Monday, November 26, 2012

Laughing myself to death

Thanksgiving is what I love to do! This years thanksgiving turned out to not be all that special. We were super pumped to be going to eat at an older couples apartment in the temple, but when we got there we found out they had to work and just wanted to give us money. So we ended up eating our Thanksgiving feast in the temple cafeteria. Rice, beans, beef and potatoe Suprise!, fruit, and a cup of juice... but we made some cookies to make ourselves feel better. I still need to make the pumpkin pie Mom sent em materials for. I am still in Sousas with another new missionary, Elder Hale. It is his 2nd transfer on the mission and had the first part of the training done by one of my friends, Elder Heilner. Elder Hale and I have hit it off great. He´s from Bountiful Utah, and is fresh out of High School. He is a pro golfer and ping pong player, and has the cutest dimples ever. His Dad was a mission president in Florida and is personal friends with President Uchtdorf. Our mission president called me on Teusday and said that I will only be here for another 4 weeks and will be emergency transfered before Christmas because of flight problems for the Elders going home. So now I have only three weeks to finalize the investigators for baptism. Speaking of which, Tiago marked his baptism for Sunday at 5 pm! (Air Punch) So that will be cool and we have a bunch of others for the weeks to come. This week we did a whole bunch of tracting and contacting. We entered a ton of houses, but than every person either was soft in the lesson or in follow-up one, much to our disappointment. We had some very entertaining lessons to say the least. One of our investigators has had some serious problems with the law of chastity in the past, like five children with five different people, and was telling us about it in front of his 9 year old son who just looked at him in horror. We were cracking up afterwards. Another investigator told us that she had been rebaptized in the Jordan River. My companion is still learning the language and understood this as Jesus was baptized there so just kept on teaching. I looked at the member, Kaie, who was with us and we both just cracked up and the Spirit just went right out the window. We were practicing using a video camera this week to give better critiques, but we could not look at one another without dying. Its gonna be a great transfer. I love you all and miss you all and hope you know I am healthy, happy, and hard at work. Hope your holiday season is full of love and laughter as I know mine will be. Who can´t be happy making cookies and gingerbread houses? Come on really, Elder Healy P.S. I´m gonna be in a choir and I can´t sing!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Im pretty much a member now...

Hello, So last night I was informed that I will be staying here for another transfer. And my son, Elder Barros, will be leaving. That was a definite suprise for me. Did not see that one coming. So by the time I leave I will have been here for a good 7 months... NBD. I will be sad not to continue with Elder Barros and I dont really know what will happen to me here. But the Lord and President know what they are doing. Larissa decided to be baptized this week and the service was simple, but special. Her member friend/co-worker came to see which I think really helped her. Her husband, Tiago wanted to see a baptism first and we hope to baptize him Saturday. We found a very rich lawyer recently and taught him a quick plan of salvation. We invited him ti church and he went by himself! Nobody does that! We are tying to help him understand the gorspel after losing his wife and he truly seems interested. The rest is pretty much same old, same old. I will be making cookies (Thanks Dawn and Dad!) so that will be great. We are doing okay here and will keep baptizing. Come on really, Elder Healy