Monday, April 25, 2016

Another Week Without a Companion

Hey Everyone!

As you all can see by the subject, Elder Ribeiro is still in Swaziland.

This week I was actually walk in my area a couple of times though! It is hard preparing baptisms when you aren’t even in the area! We have 2 baptisms planned in 2 weeks! May 7th! Pedro and Eliza. They are amazing! They have so much desire and have not missed a day of church since we have found them! They are brother and sister, Pedro is 15 and Eliza is 26. They started progressing so fast and living everything perfectly, so we wanted to get their baptism as soon as possible! Lets see if we can meet this goal considering I am hardly in the area.

So, there is not a lot to update, but I hope you all have a great week! Talk to you later! 

Monday, April 18, 2016

Week Long Division

Hey everyone!

This week was pretty uneventful... My comp had to leave to Swaziland because of Visa problems so I am currently walking with our Zone Leaders, Elder Mataveis and Rispress, until Elder Ribeiro gets back. So I have hardly been in my area this week, so there is not a whole lot to update you all on. Sorry!

I am going to try and send some pictures today from Ice Skating last P-day! It was sooooooooo much fun!!!!! 

Here is a pic of me and my comp (selfie) at the ice skating place!

Here is another pic of me actually on the ice! I will just let everyone know that i did not even fall!! I am pretty proud of myself... Super fun though!

Monday, April 11, 2016

General Conference!!

Hey everyone!! This was a crazy week! 

First off, we watched Conference this weekend! It was so nice hearing the words of the prophet and apostles. And they announced 4 new temples!!! The reaction of the members when they announced the Zimbabwe temple was priceless. I can easily say that was one of the best moments on my mission. Even though the temple is not in Mozambique, Zimbabwe is super close! It will be a huge blessing to this country. It is way easier for members to get to Zimbabwe than to South Africa, so now it will be a lot cheaper for them. Now they will probably still be sacrificing everything they have, but just less of it. It really made me realize how blessed America is to almost always have a temple so close, yet members do not take advantage of that blessing. 

Anyway, I also have been on the mission for 10 months now!!! 

Being back in Maputo and practically living in the city has been crazy! IT IS SO NICE HERE! Well nice compared to what I am used to. I mean yes. I ATE PIZZA HUT LAST WEEK! And there is a pic to prove it. Also! Today I am going Ice Skating. Yes, my first time ever ice skating will be in the middle of Africa. How cool is that?! I would say right now I am having more culture shock going from Beira to Maputo than I did coming from America...

But that is really it! Have a great week! I will try to send some pics. TCHAU!

Well... Everyone in my house got a stuffy nose. So a native missionary, Elder Mataveis, taught us how they get rid of their stuffy noses here. So this is me doing that. You put your head above the pot of boiling water then put the blanket over your head. It actually works! So now you all can try that the next time you are sick.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Despedidos e Bem-vindos!

Wow, what a crazy week! Let's get straight to the point, I got transferred! I am now in the area of Mahotas B with Elder Ribeiro (from Brazil). Mahotas is in Maputo, so literally I am right on the edge of the city, so cool! I flew down on Saturday afternoon, which ran a lot more smoothly than last time I flew here, haha, but the area is great! It is a lot cooler and less humid down here, so that is nice. I am super sad though that I had to say goodbye to some great people, both in my branch and many missionary friends that I had made, but I will see them all again! 

So BIG NEWS, they just opened a Pizza Hut in Maputo! So, we will be going there today :) You all probably don’t realize how big of a deal that is! The only American food here is KFC, and that isn’t even American quality. So let us hope this doesn’t disappoint!

That really is all that went down this week. I hope you all have a great week! I love you all! Tchau!

From Leslie:  I’m usually able to get a bit more info out of Kaylon than what he includes in his group email so I thought I’d share some things he told me about today. 

·    He won’t get to watch General Conference until next weekend so he was thrilled to hear about the new temples and hear about what my favorite talks were and what I learned.  He was especially excited about the new Zimbabwe temple announcement; here is what he had to say …  Wow! I am so excited about those temples!!!! ESPECIALLY the Zimbabwe one! Literally, that will help our work here so much! That temple is probably going to be a lot cheaper and easier for the members here to get to, especially those in Beira. So that is amazing news!! “

·        About his transfer…  I am so excited! It is a much harder area. It is a lot richer here, down south, and a lot more prideful, so it is hard. I will get letters and all of that a lot easier!  I’m only about 30 minutes away from the mission home so I’ll get to see the president a lot more.  I also live with the zone leaders and they are usually the ones that get the letters and packages so that will be nice!”

·      “My house right now is huge!!  (Not really, but just from what I’m used to, haha!) But, it is nicer than my last house but not as nice as my first house.  It is good though; we even have an electrical fence now!!  Woot, woot!!  My last house literally was one of the worst in the mission, I just didn’t tell you that! ;)”

·      “Our mission had 81 baptisms last month!!  That is amazing!!!  Our zone alone had 25!!”