Saturday, January 30, 2016

January 25, 2016

Hey All!
The time is flying' by here in Brazil. All is well I am progressing a little everyday. I am having a lot of difficulties, but I know this is all a part of the process. I am super enthusiastic and I know I am receiving a lot of blessings, but honestly the work is going pretty slow. We are just really having a hard time getting people to progress. 
I need to be better, but its just kinda hard when I am so new with everything. All is well I know I am receiving a lot of blessings.

We got another American from my same group in our zone. When we had a zone meeting it was good conversing with everybody, and not to compare myself to other elders, but I am speaking a lot better than I give myself credit for. I met a new family of members when they asked how much time I have in my mission I told them to guess based on my Portuguese and they said 8 months, so that's a good thing. I struggle a lot when its just conversation about normal things, but gospel talk is okay. 

I am learning a lot and I am excited for this next transfer. I definitely need to be better, but I am trying to learn a little everyday. I just want so badly to be the best missionary I can, and be the missionary that God would have me be. Its hard to describe how badly I want to be better and help others understand the gospel. I know that they want it,  and if they could just understand the importance of this gospel I could help them. I can't describe my emotions about it, but I have confidence that I will be blessed and as I keep trying to do my part I will have success. 

All is good. I am doing good. Loving the best two years. 
Elder Millard

Sunday, January 17, 2016

January 17, 2016- AN EXTRA NOTE FROM PAUHLINO!!!

My dear friends, good morning. I hope everybody is fine. I am now working in the police, I participated in the sacrament In Ward of Elder Millard. He is very well, I have some friends in the ward he is working and all were unanimous in saying that it is a lovely missionary and a sweet person, he is expressing itself well in Portuguese and is integrated well eat members. I left all my contacts with him, such as email, phone my home and my cell phone, I explained that he can contact me at any time with whatever you need. anything you need can afford. hugs and kisses in a Super My dear Gary and Rose. I love you.

Monday, January 11, 2016

January 11, 2016

Hey Mom!
This week has been good. All is well here in Jardim Bela Vista the work is progressing little by little. We have had a lot of first lessons taught this week and people are so open and willing to let us in, but sometimes getting people to keep a commitment is hard. We have 2 people this week that are really progressing and have potential to be baptized this transfer. We have a other investigator Daniel his girlfriend is a member and he goes to church every week. He lives with his girlfriend and they both wear wedding rings so I guess I just assumed they were married, but When I was finishing up with the lesson and I asked if we could set the goal for baptism on the 31st they told me they weren't married yet so that was kind of tough I was really hoping he would get baptized this transfer but thats not going to happen. Instead we set the goal for casamento on the 21st of February. So hopefully all goes well and he will get baptized after the wedding. 

I am progressing little by little everyday and I feel pretty comfortable with the lingua during lessons or gospel talk, but sometimes it is hard in normal conversation. The important thing is that I am progressing little by little each day. 

All is well I am loving life and even when its hard I know that if I endure my trials well I will receive a lot of blessings. Thank you so much for all your love and support. 

That's to bad to hear about Max, I love that dog. He is a great smart dog, I hope all will turn out well. 

That's good to hear about the ball team glad they are starting to pick it up a little. For the first time in a long time today I got to play a little ball so that was a lot of fun, but its not that popular here so maybe I need to practice my futebol instead. 

Love you all and keep up the Good Work. 


Elder Millard

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

January 4, 2016-Feliz Ano Novo

Hey All!
So this week has been really long. It has been good and the work is really starting to pick up. I am trying to think back to the first of the week, but I really don't remember much. We have been teaching a lot of lessons, and I am hoping and praying with all my heart that these people will receive an answer to their prayers. It is so frustrating when people say they aren't feeling anything. I see how everybody says how you just start loving these people so much. I understand that a little better now because I know I have the truth and when I testify to them and I just want them so badly to receive an answer and accept it. I know He is there they just have to let Him in. 

So for the last 2 weeks my companion has had some struggles and it was tough for me, but anyways one thing led to another he got transferred on the 31st so I got a NEW companion again. I am on my 4th companion in 3 months in the mission! So that's crazy! Anyways I am excited for this transfer I think it is good for me because with a new companion in my area who doesn't know anything it is really forcing me to step up and take responsibility. I think we have a lot of potential to baptize a few people this transfer, but it will take a lot of blessings. My Portuguese is progressing and I am receiving a lot of blessings there, but I am no where close to efficient yet. I know there is power in prayer and I am confident that God hears and loves everyone of us. Keep on keepin' on. 

I just want to send my love for my incredible family. Every single member of the family really is amazing and has helped me so much. We really do have an amazing family!  

All is well I am loving life, and I know these are the best two years. Even when I have tough days I know someday I will look back on this time and have some great memories. God Speed. 

Deus abençoa 
Feliz Ano Novo 
Elder Millard

December 28, 2015

Hey mom! 
I just talked to you all a couple days ago so I don't have a lot to say, but I just want to send my love for my incredible family. Every single member of the family really is amazing and has helped me so much. We really do have an amazing family! 

Although Dad didn't say much when we talked I know that he is proud of my choice to serve a mission. I would imagine that he is a pretty proud father with a daughter married in the temple with 3 kids that are growing up in a part of heaven on earth. And 3 sons that have served or are serving missions. I know that he is proud of me following his example to serve a mission.

Its to bad I didn't get to talk to Jake but he really has helped me a lot. He has been my example my whole life growing up. He showed me the way. He really has taught me a lot and really is a great brother. He is also a great example by being married in the temple with a wife and kids growing up in Gods Church. 

Tyler is an amazing brother! I think he understands things that other people don't. He was also an amazing example to me by serving a mission. He really is a very lovable person. That sensitivity and lovable personality is really something that I need to improve on. He is going to be an amazing husband and father.

It was really great talking with Owen and I don't know if I remember a time in my life when Owen hasn't been there. He taught me a lot about a mission as well and I am grateful for his example in being a missionary, husband and father. He is a man of wise words and it was nice to have a conversation in English for the first time in a few months. 

I would have loved to talk to Jake and Kourtney and their kiddos but its all good  I will hear from them next time. I hope that every member of the family feels my testimony and love. We can all work to be better everyday and remember those times in life when we have struggled and there is only one person who can really help. There is power in prayer and I am confident that God hears and loves everyone of us. Keep on keepin on.  

This is week is tough as far as missionary work because everybody is with family and having parties so they don't really want us in they're house. We have some new pesquisadores marked for next week so Ill let you know how they come along. 
Until next week! God Speed. Love you!
Elder Millard