Monday, May 31, 2010

Zone Conference

Top Row, Seventh from the Right

Everyone in our District baptized this week!!!

Dear Mom,

Conference was awesome. President did a training about not procrasinating and always look at what you can do better. It was just like a regular conference. Well things are going great, we had a baptism yesterday. Luiz baptized his sister Jessica. It was really good it reminded me of when I baptized Juli 3 years ago. Well the members are starting to work more with the missionaries, so that is really good. Things here are starting to get colder, which I like. We are teaching a few people right now. Well things are going good. Well have a good first week of Summer, and party hard. Oh and Mom had a Happy Birthday on Thursday. I love you a whole bunch.

Hey Fam,
Well we had a baptism this week. Remember Luiz that we baptized two weeks ago well he got to baptize his sister Jessica. It went very well. Guess what everyone in our District baptized this week. YEAH!!!!!!!!!! Hey guess what yesterday when me and my comp went to get investigators to go to church we were walking by a tree and we saw a tucan. It was very beautiful, it had a yellow, orange and red beak. It was really cool, I wish I had my camera to take a pic, oh well.

Well on Wednesday I made a contact with this guy in a Square and it went well. He said that he has been to church once in Ribeirão. We asked him if he has read the Book of Mormon, he said no. So we taught him a little about that and he are going to visit him this week.

Well we have another investagator João. He is about 50 years old. He has been to church 5 times, is reading to BoM, he is keeping his commitments, but he won´t be baptized. He says that he is too old and to wait a little more time. Well I hope we can baptized him.

Well we had zone conference. It was really good. Me and Elder Laxton even did a practice infront of everyone. That is cool to do that with Laxton. Oh he said that during the summer he is going to visit you guys. I thought that was really cool. Well I know that I will not be with Elder Almeida next transfer. President sent him an email last week that said we won´t be comps. Well Saturday I will know if I will stay or go.

Hey I did not bring my camera this week. Sorry I remembered when I sat down. I will send a pic of my new hair do and our baptisms. Well I hope everything goes well this week. I love you guys and thanks for all that you do. Well HAVE AN AWESOME FIRST WEEK OF SUMMER!!!!!!!!!! Tell me what you guys have planned!!!
Love you tons.

Elder Shelley

Monday, May 24, 2010

I can see the blessing of a mission already....

Hey Fam,
This week was pretty good. We did not have a baptism this week. Well hopefully this next week Luiz can receive the Priesthood and baptize Jessica. Wednesday I have Zone Conference. I hope it will be good. People are now starting to say that I am starting to speak pretty good. That makes me feel a whole lot better. Nothing really has happened this week. Well that is crazy that the school year is winding down, Yeah SUMMER!!!!! Things are starting to get colder here. Well I hope everything goes well this week. That is cool about Bro. Smith, I hope that everything works out for Matt. Well I am excited to get those new shoes. Well I can’t believe that it has snowed there. Yep only in Utah. Well everything is going well here. I love you guys and thanks for all the prayers. Hey I can see the blessing of the mission already, it is pretty cool. Well have a good one.

Wow that is weird that you have snow right now. Well the mornings are pretty cold and the nights also. I agree with Sis. Paxman, anyone but the Lakers. Well have a good one. We taught many people. We did an interview for the sisters. That is just about it. Well nothing really new. Have a good week and stay warm.
Love ya.

Well my hair is starting to turn blonde, because of the sun. I hope that it will go back to brown. Matt, yeah that is a good tradition. Hey when I get back I want to be in on the tradition. Hey where in Lehi is the Jack and Jill Bowling? Great Father and Sons Activity. Well I think that the Celtics will take it this year. Wow that is cool that you got such a high score. Hey I love you man.

Take care. I love you guys so much. Um grande abraço.

Elder Shelley

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

8 Months Out

Yeah it is crazy at how fast the time is flying by. Well this week we had two baptisms mother and daughter. It was really good. Well next week we will have another baptism. Remember Luiz that we baptized last week, well we are trying to get him the priesthood so he can baptize his sister this week, we hope everything works out. Well my talk went very well this week. I had many members come up to me and say how well I did.

Well that is cool that you had a good time at Searles. Hey how is Trent doing? Well nothing really is going on, same old stuff. Well transfers are in 3 weeks. I am hoping to be transferred to another Area, but we will see.

Hey I forgot to get my camera so no pics this week sorry. Well I hope everything is going well with you guys. Wow 2 weeks and then school is out, and guess what--8 months on my mission. Well have a good week. Take care.

Hey guys,
Hey did you send the package yet? Just wondering. Hey it is crazy at how fast time is flying by. I am really hoping to be transferred. I love the area but, it is just getting hard. It is harder to get the number of contacts that I need, but I am trying. Well I hope everything is going well with you guys. Well have an awesome week.

Elder Shelley

Monday, May 10, 2010

Great to hear your voice!

Hey Guys,

Well that was just awesome talking with you guys. Today me and my comp played basketball and he beat me. I was not good, because I haven’t played for a long time. It is hard to believe that time is flying by so fast. Hey I forgot my camera in the house, sorry I will email the pictures next week. Well nothing is really new. I hope that I do well on my talk on Sunday. Well good luck with everything you guys are doing this week. I love you guys. Thanks for all the prayers, and keep praying. It was just really good to hear all of your voices. Well have a good week and be safe and I will do the same. Love you guys. Well tell everyone I say hi. Hey I was going to tell you and dad that I am really impressed by how well Matt is speaking. When I talked with him on Friday and yesterday he did not stutter. I just think that is way cool. Well I hope you have a good week and get everything you need to get done. Well take care and I love you, thanks for all that you do for me!!!!

Elder Shelley

Monday, May 3, 2010

Soccer--You gotta love it!

Hey guys,
This week was pretty good. We will have a baptism next week. Guys what we had a ward party today. It was so much fun. They had different games and activities. I am actually starting to like playing soccer. As you guys know that before the mish I thought soccer was a girl sport, but now after playing with some of the young men I LOVE IT. Well guess what our investigator John he came to the activity and had a great time. That was really cool. We are still working with him. After I am done emailing I am going to play more soccer with the young men.

Hey mom in a future package can you send me a new pair of basketball shorts. Hey guess what yesterday I almost got ran over by a truck. We were crossing a cross walk when this truck instead of going behind us he turned right in front of me. Well he stopped and cussed in Portuguese and drove off. Well after that my heart was pounding. I am doing good now.

Well things are going great here. The reason they don’t have 4 missionaries here in Bebedouro because we don’t have as many missionaries. It is okay, we are having to run all over the place. Well Sunday is the MOTHERS DAY CALL. I am so excited. I will call you guys on Friday and give you the info like I did last time.

Well take care and GO JAZZ CREAM THE LAKERS. Love you guys have a good week and talk to you on Friday.
Elder Shelley

Hey Mom,
I have one shoe that is really close to making a hole in the sole. The other pair I think will last a month. But that will be great to have you guys send me some new. I was thinking about that this week. I talked with Laxton and he says that the shoes last maybe 3 months and it is about 50 dollars. Well I will be grateful to get them. Guess what I get to give another talk in church. On the 16th about Called to Serve. I hope that it will go good. Well that is crazy about Sandro. WOW. Tell him congrats and that I say hi. Tell Randy and Chinzia that I say hi. Well hope you get all the things done that you can. Well I love you. Well have a good week. Tell everyone I say hi and I miss you guys so much and play hard. A great big hug.