and friends and all you beautiful people out there,
week was really crappy!Hahahaha . . .
But it ended really well, so it’s all good=)
of all . . . Investigators.Izabel is
still difficult but went to church!Jaiane FINALLY got confirmed!We
actually had about nine people at church who are investigating!!!It was pretty legit.Some are new and we even had one that doesn’t
live in our area (dang it!!) but it really made our Sacrament Meeting and
Gospel Principles class look LEGIT!!!Maria and Manoel and their son Gabriel all came to church and loved
it!Monice said she wasn’t gonna come
because her little sister is a troublemaker, but we told her to call us if
anything changed.She called RIGHT when
we got to church and said she wanted to go.Apparently she was super sad when we left, so her dad just said to take
her sister and go#AttaBoyYouGoDad.Edla also showed up again!She brought her two daughters-in-law as
well=)And a girl named Maria Fatima came as well with Maria and Manoel!So the week was pretty crappy, but ended
REALLY well=) Unfortunately, we weren’t
able to follow up with anyone because we had to go to the Stake Center to set
stuff up for our Zone Conference on Tuesday . . . So we will try to follow up
with everyone tonight!!! This
week, we taught a new sister.Basically
she is super sad and doesn’t want to believe that life continues because she
doesn’t really want it to continue.She
told us every problem she has and man . . . I cried my eyes out.Not gonna lie.I just . . . WANT her to be happy.I want people to be as happy as we are and
when they won’t accept the Gospel it’s . . . Crappy.I know she needs the Gospel.SHE knows she needs it.It was a very, very, very powerful lesson and
very spiritual.But . . . I just want
her to be happy.I want my investigators
to understand the eternal joy that they could and should have.I guess that in itself is a blessing from the
Lord, huh?Just to have love for others
. . . Just to love random people seems like it would be really hard.But the Lord is helping me a ton.I know she will be Baptized=)Not
sure when, but I know she will! Our
Zone finished this month with fifteen Baptisms!!!We are definitely improving, but we still
have weak links.I heard the most this
Zone has Baptized is sixteen.GAH!DO YOU KNOW HOW CRAZY THAT MADE ME TO BE SO
CLOSE AND NOT BEAT THAT!!!!!!!!!!!GOSH
DANG IT!!!!!!!!!!!I’m still kinda goin
crazy.Competitive?Of course not.Don’t be ridiculous.Our Zone is getting a lot better, but we have
lots more little adjustments to do.Like
Dad said, little adjustments make all the difference.That helped a lot.Thanks!#ShoutOutToMyPops Well,
things are goin well here!!!!!Elder
Scofield only has three more weeks, but I know he is gonna stay in it with
me.He´s the man.
love you all!!!!!!!!Thanks for your
prayers, love and support.Y’all make a
huge difference=)I get letters tomorrow!Can’t wait to hear from y’all!!!I LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!!!!!!
. . . This week, really, not too terribly much happened. Izabel?
I don’t really know. That whole
family just got kinda hard to read.
Like when we go there, the lessons have no Spirit. We can’t get them to really understand the
messages I think. I don’t think Izabel
really understands the importance of Baptism, so she just keeps saying she
wants more time . . . I don’t know exactly what the plan is with her . . . I
don’t know exactly what she wants from US. -______- I hope we can figure that
all out soon . . .
week was kinda a weird one. I never felt
really in a rhythm which was really weird.
I don’t know. Something was like
holding us back this week. I think we
were a bit tired and stressed and we kinda let the carnal mind take over which
is totally 100% lame of us. We had much
more to give this week that we didn’t give.
Always improving right?
did however meet a woman that is WAY into the message and is actually really
smart so teaching her is much easier.
Her name is Edna! She went to
church and all that good stuff and is already reading the Book of Mormon so we
will see how it goes!
also met a girl named Milena who is the neighbor of a member! She went to church as well and is super
legit. Most important thing with her is
to get permission from the parents to Baptize her.
Monice! Didn’t show up to church, but
was progressing throughout the week . . . Dunno why she didn’t go but we will
pass by this week =/
Zone Baptized six people this last week!
