Tuesday, August 22, 2017

August 21st, 2017

Hey all! 
So this is gonna be a quick one!
We have zone conference this week so we are preparing a ton of stuff for that! 
Hope it all goes over well! 
Our zone is a lot bigger now which is fun! 
This week we found an awesome new family with 8 kids! They are super prepared to hear the gospel and I hope we will be able to help them to baptism!!
We are loving it here in Ala 5! 
Time is flying by!
Also my camera went nuts today and it's not letting me send any pics so sorry no pics today!
Next week will be better! Love you all! The church is true! 

Friday, August 18, 2017

August 14th, 2017

     I bet you all have a whole seat but are only using the edge of it cause you're so excited to know if  I was transferred or not!  Well turns out I am staying here in Ala 5 with Elder Graças another transfer. 
     Our zone grabbed another stake of missionaries now so  it got a lot bigger which will be pretty exciting. Our zone is the Portão Boqueirão zone. We are the zone of the mission office.

     This week was pretty good. We did lots of finding and have some pretty awesome people to teach.
We are teaching this couple: Baselais and Jacyara. Baselais is from Haiti and he is way awesome. They went to church with us this week and are actually super ready for baptism.

     We are teaching this other lady, Maria who is from the northeast of Brazil and they are way receptive there. We knocked her door and she answered and was like enter enter what do you guys wanna talk about. She has the coolest accent ever and she freaking rocks. We are way excited for her.

     Also this week I hit my one year mark! I celebrated eating these mini pizza things that are the bomb and mini churros all by myself because everybody here is sick because it got way cold one day and then was like 100 degrees the next day and people here aren't used to that so all of the elders in the house were sick but Connecticut weather is always nuts so I was all healthy haha.  I can't believe time is flying so fast. Well at least it's flying by for me hahaha 
I feel like I got here last month!

     The work is going really well and we are teaching a lot now which makes the time pass even faster.
love you all!
pics:



plates for the taurus (jk)

district pics 

happy 1 year to me

Monday, August 7, 2017

August 11th 2017

Hey all! 

     This week was another great week full of lots of miracles!
So this week we had our transfer meeting with all of the zone leaders which is always fun and interesting. Got to catch up a little with the crew.

    President has been talking a lot about faith and following the guidance of the spirit so we have been trying like crazy to apply all of that in our areas and let me tell you president is an inspired man cause we are seeing miracles left and right here!

     On Friday we were knocking doors and it was going pretty well but we stopped to head to our appointment. We were walking down the street when this guy passed us by on a bike and I was like we need to talk to him so I jumped in front of his bike and pretty sure I scared him but it's all good cause we planned to meet him and his family on Saturday morning. We stopped by and turns out he is from Haiti but married a Brazilian girl and they have 2 little kids. They are way awesome and went to church with us on Sunday! We stopped by their house Sunday morning at 8:30 and they were all out in the front all dressed up and ready to go!
When we got to church there was another guy waiting there saying he felt like he needed to go to this church. He's from Paraguay. He is working here in Brazil trying to bring his wife and 3 kids here to Brazil! He rocks and is way excited!

     I love this work and I love the book of Mormon! 
Follow President Monsons advice and read the book of Mormon every day!

This week is transfer week!

pics: 
candids with prez lol 
the crew. 


Friday, August 4, 2017

August 1st, 2017

     So this week was another jammmed pack week of adventures and such!
Rosa´s baptism went way well! She was so happy and a 70 was visiting at her confirmation and she thought that was way special and it was so funny. She's a funny lady
Rosa went into hiding this whole week and we were worried her baptism was gonna fall through but she showed up again on Friday so we marked her interview and the baptism went well in the end. 

     We went to the temple today which is always way great. We had to get up a little earlier to catch the bus and all but it was a great day and I love the temple! 

     This week wasn't all that exciting.
We are doing a lot of walking and knocking doors trying to find the most efficient way to work here in the area but the transfer is almost over! We have our Zone Leader meeting this week and then next week is already the last week of the transfer!


