Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Week 95: Birthday tomorrow! - June 8, 2015

Hey everybody!!!

So, its been a good first week here in Barcelona for me. Im here with my new companion, Elder Da Silva. Hes from Pernambuco, and he is a super good human being. We're having a ton of fun, working and getting lost. We both arrived here in the area at the same time, so we have no idea where we are or where we're going, so we're learning together. Quite an adventure, especially for an old, dinosaur missionary like me. But, we're getting some good things going. I'll give a couple names of investigators, but honestly, we have a ton of people that could be baptized in any moment, so it won't be as progress-y as the other emails. here we go:

Raimundo: An older man from Pernambuco as well. He and Elder Da Silva connected really well, and the man has a date for this weekend. Super excited for him.

The Haitians: We're teaching a couple guys from Haiti. Its weird, because they only speak french and creole. With the little Portuguese that they knew, they told us that they wanted nothing...but then they went to church, even though they didnt understand anything? Its a bit weird, but whatever. We'll try and baptize someone that doesnt speak any common language. Google Translate will be necessary.

Jefferson: a kid thats been going to church for months now. The only thing stopping him from being baptized is the fact that the mother isnt letting him, but for some reason, the Elders never went there in the past to talk to her. So, we'll see what we can do.

Other notes:

Its my birthday tomorrow! Im super excited, itll be good. We'll work during the day, and then we'll buy a pizza at night or something...man, birthdays really arent that exciting on the mission. Its all fine, I'll be home in 36 days.

Speaking of which, my flight plans changed! As it turns out, Im gonna be home a day earlier now! I'll be leaving São Paulo on Tuesday at 11:30 PM, then getting to Miami, going from Miami to Dallas, and from Dallas, I'll get a plane thatll land at 1:52 PM in Kansas City on Wednesday! AAHHHH!!!

(Yes, Im starting to get pretty darn trunky. I am working incredibly hard right now trying to get things rocking and rolling here, but I am quite excited to be home and see all of you again. I have been here for a very long time.)

Alright, thanks for all the love and support and birthday wishes! Have a great week! Love you all!!

Elder Youd

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