Monday, February 16, 2015

Feb 16, 2015 the burning

          Queimação (burning)

So this week was cool. we got into our house a little late one day and we got burnt by 3 people. our DL, our ZL, and the assistants. So that was a fun night. 

To make it better we went to a different area on friday to watch a wedding and a baptism that elder Garcia helped prepare. So we were supposed to go to the mission home to sleep at 930. well the baptism hadnt even happened at 930 so we stayed and Elder Garcia didnt get it authorized like i had said, and so he got burnt again by president. That was fun to hear about haha. But we got home fine and i slept on the ground again... that too was fun. i was so tired i didnt even notice really. 

We had 3 people in church this sunday. 2 we didnt even invite. one of the investigators brought him along and the other was there with his family. i didnt think they would ever go to church but something changed and they went and now we are going to work with the man of the family. 

Also the YM/YW were in a campout cause of the carnaval so we didnt have a pianist sunday. guess who played a rocking sacrament meeting? yup i did :)

So thats basically it this week. everyone burns us and we live on the outskirts of everything. its great! have a good week :)

Elder Kyson Sullivan

Feb. 9, 2015 prayer rock problems

          a week where nothing and everything went right

Well this week was pretty interesting. I got my new companion. Elder Garcia. He is from Lima, Peru and is a little annoying to be honest. Like he tries to take control of all the situations without talking about it first. But we teach really well together. like there wasnt the awkward ´how do you teach´ time that there usually is. 

We taught a ton of lessons. which was kinda a miracle. Like i didnt think that it would be possible because everyday our lunch got pushed WAY back. like over 2 hours 4 days this week. Sometimes its the buses fault. other times they forgot, sometimes its both. like its been a crazy week. but still we were able to teach all of our investigators and mark 10 of them for baptism the frist of march! Yup this day will be a day of baptizing até o pó! 

Some cool things that happened...

One of our investigaters (tal) that we have been teaching for a while never was praying but always showed a lot of interest. So.. .i gave her a prayer rock. you know that one that you put on your pillow to remind you to pray? yup. i did that! Well the next day she was pretty mad cuz she did hit her head on the rock haha. but it worked and she said a prayer and went to church and now is wanting to get baptized!!!! it should be a cool day. 

Another family, Mar and Andr (sister of tal), are really special. we found them this week and we are going to get them married and also help her to quit smoking. they are really receptive and love us coming over to share a message :) they went to church this weekend too and they really liked it!

I was so happy to finally have some investigators who would go to church. its been a while and now we finally have our fruits of our work that we have been doing. ah its so nice :)

anyway thanks for the support and the love and the prayers. send me a letter. dont do drugs. pray everyday and have a good week :)

Elder Kyson Sullivan

My new scriptures and leather scripture covers:

                   (Mom and Dad bought these for the Christmas presents. Kyson was transferred out of the area where th person makes them, so he had to wait till he made a trip back to Sao Paulo to pay for them and pick them up.)

The backs of the scpriture cases.

It was quite the process to get the picuturs all picked out and the edges and backs and sides and everything, then add in it was all through email one week at a time for two missionaries.
Haha Happy Valentines Day!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Feb. 2, 2015 cups of apostacy

         Last memories

So this week is transfers. Elder S. Oliveira will go to a new zone and i will stay here and get a new companion from peru... so this will be interesting. his name is Elder Garcia...... well see how it goes.

So this week on pday i forgot the keys in the ZL house. its a good 3 Km from our house. We had an appointment at night so when we got home it was too late to get the keys. so... we learned that its possible to hop our wall, and climb through the window to get into our house. Luckily i was a cheer leader and we left our window semi open haha

We get rides in the back of the trunks of cars. Look at the pic. That was cramped haha.

this is how we roll ;)

Also we have a pizza night planned tonight to send him off good :)

Not a lot happened this week. We got a ton of new investigators and a few accepted to be baptized. We are going to work hard with them to see if they really will do what we ask. 

We had stake conference. It was good but took out a lot of time in the field.

And we had french toast in a FHE. It turned out really good and brazillians seem to like it a lot :)

french toast for lunch. i was pretty tired of rice and beans haha

love ya and have a good week :)

Elder Kyson Sullivan

a tuchan :) da hora!

our best investigator. we teach him a lot!

one of the families that we visit. they always give us coke :) its the best! last time of elder so we took a pic.

my cup demonstration to teach about the apostacy.
and jesus

Jesus died and went to heaven

we kill the apostolos too. everyone removes a cup

the church falls into apostacy.

Everyone gets the cups and builds their own church. without Jesus of course. this helps them see that the authority was lost and that lots of churches were built that werent Jesus´ church. pretty neat!

a sunset from our house.