Hows it going? Im doing fabulous! haha Gosh i always have this problem...where to begin...Can i just tell you that I love little old fashioned towns...theres just a cool vibe about having a main street with eveything that you need and a big park where everybody hangs out to just to have a little chit chat. Here in Canguaretama i found out that the church here is only about three years old!!! As in the first missionaries that came here was only three years ago! Its awesome to be in a place where the church is just starting
to grow its roots...here church is of need of strong active members...OUr branch presidente told us that the future here is with the youngens...We are working here mainly in the center of town as its real close to the chapel which makes it easier for us to bring people to church. OUr area is huge and i still havent left from the center of Canguaretama. There is a whole other city in our area called Goianinha where the other dupla is working! They are in charge of the group that is meeting there...which as in the baptisms we have planned for over there may turn into a branch shortly! Well im super happy to be here working with an awesome companion who is from the same group of G. Oliveira! Elde Cicero is always animated and excited to work, he has a gift in small talk with people, im learning tons with him...Im also super excited because something unbelievable is going to happen tom!!! Im going to have a training with an apostle, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland himself!!! We are going to travel to Natal for a special training with him only for Missionaries!!! Im dying here...its going to be something else! Well to answer quickly your questions about Mothers Day...I would prefer skype, I would love to see you guys! :) But whatever is more convieniente for you guys...Here the internet seems to be good miracously...Lets plan on the monday after Mothers day if thats good with you guys? ILL fill you guys in with more details in the coming weeks. Glad to hear the weather is sunny over there...you dont even have to ask if it is here...haha Well love you guys para carumba! haha Have a splendid week! Plz pray for us three baptisms we have planned this week...José a young man and Anderson another young boy and Kessia a young lady....Muito AMor! Abraço, Elder M. HOwell
PS. Hope you guys enjoy the photos!!!
Chapel of the Garden Paulistano in Campina Grande
Campina Grande Zone
10 Fingers = 10 Months
(as in 10 months left in their missions!)
X All! Elder Clawson!
Dinner with Alexandre and Fam!
An Easter dinner with Sister Fatima and Family!
With Ivy, Larissa and Iraildo!!
A White Easter!
Alexandre's family and Karina up on the left!
Me, Alexandre, Neves embracing Maria de Lourdes (their granddaughter),
Arthur and Diogennys (their granddaughter's boyfriend) and Elder G. Oliveira!
One cozy ride to Canguaretama!!!
We managed to fit all our luggage and us three
missionaries into a little taxi...
The home of Canguaretama!
Elder Franco with the hat...Elder Broad with the flute...
my companion Elder Cicero! Like Spiderman!
Brother Joseph and I.
My "X's" Leader...
(mission leader maybe? Andy writes all these captions in Portugues :))