25 April 2016

IN the picture is (left to right)
Elder Medeiros, Elder De Souza, Me, and Elder Capener

Questions for you this week:

1. The who, what and where of your new companion? In other words tell me all about him.  
Elder Medeiros is 23 years old. He's the only memer in his family. He's from the state of Pernambuco, the town/city of Gravatá. He's got 3 months in the mission, I'm his "mother" in the mission and I'm partially retraining him because his first comp didn't do the first twelve weeks with him. He likes anime and stuff that I like too so we've got something to chat about when we're feeling overwhelmed from the new workload.
2. Have you started off your new companionship right? Are you praying together morning and night?
We're praying together in the morning but not at night yet. I had just remembered that and I was going to ask him about it tonight. But we get along and it seems like we already work together better than I worked with Furtado.
3. Are you reading the how to's of being a DL and all the rules?
We had a DL meeting this past sunday to go over stuff with the ZL because 2 of the 3 DLs in our zone are new this transfer (Me and Capener) And yeah I'm studying all the stuff I can find.
4. Tell me something about what your responsibilities are as a DL?
I hold baptismal interviews, I check up on the other two companionships in my district each night, conduct district meeting every tuesday morning, and report about my district to the ZLs
5. Have you gotten some clothes? LIKE A SUIT?
Like I said before (I think) Furtado gave me a new suit coat my first week with him. But other than that no.
6. Are you well?
Meh. After becoming DL I spent everyday feeling sick with a full body ache and I couldn't sleep. I'm getting a little bit better...
7. Have you been hearing much about the impeachment of the Brazilian President?
Whenever I hear about politics here recently it's about the impeachment but I haven't heard too much
Not really
9. Can I have a picture of your new companion?
Possibly. I'll try sending one week took this morning
10. How did your week go? Did you get any investigators or reactivate any less actives?
After this past weeks' work we might get some new investigators this week, and we'll definitely be working with a bunch of less actives. We've got one familyof less actives that we'll be visiting tonight to plan out a fast with them.

Oh so one night when I went to bed about 15 minutes early (because my brain was already fried) and Medeiros showed up at the foot of my bed and threw something at me. It ended up being a stuffed Charmander that he was giving as a gift to me. :3 He's got a Bulbasaur that he keeps on his bed.

Welp I gotta go...

I love you

18 April 2016

Elder Lundy and Elder Furtado
At the Santos' for lunch

  So yeah, I don't have much time today because Furtado needs to pack. He's being transferred to a different area. I'm staying where I am and receiving a companion who has less time than I have in the field. I'm also the new District Leader. I'm not looking forward to that second part, but oh well... Now in my zone, all three district leaders are American :3 

Sadly I don't get to be companions with Matos for his last transfer, but I hope I'll be able to get along with my new companion Elder Medeiros (I think that's how his name is spelled) I'm going to take this transfer slow due to the newness and the fact that we don't have investigators right now... We had a family that wants to be baptized but sadly they live in the other ward's area so we had to hand them off this past Sunday. 

Oh, the next transfer date should be the day after my birthday. The other missionary in the photo was Elder Furtado. I don't know if you've even seen him yet. I think I've got maybe 3 photos with him present.

Hurray for the success of the Little Red Hen event! It's about time haha. I'm glad it worked out well! We have zone conferences every once in a while. I think I've only had two legitimate zone conferences so far. I've only been to the mission home maybe a total of 3 or 4 times and only for random legal paperwork and stuff...

This week we finally had a service project. We were helping the Elders Quorum president move houses. His house was three levels below street level so there was a lot of running up and down stairs with bags and boxes. Then the three of us rode in the back of the moving truck to his new house (still within our area thankfully) and helped unload everything there. 

There's not much else to talk about...

I love you!!!!

05 April 2016

General Conference Week

Austin Peterson just finished his mission?? Seriously?? Wow! Tell him congrats for me!

That's a cool story about conference. I saw all of it but the Prophet's talk at the beginning of Sunday's first session. . . They have instantaneous translations so we watched it at the same time. And yeah I think it was just about midnight when I went to bed after the priesthood session. We got a ride from the church to our casa.
I don't like deadlines but that's because I'm the type to worry about them. If you say it needs to be done by this time get it done by that time. If you say you're going to be there at such and such time, be there at such and such time... Furtado doesn't understand that...

Oh! I'm already on my third journal. The cover of this one says Keep Calm and Be Happy... hopefully it'll help. I write in my journal everyday and haven't missed yet, although it's usually just a list of what I did in the day. Yeah...

My mind works just as weirdly as yours (Dad), but in different ways. For example: I was reflecting on how I was nearly hit by a vehicle for the third time in the mission field and my mind thought about how it was really a brush with death this last time, then my mind went on a "I think old-timey hairbrushes are cool but I'd never use one" tangent which led to me coming up with one of my most interesting story ideas yet! :3 (But don't worry about that almost getting hit thing... I'm alive and unharmed :P )
I exercise almost every day and eat three meal almost every day too. My weight's been between 80 and 76 kilos recently. (176-168 pounds)

I went with Elder C. Santos to visit Elder Matos today. Matos was traveling from the mission office to his old area and I wanted to take the chance to see him in case I didn't get the chance before he ends his missionhttps://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gif.

I love you Mom and Dad!