Monday, November 20, 2017

Email 11/20/17

Thank you I will wait for it (Christmas package). My week was pretty good. I went to the hospital this last Tuesday, because my pressure was down. I think that meant blood pressure. They said that I got it because of being in the sun a lot. My investigators are doing alright. One of the families left for Bolivia two Saturdays ago and didn´t return until Tuesday or Wednesday of this last week. We visited some of them this week. It was rather slow with the work and there was a lot of rain this week. I think That I am improving much (in the language). Casal (couple) Silva say that I write well and can understand well but I still have difficulties speaking well. Jonah is getting braces, he better brace for it. Looks like Jeffrey is staying busy. Looks like dad is staying happy. You have been having a lot of great activities That is excellent. The Spackman´s are moving? Well shoot. That´s right Thanksgiving is coming up. I might actually celebrate it here. 🦃 Thank you for the e-mail. I have a few photos for this week. We spent most of our time proselyting.

I am feeling better. My blood pressure is improving. I learned a trick from them. They told me to put salt under my tongue and it seems to work. I will continue try to keep eating at least three meals a day. I usually don´t have a problem with drinking sufficient water. Thank you for your concern mom. 🍖🍟🚰🍹 😃

Thank you. tchau😎

Monday, November 13, 2017

Email 11/13/17

I am doing well, thank you for asking. My companion Elder Aguilera is a very good missionary. I think that I will learn more with him. Our investigators, some of them; are progressing. We still need to visit some of them before we will have any good results. I hope to be able to do better with Elder Aguilera. I could use a thumb drive with a bunch of the bible videos I have downloaded onto the laptop I used to have. I would prefer that it have sufficient gigabytes to handle music and videos, in case if I were to have need of both. Elder Villa-lobos had one that had videos and from what I could see, it would a useful tool. I hope that Jeffrey does well in that play. Thank you for telling me of your week. Sounds like you are all still doing well. Monday we spent most of day preparing Elder Villa-lobos to depart for Peru. He departed the next morning for Cuiabá and made it to Peru later in the week. Elder Borges, the Brazileiro from Goias, received a new companion. His name is Elder Maea and he is from Bountiful and has Polynesian ancestry. I am grateful he is here. We had something called a "Serão" which in their language means 'overtime' and they use it to name any other meeting other than those that happen on Sunday. This happened, because of something that is happening throughout Brazil. Members of the seventy are visiting each state in Brazil and are holding an activity for youth to introduce them to Missionary Work. This will be happening soon. President Oliviera was here in Cáceres with his wife concerning this "Serão", so we cleaned the house well just in case they happened to come and make an inspection. Luckily they didn´t come and check. 🤗 Thank you for the jokes and the spiritual thought. I remember reading it (the spiritual thought) in the October Liahona under Young Adults. Those are good stories that we should remember.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Email 11/06/17

My week has been alright. This was my last week with my companion Elder Villalobos. On Tuesday we had an exposition at a local Supermarket and we ended up having much success. During the rest of the week I was going on splits with either Elder Borges or Elder Aguilera to proselyte. I enjoyed visiting a less active member and bearing my testimony to some people I met with Elder Borges. I am grateful to have had that opportunity. We also attended a birthday party for the son of one of our investigators.  Elder Villalobos is leaving Cáceres either today or tomorrow. I have liked my time with him for the most part. My new companion will be Elder Aguilera. My work has been a bit slow, but we have been having more of our investigators attend sacrament meeting. The families we have been teaching attended last week and yesterday. I am grateful that the Lord helped get them to come. I like Aguilera. He is rather chill, but now that he is our district leader, we may progress more with the pesquisadors that we have.

I went to choir on Sunday last week and also yesterday. We have been practicing for when the Mission President will come here on Saturday. The photos I have are from when we visited a members house on P-day. On Halloween we had major rain sufficient to make a small river in the street. We have rain again today, but unfortunately my clothes are on the line I will have to wait for the sun.

I like that dad is having them (siblings) ask gospel questions in FHE. I remember seeing a trailer for the Thor movie through the window of a store. I see that Loki, Hulk, and others will be in it. I forgot to mention something. A week or two ago, we also had daylight savings.  They do it similarly here, but not at the same time as you do. I instead lost an hour of sleep and we were late for Sacrament meeting. Thank you for the jokes, they´re good PUN-ishment. I like that you still include them.  The photos are pretty good. Thank you. Thank you for the spiritual missionary work thought. Till next week. Tchau.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Email 10/30/17

My week has been pretty great. Monday was pretty normal. We went to the members house, to which we frequent usually every P-day here; at the home of a very nice member who happens to also be rich. I have some photos of her home in Drive. Her name is Eudete. She is less active which makes it all the better. It is going a lot better with the investigators that we have been teaching. We had nine of them visit sacrament meeting and many less active members came as well. This is a miracle considering that this is a small branch that needs more development. Cáceres is a somewhat big city, but the lord has it handled in sending three companionships to work here.

