Wednesday, September 21, 2016

September 19, 2016

 We had a good week. The work is coming along little by little. We are teaching everyday, but we just dont have a ton of people and that rush to spread the gospel like I would like to have. Flavio is doing good and is super excited to be baptized this week! We dont have anyone else progressing very well so I think he is going to be my last baptism here in Cohab Juscelino. There is a young man in our branch that is really sweet. He has become one of my best friends and he is the only member in his family. We went to his house about everyday this week, and little by little we are starting to work with his mom. The other Elders had already taught her a little, but they scared her off with baptism. So a little bit at a time we are talking with her about the church.
We had a great stake conference yesterday, that is now my second here in the ward.  Bishop has unofficially given me a calling as the first counselor in the young mens haha. The stake conference was good, President and Sister Silcox spoke, they are so freaking great. I love them. Pres Silcox is just such a wise guy. He is the type of guy that when you are talking with him you leave the conversation felling smarter.

Yes we have transfers on the 4th and I am sure that I will be transferred, but we wont know for sure until the Sunday night of conference.
I would be so dang happy if I see grams and gramps. Last time I didn't even get to talk with them because I was so busy taking care of everyone.

Everything is going good. Life is great and I am loving it here in Brazil. The mission is great but only the tough and pure of heart will survive.
I hope everything is going okay at home. I cant believe that all my friends are all over the hump and I am yet hit the marker!!

Here in 1 year from now you will be coming to Brasil I will show what its like to be in the battle field of the Lord.
That's all for now well see next week folks!

 com muito amor,
 Elder Millard

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Sept 12, 2016

Well I'll be honest the work is going pretty slow right now. We have one guy that is progressing pretty well. I have actually known him for several months, but he just never seemed interested. He is the friend of some members so he has already met us, but this is the first week that he is really showing interest. He has been to church the last two weeks and his baptismal goal is for the 24th. Everything is going good for now, this week we are going to teach all the commandments so I hope we can get it all ready in time. His name is Flavio.

Our area is doing good. I sure have been here for a long time, I feel at home here. The members all love me here hahaha­čśť.  Everyone says they are going to be so sad when I leave!

Can you believe how fast time is passing! I will hit my year mark it two weeks! Time is just passing way to fast!
The mission is not easy but its worth it.  God may not take away our difficulties, but he will always give us strength to endure. 
I know this church is true and I thank God everyday for being a part of such a great family! We really are so blessed! 

Sorry but I am a little short on time, but I will write better next week. 

Elder Millard