Monday, May 30, 2016

We are doing this awesome activity

We are doing this awesome activity in our ward and it is going so well! 

When we got in this area there was a frequency of 71 and we have been doing an activity that our LMA invented that is called the night of the Tribes. There are two tribes that every Saturday we have a contest and whoever wins gets points for their tribe. Here´s the catch though, you can also earn points if you invite a less active or investigator to church or visit them with the missionaries. This activity is working out so dang well! In two weeks the frequency of our ward went from 71 to 138! It is making missionary work in this area so much easier! I am going to do this activity in all of my wards now!

The young men that were baptized this last month are super amazing! They have been sharing the gospel with everyone!!! This last Sunday Luan and Vitor baptized their first investigators!!! The best part is that the people who were baptized invited a ton of their family to church as well so this week we'll go and teach them all because it was super spiritual Sunday and they all loved it! 

So I have some pictures to send but my memory card got a virus so I am not able to send them :( 

Today we bought like 4 kilos of meat and did a churrasco!!! We ate so much meat, with rice and beans of course.

I am learning soo much on the mission but I feel like I still have so much more to learn and such little time to learn it! 

Thank you for all of your prayers they help a lot! Have a great week and don´t forget to do FHE tonight!
My 2 recent converts baptizing their friends Guilerme, Eduardo, and joão

Monday, May 23, 2016

Wow this week was crazy!

I didn´t like this fruit very much, it is called cajú, the juice is good but the fruit I didn´t like much
me and my companion went to the airport to go and
 drop off an elder that went home early, It was crazy

Wow this week was crazy! So one of great friends from our zone went home this last week a member came to pick him up at 4:00 and his plane was leaving at 9:00. When he got to the mission home at about 5:30 they called me telling me that his passport was in our house!!! We were super far away, so we ran to our house and ran to get the train. We met him and helped him with his suitcases to run to the airport. We got there at like 8:15. luckily they let him on. It was super crazy going to the air port, I didn't like it, it made going home here in 4 months feel a lot more real! AHHH, normal life is so hard to picture!

So there was another elder that was having some problems with a girl on the mission so it looks like I get to baby sit again...yeah...but I think God is teaching me a lot of patience. 

Julia and her family


domingo tivemos mais 2 batismos de julia e 
 This week was super great for us Julia, is a daughter of 2 less active members. I love their family so much, they are so cool. Their dad loves hunting and guns so we decided that he will come to the US to go hunting with me some day! Silvestre is a guy, that has been going to church for a while now. that we have been teaching and this Sunday was his baptism. He was always kinda sad before but after his baptism we visited him and he was a new person! 

Sabado tivemos o Batismo de Alifer e Jackie

It is amazing how a simple ordnance with the Lord makes such big changes in the lives of others. It has been a huge testimony builder to see how much the things of the lord effect our lives and also if we avoid things of the Lord how much people suffer! We always have to re-remind ourselves of the promises that we made with the Lord so that he will be able to bless us!

So yup that´s all I have for today, love you all and remember the lord can only bless you when you keep the promises you have made with him!


Look at how you enter into this house #casasnobrasil
the floating man that always asks for money

Monday, May 16, 2016

try and be a miracle in the life of others

So today we went bowling, yes mom I took a bunch of photos but I am not able to send them using this computer, this computer is dumb and doesn't accept usb. 

This last week was pretty cool we have been trying to serve a bunch of other people because of a promise that is in the book of Alma chapter 41 that says

15 For that which ye do send out shall return unto you again, and be restored; therefore, the word restoration more fully condemneth the   sinner, and justifieth him not at all.

So pretty much that scripture rocks! So if we do good things, good things will happen to us or if we are miracles in the life of others we will also have miracles. This last week every opportunity we had we would serve people, we shoveled sand we carried a ton of rocks and bricks, we made cement and now my back is broken but I can now testify that this scripture is true. We have had a lot of miracles happen this last week of investigators that weren't progressing a ton that now are doing great! We even had a member call us today and invite us to teach a friend of hers with us! So that is a pretty freaking cool promise, if you want to be helped you have to help others. If you are needing a miracle look first to be a miracle for someone else then your miracle will come. 

Well sorry I don´t have much to say today but love you all and try and be a miracle in the life of others so that you can have more miracles in your life!

Monday, May 9, 2016

I can build a foundation

After Skyping on Mother´s day, I don´t really have much to say.  

Um so I am kinda freaking out because that was my last Skype! When I think about one day going home it is super strange!!! I can´t picture normal life anymore! It´s so much better to be a missionary because it feels like you have a life without temptation. I think it is because on the mission we only do stuff that relates to God so the spirit can help us a lot more! I never want this feeling to leave! The best part about the mission is that you really get to know our Savior. Not just to learn about him but to be him! To walk where he walked to do a little that he did, to feel a little bit of the suffering that he felt, because of this the mission is amazing! It isn´t easy but it is a lot easier then life outside of the mission because here we have people watching after us, after, we are alone. 

This is why I have to do all that I can do give all that I can give so that I can build a foundation so that when the "devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon me, it shall have no power over me to drag me down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which I am built, Which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if we build we cannot fall" (Helaman 5:12). The church is true, the mission is amazing, and when we are obedient we can receive anything that we ask of God. 

Here is a picture from Christmas of Cameron with his Mission president and family

Monday, May 2, 2016

So this week was awesome!

So this week was awesome! First off I got a new companion and his name is Elder Barros, He is from Cabo Verde. He is super cool! He is 23 years old and has a family of like 14! He is the only member of the church in his whole family! He was baptized alone when he was 13 and is still in the church! I imagine that it must be super hard for him! 

So this last week was cool, yesterday all of the teens that I baptized here went up at the front and bore their testimonies! It was super spiritual! I may or may not have cried a little... It makes me so happy they all said how they want to also serve a mission to help others the same way that they were helped!

So crazy awesome story that happened this last week. So there is this school at night that a group of boys were outside with their band performing their rap that they did and I told my companion let´s go talk to them. So we went! It was a blast after they finished their song they called us to the front and said these are our friends from the church they come all the way from the united states to help us all! They gave us a little time to talk to them and they passed all of their addresses. Who knows maybe nothing will happen because of that but I feel that it was good to do because now they all respect us and always are saying hi to us on the street. They need to move their life style a little before they get baptized but who knows if now one day they will remember and want to go to church. It was super funny though, my companion was super embarrassed but it was super cool I felt like I was giving a sermon to a whole audience! We found a family of 9 and another of 4 because of that craziness!

Today at 7:30 we have marked to go and teach a pastor!!! I hope it goes well! I have always wanted to convert a pastor! I am going to have to rely on the spirit because my knowledge of the bible isn´t super great... 

Well that´s all I have for now but I love you all and remember to always be ready to share the gospel for everyone not just who isn´t a member but also normal members to help their testimony!