Monday, February 13, 2012

Me on a slide. Fun! Fun!

Igor, Bijú, Bella, Elder Bird, and me

A house for sale.

Elder Bird and me.

This is the last week of my mission. This is my last P-day. This is the end. I have thought about this day for a long time, and I'm sure we all do. I never thought it would come. But then I think, man it came way too fast.

I have had a good time out here, it has been great. All 2 years of it. The good and the bad, the boring and the exciting. It has all been good.

I would recommend EVERYONE to do it. Not everyone does, not everyone can, or so they think.

When I think about the mission, I think about it in many, many ways, and it is very hard to describe but I like to think of it like this:

Another turning point a fork stuck in the road

Time grabs you by the wrist directs you where to go

So make the best of this test and don’t ask why

It’s not a question but a lesson learned in time


It’s something unpredictable but in the end

It’s right I hope you’ve had the time of your life

So take the photographs and still frames in your mind

Hang it on a shelf in good health and good time

Tattoos and memories and dead skin on trial

For what it’s worth it was worth all the while

Thank you Green Day. I like the way they put that there.

I have worked hard and now it is here. Next week I don't know if I will send another one of these or not, I don't know if I will have time.

So thank you all for your support and for reading my blog, that my Mom has done for me. I hope you all enjoyed it.

Anywho, This last week was good. I enjoyed it. It rained, we worked, it was very hard, seeing as no one was home.

Some of the people we are working with are progressing rapidly and others not at all.
When it was raining, well we don´t stop and we saw and heard lightning hit about 15 feet away from us. We saw a flash of bright white light and then we heard a metal on metal sound and then the thunder. but we heard the bolt hit something about 15 feet away.

Also, when we were walking we saw a dude riding on his motorcycle, screwing around, like always. Brasilians love Motos. And his phone fell out of his pocket and we were the only ones to see it. So we called the last number on it and got his address to return it to him. We didn´t have a map and it was in another area so we just went off in the direction of where I thought the street was, we ended up in the Favela and then almost back to where we started in just over an hour trying to get the guy's fone back.

Oh and last Sunday, not yesterday but the day before, We witnessed a bar fight with about 20 guys... nuts.

So, anyway, that's it. Next Wednesday, not this one, but the next I will be home.

See you all then.


and Happy Valentine's day!

See you all soon.

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

Monday, February 6, 2012


Ok I'm not trunky in any way..... not at all. Ok, it's not easy NOT thinking about home and what will happen, and not thinking "I don't care!" But that's not the attitude I can have. hahahaha but it is pretty hard.

I love it here, ok and I will be truthful, I don't remember half of the week last week. I do remember Thursday and on. Ok and bits of the other days.

Monday was P-day

Tuesday we had District Meeting, it was the last one of Elder Rich seeing as last Friday was his last day. His parents came to pick him up. We just knocked on doors.

Wednesday we knocked on doors..... again and we met with our LMA..... [Ward Mission Leader]

Thursday was when everything started to go well. We met a guy named Fernando.... yeah that's not a name we haven't heard before. He was way cool and we are going to go back on Saturday. That was about all that happened of real importance on Thursday.

Friday we decided to take a look on a list of members and see if we can visit some less actives that are about our age. Seeing as kids don't care and adults também. So we got about five names and went to all of them, and at one of them we found, not the less actives but some other family that moved into the house. They let us right in and they accepted everything.

Then on Saturday we did a similar thing found the rest of the less actives about our age and went to all of them, we left with our LMA for a couple of hours and we taught a lady that didn't want anything and then we tried to visit some other people then we went to a reference from our ever famous "You Suck" cards. I will refrase that. They are "You Suck" cards if we talk to you. If not then you get one if you aren't home.

This family got one and called in for the DVD "Finding Faith in Christ" or Encontrando Fé em Cristo. That makes more sense to me. We went over there and they were awesome, the guy said he has been praying to find the right path. You found it dude!

Then we went to a less active family we are visiting. They are way cool. Then we went off to another investigator. Then Sunday rolls around and we do the same thing try and finish our list of less actives.

But a girl named Rosiane, that we found on Friday, went to Church so we went back on Sunday night to talk to her about Church and then her sister's husband was there. We had only talked to Cristiane and Rosiane, not the dude. It was great. They are way cool and want to go to Church and Rosiane wants to go back. She loved it. We are going back there tomorrow.

Man, it was a good week. We were so tired everyday. We walked a lot and taught a lot too.

Man it was a great week. We did so much and did our best. It was great.

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