Andy's Mission Scripture

Andy's Mission Scripture:

"I know that which the Lord hath commanded me, and I glory in it. I do not glory of myself, but I glory in that which the Lord hath commanded me; yea, and this is my glory, that perhaps I may be an instrument in the hands of God to bring some soul to repentance; and this is my joy."

~Alma 29:9

Monday, May 28, 2012

"Having a blast!"

Olà minha amada Famìlia e o restante...kkk
Uma brincadeira só, eu amo todo mundo e escreveria pra todos pessoalmente se tivesse o tempo...

How is everybody doing. As i wrote to my mission Presidente the question mark buttton is working pssh...but whatever im doing super!  and a little sad because more than two thirds of my misson is over now...I cant believe how fast time is flying!  Thursday i had to travel to Natal to receive a little Leadership training with President Hall and the Zone leader and district leaders of four different zones. We spent from 8 to 4 o clock learning how to be examples and to improve technical things to improve district meetings. We practiced lessons for more than 3 hours straight! It was fun to practice in front of Presidente Hall and Sister Hall and with the Assistants as our pesquisadores. Also it was super great to see some old buddies of my group! I also saw Elder Morreira who i lived with back in Mossoro when i started my mission and he
is going home this transfer. Just made me think how fast time flies! One thing im learning is to really cherish
the moments with the people you love becuase they dont last very long. We had to travel to Goianinha to help out Rodrigo and Magnolia clear up some Wedding documents. That was a fun trip, i love spending time with recent converts in different enviorments, péople we have become real close with. I got another batch of letters!!! You guys are becoming quite the cyclists. That seemed to be a crazy tuplip field!!! I loved to see those photos! Congrats to Madison for her new job!!! Im really happy for you Madison and that you can be in such an awesome environment! I hope you get my letter soon! Im having a blast here with Elder Cicero and Elder Broad and Elder Franco and with the great young members here! They help us out a lot, intruducing us to new people and helping us do divisions to accompany people on Sunday. Im super excited for the dedication of the temple of Manaus!!! We get to watch it! I recently watched to really touching movies with some pesquisadores that i recommend to you guys. One is Called the 17 miracles and i seriously just was full of such gratitude for what the pioneers sacrificed for the church. Made me think of how much more worth i need to give to the gospel in my life. Also the movie Emma Smith. Both are just truly isnpiring and testimony builders. I love you all and always wishing you the best! Thank Grandma and Grandpa for writing me. I know you say not to write but im going to write you!!! haha

Monday, May 21, 2012

Another great week and lots of pics!!

I seem to have the worst luck uploading photos...grrr Im sorry this week  I dont have to time to report another one of the best weeks of my mission, i hope from the photos you guys can get a sense of the happiness and joy this week brought to us with the Wedding and Baptisms!!! Im super great! I´ll be writing some letters to you today and to Madison and to Grandma and Grandpa and to Morgan! To as many
people as possible! I'm  so very grateful for you guys and for the patience in preparing things for me...I have some other requests if it is not to much to ask...What ever happened to the Caricatures my dad was going to send me???haha ask him that for me plz :P Also there is this girl named Esterfania who fell in love with my Ctr ring...not with me! just to make that clear...I have seen this kind of Rubber Ctr rings from some americans and I know even a rubber ctr ring would make her happy. I know a real steel ring is to much of a hassle...I dont how to get measurements and stuff so a rubber ring would be awesome! Also Thats pretty much it... I promise i will tell all about the wedding and baptisms next week. Also with more details in your letters! Love you lots! Have a great week! Give a hug to my dad for me! I cant believe how much he is going to work! Its like a missionary schedule hehe!
Love elder Andy

Wedding cake for Rodrigo and Magnolia!

Rodrigo and Magnolia and family!

Baptism of Rodrigo, Magnolia and Aquercia !


Rodrigo and Magnolia!

Anderson's baptism

Daniel's baptism!

Fernanda's baptism

Service project!

Moving day...change!

Turtle shell

Beautiful view of "Baia Formosa" which,
if Google Translate can be trusted, means "Beautiful Bay"

Relaxing after an arduous week!

Canguaretama Square

Youth of Canguaretama!

Andy and Elder Cicero

Andy and Elder Franco


Cows in front of our house!

Crazy taxi ride!

Waiting at the gas station for the bus to go to the
Natal Conference with Elder Jeffrey R. Holland!!!