The Arapongas District
Wooo hooo Baptism!!!!
Friday night the Zone Leaders came in from Apucarana, and Adriano passed the baptismal interview, and was all set to be baptized on Saturday by his neighbor Fapricio. Saturday morning in anticipation of the big event, we went to the chapel and cleaned the baptismal font and filled it so it would be all ready by 5:00. When 5:00 rolled around, no Adriano. I called Fapricio, and he said that Adriano wasn’t at home. Time passed, no Adriano. Evidently, he got cold feet and flaked on us. We talked to him the next day and he acted like everything was normal. To try again, it would require the Zone Leaders hopping on the bus to come all the way out here to do another interview, and for us to fill up the font again, and the other people involved to show up also. Consequently, I’m not going to go through that experience a second time.
Adriano is missing.
Well the weather is definitely summer now. It has rained a little bit every day for the last 2 months -- usually around 4:00 pm, for 20 minutes. Then it gets humid when it all evaporates. Consequently, since Brazilians don’t like rain (or chuva, in Portuguese) everyone hides at home. This was the case when we were going to distribute pass along cards in the Centro on Saturday, but no one went to the Centro because it sprinkled. Also we didn’t have any investigators at church, because it also rained a little bit on Sunday. Wait, that's not totally true -- Elder Schirmer invited a homeless man to church, and he came, but he came asking for 10 reais.
It’s been an interesting week to say the least.