hello my Family! so this week is transfer week! I still haven't heard about the transfer, but I should be staying here. When I was in teresina I got the transfer with my buddy who is the secretary :) It's good to have friends in powerful places. only if there is an emergency change will something move here. so, the week was great and its super weird to think that i am starting my last transfer and that this transfer will only be 5 weeks for me! im so excited but so sad at the same time! i hope the pictures worked out. i have to make them low quality to be able to send them here, i still have all the originals though!
so for pday we went to this giant man made lake that was pretty cool.
it was a good opportunity to take some pictures and play around a bit.
sadly i couldnt get in the water which drives me nuts! i miss the
water so much and i am so excited to get back in it when i get home.
this week didnt have THAT many adventures because i spent some time in
teresina. so i left thursday at midnight and got bak Friday night. i
went there because my visa had already been expired for almost a year
and a half. the people werent too happy when i went there to get it
renewed and they saw that :) i was fun because i stayed a bunch with
Elder f Sousa who is my good buddy who got here in my group from são
Paulo. he is the secretary and it was im speaking english to yall. he
has learned quite a bit! in the secretary office there is also a
missionary who is deaf and dumb. we became super good buddies even
though he cant talk. i learned a little bit of sign language to talk
to him. he Works with the baptismal forms, when they get in the office
he puts the information in the computor. he signed to be that i was a
good missionary because he always sees baptismal forms with my name on
them :) sadly i didnt have my câmera with me, but on my way home ill
take a Picture with him in the office!
so on saturday we had two baptisms! we had the baptism of Joelson (19)
and Mayra (12). they were both awesome baptisms and mayra's whole
Family went to see the baptism also :) i feel really good about these
baptisms because even though they are Young, they are both very well
integrated in the branch. they have so many awesome friends that will
help them out a bunch! Mayra is already giving refrences to us and we
give her for the strength of youth pamphlets to hand out at school.
she loves to participate! the baptism was super spiritual and all the
members were very excited which made it awesome :) i am really loving
the people here.
on sunday we had a HUGE miracle! we were able to break the record for
the attendace in piripiri! yesterday we had 9 investigators from our
área and 123 people in total at sacrament meeting. the branch
presidente is super happy with our work and said that we will be
history in piripiri :) the highest monthly average attendance was
about 105, we had a monthly average of 112 in november! we will see if
we can get it up to 115 in december. i love the presidente here, he is
and yes i got my package in teresina! thanks very much! im excited to
start setting up christmas decorations here :) me and Elder robb are
pretty excited that we will pass christmas together! we are already in
the christmas spirit. we broke the rule of waiting for thanksgiving as
i have already listened to Charlie brown christmas a couple times this
week :) oops! i still have to send my knives home, that was a good
reminder. i took the blades out, so i will probably wrap them in TP
and send them and leave the handles in my suitcase. they just look
like pieces of metal. im starting to remember random things at home
that i had forgotten about and i am curious what our house will look
like. i dont remember very well. im interested to see whats still
there and whats not! i got super happy when i read that we got big ben from grandma :)
until the next week my Family that i love so much!
Monday, November 18, 2013
well family, i am great!we had one of the best weeks of my mission this last week. we had lots of miracles happen! i am really excited to finish my mission here because i am being able to work really hard and focus well.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
so this week was rough, but has some really special moments!so we went to parnaíba for the zone meeting this week. it was really cool to see some of the missionaries i hadnt seen in a REALLY long time. i saw my comp from the CTM for the first time since the beginning of my third transfer. so i got mail! i got lots of letters, my birthday package from gma mimi and mel, and the envelope from amy. i loved all the pictures that i got and the letters! the last package still hasnt gotten here. maybe by now it has. i will find out next month!
somorning there was a branch activity that was really good! everyone played around alot and everything got super dirty so it was kinda stressful trying to clean everything to get ready for the baptisms. BUT, both the baptisms worked out great and were both very special/spiritual! im so happy for both the people who were baptized and they were both confirmed yesterday! church was great! it hit the record for the most people in a long time! our branch had 113 in sacrament meeting yesterday :)
I tried to upload pictures but it didn't work :(
well I am loving my life like always and I love all of you!
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
hello my family!!!!
here is a picture from last weeks BOM activity
so Halloween was this week! sadly i didnt go trick or treating, but we made watermelon jack o lanterns!! i made a missionary and elder robb carved 'brasil'. i was really fun and we had lots of watermelon guts to eat! it was nice because with pumpkin it all goes to waste, but with watermelon it doesn't :)
we had another activity this week that was really good! we had ping pong and water balloon volleyball. so far i have been able to plan activities every week and i will keep going until i leave! the members are really liking it and there are always some non members at them. I'm really liking the branch so far.
so the two girls were interviewed and everything is ready for the baptisms! it will be super cool because we will have to have two separate baptisms. one can only do it in the afternoon, and the other only at night! it will be a very spiritual day!
we also found out that we will have a zone meeting. it appears that the strike has ended because they said that i got lots of stuff! im really excited to see what i got :)
so do you guys already have the itinerary for my flights? if so, send them to me because i want to see everything!
so just some random activities that happened during the week. we ate goat meat one day for lunch, thats was weird. Me and elder robb have been having lots of interesting adventures.
two weeks ago we talked with a drunk guy in the street and told him we wanted to help him and gave him a word of wisdom pamphlet.we passed in front of his house to visit him and he was in front reading it! he said that he really liked it and wants forgiveness of his sins. we marked baptism with him for the 30th. we will have to work hard with him because he smokes and drinks. he went to church also and love it!
we have a bigger teaching group which is awesome and this week went a little better. little by little miracles are happening because of our efforts! i hope that it will continue like this forever there were alot of people in church this week which was awesome. members brought alot of friends that we will visit during the week :)