|Special July 4 greeting to Elder Bean!|
Elder Bean's Mission Scripture
Elder Bean's Mission Scripture:
Alma 26: 35
35 Now have we not reason to rejoice? Yea, I say unto you, there never were men that had so great reason to rejoice as we, since the world began; yea, and my joy is carried away, even unto boasting in my God; for he has all power, all wisdom, and all understanding; he comprehendeth all things, and he is a merciful Being, even unto salvation, to those who will repent and believe on his name.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Elder Bean is fine--he called me just a couple of minutes ago from another phone (the Church-issued cell phone was taken as well)--and he sounded calm and in peace.
June 24, 2013
How are you guys? Life here is great. This week I finally understood, and put in practice, the concept of short lessons - which help our investigators progress. We had 26 new investigators this week! More than I've ever had. It was great. :)
We've also been having lots of riots here 'cause the government raised the prices of the bus fares! It's exciting and cool that the people actually do something: they stopped all the traffic for hours and hours this week.
Yes, Mom, I did see the missionary broadcast last night from the Marriott Center. It was really cool, especially seeing people I knew!!! I loved it. [Elder David's brother, Jonathan, sang with the combined missionary and local members choir.]
Yeah, I'm so happy it's ridiculous!
I'm with Elder Torres - he's brasileiro, super cool, age 25, arrived last week from the CTM. We're already really good friends. My Portuguese is improving a lot, and life could hardly be better. :)
|Elder Bean and Elder Torres|
It all looked smaller, a lot smaller. Probably 'cause my confidence is way bigger. baha
Also, on the road, we passed by the peak of Jaragua, which is kinda my beacon in here in Brazil (kinda like the air force memorial in DC). It was good to see it again, and remember how every day in Osasco I saw it.
|CTM - the missionary training center in Sao Paulo|
|Between my "father" (trainer) Elder Petersen and my second "son" Elder Torres.|
I love posterity.
|And between my two sons: Elder Lucas, and Elder Torres.|
|My name tag alongside Elder Robison's. Best of luck to him|
in his new assignment. He is pretty close to going home.
|Marcilio stands behind his sister and with other family before his baptism.|
|Lucas's baptismal day. His older brother is also a member.|
|Mairipora: boys in the ward. |
Some of these guys could be general authorities some day!
|Mairipora is close to the interior - reminds me of camp :)|
|My companion is Elder Robison from Seattle Washington.|
|View of Mairipora|