Thursday, February 19, 2009

Cow Preaching

Well, here are a few pictures this week. The first couple may seem a little confusing at first, but it has a great story behind it. Ok, not really, we just wanted to take a picture preaching to cows. Sorry, we are college aged guys...cant help it sometimes. But, i must say, it was well worth it. Some of the best pictures ever.The last is of The Trujillo Zone before transfers. We were really changed a ton. One guy finished the mission, both district leaders became Zone leaders in different places, Martins became Zone

Leader, another became district leader in a different place, anotehr was just transferred...crazy. Changed almost completely. Who knows how long i will stay here in boituva. I am think either just this transfer or one more after...vamos ver. (more photos to come, having problems downloading to blog)

Well, things were a bit different this week. First off the big news is that I have finished my second transfer in the mission field! WHOAOAOOAOAAAAAAAAAA! Cant believe its been this amount of time, but i know i have already talked about the whole time mission space continuom so i will just stop myself here. Second amount of big news....elder martins was transferred.

My new companheiro is Elder Cruz from Florionopolis, in the state of Santa Catarina. Pretty crazy. He seems like a pretty cool guy, but he has been kind of sick today so he hasnt felt very talkative at all. Plus, he doesnt speak any english, but that will really help me establish my portuguese. Right now, I am thinking and speaking, hopefully with elder cruz i will develop the ability to just speak portuguese, without having to concentrate real hard on what people are saying and what i will reply haha. But, we will get along well together and get to work. I will apologize right now i dont have any pictures of him as of yet, you will just have to wait for a week.

Secondly! Kelsey! Nice work! I knew you would get into BYU....never really was any doubting going on. But seriously, so exciting. Congratulations! I guess i have yet one more reason to make visits to BYU after the mish is over right? But seriuosly, so exciting...gotta announce it to the world...MY SISTER IS GOING TO BYU yee haw.

Lets see, gosh, the transfer this week was just so huge, i am having a hard time remembering everything else that has happened. All that i can really remember right now is that Elder Martins had a lot of fun together, working together in our last week. Both of us thought that he would go, but its too bad, really, he became one of my best friends. But, gotta keep putting that shoulder to the wheel and pushing along.One cool thing that has continued to happen has been my spiritual growth, especially in the study of the scriptures. It is amazing the things you can find when you actually take the time to read the words of the prophets, the words of the Lord. Seriously, i have a really strong testimony of the scriptures now, and how through them we can literally here the Lord speaking to us personally. Way cool.

Love you all, will send some pictures in the next email.
Sorry, i am a little scatterbrained today. For the transfer I had to get up at four in the morning to catch a bus to Sorocaba to catch a bus to Sao Paulo, and I have spent the entire day returning too.

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