Monday, March 31, 2014

My Brothers Goin on a Mission!!!

"I guess that means us?....who are we kidding? Yah, That means us."

Me and J taking a break to color some pictures
 Soooo before ANYTHING, I gotta give a huggeee shoutout to my brother Jake who opened up his mission call TODAY!!!! WHAHHHH!!! He is going to the Juiz de Fora, Brazil Mission and he will report to the Brazilian MTC on July 23rd!!! He will be attempting to speak a form of drunk mans spanish...., im sorry I mean he WILL be speaking a form of drunk mans spanish ;) Portugese.  I would also like to note that he will be there RIGHT smack dab in the middle of the 2014 World Cup (where he will buy me several cheap jerseys when it ends), But kharma came in to equal everything out because he will only JUST miss the opening ceremony for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on August 5th. So Big congrats to him. We will officially see eachother in about 2ish years haha

Oh, and Elder M is leaving too. Im gonna miss all
these guys!
       Sooo now for my dads questions: 1) Most people have to go to church for conference. Yes, they have internet....but mostly in cafes and nobody wants to try to feel the spirit there. 2) The church doesnt have a satelite. We just use the internet and last time it was failing....not awesome. 3) People here do play soccer the majority of the time. Buttt its not too uncommon to see a few people playing basketball. 4) All the soccer goals they make here....seriously ALL of them, are dual soccer goals and basketball hoops. Thats what they have in all the parks where we would see a basketball hoop in the US. And yah, all the churches are built with those things at each end of the parking lot. 

       Well, not much news this week. Another shout out to Elder P (My Trainer) and Elder G cause they are going home this change....AKA in 2 days. Yah, Wednesday morning they are going home. Pretty ridiculous if you think about it. They will be missed but you know, theyre going to a better place ;) The only other news would be that my companion and I dont really have changes...but we do. Idk, we are going to changes meeting tomorrow and hopefully will come away with somewhat of an idea of whats gonna happen. But either way it will be nice to see all the guys going home and say goodbye to them. So apart from that, not much. We put a few baptism dates, and well see how those go, but for now, well just go to the spiritual thought!

Elder S came back to visit!!!

       Spiritual thought from this week is short, as i am pressed for time. But its sincere. Alma 41:10 you have all heard before. "10 Do not suppose, because it has been spoken concerning restoration, that ye shall be restored from sin to happiness. Behold, I say unto you wickedness never was happiness." So simple, and yet, so true. The world would have us believe that wickedness indeed, can be happiness. But it is a lie. Wickedness, no matter how much we justify, rationalize, and protect it, IS WICKEDNESS. It will never be happiness, and it will never be able to give you the kind of lasting, pure happiness that righteousness freely brings. So dont worry about being happy, because the world will show you many ways to supposedly arrive at that destination. Worry about being righteous and an overwhelming REAL happiness will ensue.

Elder Josh Hamm

Comforting wall paintings in Chilac

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