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Thursday, February 16, 2012

13 de fevereiro de 2012

Olá Família!
mais uma semana veio e foi! i cant believe how fast the time is going by! the month of feb is already half over! this week was a pretty rough one for us. recently we are having a hard time finding new investigators, and so this week we knocked a LOT of doors, with little results as of yet... but that is just how it goes sometimes, you have to put in the work and then the blessings come, like in Ether 12:6, we only recieve the witness that we want (or results) until AFTER the trial of our faith! i am learning so much every day! my love for the scriptures is getting stronger every time i open them! it is pretty funny/cool when my companion will say something and i can remember exactly where it is in the scriptures! the promise is real that says if we treasure up the words of life, the Holy Ghost will put into our minds the things that we need to say! i am LOVING speaking portuguese with the people here! it is so cool to be able to speak a language so different from your own! so i dont know if i told you about Juan yet, he is Gustavo's little brother that is 10 years old. we started teaching him about 2 1/2 weeks ago, and when we gave him the Book of Mormon he opened up to the pictures in the front and looked at the one where Alma is baptizing all the people at the waters of mormon, and he said "oh, this is the baptisms in the waters of mormon right?" Elder Petersen and i we pretty shocked that he knew that! and he said that his Grandma had a book of mormon at some point. he has a baptism date for the 25 of Feb! but yesterday, Gustavo was passing the sacrament!!! it was so cool to see! it is amazing that in a month and a half he went from the normal teenager to passing the sacrament! i cant wait to hear all about his mission someday!!
oh, did you know that they can go on missions here when they are 18?
the work is moving along, we are finally recovering from our sicknesses and we are determined to pass this little bump in the road that we are at with new investigators!
so tomorrow is Valentines day and no they do not have that holiday here, at least at the same time, elder petersen was saying something about it being later in the year but he cant remamber when it is. But someone should make sure and give Adria a hug for me!
so they have quite a few holidays here that we dont have there, but no one really knows the reason for them, i imagine they are kind of like Cezar Chavez day or something like that. but carnaval is next weekend and i am not really looking forward to it, but hopefully President puts up a few restrictions for those few days, but we'll see!
yes it is still raining here like CRAZY! it is so strange! because it is like a hot rain sometimes, like you would think that is would cool everything down when it rains but it doesnt, it is just wet. hehe! i think soon i am going to need to buy a new umbrella! mine is holding up pretty well, but id like a bigger one.
so guess what! Wed we get to go to the temple!!!!! YAY! i am so excited! i need a visit to the temple really bad! so today isnt really our pday, we only get to email today, but our pday was moved to wed because of the temple trip.
i love you all so much! i think about you all the time! you guys might want to learn portuguese while i am gone so you will be able to understand me when i get back!
Elder Knudson

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