September 20, 2014
This week was good...
I spent 4 days on divisions with Elder Borges, from São Paulo and His companion went to work with my companion one day in Itapipoca, one day in Itapajé, and the other day with the other missionaries that live with us. It was way cool.. I arrived here with Elder Borges so it was way cool to catch up with him and work with him!
We had our English class that was way cool, and we got lots of new investigators because of the class. People that went to church and are progressing. Most of them live in the area of the other Elders, but at least they´re going.
We went to the meeting in Itapajé ...A member went with us and the trip started off great, but the road is ssuupppeeerrr narrow, and really bumpy and there are tons of curves and my companion was in the back seat and got sick and threw up all over the car.. and ha ha there are lots more details but I won’t tell them here cause it´s gross... but we stopped at a Lodge and he got all cleaned up and then went to church.. When we got there guess who showed up!?!? President Bonini..... ha ha ha ha and only 4 of the 6 members went to church! Ha ha I ended up talking, and President and Sister bonini also gave talks. It was good though!
In the branch we had some awesome investigators that went without us going there that the others told us about. We´ll be teaching them and preparing them for marriage.. ha ha to be able to be baptized!!!!
Things are going to change here.. we just found out that one more companionship will come on Wednesday to stay in Itapajé permanently, and we´ll stay here in Itapipoca instead of traveling there two times a week, because the trip is pretty expensive.. It will be less money to have a companionship living there than to pay for us to go every week..
Thanks for everything!!
-Elder Kyler Blane Farr
PS -- So he told me that there are 2 duplas in the city he's in. I asked him what a dupla is and he responded with, " I thought dupla was English.... It's companionship!" I don't know why but that made me laugh so much, but it did! I love that he's so immersed, he can't even remember what's English and what's Portuguese! Then he continued with, "I don't have any contact with Americans. I live with 3 Brazilians.... and so are our zone leaders ha ha ha
September 10, 2014
Here I am! This week was good.
As we are opening the city of Itapajé, we had an Elder of the couple missionary, (Elder S) come and work with us for the day that we went there. It was fun. He´s kind of an older fellow so we had to slow down everything a bit for him to keep up with us. He has a super great testimony that helped us with our work.
So we go there in the morning, and our plan was to get back to the bus station at 6 to be able to catch the last one to home. It was funny because at like 3 he was asking if we could start heading back. We just encouraged him and he had a really good attitude about everything.
Working there is way cool because literally no one knows about the church there, and we´re looking for men to teach and baptize so the group can become a ward and so on. We went the most fancy neighborhood and just started knocking doors and it was actually very productive. We met some people that were super interested in the message that we will follow up with this when we go back.
We´ll be marrying (not literally – helping them get married ) a couple this week so the wife can be baptized, (here in Itapipoca) but the husband is kind of upset with the branch President and doesn’t want to get baptized YET! But we´ll keep working with him and it´ll all work out.
There´s one man here too that has been going to church for like 2 years that has to get divorced to get married to be baptized and he´ll go to Rio de Janeiro to divorce, because that´s where he was married, so we can marry them (help them) here pretty soon too, and baptize them too.
Working in a group and a branch, the work is a little slower because there are very little members, and the areas are larger so we have to walk more and we don’t get references.. but the Lord´s work will always continue.
We met a really good man this week that we were really excited about but we went to his house to meet with him again and his Aunt answered the door.... and her husband is the Pastor of a little church.. ha ha ha ha so they talked bad about us..
We´re doing our part, and the Lord will always do his part!
Thanks for all of the birthday wishes..
In my last ward they were all planning my Birthday party with cake and all that good stuff.. but then I got transferred to the middle of nowhere.. and …. ha ha ha this birthday was just like last years, but that´s okay.. We took snacks to the church and watched a movie, then got milk shakes so it was all good.
Have a wonderful week! ;)
-Elder Kyler Blane Farr
Oh yeah! and we were passing in the street and a member wished me happy birthday where he works, in a watch repair shop and his boss heard and wished me happy birthday too... then told me I could pick out any watch I wanted ha ha! It was cool. I had bought one from there like two weeks ago.. so now I have two super awesome watches. :)
September 8, 2014
So, what I didn’t realize is that we take care of this city ( Itapipoca ) but we also have another area. We are opening a CITY (Itapajé) a place where the church has never been in the history of forever. It´s nuts! So last year when I passed in the area Cidade Oeste, there was our ward mission leader, I don’t even remember if I ever said anything about him, but anyways, he moved to this little city along with another family and they are the ones that are running the group. There are 8 active members, and we had a family of 5 there on Sunday.
So here´s how it works. We work here in Itapipoca during the week, except on Thursday and almost all Sundays in Itapajé. President wants to put a companionship there right now, just to stay there but the ward can’t support them yet, they wouldn´t have any references nor lunch appointments.
This city is so legit, I wish I could have started my mission here and been left until the final. Since the whole city is our area, we can go wherever we want to shop, there´s the bank and everything! I love it here, it´s awesome.
Itapipoca is only a branch that had like 40 members, but it´s growing fast!!
My companion is Elder D from São Paulo and he´s the man!!
OKAY!! So, yesterday we went to the sacrament meeting of Itapajé ( two and a half hours by bus) and we went there, worked normal and everything was great. We took the bus which is the last one to go back to Itapipoca and we told the man that we were going to Umurim.. because to get to Itapajé we gave to go to Umurim, then to there.. but when we got to Umurim the bus driver passed right by, and didn’t warn us, and it was already dark and we aren’t familiar with the area yet and by the time we realized it, we were literally in the middle of nowhere and he wanted us to get off the bus and try to hitchhike back to Umurim.. logically we wouldn´t have done that so we decided to stay on the bus and just ride it three hours to Fortaleza.. So we slept at the Zone leaders house there, (luckily they had an extra bed for my comp, and a hammock for me!) And we took a bus back here to Itapipoca this morning.. BUT the bus we were going to take was full so we ended up waiting there in the bus station for two hours, then came back.. We just got back.. Our p-day was super wasted!
That was our crazy week..........................
.............. I’m exhausted.. but.. yeah.. ha ha
-Elder Kyler Blane Farr
Yeah we’re here at a LAN house, he´s (my comp) been out almost a year, and the pics were awesome!! I didn’t realize how much I miss bowling until I saw those pictures.. ha ha ha
I’m glad I’m here and I’m loving my comp!! Everyone has their strong points and their weak points, but he´s super awesome!! :)