Monday, December 17, 2012

Awesome Members, Awesome Ward!!


Great week this week, no time to write email, worked like crazy, 2 baptisms, 2 confirmations, 5 others preparing for baptism, awesome members, awesome ward, Christmas party, and thats about it. Pretty sweet week, it´s been crazy hot. 

We have a Mission Conference on Friday, so I´ll be able to see all my companions (that haven't gone home yet..feels like they´ve all gone home already....:(... , I´m already one of the old ones in the mission...:) But anyways, I´m outta time, Merry Christmas everyone!!!! I don't think they´re gonna let us write next week cause we get to call home, so I´ll talk to you all in two weeks!!!


Elder Trevisanut

Colombo Baptisms

Monday, December 10, 2012

Victor Trevisan??

E aí tudo bem!?

Well, another great week here in Ramo Colombo, not too much to say, but the work here is going great!!

We´ve got quite a few investigators that are getting closer and closer to baptism, and we even have 2 that will be baptised this saturday, we´re pretty excited! So I´ll try to get photos in the next email.

Yeah, I heard that Colombo has the most Italian immigrants in Curitiba. About the last name, yeah, there´s a huge family here in Paraná called Trevisan, so ever since I got to Brasil, I have heard a bunch of people say that they recognize the name Trevisanut. I even met someone in my last area called Victor Trevisan hahaha, it was pretty funny. The family comes from that one city in Italy called Treviso, so I think we´re all related somehow.

But that's about it for this week, I´m short on time, so I should probably go, but I´ll talk to you all next week. I still havent gotten any news on the Christmas call yet, but I´ll let you know when we find out!! See you later!!


Elder Trevisanut

Monday, December 3, 2012

We've Seen a Ton of Miracles This week

Oi tudo bem!!
Well, I had to write a long letter to president today, so I don´t have time to write too much today, but this week has been awesome!!
Tuesday we picked up our new missionaries fresh from the CTM, and my new comp is Elder House, he is awesome! He´s from Gresham Oregon, so we´re pretty much from the same place haha. He speaks really well already, he has a huge desire to work, and we have already done a great work here in Colombo.
The first day I was pretty nervous, I wasn´t sure exactly what we would do, President Cordon just handed us the keys and said ´´good luck!´´ So we were pretty much lost and not knowing anything about the area. We still hadn't recieved our cell phone, and we didn't know any members, there weren't any investigators, and so we pretty much had to start from scratch. But, we have seen a ton of miracles this week, it was great, and I´m sure that all of the prayers have helped. We got to know a lot of the members here, they are great, and SO excited to have missionaries once again, so they are treating us very well, even though there aren't too many. Yeah, I´m in another branch, but its not small like prudentoplis, there's like 80 active members, and they´re great, I´m super happy to be here for christmas, It´ll be awesome.
We also had 0 investigators, but we have found tons of people to teach, and know we already have a pretty big number of new people to teach, we even marked 2 baptismal dates already!
The city is awesome, it is HUGE and is full of giant hills with tons of awesome views. The city itself is pretty poor, and it´s not the safest, but dont worry, we´ll be fine, we´re being protected. To answer the other questions, our house is great, it´s 2 stories and has a spiral staircase, so it´s pretty sweet, but, we dont have a kitchen sink, plates or silverware, or an iron, and the shower is very cold, but we´ll get all that stuff worked out.
 But I´m outta time, I´ve got a ton more to say, but it´ll have to wait for next week!! Talk to you all later!! Até então, tchau!
Elder Trevisanut