30 November 2016

Drawing a tree...

Congrats on the Angel Tree. (I told Elder Lundy that I had an adventure trying to find all the pieces to our wards angel tree...I finally just put up one of our family trees for the angel tree) We'll have decorations because Elder Alves really likes them. I was just planning on drawing another tree this year but we might have a real (fake) one!

My week was alright aside from the hammer that fell on my head Wednesday. I was sweeping the stairs in our house, and the hammer that was on top of the half wall by the stairs got bumped and fell on my head. I only got a little bump and a head ache so we went to lunch then returned to our house to rest for the rest of the day. (Yes I put ice on it).

Not much other than that happened this week. Oh! I've got a bed now after 7 weeks on the couch. The hammer was because the guys were putting together the bunk bed finally.

My companion is doing fine. He's a bit nervous about returning home so soon.
The lessons are going slow with those we are teaching.
And I don't think I'll be able to get pictures to you for a bit
I haven't really been eating better but I've been eating more during lunch at least.

I've got a lot of respect for recent converts who choose to serve missions. We've got a bunch in our mission and they do the work very well.
No offense, but that thanksgiving sounds really abnormal ha ha. I personally won't have a thanksgiving day until next year. But I'm glad you ate enough :3

I love you

21 November 2016

The week of Thanksgiving! in the USA

We're going to visit some referrals, past investigators, and less actives this week. We visited one family of less actives a few days ago and they attended church this Sunday! We've got a girl that we're teaching that really wants to learn more but still hasn't gone to church Sunday.

Lately I've been kinda sick. I'm alright. I got caught in the rain (not badly) and it's been getting ridiculously cold randomly. I don't really have much time to rest because we've always got visits that we have to do. Don't think that Elder Alves is forcing me to work instead of rest. It's my choice. And no I'm not eating correctly. I'll buy more food today.

Alves and I have been participating in the choir. He plays the piano and I support the very low numbers of men singing. We do some warm ups that are kinda funny, one being hissing for as long as you can on one breath. I'm almost the winner. There's one brother that can keep up with me. And the other is moving the Adam's apple up and down to change pitch. I'm able to move mine around at will. The members found these two things funny.

We're returning to some people we kind of left on the side because we were focusing on F..., but we have gotten some new referrals. She showed up late at church but she was finally interviewed by the bishopric! Her sister/mom (older sister that raised her and she views as mom) isn't being supportive at all.

The weather here is being dumb too! It's been getting pretty cold at night! And it's hot when you're in the sun but cold while out of it. And it was raining a lot here too. :(
That's pretty awesome about the movie! (Dad and I went to see "Fantastic Beasts and where to find them" it was a fun movie)

Oh... a funny development. I'm not the only one in the casa who watched iCarly... 
Spencer's "WOOOO" belly rub has become a common occurrence in our casa haha

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14 November 2016

More willing to go to the temple here...

I'm doing alright. 
Elder Alves baptized F... last week. This Sunday she didn't go because her youngest boy is sick :(

One thing I noticed about Brazil versus the U.S. is that they're more willing to go to the temple here than there.

Oh and Brazil verses U.S. again: everyone here is appalled that Trump won. They all wanted Clinton. (So you understand a bit more... they all love Obama)

So transfers are this week. I'm going to stay where I am with Elder Alves! :)
He only has two more transfers left in the mission and I might be his companion until the end. Oh and I finally get a bed! But that means the newbie (Elder Freire's new comp) who'll come to our house will be sleeping on the couch possibly (unless Alves decides to give up his bed)

This week brought us a lot of rain which is really annoying. Oh and my last pair of fancy black church shoes were destroyed this week so I've started using the shoes Ron and Bridget got me.

That's pretty much all I got too...

I love you!

08 November 2016

Election Day at home

Hi Mom

I asked Elder Lundy a few questions I was curious about.
We will be teaching our next person tomorrow hopefully.

The most asked question is...
 "Why do I have to be baptized again? - I was already baptized in the ... church."

But the thing they're most concerned about would be family I think.
Which is good.

I've learned that F...'s phobia of water is really bad. She almost didn't get baptized because of her phobia. Luckily one brother in the branch is studying psychology and he helped out a lot. He even had to enter the water to support her as she was baptized.

Diana told me she got a house! Yay!

With all of these missionaries leaving President Silcox will be forced to close some areas... ours will probably be closed eventually.

V..., the young man that's been helping us a lot got his calling this week!
He'll got the Fortaleza East mission (home of two of my former companions!)
He's going to the MTC December 14th! Yay!

I don't really have much else for now... 

Anyway, I love you!