Monday, October 26, 2009

Catching up on emails this week - to Mom & Jen

Hey Mom,
Love you. Sorry I haven't written in a while. P days get kinda crazy. Wow, Jason (Harless, a cousin) is a senior and getting ready to leave on a mission, soo like in less then a year, right? That's awesome. I'm good. I filled my camera card I'll send it home next week. Last Saturday we had 4 baptisms and this one we had one. Last transfer we had to get some people married so that was cool. You will have pics of the wedding on the card.
Love you,

Jen-Sounds like your doing good!  Hey could you mish-ties me everyones address (just the fam) thx love you - Oh and sounds like John is doing good and its cool that dad did that phone thing tell him that I think it's cool that he's doing this (going to welding school) and that the Lord will help him!
Love you all
Elder Millyard

Here's your Multiple Choice Mission Pop Quiz for Mid October!!!
(not sure if all the answers are the same on purpose or not...)

1. When is a contact most teachable?
a. When it's been raining for days on end
b. When the spirit is testifying truth
c. When you smile big and flash your baby blues
Answer is: c

2. What is the most likely hymn to be sung for baptisms, and conferences?
a. How Firm a Foundation
b. I am a Child of God
c. The Spirit of God
Answer is:c

3. What music is most likely to assist you while at home (Working/Studying of course)?
a. Mo Tab Choir sings Praise to the Man
b. Josh Groban - You raise me up & You are loved (Don't give up)
c. Any variety of American rock music that the neighbors can play very loudly on their boombox.
Answer is:c

4. The most common vs most desirable color, texture, width etc of missionary tie in the Brazil Florianopolis Mission is:
a. Blue stripe vs yellow polkadot
b. Green satin vs Soccer ball black/white
c. Bold Red vs anything with Angel Moroni on it!
Answer is:c

5. Name a popular American tongue twister for your most Brasilian entertainment!
a. Say "Third World War" 3 times (FAST)
b. Say "Peter Pan Peanut Butter" 3 times (FAST)
c. Say "How much wood can a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuckwood?" (FAST)
Answer is:c

BONUS: D says that ___________________________ is a MUST! - These are the times you'll want to remember when your 40 years old! :-)
a. No Rice & Beans on P-day
b. Personal Journal Writing
c. Fica Firme
Answer is:c

Elder Lafaele: Sadly, I´m not with Elder Millyard anymore.

(One crazy sister decided that if Elder M didn't have time to write home (2 weeks now)- he must not need letters... so I wrote my weekly note to Elder M's companion instead... here's what we found out! :)
Hi Sister,
Sadly, I´m not with Elder Millyard anymore. I´ve been transferred to a new city. It was really great working with him though. I miss him. We had a lot of fun. Don´t know if he actually learned that much from me. We were blessed with 4 baptisms at the end of our transfer. We had a lot in common but enough differences that we didn´t drive each other crazy. He´s a really smart kid and he´s got a really good plan.
Just a little about me:
I´m the youngest of 5, so I´m a sweet talker too. I´ve taken a lot of who I am from my siblings. My dad is from Samoa and my mom is from Payson, Ut.  My parents are both teachers.
I´m from St. George, Ut. I graduated in 2008.  I´ve been on the mission since November, 2008. Elder Millyard is one of my best friends here. I went to every dance except 2 throughout high school. I love dancing and music. Elder Millyard is supposed to teach me about clothing brands still.
I hope I get to meet your family sometime. I´ve already heard a lot about you and you all seem amazing. Mike´s 6 parents did a good job :)
Take care.
Elder Ta´ei Lafaele

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Moms' letter to Mike....

Hi Elder Millyard

Monday, I checked my email and no letter from you.

Tuesday, I checked my email just to make sure there was not at glich in the computer and now I had an email, but no email from you.

Wednesday, I check again but no email from you.

Thursday, I want to your blog and reread your old letters and looked at all of your pictures.

Friday, I did it all again.

Saturday. I wrote your Mission Mom just to make sure you are OK.



Monday, October 5, 2009

News from Michael:

Sounds like you had a good week :)

Did you forward the letter I sent you?

My favorite talk from conference was Elder Holland’s.

The package was good thanks 4 the cookies and all the letters.

Would it be easier to just put money in my account because the chips and stuff they send are the same ones I can buy myself and then it might be cheaper if we don’t have a middle man just a thought.

Love you guys tons! O and I’m counting what my comp sends for my blanket also. :)

love you,

Elder Millyard

ps Did Tyler ever find a way to get to seminary?

News from Michael's companion:


I did hear about the tsunami. Crazy! Everyone here in Brasil knows more than I do. I hope that everything turns out okay. While we´re talking weather, it´s been raining everyday here and it´s not supposed to clear up until next month. Not too good for finding people on the street.

We have met a lot of really cool people lately. A lot of them have already had contact with the church. Woot! I´m really excited.

We´re helping one couple get married on the 10th. We´ll help another couple will get married on the 17th. Three people from the two couples will be baptized the 17th. We want 6 though for the rest of this transfer. That will be tough because there are only two weekends left, but if we work hard and have faith, I know that Heavenly Father can bless us. I know that Heavenly Father wants to bless all of his children, but we sometimes aren´t worthy to recieve his blessings.

We made invites to conference and gave out 80 yesterday! No one came still, but we got a lot of addresses. Our number is on the paper we passed out, so I hope that some of them feel inspired to call it. We met a woman named Elizabeth who is a inactive member. Her son and nephew were with her and I don´t think they were members. We´re going to her house on Saturday.

The dreaded day has come. I´ve started gaining weight again. Hahaha. It´s all good though. I´m not too worried about it. Just a couple of pounds.

Conference was really good. I only watched the Sunday sessions. I watched one in Portuguese and the other in English, but everyone in the mission gets the Liahona so I´ll be able to read it.

Elder Millyard is doing really well. We work good together. His Portuguese is already improving. He bears such powerful testimonies. He really loves our investigators and he instantly cares about people. It´s amazing.

Well I love you all. Hope things continue to improve. You´re in my prayers. Take care of each other.