So, this week was great. The baptism of Nivaldo took place on Friday and it was wonderful, a lot of people showed up, the most ive seen for a baptism here in Brazil. Elder Guilherme and I called people to invite them to the baptism, I believe that helped a lot. But the baptism went well and another life has been changed. Nivaldo has changed a lot, he used to drink quite a bit and life was hard for his wife, not since they've met the missionaries their lives have changed. Elder Guilherme and I passed by their house the day after the baptism and.... when we walked in the house you could just feel the joy that they had in their small humble home, their home is about the size of 2 or 3 bathrooms, they live in the government projects area here, the house is small but the joy in the house was strong it was touchable. It was such a great event in their lives and now i see the joy it brought them, I want to work harder to help other people have that same joy.
My name is Elder Eric Kochenderfer. I am serving as a misisonary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Piracicaba, Brazil Mission. Here are my tales.