I’ve gained about 13 pounds since I’ve been in the MTC and CTM. I’m almost up to 160 now. I’ve been trying hard to gain weight haha. The other day I got to go out and give away books of Mormon. I wrote about that in Dads email so you’ll have to read that.
The infomercial sounds pretty funny. I wish I could’ve seen it. The Roadshow sounds like it was a good mixture of funny and amazing dance/acting talent as it always is. It’s awesome that they got to do a flash mob at the mall!!! I’m jealous. I’ve always wanted to be in one of those. Did you guys film it?
That’s pretty funny about the bird hahaha and I hope Maddi’s doing okay. I know that gettin' those things [her wisdom teeth] out is the worst! But just tell her to keep them clean and they hurt way way less.
Anyway I’m doing good down here. I gotta come back to see the world cup when it’s down here. They already started building a few things for the Olympics that I could see. Anyway I’m out if time. But stay a strong family. And I love you guys, thank you for the support and for the prayers.
I leave next Monday morning for the field.
Yesterday I got to go out and place books of Mormon for 3 hours. It was a pretty interesting experience. The first person we talked to ended up being a 15 min discussion that ended very well. He was kinda uncertain about the book of Mormon until he asked me what Christ meant to me and I was able to bear my testimony of the savior and then he accepted the book and said he would read it. It was pretty awesome. The next person we talked to was kinda anti Mormon so he was pretty sure that we were going to inferno for preaching. So he didn’t take one. The next guy we talked to was a runner and it was a short conversation but he took one so it was good. And the last people we talked to took it gladly but they thought we were trying to sell it to them, so it surprised them when we told them it was free.
The language is coming pretty well considering I’ve only been speaking it for a little over a month. I can say almost anything that I need to say, my biggest problem is trying to understand other people when they speak. I think that once I get out in the field and have a Brazilian comp I’ll pick it up really fast. Most people are fluent by 6 months.
That’s good to hear that E-town kept up our standard of excellence for the road show. And also I’m sure that you will have a good experience planning the Trek. It’s always a really good experience for everyone who participates. I know that when I gained a very strong testimony of Joseph Smith as a prophet was when we had to go off in the woods and pray and write in our journal. I’m sure that many lives will be changed for the better because of the things you plan for Trek.