Kyle with his buddies!

Kyle with his buddies!
I made these cookies for family home evening with this family! They were a big hit

Monday, January 21, 2013

January 14, 2013

Hey everyone!
     So we met an English guy here in Dias D'Avila and we went to his house for lunch today and played chess with him!  We first met him on day when he was out working in his garden.  We just stopped and started talking to him for like half and hour.  I told him I liked to play chess and he invited us to come to lunch.  When you only meet an American once every few years in the midst of Brazilians he was super excited to talk English with someone!  And he is the type that really likes to play chess.  Brazilians don't really play! His wife cooked for us and it was a very English meal.  Baked onions, chicken, cooked bananas, boiled peas and carrots and baked potatoes-English style! It was very good and different.  She is the first Brazilian I have met that speaks English and says, "bloody" and "rubbish" with a british accent!  It was crazy !We didn't really teach him because he has already known lots of missionaries and really isn't interested.  Probably next time I will try and teach him a little something.  We talked about religion quite a bit and about the church and stuff but I want to build a good foundation with him first.  With most people here they already have somewhat of a Christian background.  I have never met an atheist before.  He is a rich, british author so it's pretty interesting.  I told him we would come and play chess with him again on another p-day. 
     I bought a Book of Mormon in Italian and am going to read it.  President also challenged me to read the D&C too so I have a big reading list!
     I'm so excited about everyone's mission calls!  How exciting so many new missionaries!
Well I love you all!
Elder Krause

Monday, January 7, 2013

January 7, 2013

Thank you all for the awesome Christmas Cards!  That was so fun getting cards and letters from everyone!
 These are 2 of my best little buddies!
This is Jaka, my new favorite fruit!  We ate this and popcorn for New Year's Eve!
Some of my Elder buddies!