Élder Kim was recently transferred to Vila Nova de Gaia, just south of Porto across the river Douro. The site dates back to Neolithic times. Gaia is famous for its 17 "Blue Flag" beaches. Church-wise, Gaia has the largest ward Élder Kim has served in. (In the picture, he shares the same "genealogy" with these elders: e.g. Élder Meza (right) is the "great-grandfather," and Élder Kim is his "son.")

Monday, March 27, 2017

Coimbra 03/27/2017

Aloha Família!

Every day this week we woke up to the beautiful sound of rain, pouring rain, and I told myself every day "It's gonna be a GREAT DAY!" and I really felt that helped me to have a better attitude and better day. Em fim we had a great week too!
Assistant to the President, Elder Gabbitas and I.
He was my housemate from my first area in Aveiro.

We had a division with the elders from Covilhã and it was great. They both came here and we did division here. I went with Elder Romano from Guatemala, and he's been on the mish for like 3 weeks. He speaks more Spanish than Portugues, but he's awesome! He's got a lot of faith and just wants to work hard, be an example for his brothers, and do his best. We had a great division together! He had some nice "traditional" ties from Guatemala, but seeing as I don't have any more Hawaiian ties to give away, I couldn't trade him.... :( tudo bem haha.

Cool story: we had a goal of 4 baptismal invites for the day and we had done 3. I asked Elder Romano if he had done one before, and he said no, so I was like 'ok mano, you gonna do your first one today!' So we went and tried talking to some people at the bus stop but nothing. They wouldn't let us talk to them. We kept looking, and I was looking around when I saw this lady sitting down. We rushed over and it turns out it was this investigator me and Elder Casper had taught, but lost track of. Then her husband came out of the bathroom. I started talking to both of um then gave the time over to Elder Romano. He invited them to be baptized, and they said yes! Super cool! We're hoping to start teaching them and getting them ready for baptism this week!

I would like to thank you all for your guys' prayers and fasts. They really did help us! We were able to find a lot of new investigators this week, 18 in fact, including 3 families. Carlos from last week came back to church and is thinking about baptism! We even taught a gypsy family of 8, under a bridge, around a fire, and they wanna come to church this upcoming Sunday!

Family, I love you guys! Thank you, guys, for all your love and support! I know that God loves us, and that He knows what's best for us. I know that we as humans are not always capable of seeing the big picture but that as we are paciente, diligente, and humble we will gain the blessing that He has in store for us, and we will become more like Him. I love you family!

-Élder Kim
WE SAW A HEDGEHOG!!!! The first one I saw was in Aveiro with Elder Meza, but we were in a hurry that time, so I didn't take a pic, but this time I was able to take a pic!!!

Pics from the division with the A.P.s a few weeks ago

Pics of this huge bridge on the other side of the river in Ceira, Coimbra.

 Notice the train coming through on the bottom left.

Some book marks that Irmã Lemos made to give away with copies of the Book of Mormon! 
Super cool! They're too funny! jajaja

 Irmã Lemos - She is awesome! It's been cold this past week with lots of rain.

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