Monday, November 28, 2011

Hey guys!

Well today is yet again another transfer day, and well, yet again, I got a new comp!

Every Transfer this year, I got a new comp.

My new comp is Elder Bird. From Washington, or Idaho, seeing as his family moved just after he left. He has 5 months out here. I´m his "Step-Dad" or his second comp. This is the 4th time I´ve done this.

So Elder Ribeiro, he went off to Araraquara....

I´m going to be here in Vila Virgínia for my Birthday, Christmas, and New Year´s.... This is going to be cool.

This last week, in my study, I finished Jesus the Christ again. I love that book. It is a wonderful book to read....

I also made another hole in my belt.... It´s the 4th hole in this belt... Man I´m getting smaller..... it´s nuts.

Well, I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.... I guess I did..... it was a really hard day, no one wanted anything. SO we needed to find out what we were grateful for....

Well, Evan and Ben Epperson, this is my farewell to you, Good luck. Have a great mission, get out there and have a blast.... You´ll understand this much, much, later..... and you´ll thank me for it. Every minute on a mission is worth it, even the bad parts.... It´s hard but wonderful. You´ll never regret it....EVER. I don´t.... and I never will. Get out there and baptize the world!

Everyone that is wanting to go or is having doubts about going, just do it. Just go, don´t think twice and get out there. You´ll love it.

This last week was good, we took a girl named Lorraine to church yesterday and she said she wants to get baptized! Woo-Hoo! And we are working on a bunch of other people to get baptized here soon. I´m glad to stay here for this transfer, it´s going to be a good one. This is my second to last one.

I only have 3 months left and about 84 days.....

I am Elder Richardson, LD, Step dad of Elder Bird and I end mine epistle, amen

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

This week, was well, um, it, well, um it was, like, um, a, sorta, like, hum, one of those weeks.....

So anyway this week was normal, it rained like no other on Tuesday and we had to walk for about 50 minutes in the rain to District Meeting.

This transfer is coming to an end and we have no idea what will happen seeing as we both got here this transfer.

I could leave and my comp could go with me, we could stay or just one will leave.... we´ll find out later this week you will find out next week!

Yesterday, was the day of crazyness..... we talked to a cow for about 20 minutes, we talked to a crazy girl for about a 1/2 hour and it took us like 5 minutes to remember her, she always says hi to us on the street and she told us about all her boyfriend problems and we will go teach her this week..... We walked on the freeway for about 20 minutes, met an inactive lady and at her house we were instantly loved and they always give us free fruit. We ate Melão (don´t have translation) Melancia, (Watermelon) and Abacaxi! (Pineapple) We ate sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much of it..... it was great!

We are going to try and baptize her daughter as well.... we met a girl on the street who greeted us as if we were old friends and then we went over to her house and she was inactive, she went to church with us on Sunday and pretty much just needed to have us go over there to show her that someone cares.... sometimes the members remember but don´t do anything to help them.
We had a good week, not much with lots of details happened but lots happened, it was a good tiring week, love you all!


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

Monday, November 14, 2011

Well, my friends, this week was nuts, but nevertheless a good week.

It went by freaking fast, and then it rained too, but we are in the rainy season here in Brasil. It will probably rain at least once a week.

I sadly found out that I have 98 days left on the mission...... here in 2 weeks I will start my penultimo transfer.....

We had a week very similar to last week, we talked to lots of people and not a lot of people wanted anything.

We taught a guy named Danilo, he is the boyfriend of a member, and he is a good kid, but just needs to pray to be baptized.

A member has brought his son and his girlfriend for the last 2 weeks and they are liking it and we are going to teach them this week.

It sucks when it rains here, people don't like the rain. I'm not quite sure what to say.... this week was fairly uneventful.... But I know that this next week will be great.

I know this work is the work of the Lord. Yesterday I had to give a talk in church about missionary work, and pretty much I burned the crap out of all the members, but everyone said that it was a good talk, that they needed to hear that.

I finally sent a picture to you guys, I hope you like it, it says I want a bicycle! I thought it was funny.

Well, I hope this next week is a little more eventful for you guys to hear about next week, so I will talk to you then!

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

Monday, November 7, 2011

Hey guys what's up?

So this last week was probably the best week we had here, because we got a lot of work done! We found a bunch of new people to teach and they all accepted baptism! Now we just gotta work hard to keep them happy for it!

We also confirmed Maria yesterday, we still need to take a picture with her so that's why you haven't seen her!
This week was hard but good, like I said, we found some good people.

We had a visitor from the CTM in Provo and he talked to us, it was a really cool experience, and it was justamente on a holiday so we got out of walking in the hot sun and doing nothing for a day!

It was hard, we almost were to the point where we thought, man it doesn't matter what I do here, stay at home or walk around, no one will accept it anyway, then we decided to keep going and in one day we found about 4 people! We walked all day in the hot sun to do so but be succeeded!

I just want to tell you all that I know that this is truly the work of our Lord and Savior, I am proud to say that I take a part in it. I love this work and I encourage you all to take a part in it as well, you will be blessed and so will your families but also many, many others and their families, those people that only will respond to the Restored Gospel through you. You are God's instrument, let him use you. You will love it here, it is so wonderful to do this work.

I want you all to know that I KNOW this, if you don't know, pray about it, read the Book of Mormon and go to the Church. Then pray with all earnestness and you will know, TONIGHT, that this Church is truly the Church of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and He, through Joseph Smith, restored His Church here again on the earth EXACTLY as it was before when He was here in His earthly ministry.
Happy Birthday Brandon Androes!
and Clayton Preston!
I hope you all have a good week,
I am Elder Richardson, LD and I end mine epistle, amen

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

I look to my left and see the house that we must knock on, so we knock and a
woman in her late 20´s answers the door and lets us in, accepts the message and
as we close with a prayer, the Thunder hits.....BOOM...... Then the rain
starts..... the rain in Brasil, is RAIN..... it was very powerful...... so we
take off running and within 2 minutes we are soaked to the bone, we work for
another hour or so and then end up going home........ this happened twice this

Then this week we baptized Maria!!!!!! Hooray! Next week I´ll send a picture, she is an older
lady of about 60 years and she accepted everything that we had to say..... so
she was baptized, she was pretty happy!

This week was nuts, it rained twice and we didn´t get a lot done done because of that....

We are having a hard time here in the area, seeing as we didn´t have anything to start with...... We are doing our best and we are working very hard...... it´s hard but it´s better
this way....
We got a bunch of references this last week and we will get even more and we are going to visit
and baptize a bunch of people!

It´s been a long time since we have baptized someone in this ward, so the people are getting excited again, that we are here to make the difference! woohoo!

So anyway, I´m liking it here in Ribeirão yet again..... and we are being really positive about
It´s better this way.
I love you guys and HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Sorry if you were forgotten......

I STILL LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!
I am Elder Richardson, LD and I end mine epistle, amen