     At the temple Elder Ah Puck (from Hawaii) snagged a pic and we weren't even posing or expecting it but it turned out to be a pic that looks way posed and patriotic so we got way stoked wooo go Brazil 

other temple pics 


love y'all​

July 24th, 2017

     Hey all! 
     Another great week here in the new ward! 

     So this week we had a lot of progress with our investigators. 
Rosa is super excited for her baptism this Saturday and if all goes well this week she will be baptized! She tells everybody that talks to her that she is gonna be baptized in the church of Jesus Christ! She rocks and we are way excited for her. 

     We have a couple other investigators progressing towards baptism. We are teaching Rosa´s grandson who also wants to be baptized but we are waiting a little bit cause we want to help the whole family progress together.

     This week I went on splits with my filho Elder Araújo! it was  fun to catch up with him and we had a super great day of work together! But everything seems to fall through on splits, luckily our appointments didn't fall through but our lunch appointment did so we ended up making hamburgers at home hahaha 

     At night we were walking and this huge flock of birds passed by chirping and all and this guy that may or may not have been a little drunk walked up to us and said
guy: " wow did you guys understand what they said? "
Araújo:  "only caught a little bit, did you?"
guy: " they were sent to tell us that the three of us were brothers before this life"
(but we were with our ward mission leader so there were actually 4 of us)
araújo: " well there are four of us here so someones out of the loop and that's a little awkward"
guy: " maybe I understood wrong because they were speaking another language"......
...... it continued and the ward mission leader and I were dying laughing cause Elder Araújo is like the funniest person I know. 

We also had our zone conference this week which was a super success!







July 17, 2017

     Hey! This week was way good! 

     We are starting to get a pretty good teaching group here and are seeing miracles left and right! This week we picked up some new investigators. 
Rosa is awesome, shes our newest investigator, shes 73 years old and has a baptismal date for July 29th and shes pumped. This week we brought her to our ward party and she sat there smiling the whole time. When the bishop asked her if she was excited for church on Sunday she said "Bishop, I'm excited for my baptism on July 29th!" So we are pumped for her! She has a parrot and we found her because one day when we were passing by she was fighting with her parrot telling him to eat and her parrot was swearing at her so we took the opportunity to teach her about the restored gospel.

     Our next investigator is João. He is 12 and the rest of his family was baptized recently but him and his mom moved here recently so we are teaching them. 

     This week we have our zone conference and we are in charge so it's been a lot of work but it's a lot of fun! We are loving it up here in Ala V and time is flying by! 

     Also this week we were on a super packed bus and it broke down so we all had to unload into these glass tubes where the next bus was gonna pick us up. It was like 600 people in a 20 square foot tub but we took advantage of the opportunity to take some district pics.
 
     Hope you all have an awesome week! 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

July 10th,2017

     Hey all! 

     So this week was quite the adventure. We are slowly but surely getting our feet on the ground here in Ala 5.
The work here is a lot different than my area. We are in a pretty wealthy and industrial area so knocking doors is basically asking for a miracle but luckily the members here are the bomb.com and are helping us out a ton. I think I got more referrals this week than my whole mission together 

     This week was a lot of walking and trying to get to know the area. Our area is pretty big.
We were walking with our investigator and this dog comes running up behind her and ripped her purse out of her hand and just booked it up the street and we were all dying laughing cause it was completely out of nowhere but other than that nothing too funny or exciting went on this week but I'm sure the weeks to come will have more stories!

     Also big ol shoutout to all the peeps at the Hill Cumorah Pageant! Everybody go watch it cause the Book of Mormon rocks, the people rock, and the salt potatoes are out of this world! 


love you all
 
pics: meeting with the crew

our bishop bought us pizza on the first day here. woo go bishop

Thursday, July 6, 2017

July 3rd, 2017

HEY so this week was nuts and definitely quite the trial in the mish ,but we are all good now.

