Max in in a new area - Pelotas Areal Norte, with a new companion - E. Pourre and got called as a Zone LeaderJanuary 11, 2010
"So my new comp is awesome and we are already such great friends.. his name is Elder Pourre (pronounced por) and he’s from Rio De Janeiro but before the mission he lived in Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, and hes so awesome and such a great comp and a great missionary.. He has the coolest accent cuz everybody from Rio de Janeiro has an awesome accent.. so this week was so much different from the whole rest of my mission and it is a whole new aspect to missionary work for me. My new area is in Pelotas and its called Areal Norte and our ward is called Areal and it has 4 missionaries and so it is a pretty big ward and our chapel is really big and beautiful."
Lots of time on the bus:
Tuesday- Rio Grande to Porto Alegre (4 1/2 hours) and then to Pelotas (3 hours)
Thursday - back to Porto Alegre for a meeting (3 hours), then back to Pelotas
Friday - we went to another city called São Lourenço do Sul about an hour and a half from Pelotas to do a baptismal interview, then back to Pelatos
January 25, 2010
"This morn I found out Samira and her fam were baptized on Sat!!!
"So yesterday was a great Sunday. I gave a talk in Sacrament Mtg. about being a missionary through example and the two old women that came to church last week came again and are going to be baptized this Sat! They are amazing and both are ready for their baptisms and we are still working with both of their families. . ."
"We taught a guy named Patook that is from Thailand and he married a Brazilian named Bruna and they speak English and he speaks very little Portuguese so we taught in English and they are great."
February 1, 2010
"We had the baptism of Marlene and Sandra on Sat. January 30, 2010 and it was amazing and Marlene choose me to baptize her and so i was so grateful for the opportunity, it was another very spiritual baptism and yesterday church was great and they were confirmed members of the church and i was also able to bless the sacrament and it has been a long time."