Monday, May 30, 2016

May 30th

This week:

WE BAPTIZED!!!!!! haha the baptism was awesome! it was one of the most spiritual baptisms of my mission! it was awesome. Her name is Karine!

Other than that, not much happened. We had an elders quorum activity on the Thursday because it was a holiday, and for the first time it two years, I played tennis! haha it was so bad, but I had a lot of fun. I needed that. There was a barbecue, ping pong, basketball, volleyball, and tennis. We tried to leave after a while, but the bishop didn't let us because he knew we were having a good time and helping people have a  good time as well.

Also, remember last month when the secretary called me and told me what day I was going home? Well that happened to my companion this week, so he got pretty homesick as well haha. Its the same conversations ever day at lunch about how much time we have on the mission, and stuff like that. 

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Monday, May 2nd. May 9th and May 16th


May 2nd 

This week was interesting. Everyone is already saying good bye to me, because I will be transferred to another area the last 6 weeks of my mission. Even though transfers are still next week, I am already missing this area and the people A LOT. Its getting really hard. I'm going to get transferred to a new city just to get to know new members and investigators for a month, then I go home. I really hope I get transferred and stay within the same zone, specifically the same city. But we will see in a week. 

I don't know what happened, but  it looks like a cold front came through Brazil and now winter is here to stay! its so weird waking up the last week of April and putting on sweaters because its so cold. But I think its better to do contacts and work in the cold. We didn't teach that much this week, but that doesn't mean we didn't try! We ran after all of the appointments we had, but no one could stay true to the appointment! it was rough, but Saturday made up for it. we had a few great lessons on Saturday morning, and they promised to go to church next week. We will teach them again Wednesday morning. 

The secretary for the mission called me this week and told me that now i'm officially going home. I will land in RDU 10:25 am on the 21st. I will get the itinerary for you in the next few weeks. 


Love elder Moss

May 9th

Yeah my companion wanted to meet you guys, but there will be other chances to do that. 

I did get transfered. Do you remember a long time ago I served in Monte Mor? It was in the zone Hortolandia. Well, Im going back to the zone, but different ward. I went to a ward called Anhanguera. Ive heard some REALLY good things about that ward. Serveral of missionaries that are known as baptizers did a lot of good work in that city.  I hope I have the same luck

Im not going to lie, I really enjoyed seeing you guys, but it was different. It wasnt just the "hey the missions good, I hope you guys are well" but more of a "hey Im coming home soon,  what do I do now?" My companion and I joke around a lot like we plan our whole lives  around going on a mission, and when the mission is ending, we are like chickens with their heads cut off, just trying to f igure our what to do next haha. 

Well  My next companion is also an american, and I have already lived in the same house as him in the past. The time should go by fast and we should get along pretty well. 

I'm going to really miss this ward. It was here where I had the most success, and had the best relationships with the members. I know I want to come back in a year, but this city will always have a place with me. 

The girl that we wanted to get baptized this Sunday couldn't, but she wanted us to know that  this doesn't mean that shes giving up or quitting. Just that we need to prepare her more. I will keep in contact with both of them.

Love, Elder Moss

Oh yeah mom can you change my facebook profile picture and the background picture to something from the mission? a lot of people have been giving me a hard time about them haha

May 16th

Haha that sounds really busy. I was thinking about the mission, and realizing that honestly, we only have one thing to stress about, and people in the real world have many.. that's something I have to prepare my self for.

Do you remember that baptism fell through last weekend? Well I saw elder Arnson again at the meeting with Elder Holland, and he said that she will be baptized this Saturday.... which is great! 

I don't know If I told you guys, but we had a mission meeting with Elder Holland (Second time in the mission, first one being in the CTM). It was really good. The speakers were President Costa who is the area president of Brazil, Elder and Sister Manes, who is of the Presidency of the Seventy, and Elder Holland. He talked about obedience and about blessings of serving a full time mission, he also talked a lot about the book of Mormon and the importance of it in our missionary work. 

My new area is great too! Its a shame that I only have 5 more weeks to try and baptize here. We marked two baptisms this week with investigators that are already being taught for next Saturday the 28th, and we are trying to run after new investigators to baptize some others in June before I go home. My comp and I are doing great, and we are excited to keep working together. Lunches are funny because people start talking about how little time my comp has left on the mission (he goes home in August) and then ask me how much time I have on the mission, and I respond that I'm going home next month.

Anyways, Things are great all in all here, 

Love Elder Moss!