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, April 28, 2014

April 28, 2014

We had a really great week.  We worked a lot with the members and go some awesome references.  One of which told us of how he received a powerful testimony after he read and prayed for the first time.  We are working to  baptize him before I leave!  Please include him in your prayers!  He is a really cool guy and we have a few others as well that we are working with.  
Also, there was a stake activity this past week and they asked a missionary to speak at it so I ended up doing it and spoke about the restoration, which was really cool! I told them about going to the Sacred Grove and the feelings I felt while I was there.  Everyone loved it and was really paying attention.  They love to look at the pictures we took while we were there. They have testimonies and know the gospel is true and they think it's so cool to see pictures of where that stuff happened. 
I'm trying so hard to stay focused and work hard these last couple weeks.  There's still people waiting for me so I have to find them!  I have another meeting with President Hart this week so that should be really cool.  I love talking to him.  He goes home 7 weeks after I do.
One thing I have decided is that only in the most dire of circumstances will I return to work at Subway! I'm so excited to get to work at dad's office this summer.  That will help me with my anti-Subway plan! hahaha
Well that's about it for this week.  Keep reading the Book of Mormon.  I love you all!

So this is a picture of the crazy baptism that I was telling you about last week.  She was so happy to be baptized!  Elder Panah isn't in the picture because he was busy distracting the Anti-Mormon neighbor that had come along!  But it really was a wonderful baptism and she's doing great!
 This is me cleaning the sugar cane so we can eat it!
 This is another Elder that lives with us too.  
 Here we are at the church farm cutting sugar cane to snack on later.
 What a great sunrise!
 These are the Salvador letters in the city and they have the World Cup team flags on them.
 So cool!
 Out exploring the town on Pday!
 I'm going to really miss Elder Panah!  We have had such a great time together!
The Pellorinho
 Here's me with my Easter Egg
 What's on the inside?
 That's it???

Monday, April 21, 2014

April 21, 2014

     I'm doing good here.  We went to the church garden this morning and cut some sugar cane to eat so we're pretty excited about that!  Oh, and I got your Valentines Day package.  I've been passing the heart shaped suckers out to everyone.  They love them! 
     It was a pretty crazy week but all is safe and sound now and we had an awesome baptism yesterday! (I asked him what he meant by all is safe and sound now and what was so crazy) Just lots of work and people were being crazy this week.  But it has calmed down and yesterday when we went to go get our baptism girl the anti mormon neighbor of hers was at her house and was totally trying to stop her from going to church. Me and Elder Panah stood firm though and she came to church because she really wanted to!  This guy came along too!!!  So me and Panah came up with the plan that he would take a member of the bishopric with him and the guy and keep him busy while I got the baptism going.  And we pulled it off!!!  The guy was soooooo mad.  He didn't even shake my hand when they left but she was really happy to be baptized.  It was an awesome baptism but pretty intense too.  I can't get the pictures to upload so I'll send them next week.  
   Well my shoes were so bad that a member that works for the post office gave me some new post office shoes!  They are like my other ones so I will need some good looking ones for church when I get home!   That's about it for this week.  Have a great one.  I won't lie...I'm getting pretty excited to come home and see everyone!  Love you all!
Here is a picture from our zone meeting.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

April 14, 2014

This week was great...we had 16 people at church.  I broke my record from before!!!  We were so excited to have so many people there.  Elder Panah and I are doing some really good work together.  Oh and they are putting out those big Easter eggs that I loved last year so I guess you were right...Easter is still coming up! hahaha
Well, my shoes are barely hanging on and all of my shirts are yellow.  I bought a new one to come home in though and I'll be leaving the rest here.  And I'll probably leave all of my slacks here too.  There are 2 young men that we had baptized that are getting ready to go on missions so I'm going to give them a bunch of my stuff.  
Today we are going to clean our place, play some chess, eat some food and make some lime and carrot juice.  I'll make it for you guys when I get home.  It's sooooooo good!  I'm a juice man now! hahaha 
 This is the carrot cake that my comp made for me on my birthday.  It was so delicious!!!
 Happy Birthday to me!
 This is from when we went and had lunch with Elder Whitney and his companion.  It was so fun and such a fun day!
This is my yummy lunch!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

April 7, 2014 KYLE'S BIRTHDAY!!!

I'm 21!!!
 I can't believe it!  The 3 Elders that I live with made me a carrot cake and woke me up with it this morning!  It was cool and later on for lunch we are going to this all you can eat pizza place!
We had a really good week.  We worked hard and found some good people.  We had a baptism lined up but the person fell through so that was kinda sad, but it was still a really good week!
We had a meeting with President Hart so that was great, like always. It was with all of the zone leaders on how to help the mission out.  And a few changes in how we do things.
 Oh, and I got your birthday card which made me laugh sooooooo hard when I read it!  
That's about it for this week.  Love you!

***Funny quotes from Kyle this week***
"President Hart spoke a lot about The Resurrection at the training because yesterday was Easter"
(I had to inform him that Easter isn't actually for a couple weeks!)

"I hope it's cold when I get home!  I really can't take the heat anymore.  It's crazy hot here all the time.  I just want to feel cold again!"
(I had to remind him that he's flying into Arizona where it's already 95 degrees and in Texas we are already in the high 90's as well!) 

March 31, 2014

     Well Elder Panah and I decided to take a trip today!  We both served in Dias Davila so before I leave to come home I got permission to come and say good bye to everyone here.  Also, we will be able to have lunch with Elder Whitney!  I'm super excited and we have both been companions with him so it's going to be a good old reunion!  
     We had a great week.  Worked hard and taught lots of lessons!  
Well I gotta go so I can visit people.  I love you all!

***The pictures below I, (Randi) got from Kyle's companion's blog!  Thank goodness for Elders that take their camera with them! hahaha

District in Liberdade.

 So apparently Kyle and his companion got 2 awards of excellence from President Hart at the last zone conference.  I guess he just "forgot" to tell me about it!  That kid!