 I got transferred to Boqueirão in a new ward called Ala 5 with my new comp Elder Graças. We are opening the area here which will be quite the task but the ward is excited so I'm sure it'll be great!

 I'm serving as zone leader and district leader here now which is lots to do but out zone here is way tiny so it will be fun.

 Also the biggest news is that Elder Araujo my filho is here in the zone in the area next to me which I am way excited about! This last week we had Luzia and her families baptisms but I don't have any pics with me right  to send! 

This week we also had the meeting with all of the zone leaders so I got to see Elder Nydegger and Herlin again,the mtc trio was reunited

 Life is going great here in the new area.  I have no idea where I am right now but that's just all part of the adventure! 


We had transfers today so I have like no time to email but next week it'll be better!

June 26th, 2017

Well first things first CONGRATS to my big sis who got married this week! u rock Fras!
So this week was way nuts but way good! 

We had Alex´s baptism which went way well and we are excited for him but our weekend was super crazy. 
So we had some baptismal interviews to do in Mafra which is a branch in our zone that's way far away. It's in another state; Santa Catarina which is always interesting. 
We had to get up way early on Friday to get the bus to the center of Curitiba where there is the big bus station of all of the special buses. We bought our bus pass to Mafra. It's about 4 hours of bus ride from our area to Mafra but we made it all in one piece except Elder R. Santos almost threw up but all is well now. 

Our little mission phone only calls people inside the state so we got there a little lost and tried to call the assistants but I accidentally called this guy who was a little mad cause his name was not Elder J. Santos. We eventually made our way to the missionaries house and headed right to the chapel for the interviews. 

After, because the bus ride is so long we decided to stay there and go on splits with the elders there. The area is way nice and huge. its a super pretty city. We had a great day but got home way hungry so we called for a pizza that we are still waiting on. that's sick. 
We then had to get up on Saturday at 4 am to get the bus back to Curitiba because we had a service project that our recent convert planned like a month ago and we had some other appointments as well so we got back at like 9 am and headed straight to the service project. We helped him put some solar panels on his house which was fun and quite interesting but all went well there. 

After we had 15 minutes to make it to our lunch appointment that was at least 30 minutes away so we made some cuts through the woods to see if it would be any faster and it was going all well until we made it to this little river. There wasn't any way to turn back so we tried to make this little bridge but in the end 
I ended up soaking my shoes but it's all part of the adventure right?
We ended up making it to lunch 2 minutes early so yeah it was totally worth it. we killed it. 

 This is the last week of the transfer so I guess we will see next Monday where I'll be or if I'll stay here in j
Jardim do sol! 

This week our ward has 8 baptisms, a big family that's super excited so we are very excited for them!!
Love you all!
The computer isn't letting me send pics but I'll try a little later

June 19th, 2017



Hey all hope you all had a great week!                    Renewing the visas with the crew 

This week was pretty crazy and this next week is going to be even crazier!
 
So the week started off traveling cause we were visiting other districts to see how the zone is doing. We gave some training and had a good time. We had planned to go on splits with these missionaries that live pretty far away so we woke up way early to head out and when we got there they were both throwing up and super sick so we basically just turned around and headed back home super tired which kinda sucked. This week everybody got sick in the zone. We all got these flu shots and I think there was something a little fishy going on there because everybody got sick on the same day so one Wednesday Elder R. Santos and I stayed home basically all day with a fever 103 which was just awesome. To top it all off, our shower broke cause here they use these electric heaters to heat the water and sometimes the water shocks your head if you're lucky but it almost caught fire this week so we were without a shower for a little but we got it all back up and running quick.

We went on splits two times this week, on the second split on Thursday I was still dying but we already planned out the split so I went and maybe that wasn't the best idea but hey blessings. 

