Tuesday, January 17, 2017

January 16 | Portuguese + Español = Portanol

This week was a good one!

Thanks for the shoes headed my way. They will be greatly enjoyed!! My current ones are getting wee holes in them and now is the rainy season so new ones will be appreciated. Thank you!

Woot for the rain there! And for the drought ending!

The work is going well here. The area in Jacarei is an entire city of small neighborhoods that are far away from each other which makes some parts of the work different than in my other areas. We take the bus a lot, but that’s just a matter of planning. Last week we found three families to teach so we have high hopes. Some of our other investigators are agnostic, which is cool, and we are approaching teaching differently than I have on my mission, and learning a lot. All is going well!

We ate lunch this week at a couple’s house; they are from Uruguay. They have been in Brasil for 40 years, but still speak Spanish mostly, we essentially spoke Portanol! We were trying to remember Spanish words, and in the end we got it right, I think haha. We ended our lunch visit reading about tender mercies in 1 Nephi, and the brother said that we were inspired that day because he needed that message. Language of the Spirit is the universal one!

We’re reading the Book of Mormon as a mission, highlighting every time a name of Christ is used, and every time He speaks. It’s a New Year’s resolution for the mission to come to know Christ more, and not just to know about Him. It’s going great; I
like how clearly the scriptures invite us to follow the example of the Savior.

I hope you are all well and in good health! Love you! Have a great week!

Elder Hughes

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