am going to the island of Boa Vista (Good Vew) the tourist island. And
sister C is going to sao nicolau. My new comp is sister T.
She is super old on the mission (only has 3 transfers left). I am so
excited but my heart broke a little knowing that I would have to leave
the people here. I made a lot of really great friends here, but I am
excited for the new adventure with all the tourists.
This week was amazing. We have been working with this one investigator
for a long time. We marked a baptism date with
her two or three times, but she really struggled with her desire. All
of a sudden she started coming to church, quit drinking coffee and
came and told us she wanted to be baptized this week! Man the Lord
really works on people. This is definitely His work not ours. Sadly, I
won't get to see her baptized this week but its ok. As long as she
becomes closer to Christ that is all that matters.
World Cup has made teaching a struggle this week, but it is the prime
time to teach alll the woman so that has been a great blessing. We
have taught a lot of great lessons with the spririt and I know hearts
have been touched. I love this gospel so much. The mission is worth
every difficulty. The one miracle is worth the many failures.
I hope you all have a great week. Enjoy your running watter. It is a blessing.
Boa Vista (Portuguese meaning “good view”) is the easternmost island of Cape Verde. It is located in the Barlavento group of the archipelago. The island is known for marine turtles and traditional music, as well as its ultramarathon and its sand dunes and beaches. The island also constitutes the municipality of Boa Vista, which has two parishes, Santa Isabel and São João Baptista.
Boa Vista has a college (colegio), a middle school, high school, churches, beaches, large hotels, a port, and a square.
Its economy was originally based on agriculture, but desertification led to salt collection becoming more important. Its main industries today are date farming and, increasingly, tourism, with already several touristic establishments being built in recent times.