Hey family and friends,
Well another week has gone by on the mission. Today I just got an email with my plane ticket and everything. Or something like that. Maybe it's just information. Anyway, it says that I will arrive in Portland at 11:59 AM on the 22nd of may and that I will be traveling for 15 hours and 14 minutes. [A long ride!] So that is the exciting news of this week. Other than that, it is just a week filled with normal missionary stuff.
We did a few contacts this week and we are trying to find people to teach. Some of them look like they have potential but others don't have any interest in what we have to teach. But my companion doesn't give up. That is a good thing that I am learning from him. We have just got to go and do all that we can and never quit.
On Thursday we had a conference with the member of the Seventy and that was great to see all of my good friends in the mission field. The member of the seventy said a lot of stuff that was helpful for us on the mission and gave us things to apply in our lives. Some were tips on making contacts and finding references. My companion and I tried a few. They haven't worked yet but maybe with other people we will have different results.
We had a new mission leader called in the ward. Many members are excited, saying that this guy is a guy that works hard. We set up a meeting with him on Thursday so he is ready to get started.
Our investigators are excited to learn about the gospel, but it is difficult to reach them since they all work a lot and also they live far from the church. The people that live closer to the church aren't really interested. but we hope for them. so we work with the people that are accepting our messages. We can't just stay at the place where no one will accept us. Our job is to find those who will accept our message and then teach them. But I also know that somewhere in the difficult areas there is someone that does want to hear our message. For this reason, we must go to all areas of the mission. Wow, that was confusing.
Anyway. I hope that this week will be better. I love you guys. Have a good week.
Elder Kevin Brady
PS From Kevin
Monday March 18, 2013
P.S. J****** is going to Teresina?! That is the hottest place in Brazil. Good luck to him. Also, it will foil the plans that B****** and I had. We were looking forward to the fact that our families will not be able to understand what we are saying once we get home from our missions. I guess we inevitably have to let J*** join us. I'll see what B*** thinks.