This week was awesome, just like all the others. I was
kind of getting down on myself for not being able to understand what's
going on all of the time, with the whole language barrier and what not..
But we had to go to the mission office to take care of some visa stuff,
and I saw some of the other missionaries that arrived with me. Let's
just say it's a blessing having a native companion. The learning process
is so much faster. With an American companion you have the opportunity
to speak English. Without that opportunity, you either have to go all
day every day not understanding anything, or learn super fast. I´m
trying the second choice, of learning super fast! My companion thinks
he's being annoying, doing extra practices all of the time, and making
me teach more, and do more contacts in the street, but I thanked him
today. He was surprised. I´m glad he's doing it. He says he's only doing
it so I can be extra ready for when I'm in leadership. We´ll see about
that!! ha ha.
One of the families that we're working with,
there´s 5 of them, went to conference. The ``husband`` is an inactive
member of 15 years, but wants to get back into activity. After they´re
married, we can definitely help them do that. We´ve taught the first 2
lessons and they loved conference. It´s looking pretty good! They didn't
have a bible in their house, and we had an extra one in our apartment,
so we gave it to them. And he had us sign his Book of Mormon!
M____ needs to be interviewed by a member of the mission presidency,
because of some past issues. It couldn't happen least week, but this
week for sure!! I keep saying that, but its difficult to set things up
because we don't have a phone. All of the areas have cell phones except
ours. Just because our area is super poor, and there have been problems
with people stealing missionaries´ stuff. But this week for sure it
Conference was good!! I THINK... I understood
almost none of it. Our chapel is a duplex. And no one near us speaks
English, so they couldn't get it in English for me. One of the members
tried using their laptop to get it, but he couldn't get it to work..
haha. I guess I'll just wait for it to come out in the church magazines.
It was funny, because all of the music was in English. All of the
people got a big kick out of me singing in English. We had 8
investigators at conference!! It was awesome.
I went on exchanges this week with a missionary from Argentina. Elder
R____. He´s been out about 10 months. It was awesome. All of our
appointments cancelled, but we still made it a good time. We street
contacted for a bit, with no luck.. But at the end of the day, we ran
into a family where all of them are members except the dad. No one knows
why he's not a member. So, we asked him. He said he needs to pray about
it. But he didn´t know how to pray! We taught him how and everything
was all good! haha.
I´m pretty much accustomed to the fact that
I´ll be wet my whole mission. OH! the water went out again.. haha. We
went another day without water. It was awesome. That´s where the
memories come from. ``Trials make the heart grow stronger``-the RM??
have potentially 5 people that could be baptized in the next few weeks.
If everything works out. It´s hard trying to catch everyone at home
when we have time. It´s always a holiday, or people are sleeping. But,
when they're ready, they're ready!!
My area is Jatobá by the way. and.. when does M____ leave?? And J____, any news on his call??
I'm loving it here! I'm learning so much!! My companion is so
awesome! haha. I have received I think 2 or 3 letters so far? I´m
not sure.. but I think it takes about 2 weeks to arrive.
I hope everyone is doing well!!
(His neice Tawni asked if he mixes his rice and beans together) and
to Tawni. The way they do it, is they put a huge bed of rice down, beans
on top, then whatever else they´re eating on top of that. Everything is
all mixed together! The food is awesome! most of the time. :)
com amor!! :)
---Elder Kyler Blane Farr