Monday, September 26, 2011

Hey people of America!!!!!What is up?

Not much is going down here, just the normal missionary work. Finding, teaching, listening to the Spirit, failing, getting rejected, and going home hungry and tired and satisfied.

I love it out here.

Man, yesterday we were looking through our addresses that we have gotten over the last few weeks and we looked at one my comp got and felt like we should go there. We didn't know how to get there, it was a place that we had never been to. So we followed the map and to our surprise it was very close to a member´s house. So I already knew how to get there. So we taught the girl and she felt the Spirit so strongly when we told her about Joseph Smith. She was amazed at that, and I´m sure she already knows that it's all true. She said she will go to conference with us on Sunday and probably Saturday and will be baptized the next week, she agreed to that, so we will work with her on that.

We found some other people and they have agreed to read the Book of Mórmon and we will need to go over there this week. This week for us will be busy. Very busy. But will be good. We are very excited for General Conference. We are planning on bringing people to watch it. The Girl we taught that lives far away is named Livia, and she was excited at the fact that we can actually listen to the Prophet.

That was about it, oh yeah the Correios or the Post office is having a strike but it will only affect us to a small effect. Our letters will take a little longer to get to the destinations, so I will get your letters but it will take a little longer than normal.

I am Elder Richardson, LD and Pai do Elder Castro, e eu posso escrever esta carta inteiro em Português mas eu não vou. and I end mine epistle, amen

Monday, September 19, 2011

So anyway my beloved friends from the North, I'm back.

So anyway, this last week was pretty good, it went by really fast. That only comes when you work your butt off and do everything the way it should be. Listening to the Spirit in absolutely everything, teaching by the Spirit, finding by the Spirit and being guided by the Spirit. Man it's awesome.

On Saturday we were walking in a part of Jaboticabal that I don't know and we got a little lost and couldn't find the street name to find ourselves on the map. And a little girl walked down the street and so we asked her where we were, and then we asked who she lived with and she told us her Mom, and we asked if we could go up to her house and talk to her Mom. She took us up there and we taught her Mom, her name is Shirley and she even had prayed to have something happen in her life, and we showed up like a half hour later. She even accepted to be baptized, so probably next week which is conference weekend she could and probably will be baptized!

We are working with some wonderful people and finding even more. This week will be an even better week to find people and teach them and bring them to the knowledge of the Truth! This is my work, I love it. I bring others unto Christ, who is our Savior.

Oh yeah I forgot last week


and anyone else in September that I forgot.


THAT'S WHAT I CALL A VICTORY!!!!!!!! As one of the few Utah fans on the mission, this is really good for us, there are not that many of yeah, that was my week!

Love you all!

I am Elder Richardson, LD, father of Elder Castro, Utah Man, and I end mine epistle, amen.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Elder Ilustre, Elder da Costa, Elder Richardson, Elder Campbell, Sister Santana, Sister Albequerque
Back Row: Elder Britton, Elder Holmes, Elder Boren, Elder Wright, Elder Ramos, Elder Belland on the far right at the piano, Elder Porter

Sister Prieto, Presidente Prieto, Elder Castro, Elder Richardson

Elder Britton, Elder Richardson, Elder Campbell, Elder da Costa, Elder Holmes, the Trainers!

Well, this week has been nuts. My comp is a total stud, he wants to work and wants to be here.
His name is Elder Castro, he is 20 and from Brasília. His dad even served a mission. He's an awesome kid, I love him a lot. We are going to make a difference here in Jaboticabal!

And I am known as his Dad! or his trainer!

It’s pretty fun training, you have to explain a lot though. I have forgotten what is was like to not know what was going on.

I’m way way way into the groove of things so it’s kinda hard to remember that and have to explain absolutely everything.

But sometimes it can be good, especially when you know your way is a good effective way to do it, for sure your comp will do it.

We got into Jaboticabal on Wednesday, we missed our bus on Tuesday, but it was ok, we ended up teaching a girl in the Rodoviária. We only had one Book of Mormon and it was in English, and luckily the girl spoke fluent English. So she got the Book.

Then we got our bus the next morning and we ended up having an ok day. Not much happened, but we did find a lady who owns a restaurant, and we taught her and she loved it, we ended up teaching her many times this week and she really wants to hear more, and she loved the Plan of Salvation.

We talked to Josiane, the mother of the 2 girls that me and Elder Negreiros baptized and we made a goal with her to be baptized this month. She accepted.

We had a great week and on Sunday we went to the Catholic Mass, man I told my comp that the Spirit would leave and to be prepared for that. We got to the first step and the Spirit was gone. We stayed for maybe 2 minutes and had to leave. It’s so sad.

Then we prayed to know where to go and we walked for about an hour knocking on doors, and finally at 9:10 we found a family who was ready to hear about the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ.

It was pretty good.

Good week.

I am Elder Richardson, LD, father of Elder Castro and I end mine epistle, amen

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Me Elder Lund, Negreiros, Christian

E aí galéra!
Como vai?
Cara esta semana foi ótimo, foi legal mesmo.

Ok sounds good, my mom will get mad at me if I write the entire letter in português.

So anyway, this week was the last of the transfer and we had a good week, we couldn´t like find anyone at home. So it was fairly uneventful.

But it was a good week.

My comp got transferred and I will stay in Jaboticabal and I will Train! Hooray! That´s all I wanted to ever do on the mission. Now I can.

I´m freakin´ stoked for this, I will let you all know who he is next week.

I saw a Brasilian Biker gang this last week.

That was something I haven´t seen yet. It was cool.

Man I don´t have much to say this week, this next week will for sure be full of adventures, with my son.

I´m so freakin´ excited for this!

I hope you all have a good week!

Love you all,

I am Elder Richardson, LD and Father, and I end mine epistle, amen.