Monday, January 26, 2015

Não Há Nenhum Substituto Para o Trabalho Duro

January 12, 2015

(There is no substitute for hard work)

This week I started to work more for The Lord than I ever had in the past. We worked hard. of course we had some down days, but most of the days we were out there to get work done. 

We had three people baptized this week. There really isnt much of a greater happiness than to see a family get baptized. All of them were just glowing afterwards. I am so grateful that the Lord trusted me enough to let me be a part of their conversion. It was a great day. It was like a sacrament meeting at their baptism. There was like 50 people there almost. It is crazy how fast you come to love people while doing this work.

(Elder West, ME, João Pedro, Antonio Weber, and Adriana)

We really had a good attitude this week. there were lots of things that were bothering me this week but all of them were talked about in a zone meeting that we had. I love that we belong to a church that is living. that recieves revelation for us. 

So this week i saw something crazy! LIGHTNING BUGS! I didnt think that they were a thing here. But they for sure are! I saw some and it blew my mind haha. 

This week we also got a new stove and washer... Well now I can finally say that my clothes are actually clean! (Somewhat) haha

We didnt have as many people at church this week. We only had 7, but its kind of funny that I am complaining about 7! Like two months ago I couldnt even get 1 person to church. I dont know what changed, but I hope I can continue building Zion in BRASIL.

We had 3 family nights this week. EVerytime I can just feel everyone getting a lot closer to eachother. It is really a good feeling, because strengthening the family is one of the most important things that we can do. 

I am starting to get pretty good at portuguese. Theres times where people say ``Seriously you only have this much time here in brazil and you are already talking like that?`` The key is that I am trying to pick up whatever way they talk and apply it to how I speak. Here in the State of CEARA in Brasil. they dont really speak portuguese really. They speak Cearenese. ITs way different. When I try to talk with other friends that went to brazil I dont even know if they will understand me. But I am going to get a dictionary of how to speak it even better. I will be a Cearensian before I know it. 

Love you all,

Elder Hamrick

BEm vindos Ao Brasil (Welcome to Brazil)

Fruit called Jaca 

Welcome to maracanaú

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