Monday, July 28, 2014


                                                                   28 July 2014

Well this last week was a pretty good week!

We are having some good times here. We are working with some good people and trying to find more. We had the zone leaders with us this week, it was pretty fun and I learned lots about the gospel and ways to teach it better. We are working with a few families and we will be marking a date to get (them) married for the next month. I'm excited. They are Julho and Lionil and they are progressing really well. But, that's about all that happened this last week. Well, I hope you all have a great week and I love you all!

Love, Elder Stratton

Monday, July 21, 2014


 21 July 2014

So Hello Everyone,

Well, its short, cause the internet is bad and its horrible. But, I'm safe and I will try and send off a better email later this week. Sorry its short.

I love you all!!!

love Elder Stratton

PS: this is the 2nd one, (email), I have sent, cause the first didn't send or save.

Monday, July 14, 2014


                                                                                14 July 2014

Well just to let you all know,

I cannot wait to have milk that comes from a cow and a really good steak again. Well now that that is out; life, its good here. We had a good week last week. Alex was baptized and confirmed and he got the priesthood.

Then, we had a family night, (aka family home evening), with half the ward and ya its going good.

Yuri, my recent convert from a month ago, wants to serve a mission, so that was cool to find out! And then I found out that 5 of my recent converts from Terra Branca are getting ready to serve missions to!!! YES!!!!! I was super happy to find that out.

But life is moving by super fast here and I have no clue where the time is going. Only 8 months until I'm back home and I'm really not looking forward to it. Leaving this place will be hard. Well, in other news, Germany won the world cup. Lots better that Argentina. Ha ha Yes, I have become a soccer fan. But only for the space of the mission. not after.

Studies are going good, I'm learning new things everyday. It's really amazing what the Lord will do when we leave him in charge and go with what he has planned. That's when we grow the most. Well, I hope you all have a great week and i love you all!!!

Elder Stratton

Monday, July 7, 2014


                                                                                        7 July 2014

Well Hello Gent.

   So, this last week was a pretty good week.  My comp got sick for two days and then everything went well from that point on.  We met lots of new people to talk to.   Alex got marked with a baptism date for this Saturday and I'm super excited for it.  I have had good time with Alex and have enjoyed helping him become converted to Christ.  I love this people they are my family. 

   We had an even better day on Sunday.  Our branch was made into a ward.  Such a huge blessing.  It is now the 11th ward in the city of Praia and with that, it means that the stake will split soon.  The work in being hastened and if we don't keep up, the Lord will pass us by.  It's like the ten virgins. Keep the oil rollin' in that pot, 'cause we need lots of it.  Oh! and President Matthews is a man of God.  I'm super happy I get to serve with him and to have him guide us at this time.  The blessings will follow for righteous living and preparing! 

   Oh, and The Church is true!  Well that is my email for this week.  I hope you enjoyed it!! 

Elder Stratton