Wednesday, June 21, 2017

10 Months Out!!

This week was a good one, Elder Borges came to my area this week and we did splits for the week.  It was fun to catch up with him.  We found some great new investigators this week.  A boy named Douglas that we invited to church showed up at our house 7 am ready to go.  He showed up even before I was ready, haha.  It was definitely different, cause normally we will go to every investigator’s house and wake them up, they sometimes will make an excuse and not go, but not him.  He showed up ready.  It was for sure the miracle of the week.  He is a super cool kid too.  

This week I completed 10 months in the field serving so we went out to eat all you can eat pizza and all you can drink juice.  We went out with my district and had a competition.  I ended up leaving so full I ran behind a dumpster and threw up.  Everyone was laughing it was super funny cause normally I will never throw up.  Then we went home in a taxi and I was fake throwing up the whole time messing with the taxi driver, it was super funny.  It was for sure a day to remember.  

Also this week I got offered to be a girl’s boyfriend but unfortunately I declined again, hahaha, and then explained why we can’t date girls for two years.  Then Sunday I gave a talk in church.  I talked about missionary work in the ward and how we all need to come together like a family and work hard together to help our ward grow.  I forgot I had to give a talk until Saturday night after 10:30.  I was laying in bed and remembered so I winged it.  I think it turned out well.  

Elder Meyer

Mossoro Really is Blessed

Amazing week!  This week we taught Priscilla every single day.  She ended up liking it so much she invited two friends and her parents to listen.  Now we got them all lined up and prepared for baptism.  Mossoro really is blessed and has a ton of people that are prepared to meet missionaries, and receive the restored gospel in their lives.  We also have another boy that is prepared and will be baptized next week.  Before I got to this area other missionaries were working with this boy.  But he never ended up getting to church with them in 7 weeks.  Then we showed up and made friends with him.  He ended up going to church with us and accepting baptism on the spot.  Which was great.  

Me and my comp are getting along great.  We are always laughing and joking around.  But when we teach we use the spirit.  It’s going great, I am loving every minute here.  We found a family of 12 to teach this week, that are super interested and then another older couple that is interested too.  It will be a great week.  We’re going to talk to all of them about baptism then try and commit them all to be baptized next week, it will be great.  The family of 12 we found has a girl that is 16 and her mom already lined me up to be her boyfriend.  I had to explain why I can’t be her boyfriend, haha it was funny.  

Also, I love competitions.  So I got the whole zone in on a competition.  It’s funny I always have the other elders competing against me trying to win something.  I only lost one competition this week and it was Verjo this giant elder, it was who could eat 1 liter of acai the fastest.  I barely lost but I am coming back this week ready to win, hahaha.  But that’s about all that happned.

Until next week.

Elder Meyer

Monday, June 5, 2017

Transfers and Awesome Week

Awesome week!  Don't even know where to start. But, I will start here.  I got transferred to another area called Belo Horizonto in Mossoro with a new elder named Elder Alvec.  The goodbyes were hard.  I spent 5 months working there so I became really close with the whole ward/city.  I say city because I now know every single person on every single corner in the city about.  The sisters that are now working there told me every person they see asks about me and what happened and where I went. And most are pretty depressed I left.  haha.  It is nice to know this because it means I did a little good.  But now it is over and I am in a new area. And let me tell you, I am loving the new area! It has only been 5 days, but I can tell the work will be great here. The only thing I ever heard about Mossoro was, "Mossoro is hot". Now that I am here, I can tell you it is hot,  I think it might be the hottest place on the planet. But it is cool- I am enjoying it.  You wake up sweaty, sleep sweaty, shower sweaty, study sweaty, but is is all part of the adventure.  

We found a girl this week named Priseta. She is 21 and is awesome.  She came to church with us and will be baptized this week. She loved church and loved learning from us this week.  She invited her mom and dad to join in the lessons next week, and we plan on inviting them to be baptized, also. 

But that wasn't even the best part of the week.  The best part of the week was that an apostle came and spoke with us.  It was Russell M. Nielsen.  It was super good.  He talked a lot about the Book of Mormon and family history and our lineage.  He also talked a lot about exact obedience.  It was great and super spiritual.  He bore his testimony on the Book of Mormon and it made perfect sense.  Every little word he said was inspired by God.  I loved it. I was pretty tired, but  I loved it.  

It was super fun, too, because the night before the apostle, everyone in our zone went to the same church at 9:00 at night.  Because our bus would be leaving the church at 7:00 in the morning.  So everyone went to the church and we played cards and games practically all night.  Then drove five hours to the Capitol to watch Russel M. Nielsen speak.  Then I got to catch up with all the other missionaries from our mission- which is alway a good time. Then we drove back 5 hours and got to work again.  

This week was dope.  I love the mission, I love sweating, and I love apostles.  Every moment of every day Deus has planned for us.  So just keep walking down the right path and everything will work out.  

Elder Meyer 

I'm Here to Work, Not Sit Around and Waste Two Years of my Life

Well another great two weeks.  Sorry I didn’t write last week, I didn’t have much time.  Me and Elder Cain are still going strong with our second dead beat companion.  We scored this transfer getting put with (in my opinion) 2 of the worst missionaries in our mission, haha.  The other Elder that we were with got sent home early, he only had 2 weeks left of his mission, but ended up getting sent home early.  And now me and Cain are with an Elder that doesn’t want to leave our apartment to go out and work.  This week I ended up just leaving and if he wanted to follow along he could and if he didn’t want to we just locked him in the house for a little bit.  I am here to work, not sit around and waste 2 years of my life.  Enough about this, I wanna focus on the miracles I saw this week.

We were all eating dinner at a member’s house and after going home the sisters got food poisoning and so did my companion.  The sisters spent the entire night throwing up as well as my comp.  I got to give a blessing to both of the sisters and they ended up making it to church only fatigued with lack of sleep, and later after church being perfectly fine.  I love the power of prayer and the power of the priesthood.  

Another miracle this week was that we moved houses and I learned how to become a handy man.  So now I can practically fix anything, haha.  And lastly this isn’t a miracle, but I saw a 4 year old girl twerking in the street.

Until next week,
Elder Meyer