Oi, tudo bem?
Nao me falo portugues.
Here in the Portuguese-town of Ironbound, Newark, New Jersey, United States, we learn Portuguese. We taught a family of Brazilians and a Mozambique-Portuguese family, we teach English class, we host family home evening, among other things. And we eat Brazilian food.
Ooh! A couple of nights ago, we heard sirens as we were planning. Not the usual amount of sirens, but more than usual. And we saw through the window a police chopper in the night sky. So we peeked and witnessed a fire about 7 stories high and a block away from our apartment. We booked it outside and toward the fire. It was actually boring, so we went back inside and went to bed.
There was a passing-away of a relative of one of our Liberian members. It has been difficult to see her depressed. It saddened Elder Schrader and I to realize that she did not have a solid testimony of God's plan of salvation for his children. Through tears, she said, "I will never see her again!" We brought to her attention Luke 4:16-21; 1 Peter 3:19-20, 4:6; John; and Alma 40:11-12. The Spirit was present to teach her that she will indeed see her daughter again. I now recognize more strongly the hope that the Restoration of the Plan of Salvation brings to the inhabitants of the earth.
On a good note, Samantha from my last area was confirmed yesterday!
84 Union St apt C4
Newark, NJ 07105
Muito obrigado. Pao de queijo. Ya tu sabe, pico de gallo.