around reading the Easter story with our families. I loved it.

This week, one of our families, named Luis and Laura, did something that surprised us. They are super humble, quiet and shy, and at the end of one of our lessons, he said, “I have something for you”, and went into his house because we were sitting on the front yard, and then came back out with two CDs! HIS CDs! We laughed pretty hard. (On the inside, obviously, to not offend him!) Apparently he was a rapper two years ago and made this legit CD. But no one bought it, and his personality does NOT match the pictures in the CD. He wanted us to get it popular in america when we get home. I told him I would. We can’t listen to it until we get home though, but I am pretty excited to hear it. We let a member borrow it and the member said it was pretty lame music. I am still excited. šŸ™‚

This week was a little rough, in the sense that me and my companion Elder Huffaker were pretty sick all week! But we toughed it out, worked hard, and ended up hitting ALL of our Zone goals for the week! We had 10 member present lessons, 10 new investigators, 3 complete families at church, and 41 qualified contacts. It was the first time any one in our zone has hit all of the goals since we made them. We felt really good, and knew that we had given it all we got. 

Our families are doing well, Atanasio and Amelia are our next family in line. They are the one who’s kids were playing on the wooden teeter totter. šŸ™‚ They are pretty poor but this week should have all of the documents they need to throw a simple wedding and be able to get baptized this month!

Time is going by so fast. I can’t believe I only have 10 weeks left. I was listening to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir this week, and loved the second verse of “Come Let Us Anew”:

Our life as a dream, our time as a stream
Glide swiftly away,
And the fugitive moment refuses to stay;
For the arrow is flown and the moments are gone.
The millennial year
Presses on to our view, and eternity’s here,
Presses on to our view, and eternity’s here.

THAT is what I feel a mission is like! The fugitive moment refuses to stay, and the arrow is flown and the moments are gone. 

Anyways. I’m doing great, loving life here, and helping as many people as I can while I still can.

Love you! Have a good week. 


Elder Poyfair

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