This week was also a first cause on Saturday night we left our last appointment and we were headed home on this road that's a little sketchy and we were like 2 minutes from our house when all of the sudden this guy on a bike rides in front of us, drops his bike and starts screaming at us to give him everything we have, he was really short and small but he had a knife and was pretty riled up so we were like we don't have anything of value just pass-along cards and a message that will change your life forever but he didn't really go for it so he snagged our old mission cell phone and then he asked me for my watch, but I said no and he ran away. We thought the situation was way funny cause he rode up on a bike that didn't have brakes and had to stop himself skidding in his flip flops. All is well and nobody was hurt. Happens to everyone here I just happened to go a year without anybody breaking my streak! 

This week we are headed to Santa Catarina again for some baptismal interviews and on Saturday we have Alexs baptism!!!
Also huge shout-out to my big sis Fras who is gonna get married this week!
Kill it sis! 

Pics: 

District pics

June 12th, 2017

SO This week was another super great week here! We are seeing miracles each and every day and we are just killin it here in Jardim do Sol.

On Tuesday we had splits with the assistants and it was basically the end of the world. We started the split and like 20 minutes after the biggest thunder storm I have ever seen started we were walking on this road in the middle of nowhere headed to our next appointment and we were just 200% drenched which was way awesome. Thunder and lightening was striking all around us and then all of our appointments were falling through. But in the end we learned a lot and had a good time and now Elder Fuzaro is sick but happens to the best of us!

Funny story of the week: So we were knocking doors and there was this one old guy working on his car and we were like hmm should we talk to him I feel like he is just gonna get mad but we decided to just go for it. He got up way quick and runs inside his house saying he ha something for us. So we are just there like what it is happening. He comes back with this Tupperware of these fried cinnamon things, give it to us and goes back to work on his car and we were all confused thinking he just gave us food to shut us up so after we asked if we could share a message and he said no so we asked if we could just say a prayer with him and he was all for it so we talked a little, his name is Dyto, and he just started ranting about how he thinks all churches are just in it for the money and we said a prayer, talked a little about prophets and left. He told us to come back the next day.  
On the next day he said he wants to be baptized and wants to go to church so on Sunday morning Dyto picked us up in his big ol Volkswagen van and we headed to church together preparing for his baptism on July 1st!
We also had a ward party this week cause fall is starting here so we ate lots of traditional foods and such,twas a hoot .
Yesterday there was a huge stake activity with the 70 presidency here about missionary work with all of the youth. It was way great and three youth opened their calls. I love this work and I wouldn't trade this time for anything! 
The gospel is true and families can be forever!

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All of the youth





June 5th, 2017

Hey everyoneeee this week was way crazy! 

So to start off, last p-day right after we got off email we were headed to our favorite supermarket when all of the sudden this car was pushed off the road by a big swat truck. Then like 15 officers sprinted out of this truck with huge military guns and threw these 4 guys on the ground and started screaming at them. Elder R. Santos and I were passing by way confused and this is all happening in the middle of the only big road that exists so there were hundred of people there watching. 

On Tuesday we had to travel for some baptismal interviews which was pretty crazy cause we had to be back in our area quick for some appointments. 

On Wednesday was zone conference and we were in charge of everything so it was a lot of preparations but it went over well. We talked about planning and goal setting and took some pics, had some birthday celebrations and had lots of fun!!!

This week we found an awesome new family that is way prepared for the gospel and we are super excited to see how that goes! 

This next week is gonna be a little hectic as well because we have a couple splits planned and we are also gonna be on splits with the assistants which is always a good time! 

This week was also a little slow because of some huge soccer games this week and the entire country stops for these games so its pretty impossible to find anyone during these times!

This Saturday we are gonna have a ward activity that they have every June. Here in Parana there is a nut sort of thing called Pinhão that everybody eats during this time of year. It only grows here in Parana so we are eating tons of that! 

Just living it up! love you all 

birthday festivities 


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Elder J Santos and e
Elder Reid part 3 ft Elder Fuzaro 
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Saturday, June 3, 2017

May 29th, 2017



     HEY so once again, another killer week here in Jardim do Sol. Thanks to everyone for all of the birthday wishes! It was a great day and week! The ward had a cake activity and I don't think I have ever eaten so much cake in my life. We got 14 cakes on Friday so that was pretty sick, but so was I (pretty sick) after all of that! 

