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, November 19, 2012

Great week...great pics!

Oi!!! meus queridos!

This week was splendid! Yesterday really just put the cherry on top! and why you might ask??? because yesterday was sunday which is my favorite day of the week and becuase of two things that happened at church yesterday!  First Lucas came to church all dressed up in a white shirt and tie and i didnt recongnize him at first. It was so great and funny to see him all dressed up. Sadly i didnt have my camera with me so ill take a picture with him next week! Secondly was the baptism of  our buddy Cristóvão!!! His baptism was really nice because he said it has been sometime that he has been needing guidance or ``Equilibrium`` as he would say in his life and im so glad to have experienced the moment of a ``new beginning`` for him. His story is interesting as he was born here in Patos but grew up mostly in Rio de Janeiro then moved back here when his parents seperated. His mom is a member there in Rio and he has had a lot of contact with the church but never arrived to point of seriously thinking about being baptized. The time was right for him when we first met him one afternoon looking for another address from a man we ended up never finding. It was a really nice baptismal meeting and was especially sweet for Elder Villela being it his first baptism in the mission! I know that this Church is true and that it provides true happiness in this life. I love you all and have a great week! Elder ANdy M. Howell

Cristovao's Baptism!!

The District of the Almighty Ducks!!

Ping Pong anyone??

Hi, my name is Elder!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Excited for Parker, happy for his Lucas!

Òla Dana! 

Oh my goodness!!! Im so excited for Parker!!!!!! We will have to give him a suprise visit someday in St. George because I will not go 4 years without seeing my goofy goon!!! Gosh thats so exciting! I hope hes excited!
Im doing great here just super really. Super content and full of thanks to our Heavenly Father for having blessed me so much these past two years...Lucas our latest convert is doing stupendous and will be a great light unto his family. Things are way complicated in his family but thanks to the Gospel everyone is having a huge change of heart. I just cant tell you how amazing it is to see the change in someone. His mom Alexandra whom we are starting to teach with her ``husband`` Valtair, she has the strong desire to be baptized but she is not married. So we will do all we can to teach according to God´s will that Valtair will see the importance of marriage and how much his family can be blessed. Their names on the temple roll will do miracles...Alexandra, Valtair, Willians and Deusilita and Laurencio...Lucas is excited to go tracting with us this week! I love this Gospel so much! Elder Villela and I are super excited to be working together and are ready to be molded in the Lord´s hands. We are roasting are bodies trying to invite others unto Christ. We have two families possible to marry and Cristovão also who is just one of the coolest guys  i have met in my mission that is preparing to be baptized the 18th! Plz put him on the roll as well. I love you and wish everyone a splendid week! 

Love, Elder Andy