Friday, March 25, 2016

The District

Hello! How are you all?! 

For transfers, I took the train—I didn’t go to the office. I went direct...alone! That’s the rule here now. We just go direct, so I had like 2 hours all to myself! Kinda odd but I liked it haha. 

The area here is really big with a small ward. The director of the Brazilian MTC lives in the ward. That’s pretty cool, and he gives lunch too! We’re still getting to know the area; liking it here. It’s very much city and not like my last area at all—lots of hills. We have a big area to open, so we're trying to get to know it and find where the members live. Good stuff!  

There are 2 Elders here in the district—me, and Elder David. Elder David is from Londrina, Paraná. He and his brother are the only church members in their family and both are serving missions and being awesome examples. Super inspiring to me! We met the ward on Sunday and were received warmly, and we were asked to bear testimony of missionary work which was cool. The district includes four areas—my area plus three other areas of all Sisters. We have had a meeting but we have yet to take a photo all together!

This week I’ve been inspired to really think about the Atonement and Resurrection before Easter. I’ve finished up the book of John, and I think this week I’m gonna try and read another one of the gospels. I really love reading in Portuguese. One of the biggest things I’ve learned on the mission is a love for the scriptures. Not reading them almost seems impossible now haha. I love reading about the life of Christ and the Atonement. I like feeling and being taught by the Spirit. 

And that is really it...sorry! We need to get to the mission office today to pick up a package Elder David got from his family for Easter. 

Love you!

Elder Hughes 

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