Monday, July 11, 2011

July 11, 2011

Well, here is my big news for the week. I am staying in Parquelândia for another two transfers... because I will be training! I don’t know exactly what I want to think, excited, nervous, a lot of stuff. This means I will be in the same area for 8 more weeks. So tomorrow my new companion will arrive, could be American or Brazilian.

I haven’t slept well the last few nights ever since they told me I was going to train. At first I thought it was a joke my District Leader was pulling on me, so I called the Zone Leaders and they told me it was no joke. So it is rather weird. haha. I really don’t know where to start!!!! Fortunately the church has a new program for us to use so it should make everything a lot easier

Well, I have the area hopefully set up for the arrival of the new Elder. I have at least two baptisms for him. One of which is a 17 year old girl who is a lot like Dante. Super smart and really is taking the gospel for everything it has. A lot of people are baptized and then just are like normal. But there are those people that you baptize that when baptized go above and beyond. I don’t know why I am so privileged to be the one to find all these people here in this area but it really does make a difference.

I should also be meeting the new Mission President here shortly. He is a very demanding President which has it’s ups and downs. haha. I am kind of excited to see the changes he is going to make.
That is some exciting missionary news about Tyler, the Lillywhites and Adam!!! Exactly which mission in Brazil will Adam Hopper go to???

Just think….next family reunion I will be there!!!! haha

I keep thinking of what my trainee will be like…..tall, short, funny, sad... haha.

I love you all!!!!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

July 4, 2011

After one week of the new President, we still haven’t heard anything. haha I don’t know if that is a good thing or a bad thing. haha And now I have to send my letter to the President in Português... So it takes super long now because my writing skills are not yet perfected. Dante says it is really good but I don’t know about that. 

This week was good, a little slow, but good. It is a little difficult to get our investigators to progress. A lot of them are not, just moving really slowly.  We are just trying to wrap stuff up for the transfer.  Next week is transfers so we shall see where I end up. I kind of want to go to the interior but I want my package sooner so I have torn feelings on the matter.

I am making pretty good progress in the Bible, learning a lot. I am wanting to finish it but I am not making progress like I would like. 

I got letters this week from Kendra, Maren, Cambrai, and Joel Johnson. 

Have you all heard where Tyler is going on his mission or has he not received his call yet?

I am glad to hear you got the letter I sent through Mission Ties email. That means I can start using that as well!!! 

When is the cabin?

Ya, I have some hope in Monica. Someday I’ll get her interested in the Gospel. haha. Just little by little but I will. Haha

By the way, I wear those plaid pajama shorts like every night.  They are super nice to wear here!!haha.

I love you all!!! Until next week!!!!!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

June 27, 2011

This week was really a hard week. We cut a lot of people. We have very few people to teach. I really want to stay here but at the same time I need a change of scenery to get me a little more excited. After walking the same streets everyday for 5 months you get a little tired. Haha.  But we are hoping for a good week this first week with the new President. 

President Batt leaves tomorrow and President Souza arrives, so it will be interesting. No one knows quite what to think or expect. 

Another area in the interior opened this week so someone will be having the joy of really actually opening an area!!!

Well, this week was a weak number week for us, but we managed one baptism. We got in a little bible bash with an old, Catholic lady this past week. It seems we only knocked on the doors of the Catholics here in the area. haha. 

Today we are spending a good part of our p-day with Dante and Bruno. Haha.  It will be pretty awesome!!!! We are going to watch our one movie then play soccer. haha
Last week we discovered I am rather good in the goal because I am tall and my hand skills are pretty good. I give that to volleyball. 

Have you all sent the package?

I am doing well. Far more healthy…

I love you all!!!