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Monday, April 16, 2012

16 de abril de 2012

hello family!!!!!!!!
yea i know that it is late in the day but i got the email to you! haha! today we got together as a zone and went to a house of a member here to spend the day. his house is huge!!!!!!! it was pretty awesome! we had a bbq and we played around a lot. and president pinho and his wife came too so it was pretty awesome!
so this week was pretty awesome, yesterday we did that activity where alll the elders from the zone (8 groups) came to our ward to visit everyone! it was pretty great. the members that participated were pretty impressed to see 16 missionaries all at once! but all went well and i think that almost everyone got visited. the only thing was that the fireside afterwards didnt happen because president pinho had to speak at the MTC. but other than that the visits went really well and now we just need to plann really well to help them get active again.
but other than that the week was pretty normal. our area is very hilly and makes it difficult to plan really well because the houses can be 2 streets away from the others but they are on opposite sides of the hill... but it is all good and i am getting in pretty good shape. but the amazing thing is that it looks like i am still the same weight. so i guess that means that we are being fed good (so you doint have to worry mom). my companion is awesome! i am learning so much with him! he only has 7 more weeks left on the mission so he knows really well how to work! but i need to learn as much as i can with him this week because next week he is going to be transfered. but we are doing really good together. and if all goes as planned this week we will be able to have 4 baptisms! pray for us that all goes well!
so it sounds like you all had a pretty great week! thank you for all the pictures they were great! and good job with the eagle projects dallin and trevor! finish stong!
i love you all so much! i cant believe how fast the time is going! i have already been gone for 8 1/2 months! it is crazy! and i will do my best to get everything figured out for mothers day!
i love you!
Elder Knudson

Thursday, April 12, 2012

9 de abril de 2012

hey family!
another week has come and gone and we have 2 more weeks to the transfer.
the time is going by so fast and it is really hard to believe! this week was a
pretty good week! yesterday at church i got to teach gospel principles class by
surprise! yay! luckily it was on baptism so it wasnt that hard or anything!
haha! but the class went really good and it was really neat to see our
investigators progressing and becoming more interested each time that they go to
church! and on turesday we went to the area of the sisters to help them out,
they are openning the area and they have very little investigators, so we went
over there and talked with EVERYONE! and by the end of the day we had almost 20
referals for them and 4 new families to teach. so it went really well
the work here is going really good too, we are working a lot to find new
people and teach a lot. i dont think that we have any thing spectacular planned
this week, but on sunday we are going to have an activity to reactivate everyone
that is less active and then after we are going to have a fireside with the
stake where our mission president will come and talk. it should be really
awesome! but we have divided up everyone for the visits and everything is
almost ready.
easter was good here! it is a little different, instead of little eggs
hidden everywhere they have giant chocolate eggs that they give to each other.
it was good!
so it sounds like everyone is diong good back home! take of the bikes for
when i come home!
so i have been thinking a lot lately about the scriptures and their role in
our lives. it is amazing to think of the work that all the acient prophets put
into writing on metal plate. they didnt know why, they didnt know the affect
that it would have on anyone, but it was a commandment for them and they
faithfully wrote. and almost 2000 years later we have them in our hands. but
what can we take from all of this? the things we do today may not bring
imidiate fruits, but some day, the fruit will ripen and the joy we will have is
undescribable. so when we get discouraged, we should think of the sacrifices we
are making, and WHY we need to make them and i know that we will always be
comforted in our hardships!
i love you all! have a great week!
Elder Knudson

2 de abril de 2012

hello everyone!
another week down and lots of lessons learned! conference was amazing! we
got to watch all of the sessions at the stake center here. it was cool to think
that everyone was watching them all at the same time. except the priesthood
session, we watched that one at 6 in the morning on sunday. but i loved all of
the talks! i dont really remember all of my notes are in the house, but it was
pretty amazing! i watched the first session on saturday in portuguese and the
rest were all in english, i understood everything that was said, but it isnt the
same in another language, the real voices are so much more powerful! but what a
wonderful blessing it is to be able to hear the words of the prophet in our own
language! one of the people said that the book of mormon is now in 107
languages! how neat is that! and i felt pretty cool when he said how many
missionaries were serving in the field, 55,410! and i am one of them! pretty
awesome! i cant wait till the talks comeout in the liahona so i can read them
all again! there were a lot of talks that made me think about the investigators
that we are teaching at the moment and i want to read them again so i can help
them better.
so brazil has another thing besides guaraná that is pretty much AWESOME!
it is called açai, it is a fruit that they have here that they make into a
juice and a icecream type of thing. but it is pretty good! we went and ate in
in between conferences on saturday.
this past week president pinho came and interviewed us at our houses! the
house was a pretty good mess when i got there, so we spent some time cleaning
the house to get it ready for president, but it is all clean now and i am
this week is going to be a pretty good week! we are working really hard to
find more people and to help people to baptism! and today we are going to make
tacos for lunch! yum!
i have been missing rootbeer a lot lately, and real hamburgers... but i
will have to continue to make that sacrifice a little bit longer... hahha
always remember to read the book of mormon! it is a GREAT book! i know
that it is true and that it is the word of God. i love you all so much! HAPPY
and happy birthday dallin!
Elder Knudson