Monday, May 28, 2012

Chainsaw Service Project


Oi tudo bem!!!

Well we just got back from Curitiba today super late, and I have like no time to write this email!!!!!! So, sorry if it´s super short.. but I gotta get to work. This week has been.. okay. More problems with my comp, he kinda lost it this week and stopped working, he even said he was going home, and he was super serious about it. He called president and everything. So the next day we had to go the the center of Curitiba to meet with president so that president could talk him out of it. It actually turned out pretty good because I got to have a long talk with president also. That day also happened to be my birthday, and so when he got wind of that, he decided to take us out to McDonalds for lunch!!!! It was awesome, here in Brasil, mcdonalds is like a super nice restaurant, it´s like 15 bucks for a quarter pounder. But as unhealthy as it was, it was totally worth it to have an american burger and strawberry milkshake for the 1st time in 8 months. 
Anyways, that´s about it, the work is going along, I love my ward here, the transfer is almost over, and I did a service project the other day and I got to use a chainsaw, which was legit. But I gotta go!!!!

Oh yeah, and my mom sent all of the happy birthday facebook posts, so for all of you that sent one, it made my birthday great, so thanks!!!!!!

Love,

Elder Victor Trevisanut

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Week 31

Oi, tudo bem!!

Well, I´m not sure what to say for this email, I feel like I said pretty much everything on the phone last night. But it was really good to talk to everyone, the time is passing fast, it feels like just a little bit ago that I was calling home for Christmas. So I´m sure the next 7 months will pass by fast.

This past week has been good, not too much happened, just trying to work really hard and trying to find new investigators, we have done a lot of walking this week, but to be honest, we haven't really been that sucessful in finding many new investigators, but I´m sure this week will be more productive.

But I´ve got to finish up, I don't really have to much else to say, the weather has gotten really cold, today feels like rexburg outside, I´m wearing 2 coats and gloves and everything, it´s crazy, never thought Brasil would be like this, but it all good, it reminds me of home haha.

But that´s about it, tell Bailey that I´m so jealous that she gets to listen to Owl City!!! Owl City doesn´t exist here in Brasil!!!

But that´s about it, I´ve gotta run, I´ll talk to you all next week!

Até logo, tchau!!

Elder Tevisanut

Monday, May 7, 2012

New companion!

Oi tudo bem!!! Dia das mães domingo que vem!!
 
Hey everyone, this week has been a long one, and, like usual, I am out of time to write, so I´ll try to fit everything in.
 
So the beginning of the week was good, Elder Marx had a lot of goodbyes to say to members here in the ward, so long story short, we had a lot of barbecues to go to, and a lot of people to talk to, it was hard to get much work in this past Monday. Tuesday he had his last visit to the temple with President and Sister Cordon, so I had to stay in the area of our zone leaders and work there all day, it was pretty cool, but it kind of killed our numbers this week. Wednesday morning we went to Barigui to the transfer meeting, so I could pick up my new companion. It was pretty great, I got to see Elder Buerkle finally, after not seeing him for three months since he left Prudentópolis, it was really good to see him and talk for a while. I recieved my new companion, I´m not training this time, so that was a relief, but I´m Senior Companion now. My new comp´s name is Elder Viana, he´s from the north of Brasil, close to Belém, it´s pretty much the amazon there. He´s got 16 months on the mission, and he´s cool. It´s kind of interesting working with him, we´ve had a few differences already, but we´re working them out. Other than that, not too much happened. We had a zone meeting today and played soccer and stuff, it was pretty fun, and I GOT A LETTER FROM TIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! First one in 4 months.... so.. I was pretty excited :P.
 
Oh yeah, I had an interesting experience yesterday, so we got to church, and we had the confirmations of the family that we baptized. So we all went up in front of everyone to do the confirmations. We kind of had a rushed morning so we didn't really establish who would do the confirmations, but it´s usually the bishop, so I wasn´t really worried. Anyways, they called us up, in front of everyone, and bishop says to me,´´ I talked to them and they want you to do the confirmations´´.... Haha... I was kind of caught off guard, but anyways, I confirmed all 4 of them in front of everyone in the church. It was kind of nervewracking to be honest, but I think it went well.
 
Anyways, that´s it for this week!  Até Domingo!
 
Love,
 
Elder Trevisanut