    So this was a way killer week. So on Tuesday literally each and every one of our appointments fell through so that was way sick. We decided to knock doors on this big street that we haven't ever knocked before cause all the houses are huge there and usually everybody is working and usually don't want anything to do with us but we decided to knock there anyways. Oh and also it was like 8 pm and usually nobody ever accepts us so basically all of the odds were against us but we had lots of faith so we went for it.
 
     We have literally never taught so many lessons since Elder R. Santos got here. We got in every door we knocked and found 3 incredible new families! Even better is they all have cars so finding a ride for them to go to church won't be a problem cause they live a little far away from the church. One family we taught (parents and two kids) were way excited and the son said in the closing prayer "Thank you for bringing these two guys that showed us the true church" and said he wants to be baptized as soon as possible! His name is João Pedro and he rocks!

     Anyways this week was full of lots of new investigators and lots of cake which makes for an A+ of a week! 
Hope you are all having an awesome Memorial day weekend 

Pics:
Avocado everything  


Cakeee

Monday, May 22, 2017

May 22, 2017



     HEY so this week was transfers! Can't believe anther transfer has already passed by! SO this transfer I am staying here in Jardim do Sol with Elder R. Santos which is what I was really hoping because we have some awesome investigators with baptismal dates and I didn't wanna miss out on them! 

     This week was actually crazy filled with some pretty funny stories.
So on Tuesday we were eating lunch in our favorite restaurant here and all of the sudden this guy just sprints out of the restaurant screaming. We looked out the window (and what did I see!) I wish it was popcorn popping but it was these two guys robbing these boxes from  a big truck and throwing them in their car. The owner of the truck tried to stop them but the road was super packed and busy and the guys hopped in the car and drove away almost causing a huge accident. It was nuts and we felt way bad. After lunch we went out and passed by the truck to see what it was they robbed and it was a chocolate delivery truck... They robbed like 6 boxes of oreos and Hershey bars hahaha we thought that was way funny cause I don't know who would go to all that effort and risk to rob like 20 packages of oreos but I've come to see that you just see everything here so yeah just another day in the life!

     On Friday we were walking in the street and this guy starts running after us stumbling all over the place cause he was way drunk and he grabs Elder R. Santos, looks at him and screams "Just so you know, I AM A PROPHET and I have something to prophesy to you; The girl you love, doesn´t love you but loves your best friend" I was dying laughing and everybody in the street was laughing way hard too and Elder R. Santos was way confused. After a little while of him repeating this over and over we finally escaped and I continued to laugh all day.

     This week was way good. We started knocking doors in a new area that nobody has ever been and we are finding tons of new investigators which has been awesome! 
Life here is rocking! Super excited for this week especially cause my birthday is on Friday and the ward here is making cakes cause they all rock!

     Love you all! 
Pic: Elder Nascimentos birthday fest (cause his birthday was on Saturday

May 15, 2017



     HEY   So this week was great and mothers day rocked as well! So great to hear from the fam! 

     So this week was way jam packed with a lot of cool things so this email will be a little bit better! 
So on Tuesday we went to the temple with Rejane which was way cool. She liked it lots and we had a really spiritual experience minus the fact that the temple was closed this week for maintenance and nobody told us that so they didn't even let us get close but we still got to see it and all! 

     So there was a new branch added to our zone here that is way far away and actually is part Parana and part Santa Catarina so we went on splits with them this week which was quite the adventure because it was like a 5 hour bus ride adventure. We got to Mafra which is this way small town and when we got off the bus we were in the midle of nowhere, Elder R. Santos turns and looks at the bus driver and asked him "so are we in Mafra?" and the guy just started laughing way hard and I was like well it's a little too late to ask that now! But turns out we were in the right place. The town is way cool and we had a lot of great experiences! I was with Elder Zanini and we were walking around trying to find this less actives house for quite a while so I decided to just knock on this random door. We knock and this 27 year old guy walks out and was like sure I guess you can share message so we start teaching the restoration and all and he was pretty uninterested. In the end I invited him to pray to know if Joseph Smith was a prophet and he looked at me and said "No" and I was like...." what"? and then he just started crying and said " this is what I have been waiting for my whole life. I know this is true I know you guys were sent from God." So yeah these are the miracles that we get  to see here!!

