Thursday, August 18, 2011

Very fast week.

  Well, this week flew by and we didn´t get as much accomplished as I would have liked! But I do have 2 funny stories for you that I´ll write at the end of this email. First of all, we only had 2 people at church this Sunday. That sucked. It was fathers day here in Brasil for this past Sunday, so we are just hoping that a lot of people went out of town or were doing family things! We worked alot this week, but Soares (the man with the baptismal date) wanted more time and his baptism is rescheduled for this coming Saturday! He thinks that he isn´t ready, but he really is. Here are the funny stories from this week!

First of all, this past tuesday I had my first bad food experience. We went to this old couples house for lunch on the way over Elder Pires and I were talking and decided we both werent really hungry at all. Then we got to their house and they were eating what I can best decribe as ´fish goop´ it was very interesting, but I managed not to throw up. We both didn´t take a lot and that is a sign to members that we are nice missionaries and we don´t want to be rude and take a lot. They use this as a reason to ´plop´ more food onto our plates and say EAT MORE! It was pretty disgusting, and the man just kept plopping it on to our plates. We finished the whole pot that they had made and had a good laugh about it the rest of the day.

Second story. We are teaching this lady named Roseanglea and she is wonderful. She doesn´t have very good eye-sight so she can´t see to read the Book of Mormon, but she has her sister read it to her! This story isn´t very long, but it packs a punch I promise. When we were teaching her Wednesday night, it was going great and everything was SO good, so I decided to invite her to be baptised. I just opened my mouth to invite her when her little girl that she was holding pulled up her shirt and started brestfeeding. Yup. That just happened. I felt super awkward but apparently that´s not too weird for Brasil. I stumbled my way through the words while looking slightly at the ceiling. It was great.

Well, that´s a little bit of how my week went! Hope everything is going wonderfully at home! I love and miss everyone sooo much!

Com amor, Elder Moore

Monday, August 8, 2011

Our First Letter from the Mission Field from Elder Moore. He writes:

The food is great. We eat with a member every day and it is ALWAYS rice, beans, chicken, (sometimes noodles too), and juice. I love it.

The language is coming faster than expected and the american who lives with us (one of the LZ´s) tells me by the end of this transfer I should be about where he was a 6 months :). That makes me way happy.
He is cool and only has 3 months left. His name is Elder Webb. I love my companion so much! He is way cool and such a great guy. Brazillians have so much faith and desire to serve the Lord. He´s been a member for 2 years now. When he started his mission he had been a member for a year and 2 months. He´s been on his mission 10 months now. Pretty crazy.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

A Little Closer To Home!

Well, I´m finally here! We left Tuesday morning at 6:30 and got here about 1:15 pm yesterday. It is gorgeous here and I love it so much! I am in the farthest area in the mission so we slept at the Temple last night because it was going to take so long to get here. So yesterday (Tuesday August 2nd) we got here, had lunch at the presidents house, then went to the mission office to meet our companions and to get informed on all of the rules and whatnot. Then, like I said, my companion Elder Pires and I slept at the Temple. Elder Pires is from Rio Grande do Sol and is way cool. He says that I have good Portuguese and that he was worried that I wouldn´t! Ha. He is a great guy and I know that we will be great friends! Our house is...interesting. We live with the ZL´s, but we havent met them yet. Our P-Day is Monday, but I get to write to you guys today so that´s pretty cool. We did a session this morning in the Recife Temple and It was so good! I did the whole thing in Portuguese and that was definitely a different experience! Then we got on a bus (keep in mind that I still had all of my luggage) at about 10. Changed to the Metro at around 11 then got to where our last bus was going to take us at about 11:30. Our bus didn´t leave until 12:30, so we sat down and talked some more. Then our bus left at 12:30 and we had about a 3 hour bus ride to here. Then we got to walk for maybe a little over a mile until we got to our house. Our house is suuuupper old, doesn´t have lights and is pretty ghetto. I love it. :). It smells really bad and President is making us switch houses because ours is so bad! I´ve only been in my area for about 2 hours, but I love it so much already! We have a ward, but no chapel to meet in so we just meet in someones house. I have my first sunday this Sunday and it´ll be fast Sunday so I´m very excited! I think I answered all of your questions, but this e-mail is really just to let you know that I´m alive and doing well. I love you all and would love some mail! :)

- Elder Moore