Yes I'm a LITTLE late in posting his letter from last Monday, but its a good one :)
well hello there family how are we ll doing this day? well today will probably be a litle short cause we are in a bit of a rush, we headed out to the zone leaders area to have an activity and me and my comp got here a little late so sorry about that haha. anyways, things this week well were good untill the last 2 days then it didnt go so good hahah. we have been teaching a ton and getting a good amount of investigators however saturday they decided not to be home and thats not a good day to decided not to be home haha. so this week we have been rushin around trying to teach as much as we can to get a good amount of people at church. we had a couple of interesting experinces this week actually it was interesting however not the best hahah. so we have been teaching this girl who was way interested in the church however she didnt belive much in god or jesus christ so we started way simple and taught her, she actually went to church a couple weeks ago. anyways this week we went ove to teach her and we saw her in the street, she said that she wante us to pass by her house more to teach her more, so we marked to go there the next day again, and well idk what happened between that day and the nex cause when we got there she didnt like it haha. when the door opens we hear her uncle yell `just tell them you dont want anymore geez`` oh no!! lol so we get in and talk to her still and it jst got worse she just got way hard to teach she said that she is who she is and she isnt going top change that she awnted to to continue to drink and go to gang parties still, and she said she wouldnt believe in god until he appeared to her and say ``im god`` oh no! so that just startd the week off haha, but after that things go a little better to be honest it just sucked cause she was actually progressing and than all the sudden out of no where no i hate you guys you know ughh haha.
other than that we have been working hard, we have found a couple of families that we will pass by this week, so hopefully that turns out well. and hopefully it doesnt urn out like our saturday haha. so saturday we had an appointment before lunch (which is always good) start out the day good right? wrong! haha we get there and he already left, oh thats okay there is someone close that we can visit, oh wait not there either, oh thats okay one more before luch, wait they were working on the house couldnt talk to us. so after lunch full of appointments from 1 to 9 and every single one of them fell!!!! how annoying huh haha, nobody was home they all had left that day to go do somethin who knows what, which isn good cause saturday is te day where we remind everyone about church, and if we dont remind them sunday for church wont be the best day and thats what happened. sunday morning nobody was home and the ones that were planned on somethin else. ugh de novo haha. i just like to think that these last 2 days where big tests for us and god is testing our faith, well i sure hope thats all hah. anyways me and my comp have decided to forget about it and work more this week to have some good results on saturday and sunday for confrence. =)oh im so excited for confrence =). well family i have to run i love you guys a tone and miss you more than ever.
love elder hemphill
Letter To My Mom ......
What is happening with Pedro Paulo?
well pedro paulo ended up getting baptized and is very happy he mad some big changes in his life, and is actually workin now, which is good and bad haha cause he worked yesterday and couldnt go to church, but he is way happy and now we are teaching some other in his family. he was so excited to get baptized. we go by there a lot to tery to teach him about the preisthood so he can get it here soon. =)
You keep saying you live in the mountains, but I thought you CAME from the mountains?
no i have been in the mountains the last 6 months well kinda like im in the mountains and not in the mountains, well lets put it this way, here from rio is the mountains but there is another mountain range in the mountains where we are at, if that makes in sence to you haha.
What was the mission study that the president had you guys do last week?
it was on repentece and the atonement. i loved it it was so good it explained it so well, the stps of repentance and we ahd to read the confrence talk that presidnet monson gave last confrence about the 3 r´s of choices. man i learn a ton when residnet gives us these things. well first off i would send picures ut where im at you cat the computer doesnt have a little plug sorry =/ next week ill send double k. =)
so my sunday was pretty good at church, i ended up giving a talk in sacrament and i decided to give it on members beng missionaries it was only abouit 7 min, but one thing that i have noticed here in my ward is not to many people do visting teaching or home teaching and that is so important not only for the family but the ward and the missioaries, this last week me and my comp counted how many members we have in our ward and there are about 300 families in our ward but only 41 familes are active. =/ there are so many thigns to do but 2 people cant do it alone. and so i talked a little about that and there were some people that liked my talked but for sure i know that a lot didnt but oh well. hahah. well mom i love you tons and miss you too, have a great wek and prepare for confrence it will be a good one, who knows maybe a temple in rio huh =) hah i love you
love elder hemphill