Monday, May 21, 2012

May 21, 2012

Oí Família,
So my first week here was full of trips. One trip to Santa Maria then to Livramento. Then the next day back to Santa Maria for a meeting, and then back to Livramento. I have a feeling that being a Zone leader will be a little tiresome. :) But I´m liking my new area. It´s not very big but its cool. I live right in front of Uruguay and today we´re going to go there for P-day. That should be cool. So right now we´re teaching a family of a teenager that my companion baptized before I came here. The family is awesome! Yesterday the dad bore his testimaony that he knew that God sent the missionaries to their house and that he could see the change that the Gospel had on their son. So that was cool. They´ll be baptized this Saturday. I have to say that its weird that Bishop Jamison isn´t Bishop anymore, but Bro. Payne is a really awesome guy. I remember when he was my Young Men´s leader. He´ll be a great Bishop. So anyway I´m glad everything is going well with you all. Have a great week. I love you
Elder Jolstead

Monday, May 7, 2012

May 7, 2012

Mr. Tan! Are you sure that´s Jared? haha So that´s cool that Jared´s home. I remeber when I got my wisdom teeth pulled out. One of the worst moments of my life. So I´m doing pretty good. I´m srtuggling a little. I think I hit some kind of mid-mission crisis. People for some reason are starting to have a hard time understanding me again. It´s a little frustrating, because I haven´t had that kind of problem for about 6 or 7 monthes. My companion says its because I talk too fast. That´s weird that I talk so fast the brazilians can´t understand me! Anyway it just this that´s kind of bothering me. Oh and I helped build a house this last saturday. I mixed cement. You know those machines that turn the cement over and over? Well yeah I did that for 3 hours with a was terrible and my back still hurts.haha Anyway so I think I´ll be able to skype this Sunday. be ready 6 here so like 1 there I think. love you guys.
Elder Jolstead