We are having some wonderful missionary experiences here in Tatui. It is our goal to visit every member of the Branch in their homes. We go out every day and visit at least two or three. That doesn't seem like a lot but we don't have a car so we do a lot of walking and the members live from one end of Tatui to the other.
Each family we have visited, whether active or less active, have been so welcoming and kind. The sisters always greet each other with a hug and kiss on the cheek and the brothers hug also.
One brother we visited today is 75 years old. He has just come back to the church. His wife died 35 years ago and he never remarried. He hasn't been to the temple yet so we asked him to begin preparing himself to go to the temple, I hope he does before we leave.
When we were at the praca this morning, a non-member sister (her husband is a member), heard we were visiting the people in the Branch. She asked, "Quando vens a minha casa?" When are you coming to my house? We told her we will be there next week. She is planning on being baptized in February.
We visited a family last Wednesday who are less active. Their daughter and her little boy come out to church. The father, who was the Branch President at one time, was a little aloof at first but warmed up as we visited with him. Finally Elder Barrus told him that Heavenly Father loves him and the Branch needs him to come back to church and asked him if he would come to church this Sunday. He looked down for a minute and then said, "Yes, I will come." We are praying that he will be there Sunday. He and his family would be such a welcome asset to the Branch.