Monday, September 30, 2013

Mission Field: Week 20

Finally, got the letter!

Well, Hello Everyone!!

Well, this has been a really crazy week!  So, we had the mission president here and we were able to learn a lot about how to teach better and more clearly.  It was really good!  Teaching was really good, we taught a guy named Kevin and he gets everything really well and we marked a date with him, so it should turn out good!  Oh another cool thing!  We bought a blender!  So we have had lots of smoothies, so it’s pretty cool!  We are all really excited for conference this weekend and can’t wait to hear the prophet!  It’s what we have been looking forward to for a long time and now it’s here.  Remember to have a question, because Heavenly Father will answer it through the prophets!  And prepare to receive revelação (revelation).   Well, have a good week!

Elder Stratton

Monday, September 23, 2013

Mission Field: Week 19

Mon, Sep 23, 2013
Well, this last week was pretty rough. Ha-ha, it started out great and we were working lots and getting lots of work done but, then on Saturday my comp, (companion), got sick and we stayed home.  Then, on Sunday, I got sick with food poisoning and, so, we stayed home again.  It was pretty bad, but we are all good now and getting back to work.  But, we taught some good lessons this week; one of them was really good.   We are teaching a girl named Elga and  it started off slow with teaching, but then the spirit came really strong and she accepted batizmo (baptism), so that was cool.   Mario’s dad still hasn’t said yes to batizmo, but we are still trying. :)  Cool thing, we saw a huge plane yesterday with an American flag on it and then, we read the side and it was Air Force One!!  Pretty cool for us to see a plane from the US!  Well, I hope you all have a good week and have fun!   I love you all and hope the best for you.

Love, Elder Stratton

Monday, September 16, 2013

Mission Field: Week 18

Well it has been a fun week!

  Well, Elder Taylor and I are having lots of fun here in Sal and the work, its going great. We are finding new people all the time and are expecting a wedding this transfer, so I’m pretty excited!  We plan on getting lots of dates marked this week and working with the branch to help it grow.  I’m glad I’m able to be here and help these people!

  In other news, well there isn’t really anything else so it’s kind of slow.  So, the cinnamon rolls were really good and everyone loved them, ha-ha, that’s all we ate for 3 days, so we have put on a little weight :)   So, we are going running tomorrow, it will be fun.

  I hope everything is going well for you guys!  I love it here!  It’s so cool and I’ve gotten to grow so much.  It’s amazing how when we let everything happen and look for the good, how much we can learn.  We may not see the big picture, but we have someone guiding us that does and that’s all we need.  Well, have a good week and I love you all!!!

Love Elder Stratton

Monday, September 9, 2013

Mission Field: Week 17

8:05 AM
Well, this last week was a really good week!

Elder Taylor and me are really getting going here in Sal and we want the best for it! Mario wasn’t batizado, (baptized), last week, because his dad didn’t give permission for it. But, his mom did, so we are going to see how this turns out :)  We were able to do splits with the Lideres da zona, (zone leaders), and it went really well.  Both of us learned a lot!  Life in the mission is going really well and I can’t wait to see what this week brings us:)  Well, our investigators are doing well and we are working with lots of them so that’s good:)  All in all Sal is fun. :)

Oh, tell Sister Beals her cinnamon rolls have been made in Africa now, so that’s cool. :)

 I hope all is going well for you guys and life is happy:) remember to read the scriptures we can find the answer to all questions in them and we can learn even more from them:)

Love, Elder Stratton

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Monday, September 2, 2013

Mission Field: Week 16

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Mon, Sep 2, 2013 at 5:54 AM
Ok,  so this is going to be really short this week and I’m sorry.  So this week has been pretty good.  We had a lot more lessons this week and are teaching more.  So we have been teaching Joao and Albertina and they are great!  Joao told us that when we came to his door, he was going to tell us not to come back, but something touched his heart and now he knows why. He said that he knows the Church is true and is living all the commandments.  He is the best!  His wife, we have talked to once and she is already a good way through the Book of Mormon already, so that is really cool!  We’re really, really blessed for getting to teach them.

In other news, it rain all night the other day and it was really nice!  But, it was really humid the next day, so, oh well.  But, we have been having lots of fun.  Well have a great week! 

Love, Elder Stratton