Monday, August 14, 2017

August 14, 2017


Hey All -



Yet another week has come and gone.
It was a pretty good week.  We still have some really sweet miracles in potential for this transfer. We have been teaching this couple, their names are Helder and Emmanuele. They are doing pretty good, they are both doctors. He is a brain surgen and she works in the ambulance. I know that I am a pretty smart guy, but next to them I feel like a little fish because they really are both very intelligent people. 

Things really are going pretty well and I am way happy. I don't know if I have ever felt as much stress as I have felt in this week but I also feel like God is preparing some really sweet miracles for us at the end of the transfer. 

Our biggest miracle that I get all emotional just thinking about it has been Benê and Andresa. Talk about a real miracle and some living answers to a LOT of prayers. So last week we had marked with them to go to the registry and mark their weeding. Everything was good and seemed like it was all perfect. However last Monday when we had marked to go their in the morning and get their wedding marked early in the morning when I called them Benê said they weren't going anymore and they didn't want to get married any time soon. So even being our P day we ran over there to try and see what had happened and give it one more try. A wedding in the registry usually takes about a month so we were really out of time and needing a miracle. So we had been praying a lot and when we went over there we had an amazing visit and were able to get them rededicated. They were just really worried about the money and getting everything ready in time, so we just promised them that everything would turn out alright and that everyone in the ward would help. So on Tuesday morning we went to the registry and begged the lady to help us. So we were able to mark their wedding for the 26th and the baptism for the 27th.

So this week we have just trying to get everything ready for the big day! Also we have just been really busy with Assistant stuff. We have had conferences and splits this whole week. Also we are going to have a mission tour this week so we are have a lot of meetings to get everything ready. 

I really cant explain how I am. Life is just great and I am really happy. God has blessed us so much and we are working really hard. I can really feel the Lord on our side, a great and marvelous work is about to come to pass. I am excited to finish my mission strong doing what I most love. BAPTIZING! 

Love you so much mom, can't wait to give you a great big hug here in a few weeks!!!!!

Elder Millard

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

August 8, 2017

Justin Bart Millard - 2:29 PM

haha your so funny mom
remember that it is going to be a great week or two, but after that you are going to want to kick me out again. kkkk

Justin

yeah, just doing well and loving life

haha everything is good. 

Justin Bart Millard - 2:34 PM

We are going to have zone conferences starting this week and next week we have zone conferences and a mission tour with Elder Lima of the seventy. So things are going to be really busy these last few weeks
Also today we had to go teach Bené and Andresa today to try and get everything ready for their wedding

Justin Bart Millard - 2:36 PM

You have no idea all that we have been through with this family. I am almost crazy trying to get them excited and get it all ready. Its going to be pretty hard as they arent really able to do a wedding so I we are trying to get everyone to pitch in a little to do something nice for them. 

Justin Bart Millard - 2:39 PM

I am sure they would love that
I already told them that I will help with their wedding rings that will be about 300 reais 

Travel plans are here!


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Wednesday 30 August 2017
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Delta Air Lines DL 052
Departure
30 August 09:40 PM
Sao Paulo, (Guarulhos Intl) (+)
Terminal: 2
Arrival
31 August 07:00 AM
Detroit, (Metropolitan Wayne Co) (+)
Terminal: EM - E.H. Mcnamara Terminal
Duration10:20 (Non stop)
Distance5,105 Miles
Booking statusConfirmed
ClassEconomy (L)
Baggage allowance2 Piece(s) for Justin Bart Millard
Seat28G (No smoking seat) requested for Justin Bart Millard
EquipmentAIRBUS INDUSTRIE A330-200
Flight mealDinner
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Thursday 31 August 2017
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Delta Air Lines DL 2113
Departure
31 August 08:20 AM
Detroit, (Metropolitan Wayne Co) (+)
Terminal: EM - E.H. Mcnamara Terminal
Arrival
31 August 10:19 AM
Salt Lake City, (Salt Lake City Intl) (+)
Terminal: 2 - Terminal Unit 2
Duration03:59 (Non stop)
Distance1,476 Miles
Booking statusConfirmed
ClassEconomy (L)
Baggage allowance2 Piece(s) for Justin Bart Millard
Seat26C (No smoking seat) requested for Justin Bart Millard
EquipmentBOEING 737-900
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Thursday 31 August 2017
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Delta Air Lines DL 7394 (Operated by Skywest Dba Delta Connection)
Departure
31 August 01:45 PM
Salt Lake City, (Salt Lake City Intl) (+)
Terminal: 2 - Terminal Unit 2
Arrival
31 August 02:51 PM
Saint George, (Municipal) (+)
Duration01:06 (Non stop)
Distance269 Miles
Booking statusConfirmed
ClassEconomy (L)
Baggage allowance2 Piece(s) for Justin Bart Millard
Seat09B (No smoking seat) confirmed for Justin Bart Millard
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Flight mealNo meal service

