Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Piano?? Who me?

As we talked on Sunday I don't have much to report. And as usual I'm terrible at taking pictures on a regular basis. I'll be sure to send home the piano piece we did though. The first part I'm the top hands and the second part I'm the bottom hands. Yesterday was pretty fun though. We spent a good 8 hours moving someone from house to house. It was Kevin's cousin actually. It was a ton of fun passing the day with Brazilians. Helps a ton to learn. Sorry I don't have much to say! Love you so much! Thanks for everything

Note from Mom: Sorry I don't know how to add an MP3 file to Blogger.

Monday, December 19, 2016

So excited!

I'm SO excited to be back in the branch! I love these people so much! Sadly Caliane is moving back to brazil in January :( but that's ok, cause we're gonna take a trip to Brasil in May for her sealing :) haha And then we'll go again for Andrew and Ingrid's sealing in September. My new companion is from Mesa, Arizona and he is of Mexican descent. So, right now it's a lot of spanish and portuguese being mixed. But he's trying super hard. And I'm praying for help cause I am STRESSED. My portuguese is coming back yeah. Conversation and joking around I'm pretty good at. Teaching though? Yikes, it's been a while. It'll take some time. Sounds like your week was as crazy as mine though. We were running around because of Christmas parties and sealings and trying to get to know some of the investigators and junk. So it's been nuts. AS of right now though we don't have any super solid investigators we are working, but we saw some prayers answered yesterday and we have a bunch of cool people to try this week. I'm pleading with the Lord to help us out. It's gonna be an interesting two transfers here. I'm excited to finish strong though. I love you tons! I'll send some great pictures from the temple! 

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The Last Transfer!

I am so sorry that I have NO time today. I made a good recording for you and I'll send out some pictures. The good news is that I'M GOING HOME TO BOCA RIO EAST!!!!! I'll be spending the last two transfers of my mission in Boca Rio and training a new missionary. Aboslutely nuts. I'm glad that everything so far has turned out the way it has! I will be talking with Jamie Gange our investigator and giving her your info so we can spend a day up here with them when you come to pick me up. She will be getting baptized soon so of course I'm sad to leave before her baptism. But I'll give her your phone number and email. Also, what's the schedule looking like for when you pick me up? I'd like to start making other plans for that. I really want to go find Elder Travis Alexis and have you guys meet him because he's the greatest! I love that family a ton. Anyways, I love you all so much! Have a good week!

Monday, December 5, 2016


The Christmas devotional was fantastic. We got to watch it at a members home this year and it was so great to have a big ward family there and the spirit was super strong too. I loved it. We have a Christmas party this week, but I'm going to the temple with Andrew, Ingrid, and Caliane that day instead. So I'm a little bummed, but it's worth it. This week for us was weird though. I feel truly humbled by this area I'm in. I love the members and the work we've done. But we are struggling to even find people who will let us pray with them at their front doors. I think this is exactly what I need. We did have a good week though. Sadly no one came to church, but we had some good trainings from the assistants and are preparing an awesome training for our zone tomorrow. I'm sorry I don't have much to say today, we don't have many people we are working with that make it exciting. This week I went out to this super sketchy place though. You should google it. It's called Belle Glade. And it's neighbor city is South Bay. Pretty much this is the hood of hoods in the middle of nowhere. The missionaries have to be home an hour early because if they're out too late they get shot at. It's nuts. At the beginning of the week we were knocking a ton of doors. So we knocked this one guys door and he said "come in". Naturally your instincts make you walk right into his home. So I did. I have never gotten such a weird look from somebody. I asked if he was talking to me and of course he said no as his wife walked in the back door. So I just said "I'm just gonna leave" and he said "yeah that'd be for the best." Talk about awkward! Next story! So twice this week we came home and our garage door was open, which is sketch cause we always shut it. So naturally we walked in there with a machete I have hidden in the garage and just went from room to room swinging a machete around hoping no one is there trying to kill us. Let me tell ya. Florida is a sketchy place. That's all I got from this week. Love you all and thank you for everything! Oh, I was thinking for Christmas, we always love gift cards. Super simple. To places like Walmart or costco or simple places. And Sister Seipert told me how awesome you are (which of course I already knew). Love you tons! I hope your week is good! 

Friday, December 2, 2016