December 2, 2013

Email 11-25-13

Okay! Remember when I got into this area and were only left with like three investigators!?!?   There was one girl.  We went to her house like two months ago when we got here and she told us straight up that she didn’t want anything to do with us!  :(   But we continued to have faith and passed by there once a week inviting her to church and making small talk and stuff. But we did a division like three weeks ago with our zone leaders and I felt the need to pass by there, so we did!   She said the night before she prayed one last time to know if the church is true or not and that day we passed by!   She was amazed.   We then were able to re-teach her everything and she went to church every week since then and will be baptized Saturday! This is all a miracle because last week my companion had the idea of fasting and praying specifically for her. She accepted the date and is really excited. She even gave us a reference;  we have started teaching her best friend!

There was a new family that moved into the ward.   They are awesome!   We met them a few weeks ago and they told us to keep an eye out for a house for them to live in!   Every time we passed by a house with a for sale sigh or a to rent sign we called them.   Luckily we finally found one that would work for them.  They moved in Saturday night.

The bishop in our ward has been in there for seven years and is SO tired.   He basically does not even want to be Bishop anymore.  I have a feeling that this new man in the ward will be the new bishop here in a month or so, and he will be the one that really helps the ward the way they are needing.  We went by last night just to see if they needed any help putting furniture and stuff up, they didn’t but we ended up sitting there for about an hour just talking, and she made us dinner and gave us juice!  It is people like them that make the difference. The small and simple things.

We have met some other really awesome people.  We have only taught the first lesson to them and we don’t know who will progress and who will get cut.   Hopefully next week I’ll be able to tell you more and more miracles that are about to happen in our area!

I’m so glad I’m here.   It’s never easy but it’s so worth it.   This Gospel is true.
-Elder Kyler Blane Farr


Elder Kyler in blue    Shannon in purple           11-25-2103

I’m good!   I’m getting my hair cut today, so I’m here in normal clothes...I feel so unprotected!   And out of place! Ha ha

We never wear our suits.  Just at conferences and special meetings.  But a white shirt and tie, yes!!  (on P-day)  I think we would literally die if we wore our suits here in the street!   I feel like I’m dying in normal clothes! Ha ha   In this area there’s a member that owns a barbershop that we go to.

I’m not sure what (movie) we’ll watch today, we watched Epic last week. I think that’s what it’s called in English.. Sometimes they change the names and they have nothing to do with the real name.

just’s HOT!!! :)

Warm up to 41!?!?   (in Flagstaff) I can’t even imagine that!   I was thinking, I’ll get home in November probably..  It’s going to be COLD.. I’m going to die!

You're so funny!!    When I read that it was snowing there I was like... "Huh!"    HA HA HA     Someone recently told us that their son got home to flagstaff from a hot mission in the summer and wore jackets and coats because he was so cold!!!    We'll get some arctic gear for you!  LOL

We watched it (the movies) in Portuguese, and I think some of the jokes get translated weird.. it was good, but I’m sure its better in English!   We also watched the croods!   We had time to watch two!!   Ha ha ha   the croods was way way funny!

That’s so amazing about the girl and also that you're teaching her friend now.  Dad and I were just talking about how when someone really gets it - the gospel message - they are so strong... and so dedicated and it’s amazing. 

That’s incredible!   It’s way cool to see the change in people like that.   When they pick it up, they never let it go. 

We’ll be leaving in like 10 minutes!   Just so you know.
Be sure and make some snowballs for me!!!:)
I showed those pics (of the snow) to my comp and he just laughed at me.  He knows how bad I’m missing the cold!!! Ha ha

Has he ever been in snow or the cold before?

Where he lives it gets pretty cold too, but he’s never seen a lot of snow like that.
Thank you so much, you guys are amazing!   Seriously!!   :)   I’m doing my best!   Remember that!
Be sure and tell dad that we never let our investigators go more than a week without a visit!!   He always reminds me of that and I always forget to thank him and let him know that it really makes the difference!

Dad says thank you for telling him that -- it was really important to him and also made a difference for him and it took him most of his mission to figure it out.   Thanks for writing in Portuguese -- I recognized one word -- obrigado - thank you!  I'll get it to google translator and enjoy reading what you said, but first - I just like to look at the letters!!  It's so amazing to me that my son is speaking that!!!   So cool!     Love you so much!

Eu amo vocês. Vocês são os melhores.  Obrigado por tudo que fizeram, fazem, e vão fazer! Sem vocês eu seria nada.
Tenha uma boa semana e se-diverti muito. Sou grato por estar aqui servindo meu senhor e ajudando todas as pessoas no meu redor! Lembre-se para sempre dar referências para os missionários. Eles precisam de vocês no crescimento do reino do senhor aqui na terra! Amo todos vocês! 

(I love you. You are the best. Thanks for all you have done, do, and will do!   Without you I am nothing.
Have a good week-and had a great time.  I am grateful to be here serving my Lord and helping people in all around me!   Remember to always give referrals for the missionaries.  They need you in the Lord's kingdom here on earth!   Love you all!)