Monday, May 26, 2014

May 26, 2014

Oi! Família! 
This week was super good! It was pretty equal to last week! Super Busy and always teaching a bunch! And yes I am still tired! Every morning I always say `wow its already 6:30!` But by now my legs are used to walking a lot. 

It is starting to get a little cooler. On Sunday I was able to wear the suit jacket for a few hours. But then the sun came out again. But it was still a good Sunday. That is really neat about your convert story. I will have to tell them about that. This week they got even more distant from us because they asked `Who is Jehovah?` And they didn't agree with our response, so I studied a lot about this these last days and will be able to help them understand who is Jehovah. It is amazing what you can learn when you are praying, studying, and pondering the scriptures. But I am sure they will come around. 

I like being able to tell people that they can ask us anything and if we don't know an answer we will find one for them. Study is one of my favorite times of the day. 

This week we had the feeling to knock a few doors. The allotted time had already passed for knocking doors but we felt we should go knock anyway a few doors on the street we had chosen the night before. The first door we knocked a lady came to the door and invited us in quickly and said that she was waiting our visit. Her and her husband gave the missionaries a ride home the other day because one was not feeling good and couldn't walk so they helped them out. They got their address, but they didn't pass it over to us. It is pretty neat what happens when you follow the Spirit! 

This week we took an investigator to a baptism this week and he felt the Spirit super strong. He then told me that he wants to come to Church every week. We will work some more with him and his brother. 

Know that I am super grateful for my family! I love everyone of you! I am so grateful to have a family behind me on the mission. It is always a good reminder to look and help the people as Christ would. It is so much better to help other people with the desire to help them, rather than a number to put in the books. 
Well time is ticking but thank you for everything!! 

I sent a package home. Hopefully it will get to you. It was only 1.25 to send..... And it had a lot of stuff in it. We will see. 
Elder Wild

Monday, May 19, 2014

May 19, 2014


Sorry to hear you were a bit sick last night! Hope it passes! 

This week was super good! We worked super hard this week. My legs are super tired. But that is just weakness leaving the body right! haha We taught 32 lessons this week! It was a long week. We also invited a lot of people to be baptized. Many excepted! I think this week we are going to work more with people getting an answer to their prayers. Because when they have a good answer to their prayers, they will do anything to follow this answer. It is really neat to see the change in people. This week we had a baptism. After he had recieved the Spirit, it was really cool. We went to his house and you could see the difference in his life. We are also helping this family that is almost ready for baptism. It will be a lot of work, but we are almost there. This weekend, they got the feeling of they dont know if they can keep on the path. One of them went to Church. We wanted to pass by and see where the others were. We could hear the loud music from super far away. We hoped that it wasnt their music. When we turned the corner they were all dancing in sync in the road. It will be work, but it is definately possible. 

Also this week we were walking a family home after the baptism. We left the church at 9:00. It was a 25 minute walk to their house with a 25 minute walk to our house with only 30 minutes left. The second we got to their house we RAN to our house. The Lord saw our will in being obedient and blessed us to get home on time with saftey. It was pretty funny. We ran super fast and everytime we ran past a bar, everyone was cheering us on. It was pretty nice to have that motivational boost. hahaha 

These weeks I am studying hard in the new testament. It is really neat to learn and find the scriptures in the Bible that proves their was a Church of Jesus Christ. The other day I learned about the Gift of Tongues. Here we will walk by Churches and there will be people screaming, falling on the ground, yelling, jumping up and down, rock band playing in the back ground, and a bunch of other stuff. I cant imagine this was the type of Church that Christ established. When I see stuff like this, it gives me more motivation to go tell people that there is a better way to show their appreciation and love for God in a more humble and reverent way. 

I am so grateful for this opportunity I have to serve here in Brazil. It is such a blessing to be able to help and invite others to come be closer to Christ. It is so neat to be under the Spirit constantly. Especially during the lessons. We are able to teach people exactly what they need to hear. Everyday I thank God for this opportunity to serve. At times it is physically exhausting. Spiritually too. But I know that it will all pay off. 

