Tuesday, November 24, 2015


#brothers  |  photo: Diogo Jones

I don’t have much time now so this will be a short email, sorry! 

Last night the local soccer team (and there are at least 5 here in São Paulo) won a game 6-1 against the local rival. There were fireworks and flags in the streets and screams and it was something else. The Brazilians sure love soccer. 

The week was good and it passed really quickly. We had training from President Silcox and that was really cool. I got my packages from home then and had a lovely time reading and looking at all of the things, and I almost died when I saw the brotein bars! (hehe).

This week we had Family Night with a church member here, and we shared an “I’m a Mormon” video. I gave the message and talked about how our families are united by the gospel all around the world, and also about how Christ taught, "If you love me, keep my commandments." A member here named J. Silva continued the message after me. He explained how the gospel is really one giant family, and he and bore his testimony about the gospel and his love for his family. It was a really powerful experience for me, and for all of us. This time of year as we head into Thanksgiving (which I accidentally celebrated this week—with nutella! Haha) I have been thinking of my family and how thankful I am for them. I love my family and am thankful for their examples in my life and for the experiences I have had with them. I am thankful for the blessings of the gospel and the priesthood authority to realize those blessings so that families can be together forever. For this I am thankful! 

Well, thanks about it guys...sorry. Super short, but my computer here is slower that a tortoise that has no legs. I hope you all have a lovely Thanksgiving and consider of the blessings you have in your lives! 

I love you and I am grateful for you this time of year! And all the other parts of the year too. 
Love you!! 

Elder Hughes 

1 comment:

  1. Muito bom a noite familiar que tivemos. Obrigado pela mensagem inspiradora! Você é da hora! I'm so grateful for everything that you make in this ward! You're Awesome! We love you!