these past have been really good ones. I have been really lazy with my
journal writing the past 5 weeks....I am incredibly sad seeing that five
weeks ago was literally the first day that I hadn't written in the
entire mission....But I have been better these past couple of weeks. Its
just when we do splits and things like that I never have time to write.
But I will get it taken care of. I have repented and will be better.
We have a great area. I have already talked about it a little bit
to you guys Its super close to the church which helps out a lot.
are teaching a family. Well we actually have not been teaching them yet
because they are always gone!!! But we will get in there on Tuesday
and teach them. they have came twice by themselves!! Its a mother with
two daughters and a son. Good people. We are looking forward to Tuesday. I have no doubt they will be baptized. The moms sister is a member of the church and lives in Utah. That helps.
We have been teaching great people and working a ton with the
recent converts and with the less actives. In this area it is without a
doubt the best way to work. But we also knock tons of doors. Because I
am in love with knocking doors. I think its really exciting.
The world cup has been pretty crazy. But not too crazy. In my area
anyways. I know in Salvador...its pretty nuts. We have to stay inside
our house when Brazil plays because of the parties and stuff. But we
always catch bits and pieces of other games because EVERYONE we teach is
watching and will not turn off their tv. They pay attention to us but
will not turn it off. They think its cool that we love to cheer with
them and stuff.
We were teaching a married couple who was being kind of slow while
they were progressing. We decided to bring the hammer down and the
Spirit was incredibly strong. We taught the plan of salvation. They
loved it and could feel the spirit and felt that they needed to repent.
came around....and they didn't go to church. that often happens. I think
that's why I am so stressed. I care for these people and want to help
them with conversion and baptism but many times....they deny the spirit.
That makes me really sad for them. really sad....But we cant make their
choices for them.
I literally think my hair is falling out....but I think that is either
a Clyde gene or my stress....Just pray that it stops cause I have
literally cried at night about it. hahaha. Not really but almost. Its a
But I am loving every second I have here. I miss you guys a
ton. But I am not ready to get back yet. haha. I have learned so much
since I have been here on the mission. I have studied and studied and
studied some more. The doctrine of the gospel is addicting. I hope you
all are also studying as well. The scriptures are incredible. Study the
book of Mormon.
I love you all and hope you all have a great week. Pray for my baldness. haha
So this week was a
good one and one that was also kind of sad....I had spent a year in the
capital, Salvador. And I had to leave to a city called Ilheus. Its very
beautiful. Its sad just cause I will miss Salvador but its also really
good and I am really excited because of my new area and my new comp.
Like I said I am in Ilheus Its really awesome. We have a great
ward and great recent converts! and great people. There was a terrible
accident here in this little small area where a little ten year old boy
was in an accident with his bike, him, and a semi....we found out the
name of the boy and are searching for his family. We hope we can find
them and teach them. Everybody pretty much knows everybody here so we
will find the house.
My comp is Elder Gillenwater, he is from Indiana. He is so great.
haha. It seems like we have been friends for longer than one week. We
have a lot in common and this week was great while we were teaching. We
really felt the Spirit and all of our lessons flowed really well. He
makes me want to be better daily. So that is really good.
There isnt a whole lot to write this week. I am in a ward where
Grant Gallinger served (from Richland, Tysons cousin if you guys dont
remember) and he as some people here that he baptized that are
amazing!!! They help us so much with the work. Elder Gallinger was a
I will write more next week. Ask questions. I dont know what to say anymore. haha. Love you all and have a great week!!!