Up until now, we have ten this month which is better but just still not
what it could and should be . . . But improvements and small adjustments will
make all the difference =)
not too terribly much! Sorry! But I sure love you all!!!! Be good, be safe!!!!! Write lots!!!
this letter is going to be pretty dang short because our week was SUPER
Tuesday we had transfers!!! Two of the
Sisters who were in the middle of their training got called to trained! One of them was crying . . . Haha . . . I
don’t know if she was nervous or excited or what. But in any form, they will be great. Our Sisters are AWESOME =) We
also got a kid who took the District Leader place in Grageru 2. He served in Japan for fourteen months and
then got sick, stayed home for a year and a half and is now at a year and seven
months out here. His name is Elder
Mechaileh and he is SUPER legit. Just
calm and down to earth. It’s really easy
to see that he is more mature and has a better grip on the work than a lot of
people. I would imagine serving in Japan
really humbled him. Anyways, I
absolutely love the kid =)
Tuesday, we had two normal days to work which was good and then on Friday
morning we got a call from the Mission Secretary telling us to go to the Stake
Center. Turns out that the church has
this Humanitarian Program teaching doctors and nurses how to do Neonatal
Resuscitation (I don’t think I spelled that correctly) and they needed
help. Not teaching but just setting
stuff up and organizing . . . Haha. It
was fun and they had two Americans there from Utah - Elder and Sister Wilcox
who were absolutely awesome. It was also
nice to just speak some solid English for once!!!! But we basically lost all of our time to work
on Friday and Saturday because of that.
But it’s all good cuz Elder and Sister Wilcox took us out to a
Churrascaria afterwards!!!! WOOHOO!!!!!!!
Izabel wasn’t Baptized =( She
says she wants more time but I really don’t know what else she is waiting
for! She is sooooo ready!!! We will see what happens.
also met a girl this week named Monice.
We had felt like we needed to knock doors on her street for quite some
time. So we finally did and then had to
leave. Then the next day, I felt the
same thing so we went back and met her and her mom. Turns out they have family that are members
so they thought that they were referrals! Haha!
But Monice came to church super late and stayed for like five
minutes. The bus took forever and then
because of how late she got there she had to leave like right away. We asked her why she came if it was so
difficult (because people normally don’t do that, not because we were sad she
did it) and she just said, "Because I promised I would! So here I
am!" She is legit and already
reading the Book of Mormon and all that good stuff =)
church is true!!!!! I sure do love you
all!!! Be good, be safe, please keep
writing! I LOVE YOU!!!
ATLANTA WHERE DA PLAYAS PLAY AND WE RIDE ON THEM THANGS LIKE EVERYDAY. BIG
BEATS HIT STREETS SEE GANGSTAS ROAMIN. AND PARTIES DONT STOP TIL 8 IN THE
well well. Where to begin. This week we met with our Stake President
which was kinda cool . . . I don’t know . . . He basically just let us know
that we need to Baptize more . . . I was hoping to be able to organize some
stuff more but what are ya gonna do? Bar
Baptized Jaiane this week!
Zone finished July with five Baptisms -________- #Crap. Better than last month but still super
frustrating. People just kinda died at
the end of the Transfer too which is SUPER annoying for me. I think to die at the end of a transfer or
your Mission is one of the most hypocritical things you can do. But life goes on =)
other Elders in our Ward pulled out three Baptisms this week which was for sure
just the hand of God . . . Haha. And we
pulled one out so we started off the month with four Baptisms... Now we have four more weeks to do MUCH
better. COME ON! WHERE’S THE EXCITEMENT PEOPLE!?!?!??!?!
all in all, a very good solid week.
Izabel and her daughter-in-law and less active son went to church. Izabel is a freaking angel. She works at home where she has like her own
hamburger place. But every time we go
there she just puts out tons of food for us to eat. Even if we aren’t hungry . . . She still
makes us eat. Hahaha. She is super ready for Baptism and probably
this week. We are going to Maceió
for Transfers tomorrow (Elder Scofield and I stayed here BTW =)), so we are
gonna get a for sure answer from her on Wednesday =)
transfer FLEW BY!!!!!! No one lied when
they said that the second year passes faster than the first! I LOVE YOU ALL!!!! Be good, be safe, write me lots =)