This week I was thinking of how hard sometimes it is. How bad my feet and legs hurt at times, how sunburnt I am, why so many people just flake out of compromises. But then the hymn count your many blessings came to mind. And I had to remember all that has done for me. And that these little temporary pains are nothing to what the Savior suffered. So I better start counting my blessings rather than looking at the sacrifices or difficulties. 

1. When upon life's billows you are tempest-tossed,
When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,
Count your many blessings; name them one by one,
And it will surprise you what the Lord has done.
Count your blessings;
Name them one by one.
Count your blessings;
See what God hath done.
Count your blessings;
Name them one by one.
Count your many blessings;
See what God hath done.
2. Are you ever burdened with a load of care?
Does the cross seem heavy you are called to bear?
Count your many blessings; ev'ry doubt will fly,
And you will be singing as the days go by.
3. When you look at others with their lands and gold,
Think that Christ has promised you his wealth untold.
Count your many blessings; money cannot buy
Your reward in heaven nor your home on high.
4. So amid the conflict, whether great or small,
Do not be discouraged; God is over all.
Count your many blessings; angels will attend,
Help and comfort give you to your journey's end.
Thank you so much that you have done for me to be here. I know that you will all be blessed for your help in my preparation. The things I have learned from my parents and leaders are the things I apply here on the mission. Thank you! 

Have a wonderful week! 
I Love you All!!!!
Elder Wild

Monday, May 12, 2014

May 12, 2014

The skype call was awesome!! Super quick and short! But super good! 

Thank you for being such a good mother! I am so blessed to be raised in the gospel. Especially in a home where the parents are so rooted in the gospel! It really is such a blessing. WE were talking to some recent converts the other day and they were talking about how they wished that they would have been born in the covenant! It really is a blessing! I know that I am where I am now, becuase of my LOVING Mom! 

Thank you for all you do! All your prayers, all your letters, creative packages, and everything!!!! 

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Elder Wild

Monday, May 5, 2014

May 5th, 2014


I am glad to hear that you made it home safe with the camper. I know that God is always watching out for us. Especially this week! My companion and I were crossing a street and these two guys came flying by and I think they wanted to scare us by driving right into us and swerving at the last minute. Of course God was protecting us and their motorcycle flipped over and dumped them on the pavement. They just glared at us, picked up their motorcycle and drove off. hahahaha 

My new companion is super cool! He is from Utah. WE talk english at times, but normally just Portuguese. It is a little harder to think of how to talk in english. It comes out, but I have to think of what I am saying. But when we do talk its funny because people gives us these funny looks cause they don't know what we are talking about.  But we got a call the other day and he will be transferred later this afternoon. He has to travel to Goiania and my new companion will be coming out. But the area is super good. We never fault lunch, and the members are really good! There is a attendance of 130-140. It is pretty big for a branch. For fast and testimony meeting while the branch president was bearing his testimony and before he turned the time over to the members, about 30 people stood up and just walked up to the pulpit to bear their testimony. It was pretty funny. It was a good testimony meeting. 

Our mission president gave us this book called the power of member missionary work. I think you read it when I was leaving. It is really good! It is by Clay Christensen. I really like it! and if you haven't read it, READ IT! I am flying through it but it talks about how we need to do the missionary work. 

It is really cool to see the Lords hand in our work. We are constantly being blessed with good people to teach that really want a change in their life. It is pretty fun to be completely immersed in the work. It is sad at times when we see them not progress, but we do our part to help them. 

I am looking forward to talking to you guys too! I am way excited! Remember 40 min. It is a rule that the Lord gave to our leaders. But it will be awesome to hear you guys. I am pretty sure that we will skype after church. 9-12. There is a 3 hour difference so at noon it will be 9am your time. Normally we will go to lunch after church and call after. It will probably be 12 your time that we will call. That should put you in church on time. It will be harder to skype after you get home because it will be 7 our time. But if before your church doesn't work, something elsewill work. But expect an email or call or something from 11-1. Ill shoot for 12 your time. Ill first get on email and get an address or something, then make the call. Will we do it through Jordans ibook? 

This week the mission will start a Book of Mormon read. I am looking forward to it. It will be really nice to read everyday in our study and be learning something that everyone else is learning. 

I look forward to talking with you guys!

Elder Wild