Monday, March 31, 2014

March 31, 2014

FAMILY!!!  How are you all doin??  I got way excited to see that you guys bought the tickets to come to Brasil!  We will have a blast!!!  This week was a good one.  I didnt something today for the first time on my mission.  We are working on a project with Alex to help out all the families here in Lages.  It is a project to get a happier family with three nights of trainings.  Today we went to 4 radio stations and talked about the project! hahah I got to talk on one of them!  I was so nervous but it went great!  Attached has a photo, you guys will like it! hahah

This week we made a bunch of invites for General Conference and went to the center of Lages to pass them out.  We talked to a ton of people there.  I am so stoked for conference!!  You all better watch it ;)

We did a division in Curitibanos.  It was a great time.  I spent the whole day with Elder Naugle who was my comp in the CTM! hahah how crazy is that??  It was a great time.  We visited some awesome families and had a blast.  It is cool to go back and visit areas that I have already served in.

We are still trying to find people to teach.  Its the toughest thing.  We found a bunch of less actives tho so that was really good.  Also this new project with Alex will bring in tons of references.  It will be dope!

I love you all and hope that you have a great week.  Congrats Aust for the wins and go out and beat Copper Hills and Brighton!!  LOVE YOU ALL!!

Elder Howard

Monday, March 24, 2014

March 24, 2014

FAMILY!!!  This week was a great one but was super busy.  One of the most tiring weeks on my mission! haha.  We spent this week helping a lot of missionaries in our zone.  On wednesday we took a van with 14 missionaries on a 3 hour drive to Criciuma for a conference with President.  It was a great trip and the conference was great even tho we were dead from leaving home at 4 in the morning! haha.  I uploaded photos for you all to see.

We are also starting a project here with Alex.  He is a psychologist and has a great idea.  Starting next week, there will be three nights of talks given centered around the family.  We are going to print out 10,000 invites and pass them out to everyone.  It should work out great!

I went to Floripa this week as well on a division.  Elder Maia had a doctors appointment there.  I love Floripa!  You guys will absolutely love it there.

Super hectic week, this week will be more normal.  I love you all and hope that you have a fantastic week!!!  Aust, keep killin it out on the field and good luck against ALTA.  Kick their butt for me :)

Elder Howard

Monday, March 17, 2014

March 17, 2014

FAMILY!!!  How are you all doin??  I loved the pics from Austins dance.  Him and his date looked fantastic together!!  Such a little stud!  Things here are going good.  I am absolutely exhausted, but I have been for a year and 6 months now! haha.  My new comp got here.  He is from Rio de Janeiro and his name is Elder Pereira.  He speaks fantastic english so we have a good time together.

This week we went to Floripa and had a meeting with president and the other zone leaders.  It was a blast and we heard a great message about the armor of god.  I liked it a lot!  This week we have another conference with pres and about 30 missionaries.  It will be in Criciuma, about 4 hours from Lages.  So dope!  We will take a van with all the missionaries.

We met tons of people this week and are trying to find new people to teach.  Brother Geovane went out with us all day saturday and took us to three different houses.  We were able to teach 3 families and it went great!  We were so grateful for his help.

Lots of appointments falling through, people not liking commitments, but it is all a part of the work! haha.  We willl do some contacts this week to find people who want to hear about the gospel.

I love you all and hope you have a great week!!  Austin, keep killin it on the field.  Beat Murray tomorrow and throw it in Andrews face for me ;) haha.  Love you all!

Eldrer Howard

Monday, March 10, 2014

March 10, 2014

No family email.

Today is transfer day. Landon will be staying in Lages and gets a new companion today. His name is Elder Pereira.

March 3, 2014

No family email.

February 24, 2014

FAMILY!!!!  Sounds like you all had a great and busy week!!  My week was a great one too.  Good experiences and a little bit of travelling.

This week, we did a division in Curitibanos.  I went all day with Elder Rodrigues who is from Brasilia.  It was a great day!  It was good going back to Curitibanos again.  I saw a bunch of people I met there almost a year ago.  It was a good experience!  We also did three more baptism interviews for them.  They are doing great there!

We did a division here in Lages with the elders here, and I spent all day with an argentinan named Elder Paiva.  We visited Zenita and Adrianna who went to churfch last week and it was a great experience!  They both prayed and recieved an answer that our message was true.  They told us how much they were blessed this last week in everything.  We taught them about the BOM and left it for them to read and pray about.  We will be headin back tomorrow.

We did a family night with Tereza and a less active named Kaue.  we taught about the atonement and about forgiveness.  The spirit was way strong and it was a great family night!  We still didnt get Kaue to church.  He is a great guy, we just need to get him to come to church on sundays!

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

Elder Howard

February 17, 2014

FAMILY!!!!  This week was a really good one with some great experiences and was topped off with a great sacrament meeting yesterday!  I gave a talk about us being children of a loving heavenly father.  Then Maldonado talked about the restoration of the gospel.  When he started talking about the first vision, I hopped on the piano and played quietly "Oh how lovely was the morning".  The spirit filled the room.  People crying and fillin that good old spirit!  DOPE experience!

We taught this cool family.  Antonio, Zenita, their daughter Adrianna and her daughter Carol.  We taught them the first lesson and tears filled Zenitas eyes as the spirit was strong.  We invited them to come to church and they all came except for Antonio.  We are going to go back this week and visit them.  If they recieve an answer that the church is true, they accepted baptism.

Maiara's friend Andreca went t church again this week, her second time.  We visited her on saturday, taught the first lesson and gave her a BOM.  She is the first counselors niece and is liking the church a lot.  We will go back this week and try to mark her baptism for next saturday.

Tereza is doing great.  She is helping the relief society a ton and is keeping the church clean.  Her son Alex is the missions pschologist and is awesome.  They help us so much, always feed us and always call us to make sure we are doing good.  You guys will love to meet them!

I love you all and hope that you have a great week!!!  Have a great time in Grand Canyon and take lots of pictures!!

Elder Howard