Monday, May 19, 2014

May 19, 2014
This week was the longest week I think I could have had. Tuesday we did work all day and nothing came out of it. It seems like if you are a fubeca then you get the results that you want, which is nothing, but if you work and try to do the right thing the Lord test you even more. I am going to try to keep my spirits up but wow. On Wednesday we got to go to the temple. Wow, can I tell you how amazing that was. It was so beautiful and peaceful. It is in the middle of a city, but then you walk past the gate, and it is like you are in a garden in heaven. All around you can feel the spirit. It was so cool to be there with the bros. We did our session in Portuguese, and it was really hard, because I am still learning. The C-room was amazing, I sat there and received so much inspiration. It was like a door was opened for us. Thursday I woke up sicker than a dog, and was barely able to move. We worked hard anyways because I am not about to let a sickness stop me from doing the Lords work. I have learned a lot of what I need to become. My mission is not what I thought it was, but it is definitely something I needed to see, so that I can decide who I am. Here I need to pick who I am, and there's no sitting on the fence, pick a side and fight for it. This is going to be so hard. I sometimes don't think I have what it takes. I am dying, every day, and the language is so hard.... I really need so help right now, I need a miracle. Wednesday I get to hear from Elder Russell M. Nelson. I can't wait, I need some inspiration and help. I also might get to see James, so I am really looking forward to that.

Declan I love you so much, I am so proud of you for doing that. I will tell you that you will be so blessed for this, it will change your life. If you follow the lord, through the good and the bad, he will make you mighty. (it is easy to follow the lord when times are good, but it takes a true man to follow the lord when the times are tough) keep up the work!

your superman
love always
Elder Homer


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A mom's favorite phrase "I love you"

eu te amo
May 6th, 2014

Hey Famliy, How's life??

This week was and has been the hardest week of them all. We needed to get as many people to church so we can reach our goal of 8 batismo this month.... so we hit the streets..... and wow that was hard. We all talked to at least 40 or more people each for the first few days, then we started to knock doors because we were not have any success. In Brazil the way you knock doors is clapping at the door step. So for 6 hours straight we clapped and tried to share the message. Nothing came out of it. It is because this week was another holiday and so no one is home. Sunday we were supposed to have some batismo... but they all fell through... it made Sunday a drag. Are Brazil companion is struggling and this whole week it has been rough. On a good note, this weekend we had a zone activity and hung out. We played basketball for a long time which I have missed. At first we played Americans vs Brazilians.... we destroyed, so we had to split up the teams. This week Elder Hill bought the game war. The last few nights we have been playing a round. War is a really good game, you get to see the true side of your comps... I have learned a lot from it. Overall this week has just been hard work and not many lessons. We did teach of elderly man who lives in a 1.5 million dollar apartment. Wow, is it perfect, I live there. I can't wait until we go back. The best part is that he loves the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. He says he will get batismo. So that's a win for the Lord. I am on an English fast, I can't speak any English. It is soooooo hard, but I am learning very fast. This Sunday we can Skype with our families. I will be able to Skype around 4-5 my time, not sure when that is for you, but I would love to hear from you guys.

April 28, 2014

This week has been super slow, we had only a few lessons. which means we just walked the streets, I have never done so many contacts. This week was a Holiday and that means everyone is drunk..... makes doing contacts a blast. We play games like having to put in a word in the contact.... the other day it was orange or really laranja, but it was funny when we said it. Not too much happened this week. My comp. Elder Santos is still struggling. I am still not liking Portuguese more and more..... but that is just because I have only been here for 2 months.... after 6th months I should be fine.... but yeah this week was just a slow week. We did have outback today, a memebro took us... it was amazing.

Dawson- yes my shoes are showing wear... and in two years there will not be much left of them.... hhahahah got to love it!

Duncan- love you kid, keep up the hard work

Declan- I love you buddy