Mission: Brazil Joao Pessoa
Entered the MTC on: December 15, 2010
Release Date: December 2012

Friday, September 30, 2011

Letter from September 26th, 2011

Things are going pretty good here in the new area. I am getting a lot better at getting around and knowing where our investigators live and members and that kind of stuff, which is pretty dificult considering that we have an area that is freakin' HUGE.  Me and my comp are getting along and working really well. I made it through 6 hours of church yesterday, and let me tell you that it's a straight war to stay awake for 6 hours of church, but I managed. We had 8 investigators at Church yesterday which is really good. The family that we are working to marry was there, and we already got some things ready and only need a few more things to do the marriage.

I am sending one pic of our new wheels that we got this week. We have a member family here that absolutely loves and takes care of the missionaries. They had an old rusty bike in their backyard.  So, I looked at it and fixed it all up and everything.  I even put some pegs on the back for my comp (haha).  So, that's how we are traveling to and from our area!  Usually it takes about 30 minutes to walk to the house of this member family, but on the bike we cut it down to 10. It's hillarious (ha ha)!!
But like you, I am way excited to watch General Conference this weekend.  It  should be really good. The only thing that stinks is that we can't watch the priesthood session here because it starts at 9 oclock at night here (ha ha).  At that time we have to be in our apartment. It should also be pretty interesting that this will be the first time that I will be watching it in a different language which will be kind of weird not hearing their actual voices. l am gonna wrap this up. I hope  that you guys have a great week, and I will talk to you next week.  Much Love!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Letters from September 14th & 21st, 2011

September 14th- 2011

As you know, this week was transfers. And............. pack your bags - you're headed to Natal in Rio Grande do Norte. So, I switched capitals. Right now I'm in my new area with my new comp Elder Bandeira. He is REALLY new. He only has 2 months in the mission so he has only been in the area one transfer.  Needless to say, this could be interesting (ha ha). I personally don't think I'm prepared for this, so keep me in your prayers because I will need all the help I can get. It kind of stinks having to leave the area that I had just barely gotten to know and all of the people that I know there. But, I'm excited to be here in Natal.  It should be really good. My last comp was really bummed that I had to leave. He told me that I was the best comp of his entire mission which was really cool. We had a lot of good times together. This past week was really good. We had a baptism which is always way cool. I forgot my camera at the house, so I will have to send the pic next Monday on
p-day.  That's pretty much about it for this week. I will email again this Monday with more news on how things are going and all. Love to everyone!

September 21st- 2011

That is so cool that I'm an uncle again!!!  It will be crazy by the time I get home to see all the new kids and how big that they will all be. Well, I have been here a couple of days and I still have no idea where I am (ha ha).  We actually take care of 2 areas.  One is closed, but we still work there. So, we have a really really really big area to work with. We are going to have to work a lot with the members and get their help or it's gonna be really difficult. Also, as we work in 2 wards, we have to go to 2 blocks of meetings; one at 8:30 in the morning and the other at 3:00 in the afternoon. So a lot of my Sunday's will be spent at the church in 6 hours of meetings.  We had an investigator family that went to church this past Sunday.  They need to get legally married so we are going to try to help them with that.  That is one big problem here in Brazil.  There are alot of the people that just live together that aren't legally married.
We had zone p day today, but we didnt even get to go. My companion and I got a phone call and we had to wake up at 4:30 this morning to go to Joao Pessoa to  have interviews with President Hall.  We just got back like 5 min ago.  So pretty much my whole p day was spent traveling, but it was worth it talking to President.  
That is so cool that dad pulled out the "W" on Show Low.  He is just the man!I  I hope that win doesn't rank above our State Championship though (ha ha). The new nephew is so tiny.  Tell Jessie that she spelled Chase wrong and that it is
with a "c" (ha ha).  I hope that you all have a great week. Much Love.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Letter from September 5th, 2011

Things are going pretty good here. We are working our tails off here in this hot weather which is awesome. I still haven't figured out how I'm not weighing like 100 lbs right now because i sweat so much (ha ha).  We did find this one guy who is great this week. He went to church and liked it a lot. He pretty much bore his testimony in our Gospel Principles class which was straight legit.  There is definitely some potential for this guy. We had a division this week. This was the first time that me and my comp have been seperated since I got here. But, it was cool to work with a different Elder for a day. I stayed with Elder R who is from Belem. He is way chill and we had a good time. The Elders that we live with had a wedding of a family on Wednesday and had the baptism on Saturday that we went to.  That was really cool!!  I hope to one day baptize a whole family like that. That was about all that happened this week. It was a pretty swell week. This is the last week of this transfer, so I won't be emailing until next Wednesday. Hope you can make it that long  Hope you have a fantabulous week. Much love!