Monday, March 29, 2010

Hey, Mi Familia

Sent: Mon, Mar 29, 2010 10:15 AM
Hey guys,

This week was pretty good. I am really liking my comp. His name is Elder Almeida. He is from Pontogross, which is close to Curitiba. I did not like him this morning because he took forever to get ready, but it’s all good.

Hey I was doing my personal study and I was reading in D&C 101 and I came across a scripture about patience. It is in verse 38 take a look at it sometime.

Hey my comp was saying that Angel Moroni showed the gold plates to a woman. He says that the name of the person is in the book Fullness of Times. I don’t know if it is true. Could you ask Grandpa G this week if it is true that Angel Moroni showed the plates to a woman.

Things are going really well with my new comp. He is helping me a lot more than Elder ``Mud``. I am really starting to pick up on the language. Hey this week is Conference. I am so excited to hear from the Prophets and Apostles. I am not excited to listen to it in Portuguese, but it will be good.

Hey I am sad President Viera will be going home on June 30 this year. I was talking with my dad this week and he said that President has some type of tumor or something like that. I am not excited because we will have a new President. It will be hard to adjust to a new President. I am hoping that it will be a good change.

Hey this past week Elder Laxton came over to our house to sleep over because he was doing an interview for the other Elders. It reminded me of the good old days when I was with him. Hey nothing really has happened that is really cool. I am doing well and just loving everyday. Take care and have a good one. Be safe and Party on Dudes!!!!!!

Hey did Matt send me an email this week? Hey is it the Final Four yet, or has the whole tournament ended? I am so excited for this next week, it sound be good. Hey I miss you guys, but I love you guys even more. Time is flying by. Well that is good that you guys are doing well. It is good that it is finally in the 50´s there. Hey guess what it is a little cooler here in Bebedouro. It is still pretty hot. Well love ya.

I had the package sent a little different. They are hand carved by a man. He is not a member. I initially had the Palmeiras one done for me. Then about a month ago I was walking by and he had one done that had the Utah Jazz for one of the other Elders. I saw that I thought that Matt would really like that. So I decided to buy one for everyone for Birthdays. I hope you guys really like the plaques. Well have a good one.

Elder Shelley

Monday, March 22, 2010


Sent: Mon, Mar 22, 2010 11:15 AM
Oi minha familia,

Hey how are things going? Things are really great for me right now. I am so excited. I am in a new area. Bebedouro-it is about an hour out of Ribeirão. I am so excited my new comp is Elder Almeida. I am also staying with 2 other missionaries Elder D. Mello and Elder Thornley-He is in my group. I am so excited. Oh and the Best part is guess who is my LZ ELDER LAXTON my pai. I am so excited to see him again. I was really praying that I would see him again before he dies in June. I am way excited. Hey in a future package can you put in some BO Juice. I am down to 3. Hey pretty soon start looking for sales on shoes, preferably Rockport. I don’t need them now. Just to give you guys a head up.

I saw almost everyone in my group today at transfers. Elder Barros is getting a kid from my group. It is really funny that a lot of the guys in my group are now going to Araçatuba when I leave. Well nothing really has happened. To be honest I am really glad that I switched comps. Elder Barros was really good. It is really funny, he did not want to stay and he is staying one more there. I wanted to stay, but I got transferred.

I am really excited to be in a new area. I am really going to miss some of the other Elders. Like Elder Knowles-he dies this transfer in 5 weeks. Elder Rondena-He is Brazilian, he lived in South Jordan for a year and a half. He speaks really good English. Elder Knowles, Rondena, and me would have Magic tournaments. Magic is a card game. It was really fun. I am going to miss those guys there in Araçatuba. Well nothing has really happened that is exciting. That is good about the play. Well have a good week. Juli get feeling better and have fun a Clear Creek, I still remember when I went. I had a blast. We made CO2 rockets and launched them it was fun. I know you will have a great time.

Have a good one. Hey take care and play hard, I will do the same.
Um grande abraço

Hey dad,
Thanks for the info on the shoes. Keep doing research on the company and I will take a picture of my shoes and send them to you next week. Hey my feet don’t hurt, everything is healing fine. Hey I have to go. Have a good day. I love you.

Elder Shelley

Monday, March 15, 2010

Zone Conference

My zone at Zone Conference March 2010

2 Baptisms!

Sent: Mon, Mar 15, 2010 06:47 AM
Hey Minha Familia,

It sounds like you guys are doing well. Well that is too bad that Jani lost the game, I know how it is to be short, oh well. Hey that is way cool that you have Pontius as road instructor. He is a really funny man. Well Jani be safe and I know you will do fine.

