Here's the latest news on Elder Carter Morgan's missionary adventures to the Brazil, Sao Paulo West Mission! You can send email to: Carter.Morgan@myldsmail.net
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Elder Carter Morgan
Missão Brasil São Paulo Oeste
Rua Dr. Rui Batista Pereira, 165
São Paulo - SP
Greetings from Osasco, SP! This week was good! Elder Guamangallo and I have been focusing on talking with EVERYONE! Since we live in a pretty big city, "everyone" can mean a lot of people. The mission has a goal that each companionship should talk with 20 different people each day and this week Elder Guamangallo and I talked with 100 people in one day! It was awesome!
We were able to teach a mother and her ten year-old daughter this week, which was awesome. You could really tell during the lesson that she just GOT IT. She was really interested in reading the Book of Mormon and has promised to come to church this week. She can´t be baptized yet because she´s living with her boyfriend and they´re not married, which is a huge problem in Brazil. But you know what´s crazy? Even though she´s been living with this guy for ten years, out of the blue they decided to go ahead and actually get married about a week before we met them! They´ve already set a date at the courthouse and everything! I took this as a big sign that God has been preparing them to meet with us.
It´s been absolutely pouring everyday here, which is good fun. The good news is that it only usually lasts for two hours or so each day. The bad news is that you can NEVER TELL WHEN IT WILL HAPPEN. It´s like a flash flood everyday!
Happy 2015, everyone! While the holidays were great, São Paulo gets a little deserted during this part of the year and the only people left on the streets are the drunks, haha. The whole mission is excited for things to get a little bit back to normal, haha.
We contacted an address that we had picked up earlier this week in an apartment complex. We got buzzed in just fine but when we got to the apartment we found out it was the wrong guy! I guess there was some sort of confusion with addresses, but this new guy, Osmar, was super cool and we were able to teach him about the Restoration. He was super interested and it was a great lesson, but his work schedule is pretty crazy so it´ll be a longer road with him.
We´re trying hard to work with the members of the ward down here, particularly the Priests. We´re starting to do a lot of exchanges with them so they can get a feel of missionary work. I wish I had done things like that before my mission.
As a mission we have permission to watch the Disney movie Malificent today. I´m super excited! I bought a copy from a vendor on the street for a buck today! It´s probably totally illegal, but I love Brazil!
That´s about it for this week! New Years is a great time to look towards the future and think about how we can move forward in our lives with the Savior. The Church made a great video about this which I´ve included at the bottom. It´s based off a much larger Elder Holland BYU devotional, which everyone should read if they have the time.