Monday, July 27, 2015

277 days left

Lets get it on like donkey kong!!! So this week was a good one me and Nixon worked together half of the week but the other half was at the office doing AP stuff... we met a really cool family that lives like 30 min by bus from our house but we are going to work in that area for the most of this week so we can get them baptized for this month!! I got a new comp his name is Elder Saunders from Texas i dont remember the city but hes been on the mission for a year and 6 months i think... not sure but i think thats it! Nixon will be going to Provo to go to school at BYU in August so i think he might come and visit you cuz i sent something with him to give to mom! We did lots of doors this week cuz we started working in the new area Alvorada so we are going to do lots there but we've almost knocked every door there so its going to be fun to get to knock all the doors again to get more peeps to teach!!
Hopefully we can get these peeps to the waters of baptism!!!
Love Elder Smith

Can you find a recipe from someone there to make Pao De Qeuijo?  You know, those cheese balls from Toucanos...
Yea ill ask maria if she can give it to me!!

Did you get your companion off in style?  Take tons of pictures, visit people, hug?
Yea he left this morning we didnt really spend that last day together.

Transfers?  Who's your new companion? How long's he been out?  Where's he from?

Is your companion an AP?  Same situation as before?
Yeps just like last transfer

Favorite food this week?
Parmagion chicken!!! the best

Thought about what you say to a new missionary?  Any advice?
not yet i didnt think of it this week! 

Monday, July 20, 2015

284 days left

Its sooo HOT i hate heat!!!! I wish the Winter here was a true winter but its really not!! it gets to about 68 and people are already putting on like 5 shirts and like a big coat its kinda funny i just want some snow or some real cold... is it too much to ask for Brazil?? But other than the heat we are going to start knocking the same doors cuz we have basically done almost all the doors here in center... its not the best cuz here is %70 apartment. So its super hard to get to the people.. But this week we did well!! Next week is transferes and Elder Nixons death Hes not too trunky if anything im more then he is... but im doing work here and cant wait to see the results!!
Love you guys!!!!

Love Elder Smith

Is it today that you're sending your companion away? Or next Monday?  Is he trying so hard not to be trunky?  And is he doing a good job?

Nope next week he is still kicking!!!
​Where is Elder Souza from?  He's basically your companion huh?

Yea basically chinese hes from Fortaleza 

Seen many chickens just running around?
Every day!!

A couple weeks ago you sent 2 pictures of ties.  One cut up...What does that signify?
Cuz i cut it cuz it was super wide!!!

Did you know that Brasilia is the capital but Sao Paulo is the biggest city?  I put some fun facts on your blog the other day because I wanted to know when Brazil's independence day's sometime in September. 
Yup September 7th

Monday, July 13, 2015

291 days left

So this week my comp has been gone the whole week so i spent everyday with E' Souza which isnt bad its just that he is just soooo quiet like he doesnt talk with me on the street or anything!! He comes from a military family so i guess thats just the way he was raised. But this week was a good one it passed by super fast again! This 9 months is going to go by soo FaSt!!! 
So this week we are going to marry Paula and Oswaldo actually we are going to their house right after this and we are the going to the the place idk what its called... Cartório in Portuguese but we are going there in a little bit so this weeks email is going to be a little shorter than normal!! Love you all and all you love the lord!!

Love Elder Smith

can you get corn/rice chex? vanilla?
yea but there super expencive

Are you able to get Brazilian jerseys?  do they cost lots of money? Or can we get them here just the same as you can?
I think its best if you get them there cuz here they have the chance of being fake

Are you getting sad that it's almost time for your companion to go home?  Where in Utah is he from?
 He's from Colorado dont remember the city but nope cuz i hardly spend time with him...

How is Karina doing?
Well her baptism fell and so we are going to have to work on that a little more this week cuz she still has a problem with the WOW with coffee and black tea! so shes going to have to wait!

Monday, July 6, 2015

298 days left

Hey fam, so this week FLEW we are doing soo much work this week i didnt even see that the time had pasted soo fast i hope the next few months pass that fast as well. I'm liking the work here in Piracicaba lots of people here to teach and lots from OTHER AREAS!! If thats one thing that i dont like is the division of the areas here why cant i find someone and Baptise that person just like if they lived in my area i dont like the thing about the areas!!! We find ppl to teach and we teach them then we find out that they live in another area... Its the worst thing working in an area thats small with surrounding areas soo close!! ugghhh. But this week was soo good cuz we killed in the nembers area and we worked soo good!! This week is prolly gunna be the same as the last hopefully super fast and super good!!! I fasted for sheryl twice this week as well to baptise two people this month so that we can meet our goal!! But we got one baptism scheduled  for this week on saturday so hopefully that'll go through!! Pray for that!!!! Karina to be baptised on Saturday!!! Love you guys!!!
p.s. 1 year and 2 months down 9 months to go!!!!!!!!!

Love Elder Smith

Did you get to watch the girls world cup? any of the games?
Nope didnt even know they were playing...(I chatted with him afterward and told him so sad about not even knowing about it.  He told me people don't care about women's soccer there... And Brazil did pretty good...they were top in their bracket and got out and lost to Australia)
What was your favorite thing this past week?
We worked soo much!!!

What are you looking forward to this week?
Ummm just working and Karina's Baptism!!!!

Teaching any new peeps?
Lots of new peeps that we teach for a couple of days then we drop then cuz they dont progress!!

What's your favorite primary song?
In Portugeuse "Segue o Profeta"

So I don't think I have followed your companionship switches very well.  The last companionship I have is Elder Nixon...have you had a couple since? and where are they from?
Nope still on Nixon but he is dying this transfer on the 27th so ill get a new one!!

I think I'm going to work on sending you a package soon.  I've got the list from last time, but anything else you'd like to add?
Lots of chocolate and treats Butter fingers and some gum!! i have a gum crave!! the good blue kind that come in like 8 packs for like $10 i think from sams club!

I'm not sure about these last two pictures...I will ask about them next time.