     After we hopped on the bus and headed home. Every time you try to get off the bus it's a struggle because there are always 20000 people waiting to get on. I stood up to get off the bus and my shirt caught on the chair and ripped my shirt pocket off and then slammed my head on the ceiling cause the busses are really short. Meanwhile everybody waiting to get on the bus was laughing at me
Bus: 1
Elder Reid: 0 
We found some avocado trees this week and the avocados here are huge!
Hope you all had an awesome week! happy mothers day! 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

May 8th, 2017

Hey all!!
     So this week was pretty normal so this email is gonna be pretty boring haha sorry.
So Our investigator is progressing super well! She is super excited for baptism on May 20th. One of the pictures attached is of our Family home Evening with a family in the ward except half the family isn't in the pic hahaha 

     Also sneak peak of Elder Dias cutting Elder Nascimentos hair which looked like it was gonna go way wrong but in the end all went well. #VaiCorinthians 

     This week I was studying a lot about Joseph Smith and the prophets of the church and learned a whole lot about the attribute of virtue.

     This week I went on splits with Elder S. Rocha. His area is a lot of farmland which was way fun until 2 am when all the roosters started going crazy and I did too.
Elder Reid: 0
Roosters: 1 

This week we are going to the temple with Rejane and have lots of meetings and such planned so it'll be a little more interesting! 





Tuesday, May 9, 2017

May 1st, 2017

HEY
     So this week was nothing but the best! 
I'm just gonna jump right into it, sooooo fall is starting up here which is like the biggest blessing ever cause it's not hot as heck here every day anymore. Still short sleeve weather and all but now its ok! 

     So only in Parana there is this nut thing called Pinhão that's way good. It grows on this tree that only grows here in Parana so every house we go to we eat a ton. It's like cashew kinda but tastes like potato. Not really sure how to describe it.
     Also another huge thing here is avocado for dessert. Everyone loves avocado with sugar. When I first heard it I thought it was pretty nasty and told everybody that avocado is meant to be eaten with salt but they looked at me as if I was crazyyyy so I decided to try it out. 
New favorite dessert: avocado with lime and sugar !
Turns out its actually way good and now I can't stop! Don't judge it till ya try it!

     Yesterday was Curitiba vs Atletico soccer game and their stadium is here in my area so literally every living soul was watching which made for the worst day of work hahaha Brazillians love their soccer. 

     Funny story of the week: 
We were walking home the other night and this drunk guy started chasing after me screaming AMERICAN AMERICAN so  stopped to talk to him. He starts telling me all about how his body is a temple and how he should stop drinking and take more care of himself and a long time ago he studied about Joseph Smith and started telling us all about how great of a guy he must've been. 
Usually people say it the other way around but two thumbs up for this guy that put a smile on our faces at the end of the day.

     Life here is great still! Rejane is super solid. She is loving the church and is already bffs with the whole ward. Shes getting ready for baptism on may 13th and is way excited!
I love this work!

     We had a a zone conference with Elder Aidukaitis of the 70 this week which was way great. He taught us lots about planning!

Pics:
Elder R Santos Elder J Santos and Elder Fuzaro
My zone (Jardim do sol) and Guarapuava zone


April 24th, 2017



Hey world whats up!? 

     So another killer week here in Jardim do Sol! Even better because our investigator was baptized this week! The baptism was way awesome and just a tad unorganized cause Saturday was a holiday here so everybody was travelling which made for a little bit of craziness trying to organize everything but in the end deu certo! 
Baptism rocks and we got 7 other people that are progressing towards their baptism dates here soon so we are super stoked about that! 