July 10, 2017- Maturity comes when you stop making excuses and start making changes


Well what a week.....
This whole week we have been going to zone conferences. It is really a good time. I know that I am not the BEST missionary but I have gained a strong testimony about the Holy Ghost. Although I may be unqualified, I know that the spirit has helped me so much during the conferences. I could really feel guided by the spirit in every training. It is a great opportunity to be able to help the missionaries here in São Paulo Leste. The mission is doing really well and I really feel like I am in the best mission in the world. It is great that the Lord trusts me enough to be an example here in the mission and I am very grateful for the opportunity and I know that the Lord is helping me do his work here in the mission. I was able to see a lot of old friends and have some good laughs so that is always good to meet up with the mission buddies. 
Here in our mission we have a few zones that are in the interior and it is such a good time to get out in the country and see farms, animals, and mountains. It is about a 3 hour drive out to the last zone of the mission so the whole time I was just talking with President about my little home town. He also grew up on a farm and he has been all over Utah so it was so great talking with him for hours about all that stuff. President is such a great guy, I would love to see him after the mission. He lives in Spanish Fork so it is pretty close. 

Also this week we were able to visit Larissa, Bené, and Andresa. They are doing really well. Bené committed to stop drinking and he is reading the Book of Mormon every day. They are going to the North East this week and will get back at the end of the month. When they get back we will get everything ready for the wedding and baptism. We also have another young woman marked for baptism she is yet another referral from our recent convert Val. Her name is Layla, she and her friend Atina are marked for the 22nd.
We also had some pretty sweet miracles show up in church this week. People that just said they saw the church and felt a strong desire to come in so they just showed up. I am sure we will see a lot of miracles in the coming weeks. I am feeling really good with where I am at right now in my mission, as the last weeks are winding down I really feel like the Lord is by my side. We are working hard and the miracles are awaiting us.


Elder Millard

June 24, 2017


What a week it has been! Yet again things have been extremely busy with meetings, training, appointments, BAPTISMS, activities, and many other things. 
As you know last Monday was transfers so that was way busy running all over the place getting everyone where they need to be. Then we went with President to get some things ready for the testimony meeting for all the missionaries going home. Then at night all the trainers got to the mission office where we gave them a training and ate pizza. 
Then on Tuesday morning all the newbies got here, so we had to sit and talk with all of them for a while. It is really great to see the greenies because it makes me think back to when I got in the mission and it helps me remember all that I have passed through. Its really good to see that sparkle in their eyes and try and remember what it was like when I first got in the mission. Then all afternoon we gave them trainings and we went out to do some street contacting with them for a while. It was a great day. Then we got everyone out to their areas and had another meeting with President. 
On Wednesday and Thursday we were able to work in our area which is really what I love.  Hahaha President and Sister Silcox are always teasing me because they know that I don't like having meetings or being in the office but its really true. Whenever I am in the office I just get fire in my eyes because I just want to WORK in my area. My favorite thing is Baptize and I need to teach to do that. We spent the week really focusing on Laila and Atina. Laila is doing really well and has received many answers from God, however Atina is not coming along so fast. Laila was baptized this Saturday and Confirmed on Sunday!!! It was a great meeting, very spiritual and really special.
On Friday we had leadership council which is always great. We gave some great trainings and it is always nice to see the big studs of the mission. It is pretty sweet because I remember when I was Zone Leader I saw a lot of them in my zone and now they are all the top dogs of the mission. The mission is really going so good. Nobody will ever convince me that there is a better mission in the world. Seriously things are just great! I LOVE SÃO PAULO LESTE!!!!  Saturday we had Laila´s baptism and at night we had a ward party, so it was just a great day! 

Anyways, things are going really well. I feel like I am doing good. I know that I still have a few more weeks of hard work, but I am loving it. We are just working like mad men trying to finish off my mission strong. I still have a lot of things to tell you, but I will leave it for next week. 
Love you,

Elder Millard