Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Living the life Mon, 25 May 2015 11:41

Ola! Tudo Bem!

So yeah this week was another good one. It was actually super productive because now we have some investigators that are progressing and this next week should bring about some miracles! We have one new investigator in particular that is super legit. His mom is a member of the church and lives in São Paulo but she gave us his info and said that we was looking for some help in learning english to improve this teaching, since he is a english teacher. (sorry english is coming out sloppy right now.) But yeah he let us in and we started to talk in English a little bit (suuuper weird) and then the next visit we taught the Restoration and he accepted it all. He loved the idea of having a prophet on the earth today and he said that for sure he just needs to study it out. #BookOfMormon! haha So yeah he is a champ. Didnt make it to church this week because he was on a trip out of town, but this next sunday should be a winner. Same as our other investigators we gained this week. Patricia is good but yeah her house is getting super complicated right now. Didnt make it to church because her mother-in-law dislocated her knee out on the farm and yeah they went out there to help her. Better than the alternative of her husband forcing her to miss church like we thought happened. So yeah keep her in your prayers and all that. Its helping a lot. 
New missionaries arrived in the house. Elder Bezerra - he is from the same state of brazil that João Pessoa is located!! haha His hometome is literally 30 min away by car. haha But yeah he was called to serve here because his town is in the Natal Mission which is just north. But he is the man. Think of an average brazilian and he is your guy! Super funny and hard working. His greeny is from Peru! ha Elder Roja is pretty swag and is trying to teach me his Magic skills. haha Before his mission he did magic in the streets to earn money for the mission. haha he is pretty funny and it is weird to know more Port. than him. Ha its been super fun though and this transfer should go buy pretty great.
Alright I love you guys too much!
Até próxima semana!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Transfers! Date: Mon, 18 May 2015 12:28

Hey you people!
So lets just get right into it. Elder Wilson and I are still together and we will be serving here in the Branch a little while longer. Our roommates that were serving in the ward next to our area got swept out and so sometime tomorrow we are supposed to recieve another group of Elders but yeah they arent coming until tomorrow because one elder will be training and so he trainie is coming tomorrow. SO yeah we got some changes but it was lame to have to say goodbye to Elder Anderson aka my homie from Arizona. But its all good. Im excited for these next six weeks. 
Patricia is suffering pretty bad right now. She is stuck in a really tight situation right now with family bashing on her and the church and yeah, long story short its just a really poor situation. BUT she is sooo amazing that she walked to church and walked back with 2 of her daughters so that she could participate in church and recieve the Holy Ghost! She is super studdly and I have more respect for her than almost anyone I have met in my life! She really is the example of how to walk by faith and all the Less Active members that brought her into the light of the gospel are looking to her as the hero! A lot of people seem to be having some trouble with marrage things around here and especially at this time in my mission so my message for you guys will be to read the Family Proclimation and stay loyal and loving to your FAMILY! Elder Holland once said that the greatest and most important defining character of Love, is and will forever be LOYALTY. SO help each out and dont hesitate to make a sacrifice here or there!.. booom missionary moment!... and So yeah thats probably the biggest news from the week.
I also bought a Barcelona NEYMAR JN. jersy so yeah its pretty fly and I wear it all the time I can! Haters gonna Hate but NEYMAR is the man. speaking of this.. if any of you guys have requests of things you want me to buy and bring home just let me know here in the next few months... I got the hookups now. haha 

 Elder Anderson

btw UKALELE is still going strong on my end just in case you guys wanted to know... also just saying as well that it would be kinda dope to get a book of ukalele music or something next package.. just saying... haha 

Chão Chão 
Com Amor,

photo with my shirt and ELDER ANDERSON this morning when they left.
and sunset

Monday, May 4, 2015

One more week until skype!‏ Sent: Mon 5/04/15 10:39 AM

E ai família! Como vocês estão!?

Alrighty so this week feels soooo long just at the same time it also feels like I was writting you guys last week. Started off the week with the move of appartments which was actually super fast and pain free.. Its pretty easy when you only live out of 2 suitcases and all the other things that President wants out of the appartment are half garbage and you can just chuck it in the trash pile on the side of the road... brazil.. haha But yeah it was pretty easy. We are liking our new house with the other Elders that were living there. So yeah I dont know if I made it clear last week but we are living with another douplet right now as compaired to before when it was just us. I am living with 2 other americans and the only one that speaks english is Elder Mather (who is the same elder that was in my MTC district.. maybe go back and see what I wrote about him if you cant remember) haha yeah its been fun regardless. We havent had much success with people in the Roads yet but our members are pretty tight and Patricia is super legit. She is also showing us her Sister and maybe we might have a baptism there sometime as well.  Yeah it definatly is a thing here in Brazil that you only baptize women. Its not even something that happens internsionaly. This Sunday we had stake conference and it was super dope but then we had to head back and have lunch with our less active family.
Super excited for Skype next week! IT will be interesting to speak English for real for and hour or so. No word on how much time yet but it will be enough I assure ya. I will skype from here around 6 oclock. So I think it should give you guys time to GO TO CHURCH! haha no ditching church people! Keep notes of what you want to hear and I will try to make a note of all my best stories. Im stoked to talk to whoever will be there on SKYPE. The 3 way thing sounds dope but I also have this feeling that Jen is gonna go into Labor that very day so lets see... haha jk jen 
 Our area with soccer feilds
 Old house.. better house

Baptizm of Patricia
                                                                                                          Sandwich for 5 Reais and Coke (Super good)
 Daughter on Patricia that looks like David Luiz 

On the train to the bus station then...
On the bus to Campina Grande!

  New house but yeah you cant see to much... 

Até mais rapaz!