     The craziness starts again this week in the zone because there were a ton of changes here after transfers so everyone is getting settled into their new areas and such. We are planning out all of the splits and special dates of the transfer. It's jammed packed so that's always lit.
     This week I went on splits with Elder Bryan from Utah. It was a great time; found lots of great people and had lots of laughs so it was a #success!

     This week we have a zone conference with the area 70 so that's gonna be way fun as always. Zone conferences rock and always great to see the crew! 

I love this work! I have absolutely no doubt that this is the Lords work and that his church is here! The gospel is true! 


Splits with Elder Bryan

 BAPTISM

April 17th 2017

Yo yo yo!!!
     So this week was transfers! But like I thought and wanted, I am staying in Jardim do Sol but Elder Rodriguez got transferred so I am now with the new comp, Elder R. Santos. We were in the same district back in the days of Vila Aurora. He rocks and we are gonna kill it this transfer!

     This week was great.  Our investigator, is progressing super well and if all goes well will be baptized this Saturday! I am super stoked for him. He rocks, has a great testimony and is just killin it all around. 

     We have lots of other investigators progressing towards baptism. A couple weeks ago we got a reference from Salt Lake of this lady but the problem was that the road they gave us doesn't exist on our map and our area is huge so after like a week of walking and asking where this street is, we found her! She is super awesome. She's had a little bit of a rough life but all of it led her to wanting to be baptized so she did her online studies and decided that the most true church was the Mormon church so she asked us to pass by. She rocks and has a super strong baptismal date for may 13th so we are stoked about that.

     Another investigator is a girl who is the 15 year old daughter of our recent convert! She rocks and wants to be baptized but is a little bit worried because of some difficulties in her life so we are working with her and here in a little she will be baptized as well! 

     This area rocks and I am just loving the work!
I'm so grateful for the opportunity to lead and serve in this mission!
Love this place!

Pics The district

The new comp!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

April 10th, 2017

WOWEE this week was sooooo crazy I don't know where to start!

So..... This week was full of lots of different things and we didn't even really get to work in our area much but time is just flyinnnnn byyyy.

So last Monday we had an awesome Family home evening with a family of recent converts which was super killer and we played lots of games and ate lots of food so that always makes for an A+ day.

Tuesday we went on splits with the assistants which was super lit cause it was a day full of Elder Rafael which was fun cause he is headed home on Monday so it was one of the last times I'll talk to him for a while which was way sad but the Rafael-Reid Legacy isn't over yet!

Wednesday we had a zone leader meeting with President all day long which was way fun. Always super great to see President and all the gang

Thursday was our one day in our area and it rained alllll dayyyyy longgg which sucked soooooo bad but whatcha gonna do #amirite?

Friday we got on the bus way early and headed out to the smallest little town in our zone called Quitandinha to go on splits with two elders in our zone which was super awesome. I love getting to know people and elders more so I love going on splits. We found some awesome new investigators and marked some baptism dates and was alll around a killer day!

Saturday we got special permission to bring an investigator that was having a little trouble progressing to the temple and had a SUPER spiritual lesson. She said she received her answer there and told us she now knows for sure that the church is true which was super great. This Saturday we have some baptisms planned. One awesome guy  that we found a couple weeks ago. He is always playing soccer at the church and went to alll the sessions of conference which was super sick! 

I'm loving the life here! Transfers are this next week and I'm pretty sure I'll stick around here put I guess we will see!!!

Funny story of the week: The other day we were walking home at 9:30 and this guy starts screaming "I wanna Jesus Picture" and he was super drunk and we were hesitant to stop. The guy walks up to us and was like give me your daily advice and Elder Rodriguez just starts teaching the word of wisdom in the middle of the street and telling this guy to stop drinking and he was liking it and then in the end he got all ticked, pulled a witches hat out of his pocket, puts it on and walks away.


Pics: cake after a day of rain
a cross in the middle of nowhere






We found this awesome park after walking on this dirt road for two hours trying to find a reference 
dirt road
Goiabaaaaaaaa 
WE FOUND WALMART