Monday, February 10, 2014

February 10, 2014

FAMILY!!!  This week was a great one!  We worked a ton and had some great experiences!  We went to Floripa on Monday and Tuesday for a meeting with president!  It went really well and was good to see some of the other missionaries!  Also, I talked to President about my date going home.  He said he would check on it for me.  I just checked his email and he said that the system will allow me to go home August 6th!!!  So looks like everything worked out in the end :)

We are teaching this girl named Ketney, her sister Larissa and Larissa's boyfriend Jadeil.  They are all super cool.  Ketney said that she feels like she has recieved an answer, but didnt come to church on Sunday.  However, Larissa and Jadeil both came to church and I think that they enjoyed it!  We will return to visit them this week.

On saturday we visited a member reference.  The mom is named Tanha, and her two daughters Maria and Jessica.  We got there and tanha is going through some difficulties because her son has been in jail for 4 months now.  She is having a rough time with it.  We taught them about Joseph and the Restoration of the gospel and they loved it.  The spirit was so strong during the whole lesson.  At the end, we invited them to pray about the message, and when they recieve an answer, to be baptized.  They accepted the invite with ease.  The crappy part is that they didnt go to church.  I am not sure what happend, but we will go visit them again this week.

We visited Cassiano and taught him the first lesson.  He is a good kid and has tons of questions which is great for a missionary.  He accepted to read the BOM, pray about it, and when he recieves an answer, to be baptized.  He didnt come to church either which was weird.  We will see what happened.  It is tought bringing people to church, even after having great lessons with them.

I love you all and hope that you have a great week!!!

Elder Howard

Monday, February 3, 2014

February 3, 2014

FAMILY!!!  How are you all doin??  I miss you all like crazy!!!  This week was a good one and a busy one.  Tereza is doing great and has truly changed so much.  She takes us to visit less active members and investigators.  She is great!  On sunday, her son Alex who is the second counselor in the bishopric, bore his testimony.  At the end he said he was so grateful that his mom was back in the church.  He then said that he wished that me and Maldonado could stay in Lages forever as missionaries! haha it was good to hear that.

We started our English class and it went well! haha there were only 4 people that came, but it was still a lot of fun!  Three members came and also a non member named Cassiano.  We taught him about the BOM and he came to church yesterday!  That was pretty cool.  He had tons of questions in the gospel principles class and we will go back to visit him this week.

We are also working with more less actives and investigators.  We are going to try to find new people to teach this week.  That will be our goal!  Tonight we are headin to Floripa again for the meeting with the Zone Leaders and Pres.  It should be good!

I love you all and hope that you have a great week!!!

Elder Howard