Monday, November 30, 2015

don´t have a whole lot to say

So it´s not that I am being lazy or anything but today I just don´t have a whole lot to say. 
Our new ward here is awesome and they help out with a ton of stuff. This area is a little harder because the people here aren´t as willing to hear about the gospel. 
We were looking in the area book and found a Haitian guy that the paper said he loved the church went a ton just that he didn´t speak port. only English and french. I read it and was like wait a sec. I speak English! We went there and he was like yeah you came back. He understands Portuguese but responds in English. So I taught him in English. When we taught about the baptism he said yeah I wanted to be baptized but the last elders didn´t understand me. 
We visited him with the bishop who kinda speaks English and he said elder what are you waiting for this guy doesn´t smoke, drink, he lives the law of chastity what are you waiting for just baptize him. So that´s exactly what we did. He is super cool and even cooler I did my fist baptismal pray in English! I always wanted to do that! His name was super hard though. I will send a pic this next week my camera isn´t reading in this computer...
well love you all have a great week!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Back in Sorocaba!

Well here I am, back to where I started my mission, in Sorocaba! I am not in the same ward but I am in the same stake so I am super excited! It was super cool, at church some people from Trujillo came to my ward here in Jardim California and I had the opportunity to speak with them. It was super funny they were like, "Hey! Now I can understand what you are saying", it was pretty exciting. I found out that 2 of the people named Suzanna and Robson that I helped to get baptized moved to another state but are preparing to get sealed in the Temple!!! WOOT WOOT.

My new comps name is Elder A. Souza and no I don´t have a picture with him just yet, I know I am a terrible person. I was at the MTC with him so that is cool that now we get to be comps. He is a super hard worker and before the mission really liked to fight so I need to watch out. Haha. He is short and Brazilian that´s the best description I have. 

So I am loving this area, It doesn´t have very many hills and it is like half the size of my last area so that is super nice! The other 2 elders that were here before us left and my comp and I got here and are super lost! So that´s an adventure, they also didn´t update the area book so when we got here we had 0 investigators so that was a little frustrating. We worked super hard though and were able to bring 4 people to church and I am pretty sure that 2 will get baptized this next weekend, their names are Pamola and Adrian. They are super cool. Pamola is a niece of a member and Adrian we met on the street and invited him to go to Church and he got super excited and went, it was super cool. It was one of those street contacts that you think was just a waste of time but then Sunday comes around and yup there they are, waiting for you at church. It made me super happy. It is cool when stuff like that happens.

I should have taken a picture of our house when we got there, Oh man I don´t think I have seen anything more messy. Like my mom always taught me the spirit can´t be in dirty places so we cleaned and cleaned and cleaned a little more and finally finished. It is so true what my mom said. It is so much better to plan and to study now that is is clean.

Well that´s all I have for this week Love you all! Beijo

Sunday, November 22, 2015


So just to explain a little more how Brazil is, a dog just walked into the lan house where we are at right now and it is just normal, nobody gives a crap. Haha I love Brazil! So pretty much this last week was awesome! We had so many miracles! 

So the beginning of this week we had interviews with our president and wow he is an inspired man! He told me what I needed to do to make my mission better and it worked out so well, this last week was amazing! I don´t even know what changed other then this last week I was just a little happier to work. I guess it is like what my dad always said, " if you are going to do something, do it with a good attitude".

This last week we did a fast that we would be able to help this one family of 3 people named Maria, Erik, and Carlos Eduardo. It worked out, we have been teaching them for like 4 weeks now and because of a problem that happened with the interviewer we almost lost them but fasting has power! They just changed! The 2 kids were baptized and now the mom is finally trying to stop smoking so that she can get baptized as well. The best part is they all went to church alone this last week! 

So we got the transfer calls and I will go to Sorocaba again. It is sooo hot there, but I am super excited. I will be in the same zone as my first area so I will be able to do divisions and visit my recent converts there! My new companions name is Elder A. Souza I don`t know him yet but I am excited to get to know him! 

Oh best part so I really loved this ward of Engenhonovo and this one member bought me a slack line so I am super excited about that. I haven´t used it yet but I am super excited to try it out! 

Well love you all remember that the small things make the biggest changes!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Yet one more email

Another email from Elder Messick, I know what a surprise, it´s not like these come every week or something! 

Rain season has started again and guess who´s umbrella broke? Yup pretty much every day I just get soaked but it isn´t that bad because it is super hot, but don´t worry mom, I will buy a new umbrella.

So yeah there was this giant bug that entered our house and it wouldn´t die! we would hit it with a sandle and it would just get up and keep on flying! Finally after a ton of spankings the bug finally just sat on the ground and didn't move anymore so we threw it outside!

That´s all I have for this week sorry it is so short. 

Monday, November 2, 2015

Os novidades

Well I am trying to think and this last week we didn´t have a whole ton that happened. We have been having troubles finding new investigators that are good which is strange, that never happens here in Brasil. I feel like we are doing something wrong but I don´t know what. 

This next week we are going to try knocking doors and doing tons of street contacts in one neighborhood. 

Today I had the chance to play American football and it was AWESOME it was a great way to relieve stress. Well I am going to have to run the place we are at is closing right now because today is a holiday sorry! 

love you