This week, my companion and I planned a great FHE with our recent convert, Pedro, and his family. We are trying to help his wife have more spiritual experiences so that she will have the desire to come to church with Pedro and start receiving the lessons. We gave a terrific lesson about eternal marriage and the importance of the family. It was touching to watch the 7 year old daughter of Pedro say the opening prayer with Pedro helping along when she needed it. I can't describe how much I love this family! After the lesson, Pedro and his wife invited us to stay and eat dinner with them. As we finished eating, we began to converse about the strange animals and insects that we had seen in the Paraiba. I told a story about being in someone's home when a scorpion came out from under the sofa and the member grabbed a book and smashed the scorpion. A few minutes later, Pedro pointed to the sofa where Sister Meireles and I were sitting and said with complete calmness, "barata". I figured that he was just joking with us because we were talking about insects and he wanted to startle us. I hardly believed I would see a 'barata' at my side when I looked down, but I decided to check just to make sure. I only needed less then a second to see the barata, register in my mind that Pedro was not joking, and leap of the sofa and to the other side of the room! Sister Meireles still thought that all of us were joking until the barata began to crawl up her back! hahaha! I was glad that I was on the other side of the room! hehe Em fim, we all laughed for awhile after Pedro's wife saved Sister Meireles from the barata on her back!