Wednesday, February 9, 2011

We definitely were blessed for our sufferings last week.

Date: February 9, 2011
Area: Itaporanga,Sergipe
Companion: Elder Smythe
From: San Fransisco, California

Elder Smythe and Elder Ludlow

Hey guys!!! How´s everybody doing? I´m doing okay, this week was pretty good, although Elder Smythe and I both got really sick for the first few days of the week, but we´re both feeling a lot better.

We had a miracle at church on Sunday!!! There´s this guy of about 70 years that's been going to church for a long time, but was never baptized because he didn´t want to get married, well he decided to get married and will be baptized (next transfer) we still haven´t been by to mark a date cause he lives in another city but I´m really excited with him. It´ll be really be cool to baptize an older guy.
We also did a division with my father Elder Thomas yesterday and it was way fun and we found some really solid people. We have a few rapazes of like 14 or 15 we could maybe baptize.
(rapazes means boys, I had to look that up, I don't think he meant to write it in Portuguese, how cute)

So yeah, sorry I didn´t email, p day is on Wednesday now. it´s really weird it feels like Monday today but it´s Wednesday já!!! I dunno I feel like I´m in a way better mood than last week. We definitely were blessed for our sufferings last week. lol.

Today for p-day a rich member from a neighboring area took us and 2 other elders  to a way nice restaurant right on the beach it was nice to chill in the salty air and I took some sweet pics, I´ll post them.

That´s sad that your friend Troy died mom and dad. I´m sure that he is in a place free of pain, where he is at peace. I thought a lot about this yesterday... we were on our way to district meeting in an area called Estançia and we saw a dead body. We drove right by him really slow and they had him laying right on the side of the road, he was on a motorcycle and got hit head on so his face was so messed up, I really wished that I hadn´t looked afterwards, you know how I am when I see blood and stuff. But it was weird to think that just a few minutes before there was a spirit there, and now his body was empty of life.

That's sick Derek got home, how does he seem? does he have an accent? (Derek just got home from theThe Belgium Brussels/Netherlands Mission) Wish Cody good luck, tell him that it flies by, especially after the MTC, Send my love to McKay too my red headed homie!

That's crazy that the Superbowl came and went... stupid packers. Brazil is playing I think like right now we might go and try and catch a little bit of the game at a members house lol when Brazil plays, the whole country shuts down!

I hope Brookie feels better, that's rough that shes been sick for days already. feel better sis!!!

I love all of you guys! be safe and have fun! I´m praying for you!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Glad I finally got to read the blog. this one just is really full of feelings. He says things well. interesting about the biker who died. Doubt if he would have had the same reflections before his mission--- not quite anyway.
It was wonderful seeing you all this week. THANK YOU FOR COMING BY.
AND STAYING. We're honored and blessed to have you think of us in such nice ways.
have a great week.
Grandpa says" We just had a great time with you and the missionaries." :-) ( man of few words. :-)
He is sick today. fever, cough.
but he is resting and relaxing.
We'll see you soon.
Dad and Linda