Thursday, March 28, 2013

March 28, 2013

Oí Família! Hallealuh!!! Some one won the pinewood derby!!! hahaha That´s cool though. Funny that it took 8 sons and over 20 years to get it right. haha Oh and I didn´t know that we were fancy now. That´s a fanzy water purifier. haha That´s good that there are families are coming back to church. Its sad that I didn´t even know the inactive families when I was at home. I coud´ve helped a little better to bring some back to the gospel. Jared is dating? Wow things are changing! haha So things are going good. I´m still kickin´ Unfortunately the family that we are working with now, didn´t go to church again. urgh That´s one of the most frustrating things as a missionary. But We´ll see why they didn´t come here in a couple of days. My compánion is doing well, but he´s constantly reminding me that I´m going home and telling me how much he´ll miss me when I´m gone. haha He´s a good guy. It has to be hard to be a new missionary being trained by one going home. well anyway that´s it. Happy Easter! Funny that I´ll miss 3 easters...I never thought that could be possible, but oh well. As long as there are chocolate bunnies waiting for me. :) So I only have one more email to send here in the mission so you should tell everyone to take advantage of that and send me an email just to say that they sent me an email while I was on my mission. haha Have a great week! Love you guys Elder Jolstead the Older

March 23, 2013

Oí Família! My week was good. Yep they got baptized! I´ll send you a pic. That´s cool about Riley. São Paulo is a good mission too. The church is strongest there than in any other part of Brasil. We had a lidership conference based on that talk by Elder Bednar. Its really good. There really is a big difference between Conversion and a testimony. Conversion is like a testimony in action. So my week was good because of the baptism, but unfortunately we cut a lot of investigators because they wern´t progressing. So we´re almost starting over from scratch, but its good. This will help me stay focused for my last 3 weeks. There is a family that we´re working with that needs to get married first, which means that I won´t be here to see them baptized. Oh well, as long as they get baptized. That´s what matters. So unfortunately Presidnent lowered our time to send emails to 40 minutes so I don´t have a lot of time. I´ll be home here soon so I think you´ll understand. haha have a good week! love you Elder Jolstead the Older