Brazil Santa Maria Mission 2012 - 2014 - Portuguese Speaking
Monday, July 16, 2012
Teaching from the Bible
How was the last week Carson?
Great! we´ve been working really hard and have a lot of new families.
Any new investigators to church with you?
Only one, and it´s cuz she´s the grandma of our baptism Saturday.
Are you and Elder Sa still teaching 20 lessons a week?
Yes, usually 18-21
Are you still eating at the ward Mom's house (Sister Chris)?
Yeah we stop by like once a week.
How many are coming to church on a weekly basis?
Roughly 80;so like 20% of the ``members``.
Have you broke off and ever starting kicking the soccer ball with the kids in the streets?
Umm yes! haha. sometimes I can´t resist.
What's the weather like now?
Freezing. But I love it.
Are your shoes, clothes and stuff holding up?
Yep. it´s all good.
Have you been pretty healthy?
Nope. haha I´m gaining a lot of weight I think. So i´ll start eating better.
like everyone is doing well! no bad sunburns or injuries haha. It´s all
great down here in the southern end of the world. It´s freezing right
now, cuz the homes here aren´t insulated. I love it though. My companion
is not used to the cold, so he´s having a little bit more of a
difficult time. This week went really well. we had a baptism yesterday,
little girl named Melissa. but the next step is to baptize her whole
family. I think we will. my companion and I are like the 2 tallest
people here in Cruz Alta haha. I´m really excited because next week
church is going to now begin at 2:30PM instead of 9AM. I think that will make
it a lot easier for our investigators to attend. It´s just so dang cold
in the mornings here, so hard for them to get up and get their whole
family going. That´s definitely our struggle right now. so many good
investigators and so many lessons: but no one wants to come to church. So we´ll keep working on that this week. I really like to use the Bible when we teach because everyone here has
somewhat of a testimony of the Bible. So I'm learning how to navigate
through that really well.
do we have 2 giant tv´s upstairs now? sweet gaming room now huh Tay?
haha i´m glad Austin [Phelps] and Bryan [Nance] got off well. Let´s hope they have a
great time in the MTC.
right now I´m studying in D&C. I found an interesting scripture
that will be really good to demonstrate for young men getting ready to
serve missions. D&C 11:21. Read through it. Very true.
Sounds like Nat and Jack are doing well. Sweet that they got a
piano! That should be great! Cole will be a piano master! Tay sounds
like he´s tearing it up in swimming! I´m way stoked for him! Sorry my
emails have been short. Not a lot of stories! I write all my thoughts
down though, so you´ll be able to read them when I get home haha! Keep
working your butt off in softball Hailey! Sounds like you´re doing
great! I love all of you!