Thursday, June 11, 2015

June 9, 2015 Zone Leadership in Caucaia and good pics

          New Light

So this week we had.. 2 transfers. We got Elder Bingham who is from cali and Elder Jeronymo went home to prepare for his real mission. So thats fun. we have 3 americans in the same house. so thats chill. I mean its a lot of english but dont tell president ;)

A little about our investigators. 1 is a woman named Fab. She was a jehovas witness (i took her "bible" from her) but the rest of her family is Mormon less active. So we are trying to reactivate the family and bring her with them. So thats fun. We spent a whole lesson clearing up that Jehova is Jesus and that God is Heavenly father. Freaking apostate JW´s. 

the other one is Ka and her husband Gi. Gi is still way interested in the gospel and is reading the BoM like crazy. Ka decided that she would listen to other people and look up the mormons online which is just fire. so we had a fun time clearing all that up too. luckily she didnt find anything too out of control on there. we are workin on their marraige and the hardest part is getting them to actually do it. they dont want to do it fast. they want to do it "just like its supposed to be" (direitinho"). So thats kinda annoying but they are really interested so we keep going back. 

We had an exchange this week and it was way nuts. this guy could take gold for speed walking and also mountain climbing cause this area was just done for. They had appointments all over the place so we had to basically run from one to the other and i was just dead the whole next day. They had an interview for a baptism and she passed so they were able to baptize :) that was really cool!

Yesterday i didnt email cause we were going to a Zone Leader training. usually its at the chapel next to the temple but this time they surprised us saying, "get to the mission office sunday night" so that we would sleep there. We left way early and went to the Sítio da Igreja. Or like the church forest. haha. but i was so happy cause it was out in Caucaia where i had spent 3 transfers. So i was really really really happy and way excited and i just loved all of it. we played some games and had some spiritual experiences. I´m pretty happy with how it all turned out. 

these 2 other guys are from my group in the MTC. We are all Zone Leaders now. yup. we rock.

Elders: Sullivan, Willden, Carr

(Mom's note: This is a picture from a year ago in the CTM.
Elders: Sullivan, Willden, ?, and Carr)

sisters who photo bomb...

our leadership meeting

my lunch. i dont have insta (instagram) so i guess it has to go here right? (churrasco with guaraná :) )

normal clothes + rice and beans = happy missionaries :) 

that brick thing is what you call a churrasqueiro. or like a grill. they put some special wood under it and they cook your meat. its pretty great :)

enjoying the sun :)

Elder B got emergency transfered so thats a really good thing. He was giving us a lot of problems and so finally he got out of this area. We are getting Elder Ccanto (yes with 2 c´s) today and he is cool. I've already lived with him in Caucaia and it was good. so it should be picking up here shortly. :) 

Yup so thats the week. It was full of happy experiences but im so dead tired from running around all week. i need some serious rest. 

your tired and first,
Elder Sullivan

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

June 1, 2015 chore charts in Brazil

          Downhill slope

Well.. this week i hit a year! yay! i celebrated with ice cream from burger king and it sucked... so i got an ice cream cone from McDonalds to make up for it. it was good :) 

Good news! we got our big boy pants back on and went back to ka's house to see what happened and why she didnt like church. she said we could come back and we chose the right night. we met her husband! If you know Jesse White he´d look small compared to this dude.

(Jesse's the one with the phone.)

He is MASSIVE. that is kinda funny cause his wife is really tiny. haha. Anyway we taught them and it was really good and he was really interested and will read the BoM and we are going back tomorrow. so it should be really good. We were able to get rid of a bunch of doubts and that helped a lot.

me and elder stanbury from england. our 5R$ of ice cream for  successful baptism interview :)

We also went to bishops storehouse and that was really neat. there are some really cool buildings that are in that part of town and its also outside of our mission boundaries so that makes it even more fun :)

welcome to são paulo...

a sick bridge with a cool support system.

this is gonna be a mono rail. its pretty sick. 

We have a less active family and they have quite a few arguements about cleaning. so... i took my childhood experiences and i took my moms weekly cleaning assignment calendar and put it into effect with this family. when i went back everything was clean and this mom was really happy and even made us dinner for this list to work out so well. Yup mom. it even works in brazil! :)

This week is transfers and i will be staying one more with Elder Williams. it will make it 15 weeks that i will be with him. but hes american so its chill. 

loves and hugs,
Elder Kyson Sullivan

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