Monday, August 3, 2015

Visiting Less Actives

When are transfers?  When you had that short transfer period it messed up all my calendars and I haven’t gotten them all fixed yet.  Transfers were last week so the next transfer if im not mistaken (or too trunky) will be on the 31st. 

How do you do most of your contacting?  So I used to always just knock doors cause I liked knocking doors but that isnt the most efficent way to work so now we´re working more on visiting less actives in the church and part member families to try to find new people to teach and help get baptised. Its going really well if I do say so myself. 

Where is the place in your mission that everyone wants to get sent? Where is the place one wants to be sent? Everyone wants to be sent to Menis because in the state of Menis everyone is more accepting of the gospel and is more open hearted. Here in Rio its like New York but with more deaths, drugs, and guns. Haha but yeah I have yet to serve in Menis.... But I like it here in Rio. Places like Três Corações, and Varginha baptise like 20 or on a good month 30. So yeah. 

Sooo this week was just another week of work work work. Something really funny happened this week though. So in order to be baptised into our church you have to be interviewed by someone. Normally its the district leader but if the district leader is baptising the Zone leaders have to go and interview them. So I live with the Zone leaders and most times Me and Elder M will go to interview someone while Elder J and Elder C will do splits so we don't completely abandon an area and waste a full day of work. 

So me and Elder M are on a bus comming home from Barra do Piari and its one of those travel busses with recliner seats where they turn the lights off at night. So its like 7 at night and were halfway home (about 30 more minutes) and 5 young couples get on the bus and you can tell they´ve kinda been drinking so the bus takes off, the lights go off, and me and Elder M just know that some not so praise worthy things are going on in the dark. So when the lights turn at the next stop everyone jumps back into their seat and act like they werent doing anything, Me and M are laughing pretty hard and we look at the driver and he just kinda shakes his head then we look at the cobrador (who collects the money) and he just kinda shrugs like what can you do? and so when the lights turn off again I yell "TA FACIL" and Elder M saids "ta perecendo um hotel aqui!" haha which is like, oh so its that easy? its lookin like a hotel in here" hahhaha so everyone starts busting out laughing and they all stopped cause they were all embarrassed. haha but when we get off at the bus station we were all joking about it and gave them all pass along cards and they were all super chill. 

To be a missionary you cant have any shame. This is something I still struggle with and something Elder M was born with. He´ll tell people exactly what hes thinking, hell call a lady in the ward and say lunch fell though and ask if we could eat lunch with her, he´ll do pretty much anything. Haha one time he didnt wanna walk all they way to the store (10 minutes) so he called the family who lives up the street and asked if they could drive us haha I love this guy. 

My comp is good Elder C. He works really hard and is learning really fast. Hes also studying english, and I think me helping him, is only making it worse. (Miss Colebank will get a kick out of that, the fact that im trying to teach english) I can only tell him if it makes sense or not haha. but yeah I love you guys miss you all a ton. Hope all is going well!!


Elder Hamm

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