Monday, October 31, 2016

October 31, 2016

Well we have had another good week. We had interviews with President this week and that is always a great experience. Pres is such a good dude, I really do love talking with him. 

This week we also had splits with the assistants. That was a great to have a good day of work with a comp who really likes to work, and be able to learn with others. 
Funny story, when we were teaching one family I asked them where they think I am from and everyone thought I was from the south, because I am white with blond hair. Then they thought I was from Rio de Janeiro because I have accent from Rio. hahaha Then I finally told them I am from the United States and they wouldn't believe me because I speak like them haha. 

Last Friday we went to eat lunch with a sister of the ward and when we got there she hadn't started yet. So I told her I was going to make the rice. I have learned here in the mission to make the best rice. She loved my rice so much she said I will have to teach her. 

On Sunday we had a great meeting. We taught our investigator Chirsner and he is doing good. If all goes well he should be baptized this next Sunday. He is a good dude and he has a lot of challenges in life, but is really trying to do what is right. We are still very busy all the time. We are working good, but I always want to do better and use the time of the Lord wisely. God Speed.


Elder Millard

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

October 24, 2016

Hey Fam! 
We had a great week, We are working hard, trying to get a teaching group organized. The work is coming along little by little. Our zone is doing pretty well and as of right now we are the most baptizing zone in the mission. This week we have had a few problems to take care of in another area so we had splits with the district leaders and we put in some good work in. We are teaching a lot of people for the first time this week so we will have to wait and see if some of them can progress. I have faith. Everything is going well and I am learning a lot and working hard.
To answer your questions. No my area isn't really like my last one. Where I am now is a little bit bigger city and we have to work different. The members are good and they certainly feed us enough. Our chapel is in the front of a big highway. So a lot of people pass in front. The other day we were in the front of the chapel and we decided to do some street contacts. We were there about 2 hours running around trying to talk to everyone. We got a few people interested, but there are a lot of people with some pretty rough feelings about the church. However I will give you a report next week if anyone progresses.
If you look on my mission map I am in São Miguel Paulista.
Everything is great and I am loving life.
Elder Millard.

October 18, 2016

 I don't have a lot to say, but I will write  a quick email.

We had a good week. As I always say, I wish it would have been better, but we do what we can. My new are is pretty good, the members are great. The work is pretty rough right now because they closed our chapel this week and we moved to another chapel that makes it pretty far for investigators to go to church. Also my comp has 2 months left in the mission so he is pretty tired and sometimes it is hard to get I'm excited to work, but its going alright. 

This week we had zone conference, so I had to give a training to the zone. I think it went pretty well but we have a lot of room for improvement. Everything is going well and I am learning a lot. I don't think I am the missionary that God wants me to be yet, but I think I am on the right path. 

This Sunday when we were in church a couple showed up at church. They are from France and are learning Portuguese so it will be interesting to teach them, but the spirit speaks louder than words. The church is true and I am loving the mission. As I work with these people everyday I understand how we are so extremely blessed. 
All is well and I am happy. I hope everything is going well at home. Love you.

Elder Millard

Thursday, October 13, 2016

October 13, 2016

Hey Family! It seems like a long time has passed since the last time I talked with you, I don't even know what to say.
Yes I have been transferred, now I am in Limoeiro. I am the zone leader of São Miguel. If you look on the mission map you can see that I didn't go very far and I am still here in the city. All is going good, I have been trying to meet the members and get to know my area a little bit. Now I also have a lot more responsibility so I have been running around going to meetings and counsels. Last Friday we had a leadership meeting at the mission office and my beloved comp Elder Chalampuento was there, it was good to see him.

So Flavio was baptized and confirmed and the pictures were sent to my facebook, so enter there and save them. I sure hope you have been saving all the pics I have sent you. Maybe just try to save them on a flash drive or something. Also the card that I sent with grams and gramps has a bunch of music on there. As I can't listen to this music I sent it home with them, but I want you to save it so I can have it after the mission. 

I don't have a lot to say about the missionary work yet as I haven't met anyone here in my new area yet. 
I feel very small before my calling, but I am excited to help this mission. I hope that I can do a good job. I know the Lord will help me if I am humble and obedient. 
I am doing great and I hope the family is doing okay. I love and pray for you all. 

Elder Millard 

Thursday, October 6, 2016

OCTOBER 3, 2016

hey mom I dont have time to talk much this week. I got a call from pres yesterday and he called me to be a zone leader. So I have a meetings all day today. I will be transferred to São Miguel. 

Monday, October 3, 2016

September 26, 2016

Hey Fam, 

I don't have a ton of time, but I just wanted to let you know that I had a good week and all is well.

We got Flavio baptized and it was really good. It was special because he is a good friend to all of the other young men and women I have been baptizing but it just took him a while to come around. 
He is a really good dude. I met him my first transfer here and have always played ball with him, but he just never showed a lot of interest. These last few weeks we have made a good friendship and really will be sad to leave all my friends here. I baptized him, but we don't have any photos, because like I said my camera broke. 

Other than that, I am really excited for this week. It should be good, I will see Grandma and Grandpa on Sunday and we have a family night marked everyday this week for me to say goodbye to everyone.

I am doing great and all is well thanks so much for everything!

Elder Millard