23rd November 2015

                                           enjoying the squid while waiting for the bus!!

                                                      Me and Manoel!!! DISSSSS


first of all this week has been awesome!! our two families are doing SO well! they loved church yesterday!
the first is the family of J and R. they have two kids. a 16 yr old girl called S and a 7 yr old boy called A. they are a super awesome family and usually when we teach them the dad J and S cry, they are super sensetive to the spirit!! and S has been asking questions about a mission too!! im so happy for them.
the second family is A and E. they have a 13 yr old daughgter called A. they too are progressing super well and they have all decided for themselves they want to get baptised.
now our next task is to just get both families married!!
had an incredible experience with fasting last week. A didnt want to get married at all until he has his own house, like a ´´man´´ thing or something haha. well me and my comp did a fast for the lord to touch his heart and change his mind about waiting to get married intil he got his own house. well we fasted on tuesday and didnt go to their place until thursday. when we went, we started with a prayer, and the first thing his wife said was Ive got news!! we are going to get married!!
hahaha holy heck i almost fell out of my chair i was so speechless!! he was SOOOOOO set on waiting till he got his own house!! so now they are making plans to get maried. thats how bad they want to get baptised!! such an awesome experience! sometimes He answers prayers Super fast, and sometimes not so fast haha. in this case it was so dang quick i was speechless haha.

but thats about it for this week , ill keep you posted on everyone next week!!

love yous all!!

Elder Greener

16th November 2015

 i'm so so so so happy that i got to stay here with my comp!! 
but i think this week has been the best week of my mission so far, really. we have found two incredible families here, something that is kinda rare here, and they are doin SO SO well. One of them is a famly of 4, and the dad is such an awesome person. he is very centralized on his family and has already dropped smoking, drinking and even playing soccer ( like EVERYONE plays soccer here) just to be a better dad and spend more time with his family. i LOVE his family and im so so so gratefull that heavenly father has guided us to people that are actually ready to be baptised. i thaught people like the people i met this week didnt exist!!! but they do!!!!!!!!!! holy heck im so so happy for them. we had both families at church yesterday and they loved church. later on we went round to their houses with the branch pres and they loved him too.
The other family, the dad asked me, ´´i want to join a church to stay, not to leave. i dont want to joke around. what do i need to do to become a follower of jesus christ?´´ i was like HOLY HECK DUDE YOU ARE JUST ASKING ALL THE RIGHT QUESTIONS but i dint really say that haha i just explained to him that i takes a little time to learn all we have to say but if you listen intently and put in practice the things we share with you you wil be able to do just that. he loves all the doctrined of our church and everything, him and his wife are suck lovely people ane he always calls me elder Bill because apparently i look like a famous dude called bill haha.
holy heck im just so happy to work with people that REALy want our help. i have literally never met people like this before and it really is an honour to know and be art of their conversion process. i think it is the blessings of exact obedience.

but thats about it for this week, gotta get flying now but hope yous land back home in safety!!
love yous heaps!!

Love Elder Greener

so i got this wierd thing on my foot, can you tell me what it is?? it like sweats and everything its the weirdest thing

9th November 2015

                       in a members bakery!! he lets us eat bread until we cant eat anymore!!
                                      walking to the cemetary on sunday afternoon
                                                             Fried Root!! 

(about new convert) Yeah shes going REALLY good!!! the branch is helping out HEAPS with making her feel welcome in the church, tonight were gonna do a FHE at her place and invite a couple other members so thats gonna be awesome!
and hey were you able to take any photos of yaya and yayo?? i really wanna see em!!

and i bet tom is liking working at toys are us haha its just a big playground there.

and yeah holy heck jake is home!!! thats so so awesome!!! man i miss him so much but i gotta wait aaaages to see him again.

and yeah im staying here thank goodness!! im so stoked that im not getting transfered just yet, we have started up some english lessons and were gona start this saturday, hopefully we have a big turnout, weve been tellinh heaps of people about it!!

bu tthis week was kinda weird. one of our investigators passed aweay due to brain cancer, on saturday. we went to his daughters place (who is a member too) as soon as we found out to try and help her and her family out. deaths here in brazil are really different from back home, i dunno how to explain it but its super weird, like its something TOO normal here. but i didnt really get too sad because i KNOW that he will accept baptism in the spirit world, we had a date and everything already set for him but he passed awsy before we could baptise him.
but other than that the week has been really chill, weve been working super crazy hard and i think heavenly father is testing us at the moment because everything is going super slow.

so not much has really happened this week but hopefully ill be able to write more next week.

hope everyone is good back home

Love, Elder Greener

3rd November 2015

This is Josi, weve been working with her for about 5 months

                         the baptismal font, a little different from back home

do you know who doctor robert ray is? or mr. hollywood? Hes from  america and hes a SUPER famous dude here in brazil, hes like the best plastic surgeon and works on all the super famous people yeah but hes like 50 hahaha
and hes a member too he came and visited us in our little branch yesterday and EVERYONE wanted photos of him haha. i had never even heard of the guy before yesterday but ye REALLY liked me and my companion haha....he kept his glasses on. and he was like really encouraging me to go to harvard uni because he studied there and apparently they like live people from over seas and like return missionaries and stuff he was bron her in brazil and some mormons adopted him and took him back to the states.  he said hes got like 3 houses in aus.
and he was like telling me about his patriarchal blessing and everything. me and my comp taught gospel principles and we were able to teach him and his friends and like almost the whole branch about exaltation was awesome

                                                                  district meeting
                                           waitin to catch the bus into the centro

holy heck thats so good to hear about the packages from sister lisonbee!!!
but yeah when i get them ill take some photos and show yous what i do and dont have.
and thats sucks i was REALLY looking foreward to some american snacks hahaha ill just have to eat my companions hahaha.

but we finally had a baptism this week like you saw in the photo!! was super cool and the investigator even made a HUGE cake that everyone loved, it lasted just over five mins hahaha everyone destroyed it haha. we worked super hard to bet a lot of people to the baptism and there was a really good turnout, i was so happy with all the members for helping us support the new member, shes fitting really well in the branch now its awesome.
but now we have to work super hard for more people to baptise!!
one of our investigators in the hospital at the moment. he has a brain tumour and he doesnt even know, only his family knows and they dont want to tell him because he will stress and make its worse. it so sad and we went to go visit him on saturday night. hes like is a really weird state, hes like sleeping but hes still moving the half of his body that isnt paralysed, he doesnt react to anything, i think the tumor is eating his brain, nt sure but we are going to visit him again tomorrow. his daughter sits there in  a little plastic chair next to him every night sleeping in the chair, i think we'll bring her som lollies of snacks and spend a bit of time with her there, shes really needing it.

but i love you guys so so much, hope everythings good back home!!

Love, Elder Greener