Monday, August 11, 2014

Aug. 11, 2014

This week was really good in the chora menino area! We had a baptism of Luccas! He is about 11 and was going to church for about 2 months before we let him get baptized. His parents didnt come to the baptism and i hope that this will wake up the members to see that they need to step in and help!

Our members in this area are really slacking. they are used to not doing anything to help the missionaries and we are trying to accelerate the work here with the members. we are doing our part but we need the help from them!

We had this family home evening/seminary class with this family. She called us the day before and asked us if we could summarize the book of mosiah and the book of alma by the next day. we agreed. well my companion agreed for me. so i got to do mosiah. mostly just read from the little section that is above the chapter and went over the story really breifly. the mom then picked out scriptures to read and it was really nice and learned a lot. Then when E. Cinezio went to explain Alma (only the first30 chapters) everyone was laughing and couldnt stop! so we called it quits at chapter 8 and ate pizzas! It was really good! 

Whats not good is churrascaria. Its like BBQ but of anything you can think of. they had all parts of the cow. coração de galinha. or heart of chicken. and all other types and flavors of stuff. i paid 20$ for all i can eat and i am so sick of meat now. I just wanna barf haha. the next day after is the worst and i cant sleep good. no wonder it talks about this in the Word of wisdom huh? haha. 

For personal study time this week i read the book "Our search for happiness" its really good and has some good insight that im hoping i can use for other lessons to help my investigators! i recomend it to everyone!

This next wednesday im starting english classes for anyone who wants to come. i am going to have a rule that if you are a member you need to bring a non member or less active and they need to write their name and address so that we can come visit them. hopefully it gets big enough that we meet a lot of people. if it doesnt work then it will just be a flop haha. 

I talked with a member today and he asked me if i liked peanut butter. (which they dont have down here) and i said of course! he said that he would get me a jar of skippy peanut butter for about 10R$! how good is that! so now i will be feasting here shortly. he said about a month and i´m telling you that i need this month to go by faster haha! 

Well that was this week. I hope you are having a good summer and working hard and having fun! I´m definitely trying my best to work hard and have fun too! pics are coming after this!

Tchau e amar!

Elder Kyson Sullivan

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First Semana Pizza!

this is called a ladeira. or a really nasty hill that my area is full of. 
we ask president for 3 things. 
1. dr. pepper.
2. a car and 
3. a flat area haha

my kitchen 

and a better pic of the bathroom. this bucket we use to flush our toilet. you fill it up about half way for a number 1 and about 2 or 3 buckets depending on the number 2. its a little bit different here haha. there is also now a garbage can that you put the paper in cuz the plumbing doesn´t like it here. the broom looking thing is for after you shower to sweep the water into the drain so the floor can dry faster. pretty interesting haha. 

our study area and laundry machine. 

me in the central. this you can put on the blog haha. its pretty crazy how many people are around out here! there are just so many people trying to get to their stores and find the better deals. everything is way cheaper in the central too!

me and luccas!

and the city. the place in front of the buildings is the flavela. or a place where the poor can build houses for free until the government needs the land then they have to move. so all the houses are stacked up on top of eachother.

this is the bishop with luccas.

and me with one of the many dogs we meet. her name is brunino. like... what?

justin beiber my companion calls me and farmer joe. haha

this bird is from austrailia and is pretty cool. when you come near it it will put up a mohawk to try to scare you! haha

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