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, March 24, 2014

March 24, 2014

Well as you can see from the pictures below...we had a GREAT week!  2 baptisms!!!
Also,  this past week was my last zone conference! It's weird because I can still remember my first zone conferenct!  This one was really spiritual and uplifting.  President Hart goes home in June so he's winding down too.  I'm pretty sad about that.  A cool thing about it is that they were practicing contacts so they called me and Elder Panah up because we are zone leaders and we had taught a lesson about making contacts.  And we were able to get everyone motivated to challenge people to get baptized!
And get this...we made a goal this week to do 1000 contacts.  So a contact is when we talk to someone on the street, we introduce ourselves, invite them to church, ask to go visit them and teach a little about the church.  And guess what...we did 1000!!! Usually we get about 100-400 a week but the week we went crazy and we did it!  It was nuts but really helpful and we met sooo many new people.  A lot of them are really good!  So ya, this was a big week!
And I got those last 2 packages finally!!!  We have been eating so much junk food thanks to all the packages!  It's been fun.  When I went to get them that's all I had mail.  Everyone was in shock, "what...Elder Krause didn't get any letters?"  But I was happy to get the packages!
Well have a great week! I love you all!

 This is the friend of the kid we baptized last week.  And we baptized him this week!!!
 Here's the 4 of us together after the baptism.  What a great day!
This is another sweet lady that we baptized this weekend! She loves the Book of Mormon and already loves the story of Nephi!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Kyle's Birthday!!!

Just a reminder that Kyle's birthday is April 7th!  
If you want to send him a card,
 now is the time to send it!  

Monday, March 17, 2014

March 17, 2014

     Well the past two weeks we have been working really really hard to find lots of new people.  My new companion is a machine!!!  The Lord has greatly blessed us.  Despite our great efforts to find people on our own not many were progressing and one night everything fell through.  We went to teach a young boy that plays basketball at the church and he wasn't there, but his friend was and he started asking us tons of questions and we taught him over the next few days and he wanted to get baptized.  So we taught him more and baptized him this Sunday!  It was an awesome baptism!  Other than that not too much exciting other than working hard to help people progress.
     Oh and I know something else kind of exciting that happened...on Saturday I wasn't feeling too good and we were on a busy, busy street with tons of people and I had to throw up.  So I walked of to the side of the road and threw up tons of rice and beans.  Then I went home for the rest of the day and I think I had just eaten something my body didn't like.  But the next day I was back to 100%!  It was one of the Elders that I live with birthday, so I made him a cake!
(my reply to this "exciting" story was..."so was it exciting that you threw up on the side of a busy road or that you were 100% better the next day or that you made a cake?"  hahaha he replied back, "all if it was kinda exciting!"  That crazy kid.  Only Kyle would find that exciting!)
   I'm excited to drive home from Arizona to Texas.  I think about driving all the time and wonder if I'll remember everything.  2 years of not driving is a long time!!! I might be a little out of practice!  I can't even imagine driving here.  The roads are horrible.  They remind me of Paris but worse!
   Well that's about it for this week!  Enjoy the pictures!  Love you all!
 Here's us at the ice cream shop last pday! This is our favorite place to go!
 The most handsome missionary out there!
 This is our baptism this weekend!  This is my new companion too.
 Being funny!
Enjoying the Taco Bell seasoning that you sent!  These were the most amazing tacos ever!!!

March 10, 2014

This week was good.  Not too much to report.  I love my new companion.  He's from Seattle, Washington and a really hard worker.  We are working really hard and trying to get more people baptized before I come home!
We are headed to get banana splits with some other Elders today so I'm excited for that!  Oh and I got a few more packages finally!  
Well, that's about it for today!  I love you all.  Have a great week!

I have a confession to make...hahaha just kidding.  This is a tourist sight we went to! 

I dug into the pork rinds you sent me and they were sooo good dipped in that cheese you sent!  I LOVE getting those packages!!!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

March 7, 2014

I got an email today that they changed Kyle's flights to May 16th!!!  So we'll be seeing him 7 days sooner than planned!  YIPPEE!!!

March 3, 2014

This week was a good and busy one.  We also had to make the rounds saying goodbye's because Elder Kammerman is leaving to go home this week. It's weird watching him pack knowing that so soon I'll be packing too.  I will miss him.  The good thing is that I already know my new companion.  Elder Panah, he's an American too.  He's been out a little over a year and is a great missionary!  I'm excited to be companions with him! Well, I love you all!  Have a great week!
 This is Roberta's baptism.  It was awesome!  We had to do it at 2:00 in the afternoon since she works nights.  
 I FINALLY GOT CHRISTMAS PACKAGES!!!  I've been passing out the candy canes you sent and people just laugh! And I LOVE "The Piano guys" christmas CD.  I listen to it everyday. I ate the Funions right away! :)
This is a really cool family in our ward.  They are so good to us.  The husband did a really cool drawing of all the missionaries as super heros.  
ELder Krause Batman, branco 
Elder Kammerman Captain America branco
Elder C. Ferreira Hulk, negro forte
Elder Felipe dos santos HOmen de Ferro moreno magrinho
Elder Barbosa, wolverine branco gordinho
ELder Alencar Gambit branco 
Elder Garcia Daredevil
Elder Chaves O coisa, moreno
Elder Santos Thor
Elder Prestes Supoerhomen
Elder Porter Wonder woman gordinho
Elder Pardo Flash
Elder Macedo Laterna verde
Elder Pardim Avatar, (aquele que move agua e ar e fogo)
President Hart Professor X
SIster Hart Jean Grey