Hows it going? I'm sending you some pictures of my horse that I bought. She is kinda small but then again she's "billin" - (brazilian) so that might be why she is so small. She is about 9 years old and I bought her for 500R$ about $265 US Dollars and that's the story of the horse.
Well, there's more,
There was a family of 4 that was going to get baptized and there was a member that said that he would buy the horse just so the family could move to another city but the member decided to not buy it at the last second even though he said that he would buy it no matter what. So the father of the family felt deceived and was like...this is how members are in this church? They have been investigating the church for some time now and the mother and the 2 kids really love the church a ton so i decided to buy the horse and I did. Now there is a brother here selling it for me.
So, we´ll see if I get the money back.
The family was realy cool. I really hope they stay firm.
So last week was kinda crazy Elder Harker left to do splits Monday
night and got back Friday it was like this...
Mon- We take the bus at 8:00pm to Mafra
Tues-7:30am Elder Cavachini and I came back to Sao Bento
Wed-7:30am Elder Harker goes to Joinville/
8:00pm I go to Mafra
Thur- I stay in Mafra
Fri-7:00am I go to Joinville to pick up Harker
2:30 We get the bus going to Sao Bento
4:22 We get back to the apartment super tired
The thing is, that we didn't know it was going down like that
So Harker only brought the clothes on his back and same with me
Wow 175 people at an activity! We're happy when we get 40
Well, love you all
SO ELDER PACK went to the island (Mission Home) to be an LZ (Zone Leader) his last transfer and I
got a new comp, Elder Harker. He has 1 transfer more than me. He is 23 from Utah, Salt Lake Valley. He's a pretty good guy and a pretty good missionary. We had a baptism last week, a girl named Grace. She is 19 and I'm amazed that she decided to be baptized but I´m amazed almost every time I have a baptism. It's really the Lord doing the work because there is no way it's anything I do that gets people to change their lives and decide the join the church.
I would like it a lot if you could send me a new memory card I have a ton of photos but they all fit on one card so I haven't sent any home yet. Maybe I'll figure out a way to send them home next week. I need to buy a card reader to do it though.
So we´ll see. Well that's about it in a nut shell.
I would also like to share with you a quote that has helped me get through adversities in my life. I first heard this while doing sprawl drills at wrestling practice coach Lou told us that if we could tell him who said the quote we could stop. The quote is:
“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.”
This quote is by Theodore Roosevelt but at the time none of us knew that so we got to continue conditioning. I have come to realize that this quote means to me that if we don’t try and if we don’t have adversity then we will live in the gray twilight without doing mighty things we cannot win glory without this test and the adversity that comes along with it we cannot gain eternal glory. Adam and Eve learned that by partaking of the fruit they would experience pain and adversity but through this pain they would gain joy and glory. And that through this we can receive Gods greatest gift of Eternal Life that we may live in the presence of God.