Wednesday, May 29, 2013

May 27, 2013

FAMILY!!!!  How are you all doin??  I cant believe Austins team made it to the finals!!!  I am so proud of him!  He made it farther than I ever did! haha.  This week was a lot better.  We are trying to find more people to teach, which is tough, but we have found some great families who are interested in hearing our message.

We taught Selmira and her family this week.  We read a little in the BOM with them and also it was Juliannas birthday this week so they had a surprise party for her and invited us.  It was a lot of fun.  They are a great family!  We have talked to them about baptism and we are planning it for 22nd of June to work around Selmiras work schedule and also to take care of everything with the Word of Wisdom.  Selmira didnt make it to church yesterdy but Julianna and Karina (her daughters) both came which was really cool!  We will meet with them again this week.

We also taught Preta and her family.  We taught them the Plan of Salvation.  We had Carvalho and Lima teach it so they could have good practice cuz they are both new on the mission.  They taught it really well and then I stepped in when they were talking about the Celestial Kingdom.  I had everyone close their eyes and think of the people that they want to live with for eternity.  We all sat there for a minute with our eyes closed.  The spirit came and was really strong.  I had everyone open their eyes and I bore my testimony about eternal families.  There was such a great spirit in the room.  It was a great lesson!  Sunday rolled around and Preta and her two daughters came to church.  We will visit them again this week.

We met some new people this week who we marked to visit.  Also, I am starting another English class here so be ready for some more pranks on my students ;) haha.  I am excited to start it up.  It will be Wednesday and Saturday every week at the chapel.

I love you all and hope that you have a great week!  Tell Morg that I love her too!  I will talk to you guys on Monday.

Elder Howard

May 20, 2013

FAMILY!!!!  How the heck are you all doin??  Congrats on the two wins Austin!!!  Thanks for getting some revenge on Alta for me :)  

This week was an alright one.  I got sick with a cold so that sucked!  But we have met some awesome families here in Biguacu that we are teaching.  We made this lady named Selmira and she has three kids: Julianna, Karina and Rafael.  They are a super cute family and we have a lot of fun with them!  We have taught them a few lessons and Julianna and Karina accepted baptism on June 1st and Selmira accepted baptism on June 22nd (Austins Birthday) cuz of her work schedule.  I hope that everything goes as planned.  They came to church yesterday and I think that they enjoyed it.  They are such a great family!  We will teach them again this week about the commandments.

We also met another family.  The moms name is Preta and she has four kids.  We have taught them a few times, but when Sunday rolled around they didnt show up to church.  We went and visited them after church and told them that we missed them and everything.  I am hopin that this next week they will come to church.

This week wasnt too exciting of one cuz I went to the doctor and felt sick and stuff.  But I am starting to get over it and I am excited for this week.  My professor from the MTC came to visit our Branch President this week.  It was so cool to see him again.  We are going to have a family night with them tonight!!

I love you all and I hope you have a great week!!!  Tell Morg that I love her too!  Aust, good luck on your games this week!!!  Win state!!!!

Elder Howard