Kyle with his buddies!

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

Friday, March 22, 2013

Kyle's birthday...

Don't forget Kyle's birthday is April 7th.  Get your letters in the mail now so hopefully he'll get them for his Birthday!!!  Also, if your wanting to send a package we have been having good luck with sending large manilla envelopes with less than $20.00 of stuff inside.  Just declare everything that's inside and send the cheapest way.  NO UPS or FED EX or Priority mail.  
Thanks for all your support of Kyle!

Please note change is "zip code"

Please note on Kyle's address that the "zip code" has changed to 41830-355

March 18, 2013

   Hey mom,
  Well we were cleaning out our icebox today and my buddy Elder Valterlaus was using a knife to break the ice, (it builds up like crazy so you have to clean it out every once in a while) and he burst the flourine tube so a bunch of gas came out.  We will have to fix that and it was kinda funny. We are going to talk to some people today to figure out how to fix it. As far as the work, it's going really good!  We are meeting lots of new people and working hard and not many people here know about the church but are really good people so we have lots of work to do.  I am doing really good teaching and language wise.  I am using those temple Liahonas you sent me a lot.  I loan them out to people to read because they are moms and they like showing their kids the pictures of the temples.  They actually like reading that more than they like reading the Book of Mormon. LOL  If you send me more I'll give them away.  I give tons of stuff away because I have lots of stuff that I pack around already.  I am feeling great and taking good care of myself!
I love and miss you all.
Elder Krause

Kyle and Elder Bassi

This kid that I baptized in Serrinha did this to a photo that my com (who just went home) put on face book then sent to me.  I thought it was pretty cool!

Friday, March 8, 2013

March 4, 2013

     Well my new area was a bike area, one of the very few in Brazil because it is massive!!!!!!!! But Pres. Hart had a meeting with the area President and they decided to take out the bikes, so now we are like the rest of brasil, foot missionarys, but we used the bikes just a little bit, and we will give them away here in a few days. So i got to fulfill my dream of being a bike missionary for a whole of 3 days, but its ok my butt was hurting sooo bad after the first day so ya i am ok to walk. 
So I will tell you about this week. All the kids in our ward got back from efy so they were super excited and loved it!! We have a few trouble makers in our ward but they are getting better. 
We had a pretty funny lesson this week. So we had left a Book of Mormon with this 21 year old kid and marked the introduction for him to read and we would talk about it next time we went there. When we went back he was excited, and partially drunk but he read the introduction and payed attention. He said he had never heard of some of these names and asked about who Moroni was and why he was able to add a few more words. It was a little tense it seemed like, he was almost shouting, but I think that was because he was drunk. So we took it slow with him and dispelled out doubts  and cleared up all the questions that he had, and he said he wanted to read the rest of the book just out of curiosity, then asked us to mark another part for him to read, so we did and we will go back tonight to teach him. But I felt pretty good afterward because the Book of Mormon makes so much sense, and he agreed with us he seemed pretty happy after we explained for him. It strengthened my testimony that if people really read and listen to the missionaries they will come to know that the Book of Mormon makes sense, and is true, people just have to listen, even if they are a little tipsy. 
So ya that was a pretty cool experience that I had this week, and not too much else. Well let me know how everyone is doing there!!! 

I love you guys and I’ll talk to ya next week!!!