Friday, November 1, 2013

Dalton - Paish mais grande du mundo!


Paish mais grande du mundo!  [“Greatest country in the world,” spoken with a Portuguese accent]

Are you kidding me?  Uncle Loren gets to speak Spanish with marbles in his mouth for 3 years?  [Dalton is referring to how he and Spencer think Portuguese sounds.  That also explains the title of the email.]  I’m so proud of him.  He'll be so good as mission pres.  Whip those slacker missionaries into shape, Loren!  Be sure to tell me which mission it is when you find out.  [My brother Loren just found out he’ll be a mission president starting next July, and it will probably be somewhere in Brazil.]

Elder Sarria and I are exhausted this week.  President Archibald changed our ward boundaries to make the two areas in our ward more successful.  He told us to make finding new rooms in the center of the area a priority. And you know how you find out if someone is renting out a room?  You walk!  Who does he think we are, missionaries?  But, in our interview, he told me that looking for a new room is a great finding activity.  As a result, we now have in our teaching pool one of the few agnostic people in the country.  Man, that was a real rush.  I mean, we're dusting off that portion in chapter 10 in Preach My Gospel that gives tips on how to teach non-Christians.  Before Felipe, I figured that in Latino America, reading that portion is about as an effective use of personal study as is reading the book of Deuteronomy.  Yeah, I’m excited for that.  And, we finally found a room yesterday.  The lady has been denying the room from people but let us check it out because she's had good experiences in the past with the church.  That's what I’m talking about!

We also found a few more less actives, which includes 4 people that have committed to come to church next Sunday.  They also said they have some people that could listen to the missionaries.  Why are we leaving that part of the area?  No, that’s fine.  The sisters will know what to do with them.

Oh, and I’m still waiting on that package.  But don’t you dare think I’m going to complain about Serpost being slow, because those folks at Serpost are doing a fine job.  Keep up the good work!

Yeah, that’s it for now.  Hey, I love you all and whatever.

Elder Johnson

1 comment:

  1. Man, I miss that guy! Thanksgiving just won't be the same without him.