Monday, September 1, 2014

Sept. 1, 2014

Opa everyone. This week was good and filled with lots of blessings I will try to sum some of those up. 

isa is an older lady who was introduced to the ward by a member. she has really been prepared we are teaching her in a members home for all of the lessons and is eating it all up! I´m way excited to keep teaching her and hopefully the rest of her family too!

She is a less active member that we found yesterday. we thought she was actually a contact that we had but when we got there she invited us into her house which never happens. We then talked about the atonement and decisions we have and she said that she had been thinking of coming back to the church but just needed the push that we gave her. so we are making plans to recieve her in the church this sunday. Definitely the work of God! :)

She is a contact that we had and rescheduled for another appointment. When we went there she wasnt there. we didnt give up though. we continued going to her house just hoping. well when we got there she was there! She stayed home from her usual church cause her daughter was a little sick. What a blessing! We taught her a really good 1st lesson and gave her a LDM. Way cool experience.

I also watched this week o legado. or The Legacy. Its a really good movie about the pioneers that we can give out to our contacts. This triggered some sort of craze for the pioneers and i started reading and will finish today the book, Our Heritage. Its really good and describes how the church was founded and why it is how it is today. 

We had a split this week and i went into a different area. we then split again and i got put with another american who has been out in the field for 7 months. Well... lets just say there was a lot of english that day! :) but good came from it! we recieved a couple contacts from people that were asking where we were from. they were surprised however that we were able to speak good portuguese back. haha. 

I want to brag a little now about my breakfast in the mornings. I first make 2 egg ´pancakes´ like 2 eggs on the frying pan and flip them all at once so its a pancake. do this twice with cheese in the middle. then after i put diced tomato and green pepper on the top! really good! i recently add hash browns that are still in work of perfection but really im eating way better here than i did back home! but i am also a lot fatter lol. and i´m also happy.

Thanks for your support and examples! Heres to another week!

Boa semana para vocês!

com amor,

Elder Kyson Sullivan

Me at the São Paulo Temple

Packages to a missionary in Brazil cost you money to buy it in the USA,
then you have to pay a bunch to mail it to Brazil.
When the package arrives
to the post office in Brazil,
customs officials
assess the "value" of its contents.
Then, they charge 60% import tax on the "value"
of the package.
The "tax" or extortion fee is easily $100 US or more
that the missionary
has to pay out of his pocket in order to get the package.

If the package contains electronics like an ipad or iphone,
the import fee is outrageous: 
count on the tax being close to $600 US.

Just fyi.

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