Monday, September 14, 2015

by Elder Messick and his companion Elder Hunt

Emily the husky!!!!!!!!!!!

Letter written by Elder Messick and his companion Elder Hunt

Monday-Sooo, we didn't have p day last week, we were only to do our email in the morning and then work like normal the rest of the day. 

It was cold and rained a ton, that certainly didn't help Elder Hunt and I who were super sick. But luckily we had an activity planned with the young men and women to integrate some of our teenage investigators. The activity went well, not what we planned, but it went well :)

Tuesday-Today was technically our p day, it was a special day because we went back to the MTC! We went there with a few other of the Sao Paulo missions to see The Brasil Area Presidency speak. 

While there, we went and picked up one of the good old donuts that I would get when I was in the CTM. What a walk down memory lane. 

Wednesday-We had a super cool zone training! Elder Hunt and I wore our baptismal clothes and gave our training. WE LOVE USING OBJECT LESSONS, so we bought ice cream, cookies, and sprinkles to make an icecream sunday, each one of the 3 objects represented good teaching, good planning, and knowing how to work efficiently, but then we added Tabasco hot sauce, salt, and oil, each one of them being, if you don't have faith, or desire, or obedience, it was all about being the best most complete missionary you can be. The big emphasis was on being the best YOU, not comparing yourself to others and working to reach YOUR true unbelievable individual potential. It was great training with some of the other things we taught and passed to our zone. 

Reunião Multi-Zona Alphaville

Thursday-We had one of the most incredible life changing Zone Conferences from President Farnes
. I work my hardest every single day to continually raise my vision to push the limits of what is possible, but after a conference with President Farnes, Acts 2:40-41 can be made a reality- "And with many other words he solemnly testified and kept on exhorting them, saying, "Be saved from this perverse generation!" So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls." President Farnes makes dreams a reality, I am unbelievably blessed to have him as my mission president.

Friday-WEEKLY PLANNING. That afternoon, I went to Cajamar to do interviews for the sisters and Elder Hunt stayed with a rad 16 year old in the ward named Davi. We had some great lessons and followed up very well with our investigators! That night I got back at about 830pm, BUT all the power in the city had turned off and the buses had stopped service, it was also raining, we ran out of phone credits, and we were VERY far from home. In the end, we got a ride with a member to our house, but we got home SUPER late, it was terrible. 

Saturday-We did tons of divisions, tons of Elders, tons of switching areas to get all the zone interviews done! Another night where we got home very late. 

Weslley and William's baptism!!!!

Sunday-An amazing family of 5 we've been teaching went to church! AND THEY LOVED IT! And they all have baptismal dates for this end of the week ;) Also remember the family I talked about last week, Cristina, Wessley, William, and Emily the dog? Well, Cristina and her daughter went out of town, but Weslley and William were baptized, they are very special friends 

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