Sunday, May 3, 2015

April 20, 2015 YEah this one hour of email is tough!

Sorry guys this email is going to be super short, we get one hour of email still to read and write so heres the weekly scoop:

Tiago and Paloma finally came to church and they loved it! Already marked a family night with them and another family in tthe ward!

We have been finding and teaching alot of new people, but not many are progressing, we wont lose hope though!

We stopped by a capoera dojo because a guy just called us over to see so that was sweet!

Something that caught my attention this week was that we are either buildling our testimonies or letting it crumble, honestly i dont know how many times i have heard this in my life but i feel like just this week i really understood it, so just look for a way every day to apply a christ like attribute in your life and everything will just be better!

Thanks for everything guys!

Yeah i got eaten by mosquitos, but its all good im okay!

April 13, 2015 Normal week, tell me if you would prefer to not receive emails no worries!

Normal week, my companion rocks, hes from Sao Paolo, we helped a
member move, and the usual missionary work of spreading the gospel!
here are some pictures,

April 6, 2015 - He lives

Hey everyone!

This week we had a zone meeting, transfers and of course Easter and conference! Lots of great things, i have a new companion his name is Elder Oliveira from Sao Paulo and hes 23! Its great to have a change though!

I think the thing that struck me most during conference was bringing people to Christ! Even if they have fallen away from the church, especially them! If you have a friend or anyone that you know that once was baptized in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints please invite them to activities and help them come back or just help them to get a stronger testimony!

Difficulties are just an opportuninty to put into practice all we learn in the gospel and the scriptures, if we never had them, why would we need to learn how to be like Christ?

All those stories of dedicated saints in conference could be stories about YOU! Even when they had difficulties they had their eyes single to the glory of God! So you can be a dedeicated saint to!

I also realized theres never really like a bad and good choice, its usually an excellent, good, okay, and bad one. But if we listen to the spirit we can always choose the excellent!

One funny thing that happened this week was when we were walking back from an investigators house and 7 people stopped us on the street and it was like 9 at night already dark. I was nervous thinking they were going to mug us or something but they just started talking about their church with us and asked questions, they were from an evangelical church on the corner and i think their pastor told them to talk to us but we invited them all to conference and then they wanted to say a prayer, so we were like sure yeah of course, then they all held hands in a circle and started reciting a memorized prayer so we just stood there and said amen at the end and went home haha it was great!

Thanks for the emails love you all!

March 30, 2015 - Week 5 here in Taguatinga

This week was pretty normal, we saw a motorcycle crash like literally 4 feet in front of us, if we were three more steps in front the motorcycle would have hit us! The guy was okay he just had scrapes and bruises, and was a little hungover, but the motorcycle suffered the most. 

Here the missionaries use this slang word ``fubeca`` to describe a bad missionary or lazy guy, i was wondering what this word was in english so i asked some members if they knew and they were like ´´thats an english word! That guy on the football team that doesnt run very much and stays in the back´´ oh a full back! So after 6 months of hearing the word i finally know where it came from.

The other day when we were getting home we saw a car get stolen, it wsa pretty crazy! The police chased them out of sight though, i think he was caught. 

A guy we were talking to on the street said a funny thing ´´when i die i want my ashes to be spread over the shopping mall because then my mom will visit me at least 3 times a week!´´ it was funny just random though haha

This week was good though nothing that exciting, we had more investigators at church than before so that was great! 

Thanks for all the emails and love everyone have an awesome week!

March 24, 2015 Week four here in Taguatinga

Hey everyone! This week was great here are some funny experiences from it,

A guy stopped us and told us that he wants his son to be Mormon and asked if there was a test to do so, but it was awesome talk about miracles! His son lives in another city, so we got the address and passed it to the other missionaries and then asked this man, his name is Carlos, if he wanted to be Mormon too and he was like ´´me no no i am okay but just for my son!´´ but we will get him to church this week haha

We had been teaching a deaf man and his wife only that we had to cut them they werent progressing that much but it was a good experience and even though we didnt speak sign to him directly we could feel the spirit there just as strong as any other lesson

Some people we teach confess to us that they cant read, it makes the whole keeping commitments with reading a little harder but theyre faith is so strong!

A boy who wsa recently baptised has been helping us with references and splits and he owns a pair of rollerskates. I mention the rollerskates because i noticed that all the neighborhood boys take turns using them it was so heart warming because they dont have much to play with and this simple act of kindness was just great!

We went to the zoo today thats why we switched P day but it was great it only took like 2 hours to get back by the bus haha the animals were awesome though!

If theres one thing i learned this week its to be positive and dont let people affect your positivity, weve been working hard here and then not one of our investigators went to church, but were still looking up!

Thanks for everything and I love all of you!

Mar 16, 2015 Week three here in Taguatinga

This week was great we had a baptism and lots of lessons with the members! We had zone conference today and it was a great time, this computer is fulll of viruses and is sending annoying pop ups every second so no pictures this week sorry guys but love you all, gotta go!
pictures worked! It was Luiz Eduardo who was baptized, awesome kid and now were going to reactivate his dad!