Clears out the nose quickly

This week we did not have a baptism, but we confirmed our last two baptisms.

I was preparing my next planner when I realized in the next transfer I will complete one year on the mission, to me a quite terrifying prospect.

Got a little sick this past week, but I broke down, bought medicine, and asked Sister Dalton to get permission for a little rest. I rested in house a little after lunch and then left to work again in the afternoon. It is amazing how much medicine would clear something quickly. That and lots of lemons and oranges, boiled in water with ginger and a strong cough drop. Clears out the nose quickly.

Elections are next week or a little more here in Brazil. You can imagine how crazy the roads are, such a headache.

Typing on this computer makes Mormon’s efforts to engrave on the gold plates seem easy.

Love you all have a great week.

Elder Delgado is a good companion

The first week has been completed this transfer hitting the 3 standards and 2 baptisms. I will find a way to send photos another day because I am in the Lesser LAN House.

Elder Delgado is a good companion and a hard worker. He is a little taller than Elder Agre so I feel a little bit of a Napoleon complex but working on it. We need to integrate our teaching a bit better but that will come with time.

Spending so much time looking for new people and finding a ton of less active members. I’ve been talking with the Elders Quorum President about how we can reactivate all these less active irmãos so we can have more priesthood in the ward. But we keep trying.

I love you all.

First Week Run

So the first week has been completed this transfer with almost hitting the 3 standards and 2 baptisms. I will find a way to send photos another day because I am in the Lesser LAN-House.

Elder Delgado is a good companion, hard worker, a little quiet. He is taller than Elder Agre, so I feel a little bit of a Napoleon complex but working on it. We need to integrate our teaching a bit better but that will come with time.

Spending so much time looking for new people and finding a ton of less active members. I’ve been talking with the Elders Quorum President about how we can reactivate all these less active irmãos so we can have more priesthood in the ward. But we keep trying.

Today after I write this we are going  to Santo Amaro. It’s about an hour bus ride from here. I will also start my list today and send to you next week. Packages have been arriving normally without problem here. Unless you are Elder Moos who has cameras sent in the mail to here.santo-amaro

Love you all!

Mission Service Project

2016-09-07-Mission ServiceTransfer calls came in last night and thankfully I am staying yet another transfer in this area. This area really has been a learning experience and I now think I have the hang of things to do something really great here. My companion, Elder G. Santos is getting transferred, so I have outlasted two companions in the area now. I will receive Elder Delgado from Cabo Verde Africa as my new companion tomorrow, yes another Cabo Verdiano 😉

This week was the Brazilian Independence day, on 7 September, so we had a mission-wide service project. I am currently loading the photos Elder Loveless took during the event to find any with wonderful me to send to you guys, since we were advised not to bring cameras to avoid losing them or being distracted from actually working. I got to wear jeans in public for the first time in forever and the sensation was quite odd.
We did not manage to baptize anyone this week, we are hitting the three standards again though which at least was a good strong end to the transfer that may have otherwise been difficult. I found out how I can overcome my weakness to stop people in the street (which has been a thorn in my side for a while now) I just knock on doors when I need to get some new people to teach. Do people still reject us, yes, lots of times. But when people accept us we generally get more than just one person if the family is home.
Miracles happened this week that helped us hit the Three Standards. We, by the three standards of our mission, need to have 15 investigators and less-active members in the chapel each Sunday. This has been really hard. We have been working with a large less active family that recently sent a son on his mission, we were certain that they would come to church this week but they didn’t and we were quite disappointed. Then we started to count all the others that had showed up, members had brought enough people for us to hit the number we needed and now we have a ton more people to visit.
I will see if these photos are loading, and send any along I get a hold of, I am online. Love you guys!