My companion Elder VillaLobos is returning home to Lima Peru next week. This P-day is the last I will spend with him. I learned some things with him. He is a pretty good companion. If I haven´t said so already I will say so now that I am and will be his only American companion in the field.

We had heavy rain here this last Saturday. Elder Aguilera and Elder Borges had a baptism that day, although neither one of them baptized. A member baptized the man, but it still counts as their baptism where numbers are concerned.

I will ponder about that package, but for now just know I will need plenty of Origami paper to start and definitely some Wonka candy including, but not limited to, Nerds. I could also use another memory card like the one that Dad provided for me before I left. I unintentionally gave it to Elder AraVena when I received the new camera and wanted to put the other to another. I wish I thought it through better, but I was lucky that the Lord provided me with another memory card. The difference between the one Dad gave me and the one I have is the one I have doesn´t need an adapter. I would also be pleased if I received four double AA rechargeable batteries and four AAA rechargeable as well. The one I have will with time become less than sufficient on account of them beginning to die. I did receive the question about the pants. I have responded concerning it in the other email.

Dad went to Texas? Awesome. Was he near to the locale in which the hurricane hit?  That sounds great compared to some of the other weeks that we have been having. I do have a question for Jostan and Jeffrey: Have they been reading the Bible Dictionary and Guide to the Scriptures as I suggested?  Thanks for the jokes, spiritual thought, and for the photos. I hope you continue to have a good week too. 😀

Monday, October 23, 2017

Email 10/23/17

Hey, my week was pretty good. We had our Zone Conference this last Tuesday. It was a lot better than any we have had in the past. I think that it was because President Oliveira started to teach us a bunch of things from institute that we didn´t know before instead of the normal stuff. I learned that a serpent is symbolic of the trinity. He also explained much about the dispensations of the gospel and told that there are seven.

I like my new area, but sadly the only buses they have here are to and from cities. we have to walk or get rides here. I like my district here in this branch. I am still having problems with sending photos, but I have some that are downloading quick enough.

Sounds like [you had] a normal crazy week. Good job. Thank you for the spiritual thought.

This week after the Zone Conference was pretty good. We had some rain this last Friday, which is very good for this city. Especially since mango season is coming in. Sunday was good. Some less active members showed up and one of our investigators made it there,  Thank you for the email. 😁

Jarrek with his companion Elder Villalobos.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Email 10/16/17

My week has been pretty good. We were actually able to find people to teach. This last p-day was enjoyable. We had fun playing soccer with Elder Silva, the Brazilian in the senior couple; and the other Elders here. Tuesday we had a family home evening with one of the families that we are teaching. The name of the head of the household is Rafael. We are teaching him and other members in his immediate family, as well as some of his extended family. Wednesday we visited another one of our prominent investigators, Elenir. She is an elderly woman who is interested in what we are teaching. She has been nice enough to provide us with coconut juice which, surprisingly, is much better than the actual coconut. Thursday I ended up going on splits with the Brazilian in our group, Elder Borges.  I like him. We met several people that day and Elder Borges will be taking up most of them with his companion, Elder Aguilera. Friday I ended up going on splits again with Elder Borges. I enjoyed it as well. Saturday I met a new family that Elder Villalobos had not yet shown me yet. We talked and Elder Villalobos invited one of them to go to church with us and she did. Sunday we spent our time resting. Sundays here are terrible for proselyting. That night we visited the same family we visited the previous day. They listened to the lesson and one or two of them have a baptismal date. I will be visiting them on Wednesday. Today we will be leaving Cáceres to go to Cuiabá to have our zone conference. Tuesday will be the conference and I will be going on splits with one of our Zone Leaders for Wednesday. Thank you for the weekly report and the jokes the photos, as well as that spiritual thought. I have been having great trouble uploading pictures ever since I arrived here. The computers are not the same as in Cuiabá. It will take me a while to find a solution to the problem. Talk to you next week. 😁

Monday, October 9, 2017

Email 10/09/17

Hey, my week has been pretty good. I like my new area and my new companion is much more righteous than some of my previous ones have been. He is more just and he is very well experienced. My new area is a bit difficult to figure out, but I will work on figuring it out with time. We only have a map in our house and so it takes time for us to find where we need to go without help from a member. We are doing alright with the work, but we need to continue looking to find people to teach. It will not be as easy to find people here as it has hitherto been in other areas, but I know that the Lord will still help me. I have settled in pretty good. I am not as yet a senior companion. I know not if I will become one. I have been a junior during the whole duration of my time here.