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Monday, May 4, 2015

Week 57 - Looking forward to Mother's Day!

Today, I played basketball and ping-pong with three investigators. It has been raining here.

The member’s are helping us as we teach.  This week we had a member and his wife teach a family with us.  They also met a couple of investigators as well.  I thought it was really fun and cool and I think it was a good experience for them too.  This member’s family is always so good at helping us out and providing dinner for us on Sundays.  They are just awesome!  We are teaching some really cool families now.

I look forward to our upcoming Skype call on Mother’s Day.  I will probably call after church, which will be around 12:30 pm your time.  We are an hour ahead of you and our church goes from 10:00 to 1:00.  By the time I get to a members home it will be about 1:30 here.  We may be going to the home of the woman I recently baptized!  I’m not sure how much time President Anderson will give us to talk and they may only have one computer so it might be a little later.  Depending on lunch and if my companion goes first, it might not be until 3:00 or 4:00 your time.  Look for me to get on between 12:30 and 4:00.

We had a combined mission conference this past week with the São Paulo North Mission.  Elder L. Whitney Clayton of the First Quorum of the Seventy spoke to us.  He spoke about things we could do to help our investigators get their answers faster.  It was cool and this week we are going to the temple!  We met together in Santana (district of São Paulo).

My companion’s full name is Wemerson Souza.  That is why he is known as Elder W. Souza here. Souza is a very common Brazilian surname.  We use his first initial to distinguish him from the many other Elder Souza’s serving in this mission.  He is doing fine and we are getting in all our studying.

I looked at a ton of different cameras last week to replace my broken Canon that developed a lens error.  The one thing here that is different is they don’t let you try them out.   You can hold them, but they don’t put batteries in them so you can’t take an actual photo to see what it looks like.  You just have to look at the box to see what it will do.  I took a few pictures from a borrowed camera this week but I forgot the memory card so I won’t be uploading.  The dollar rose again so if I find a camera today it will be a little cheaper.  I’m not looking to get anything super fancy.  I only have about $200 Reis.  I may need you to put $100 US dollars into my account, but that should be enough.