Wednesday, August 25, 2010

you guys survived it haha
wow it sounds like you guys were living like kings there! things are a little different in the amazon haha. it sounds like joâo is way rich!!! thats way awesome though. i bet it was great to just get away from everything and relax. i told the members where you guys were and they said those are two of the most beautiful places in brazil. i'm glad you guys had a great time. things are good here in manaus. it is almost september and they say september is the hottest month of the year here, so we will see how that goes haha. transfers are this week and one of us will leave but we dont know who, haha. we find out saturday. transfers are always interesting so we will see what goes on. i am kind of wanting to be tranfred but we are finding some really good people right now so, if not, it will be good too. we played soccer again today, haha. i made a goal so that was an improvement than last time haha. we have a baptizm and marriage on the 11 of september. we are way excited about it but one of us wont see it, haha. the members keep saying how your not gonna want me back cuz im getting darker, haha. its way funny. there are some awesome members here. and about the things for them. if you cant find the detergent ball its alright. the shoes are just converses just normal, sorry chucks is a nick name for them, haha. and i will see my companion every six weeks so you can send the shorts. if i get transfered too i can send the shoes with the elders that will be here but if its too much of a hasstle dont worry about it. they aren't a nessesity haha. but anywho i'm good here, just working hard and learning alot!!! i am almost through the book of mormon in portugues for the first time now. it is helping me speak alot better too. but i am loving the mission. i wouldnt trade this opportunity for anything. the things i am learning will stay with me forever. i got to run mom and dad. i love you guys and am glad you made it back safe and had a great time. i will talk to you next week love you guys

August 18, 2010

hey mom and dad
that is so crazy that you guys are in brazil!!! are you guys liking the food? is it rice and beans there everyday too?haha thats way awesome that you guys stayed in rio for a while. i want to go there one day, i hear it is pretty amazing there. how long were you guys there for? can you understand anyone?haha now you know how it was for me haha. things are all good here. i got my motorcycle magazine yesterday and i have already read it haha so you can send another in the next package haha. this week was good. we baptized bia and it was way awesome! she was so excited and we had alot of people there for the baptism. there is only two weeks left in this transfer so one of us will be leaving the area but we dont know who yet. other than that we are just workin our butts off in this heat. but we are loving it so thats all that counts haha. o the power went out for six hours here saturday night so you know what that meant, there was no sleeping for us haha. we went to church the next day zombies. we both fell asleep at lunch too it was way funny. we went home and slept alittle of it off though so that was good haha. so i got a couple of thing for you to send me. some of the members want some things from the US. haha. one wants a deterget ball for the washing machine. it is a ball you throw in the washing machine and you dont need to use detergent. they said an elder sent them one before. number two, haha, jorge asked me if you could send him a pair of chucks,the converse shoes. he said he will give the money to me if you can to pay for them. he wants them black and size 8 1/2 just the original chucks. and third my companion wants a pair of basketball shorts size large haha. so if you can let me know but if not its alright haha. i hope you guys are having a great time there, just be careful haha. and don't you worry about me here, but im glad you got to see a little glimpse of how im living here haha. love you guys and take care talk to you next week

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

hey mama
that's so crazy you are coming to brazil next week! you guys are gonna have a lot of fun. just be really careful especially in Rio. that place is pretty crazy! but you guys will be fine with jon there. and for the boy, bring him a cool pair of basketball shorts. and candy is always good too haha. i have no idea for the baby haha. thats razy about aunt danielle, thats way scary! i will be praying for her. just keep me updated. you guys think its hot there... hahahahahahahaha!!!!! o you lucky souls with 37 percent humidity. just imagine this, you get in the shower with cold water, get out, and in the time it takes you to dry off you are as wet as you were from your sweat haha. last night the power went out for three hours and you can't sleep when the power goes out cuz your bed turns into a swamp, haha. so from 3 to six this morning my companion and i were sitting out side of house trying to cool down haha. this week is different though. my companion is district leader and the first presidency is changing the teaching world wide, so all the leaders are at the mission home this week and i havee a different companion. it is a good change though, some times staying with the same person 24/7 is a little tough, haha. we had a baptism this week, joana. she was way excited and we are baptizing her mom the end of this month. we are just helping her get married to the missionary that served with ken hulse, haha. weird huh. but i am way excited for her. she is a special person. we will have another baptism on the 14th too. but things are good here. i am lovin the work and lovin the people. tell dad happy birthday i will be sending his present with your mother's day present here soon, haha. i am slacking on that part. i think i will just put christmas in there too, haha, get it all in one shot. but anyways, i got to run. i love you guys and tell everyone hi for me.