Brazil Salvador South Mission
March 2017-March 2019

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Week 3

I'm half way done at the mtc!! this week was super good. so I'm in a trio now, and I'm loving it!
on Saturday we went proselyting and we gave out 4 Book of Mormons! it was so awesome! it was cool talking to real people. and it was cool bearing my testimony in my terrible Portuguese. 
the food here is awesome. beans and rice every day. plus we have chicken, beef or hot dogs every day. they have these weird crepes with meat on the inside. they're one of my favorites. 
the language is coming along great, I've learned more Portuguese here in three weeks than I learned Spanish in 2 years. the church is true, and the Lord truly blesses us. 

last night we watched an Elder Holland talk from a Provo MTC devotional from 2014. it was so powerful. 
I'm so glad i get to serve the Lord and the people of Brazil for the next 2 years. A mission is the best decision I ever made. I know this church is true with all of my heart. I know it is the restored gospel. I know Heavenly Father has called a prophet and apostles today, and i am so thankful for that. I'm so thankful for the knowledge and peace this gospel brings to my life. Read the Book of Mormon with real intent, pray to our Heavenly Father, and He will tell you it is true. I love you all, I hope you have amazing weeks. My emails will get more interesting once I'm in Salvador, instead of stuck in classes all day haha 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Brazil!!!

Sorry I didn't send an email last week! it was my first pday and i just chatted with my mom! But anyway the first week was a serious culture shock! I love Brazil so far though and Portuguese is amazing! ANYWAY I'LL TELL Y'ALL ABOUT MY WEEK!
Wed-we went to the São Paulo temple, which is sooo insanely beautiful! after that we emailed and got to explore the area around the ctm.  We found the biggest avocados ever! They're a solid 2-3 pounds!
Thursday- we went to the police station and got our fingerprints scanned and some other stuff. it was cool to see more of Sao Paulo. its a huuuge city! 
Friday was a pretty normal day, just classes all day and teaching our investigators.
We got to watch general conference this weekend! it was so amazing to be in such a spiritual environment and hear the words of the prophet and his apostles. 
 This week we got 3 new missionaries in our district from Provo! so I'm in a trio now, and we have 4 sisters in the district! Sorry this email is so short, I don't have a lot of time to email today! but I love you all, I hope you have amazing weeks! I promise next weeks email will be better!!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Lots of hard goodbyes


The first goodbye was G.  He came down from Provo to see Park, go to his farewell, and to say goodbye.




Oma came for the farewell and helped with the yummy treats for Park's open house.

Tyler came for the weekend, we loved having all three of the kids together again in our house, even if it was only for 4 days.


Will was in town from UVU, Parker loved being able to see him!


Bishop Brown came by and they were able to say goodbye.


Zach and Nate, and Isaac on FaceTime.


These two have never gone more than a week without seeing each other since they were in 7th grade...


Saying goodbye to Zoey as we walked out the door...


Parker and Tyler say one last goodbye over FaceTime at the airport.


Aliza....



Dad...




And Mom.  :(


See ya in 2!  :)