Hey Matt who got injured in the last game for the Jazz. GO Cougars. Juli congrats on you Knowledge Bowl. Sounds like you did very well.

Well I am sad because Elder Beagles left last night to go to Ribeirão Preto. He leaves the mission field on Tuesday and will be home on Wednesday. I am really going to miss him, we would play games together and just had a great time. Well Saturday I will know if I will be transferred. I am pretty sure that I will be transferred, but I don’t know. Well things are going okay with the comp. We had a little argument yesterday, but everything is good now.

Well today I wanted to go golfing with Elder Knowles, but we found out that the golf course does not exist anymore. Well nothing really happened this week. We had 2 baptisms yesterday. Two brothers one 14 and the other 11 years old. It was really good, I baptized them both. Sorry I don’t have my camera this week, it started to rain and I did not want to ruin the camera , and the computer does not have a USB port to plug in the card reader. Hopefully next week I will have some to send.

Well hope Dad that your work does really well this week. I remember the Developmental Center Dances, they were okay. The best were the people who were not in the Wheel Chairs. Hope you guys have a good time. I can’t believe that I have 6 months under my belt. Time is flying by. Well nothing really has happened this week that is really cool. It is just the same old stuff. Well last week of the transfer. I am so excited. Well have a good week and be safe. I love you guys so much.

Elder Shelley

Hey mom could you go to and get the picture of zone conference. It is the 2 on down. All the guys are in suits and it is the one in the chapel and put it on the blog. That would be really good. Thanks for all that you do for me. This week I am sending your birthday presents in the mail. Love you tons.

Hey you can put in whatever you want for the package. I loved everything. I am excited to make cheese cake and brownies. Love ya.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Um Grande Abraço

Hey Familia

Sounds like you guys had a fun time. Way to go mom, that is so cool. Way to cream dad. Jani way to go on beating Dad. Well in a year and 6 I will try and beat dad at buzz and midway. Well our baptism fell yesterday. The person did not want to be baptized. Well nothing really has happened that is exciting.

Oh the other day we were walking and I saw real live lightning bugs, it reminded me of Nauvoo. Well tomorrow we have Zone Conference. I am hoping to get the package. Well in 8 days Elder Beagles goes home, I can’t believe it. Well time is sure flying by, next week I will have 6 months in the mish. Hey everything is going great with my comp. I think he is starting to get sick, but I am taking good care of him.

Hey Jani way to go with the GPS. That is really funny. Well that is good that you guys got home safe and sound. Well here in a year and 6 we will have to plan a disneyland trip. I am having a lot of fun here. I have been playing a game called Magic the Gathering. It is a card game. It is what we play on P-days. I am really getting good at the game. Well I hope you have a good week and keep me posted. Hey Matt it is good to here that you are doing well with you mission call. Hey here in the next week or two I will be sending a package for you guys, it is B-day presents I hope you will like them.
Um grande abraço.

Elder Shelley

Monday, March 1, 2010

My First Priesthood Blessing in Portuguese

Sent: Mon, Mar 01, 2010 07:07 AM
Hey guys,

How is it going? No baptism this week, we are hoping next week. Hey nothing really has happened that was cool. Last night we had a family night and we watched Charley. I say don´t watch it. The end was hard for me because it reminded me of Grandpa Shelley. If you guys want to you can. It is a really good story. I really liked the movie a lot.

Hey this last week I gave my first priesthood blessing in Portuguese. I thought I gave a good blessing, I just hope what I said was what needed to be said. It was a blessing of health.

Hey today I was reading in one of the old Liahonas from 2008 and I saw a picture of Ralph Walker. I guess he is serving in Indonesia. I thought that was cool because he was our old neighbor. Just thought you wanted to know. Well nothing much has been happening.

I have not yet received that package. We have zone conference here next week, so hopefully I will receive it. Well that is about it. I will go over to the LZ´s house and play a card game called Magic the Gathering. It is a pretty fun game. Well that is about all that is exciting that happened this week.

Oh I did know about the Earthquake that hit Chile, but I did not feel anything. Well I hope you guys have a good week, oh wait you guys are going to have a good week because you guys are going to Disneyland. You guys are so lucky. Well have a good and safe trip.

I love you guys so much.

Elder Shelley