02-16-2009 Letter

Tudo bem meu família amoroso no mundo. Brasil esta muito ótimo! Meu portugese está mais o menos mas que maravilhosa para servir meu pai celestial durante minha vida. Eu espero que vida esta muito bom La e que vocês vêem ter muita alegria.. Meu família eu tem falta de vocês. Mas eu posso servir esta ultimo ano sem problemas. Não esqueçam que eu amo vocês!!!

Okay my family that I love in the world. Brazil is very great! My Portuguese is more or less wonderful and to serve my Heavenly Father for my life. I hope life is good there and that you have joy. My family I miss you, but I can serve this last year without problems. Do not forget that I love you!

Just a little message I thought I would write in the best Portuguese I know. I think it isn’t all correct but I’ll get better!!! So how are things going for all of you? I am glad to hear that you all made it back from the trip alright. I’m living in a house of 4 right now. Elder Carter is my ZL and his comp Elder R Arujuo. My comp is Elder de Almeida and His parents are coming tomorrow. We will work practically half the day with his dad. I then will get up early on Wednesday and get my new comp from the secretaries Office. I hope I can get us to home without too many problems. Elder Carter is about as tall as dad is, do you think that will be a problem for the kilt? Anyways, the week was good. It was really slow though. It isn’t easy being shot gunned into an area. It’s about like having nothing to go on but faith. We have found a few people but the missionaries that were here before us really slacked it and they didn’t baptize. The members really need something to make them happy. It has been very stressful but thanks to the ZLs I am getting good advice. One of which is to take it easy and relax and do my best. I can’t think of anything that has been told to me more times in my life than this. I am probably going to learn it here in the time I am here. he he.. Well we tried doing a cool activity at the church for the members and no one showed up from our ward. After talking to the ward missionary leader I’ve learned we need to plan it and have more time to advertise it. The ward is struggling a lot with its inactives so we want to create an activity that will bring them in with the members and also the investigators also.

It really makes a big difference to be obedient and work hard for the areas. Because, if you aren’t working hard, the job is just that much more difficult to do for the next guy. I think if the president sees much more of this in the future and this area doesn’t baptize more he will shut it down. So I will try my best. We already have one and that is a start.
P-day was fun we played some soccer today. I have improved a lot. Just imagine playing with Brazilians – it like being in a soccer camp every Monday for free. I have learned a ton and hope to get better. So I am sorry about the b-day Money I haven’t had a chance to use it yet. By the way if I were to take it all out would that be a problem? Anyways it is all good there really isn’t much here to buy that is really Brazilian. I’ll keep my eyes opened though. I will write Grandma and Grandpa Ingalls and Grandma Allred today. I had planned to do it today. I just don’t know how long it will be to get there. How long does it usually take? Anyways life is good I am sorry the week wasn’t all that interesting. I Love you all I hope you are doing well. Know that I am praying for you and how proud I am of your achievements and your work for the Lord also. You have no idea how happy I am to see you all again in a year.

My favorite hero in the book of Mormon is a tough question to answer because really I want to be like all of them. If I had to choose one I would say Captain Moroni. Why? Because he never sat on the fence and always choose a side. My favorite part was when he said all those who didn’t side with the title of liberty were basically traitors – although he didn’t say those words exactly. I like how they said if every man were like him hell wouldn’t even have Power on earth. I think he lived the phrase “with it or on it” very well. I love you all I hope you all have a great night. Talk to you all very soon.
Love Elder Allred

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