Monday, December 29, 2014

It Was a Super Experience to be on a Mission During Christmas!

Bom dia! 

Man is was so great to talk to you guys at Christmas! You´re all so beautiful! haha jk.

That was definitely the best part of Christmas, being able to talk to you guys.

Man yesterday was so crazy. President Genaro came to our ward for the first time since I arrived in his ward. Luckily we had investigators at church yesterday, but unluckily, we only had one. It was super cool though. We got to talk to him and Sister Genaro for a bit. But while I was talking to Presidente Genaro, one of the bishopric counselors walked up to me and invited me to give a short talk in sacrament meeting. Haha I gave a talk on the very Sunday that our mission president was there. haha, it went pretty well though.

We just finished this last transfer today. It´s been pretty rough to be honest, but I´ve learned and grown so much in the last 6 weeks. i totally thought that i would stay in this area for at least one more transfer, but guess what, I'm being transferred! I´m going to a city called Morangueira, which is pretty close to Maringá (my second area). My new companion is Elder Coelho. I think I met him once, but I don´t know him too well. It´s going to be a great experience though.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Feliz Natal! Merry Christmas!!

December 22, 2014

Londrina Mission Conference

Bom dia!

Man it´s so crazy to think that Christmas is already here! I don´t know if that´s because It´s hot here, or because the time is passing by really fast. Probably both! 

This week was pretty good! We went on splits this week. I was with Elder Juinsse, one of the assistants. Man he is such an awesome guy and a great missionary. I learned tons when I was with him. That was acutually the 4th time that i went on splits with him. Twice when he was my zone leader, and twice when he was an assistant. He really helped us out a lot and I got a lot of great ideas out of him!

We brought a few new people to church this Sunday. We´re going to be teaching them a lot this week. One of them is Edson. We found while we were at church that his dad used to be member of the church, but died  when he was 5 years old. So he went to church when he was 5 years old but doesn´t remember much. he´s a super cool guy!

He is the Present- Christ Lives

Dec. 15, 2014

Bom dia!

Tomorrow is Christmas conference in our mission! ALL of the missionaries in our mission are coming for conference. This will be the first time that it´s happened since I got here.

This week was pretty good! I really like our zone here in Londrina, but our zone hasn´t been having too much success lately. We´re trying to fix that. Elder Matos is a super cool guy! He´s a great missionary too! There´s been a lot of joking and laughter this past week.

We had lunch with a few members that live pretty far away. We had to like cross a forest to get to their home faster. It was stinkin awesome! i felt like i was in a brazilian jungle for a bit, haha! We sure had to do a lot of walking this week though.

First Brazilian Companion! So Excited!!

Dec. 8. 2014

Bom dia todo mundo! 

Man this week was crazy. I say that pretty much every week, but this week it was really was! 

Tuesday afternoon Elder Hendrix and I were doing the work of the Lord when the Assistants called. Elder Hendrix was transferred! We had to run back to the house so that he could pack all of his stuff. That night he caught the bus to go to his new area in a city called Campo Morão and I receive my first Brazilian companion! His name is Elder Mathos. He´s a really cool guy and i´m learning a lot with him. It was an emergency transfer. I

So yeah! I have a new companion now. I´m still in the same area though. I´m really liking my ward. The members sure take care of us. I just have to get used to the area though. We need to start finding a lot of new investigators because we don´t have too many right now. That´s what we´re going to focus on a lot this week. Finding people.

Seeing Miracles....

Dec. 1 2013

Getting some sun!  At a leadership conference in Londrina

Bom dia!

Hey guys! hope everyone is doing flipping awesome! 
Congrats Jordyn on fulfilling your mission. I´m sure it was a great experience and I can´t wait to talk to you about it at Christmas!

This week was pretty good, but a little slow with the work. We found a few new investigators this week, but we need to find more. There´s so much to do and little time to do it all. Our teaching pool is pretty small right now. we're trying to find more people right now.

We have an investigator named Paula that we brought to church this Sunday. She has testimony and everything, but has to stop smoking. She´s been trying for a while. We´re going to try to help her out a lot this week! She´s doing pretty well though. 

Guess what! We had lunch with President and Sister Genaro this week, since i´m serving in their ward! President Genaro is a super great mission president! It was super awesome! I got to sit down and talk to him and his family for like an hour. That doesn´t usually happen since he´s always so busy and has like 200 missionaries. It was really a special privelege.