Monday, July 14, 2014

1 month! That´s pretty weird, isn´t it...

Well, as everyone knows Brasil was... beat to say the least, though until now there hasn´t been any problems. I assume that this week or next week will have some protests, but I don´t expect it to be too bad. We´re just lucky that Argentina didn´t win, that would have made everything much worse!!!!!

From Friday-Sunday I had the worst soar throat of my mission (Maybe life) Today it finally is starting to feel better, I hope it keeps getting that way so I don´t have to get a shot in my... you know! Though I kind of like getting shots, so I don´t care either way. It´d be fun to try it out because all the people say that this one hurts a lot and basically makes you stay in bed all day because of the pain in the leg area.

Thanks everyone for the B-day cards! I´ve started getting lots of mail in the last couple of days! haha. I got my last mission hair cut! And, putting it nicely, it was a disaster, good thing I didn´t pay for it, haha.... I am currently completely without side burns, good thing it´ll grow back fastish....

Work update, this week we were able to mark the baptisms of a family (Jussara and Ana) Mom and daughter The moms boyfriend is an inactive member. They were supposed to go to church yesterday but he had to work. Tomorrow we´ll go back, I hope they´re okay!

Also, we were able to visit a recent convert named Deisy after about 1 month of slacking and not passing by, she´s a really great person in a really difficult situation. Her house is terrible and her whole family (nephews and ``sons``) Are involved in drugs. Well, for the 3rd time in the last 2 years someone in her family was murdered becuase of drug things. She´s doing okay, just needs to be visited more. Now that we got the list done, we´ll be better about visiting her. It´s good becuase she lives close to Jussara... Which is bad because they both live at the VERY top of the biggest hill in the area. Oh well, At least I´ll come back with big calves!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Well, my biggest news for the week is that my work here will finally go back to normal!!!! It´s about time! We finished updating the ward list, and now I can be a missionary again!!! It's not that I didn't like doing it,   it´s just that, it wasn´t exactly what I expected when I thought about being a missionary, though like grandma said to me in a card that I just got. It was a big help in strengthining the Lords kingdom here in Porto Alegre. I know it was necessary to go about 7 weeks doing this work, just... Glad it´s over now. ;)  Also, if you guys remember Carol from my last area (the 13 year old that we baptized) I finally found her grandpa´s information. I know where is papers are!!!! WE couldn´t find them in Pelotas and they were never registered on the internet but... As we were cleaning the ward list here, imagine who´s name and address I ran into!!!! Exactly Moacir Borges (carols g-pa) We will now put his info online and send it off to Pelotas!!!! Strange (not really, definitely was planned) how the Lord puts the right people in our paths. I think I now understand why for over a year nobody was able to baptize or really even teach Carol. Becuase the Lord needed me to get to know her family so that his papers could be found!!! (that´s what I think at least. ) :)

Also, news from Dom Pedrito! Another fruit from my work!!!! You guys remember Leti­cia (and Joao and Fatima) Well, while we (Elder Carlos and I) There teaching them we met one of Leticia´s friends (Alex, it´s a boy) And we tried to teach him but he never was interested in going to church, he listened to our lessons but never gave us his address to visit him and his family... I don´t exactly know what happened over this time but, I got a letter a couple of weeks ago saying that he finally went to church, and yesterday I got a phone call saying that he was baptized on Saturday, that´s pretty neat isn´t it!!!!!

Mom, thanks for the Portuguese card, Google translate isn´t perfect my any means, but it was definitely understandable! :D

On Saturday we had a meeting (party) and lunch with the Stake presidency and President and Sister Castro. It was just my stake (Partenon) Which for right now includes zones Partenon and Viamo. It was nice, though, I think it was more of an excuse to just have a party with the missionaries. haha. I was able to see Elder Gagnon and elder Galdino again! :D

Other than these things, not much happened. We finished the list yesterday so over the week we just worked with that... There were a LOT of members! There still are, but. we were able to take a couple of names of the list!