May 2011-May 2013

Kevin has been called to serve as a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He has been assigned to labor in the Brazil Londrina Mission for two years and will be teaching the gospel in the Portuguese language. Kevin will not be using the internet while serving as a missionary. This site will be updated by me, his mom, as I recieve his weekly email letters and pictures. Enjoy!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Work in Apucarana

Wow parabéns Melissa 18! And John came home and Matt is coming home this week! What craziness!

The time passes by . . . time to sign up for classes already. . . I haven’t baptized nearly enough people for the mission to be ending already.

The work here in Apucarana is going along well, we just are having problems with bringing people to church. In my area we have two parts: on one side of the train tracks is super rich and in the center of the city, on the other side is poor and a little farther off and a long walk to the church. We are working on the poorer side that has more recent converts and we are teaching all of their families. (Also it seems like everyone in the neighborhood is related in some distant way) but, because it’s a long ways away from the church it is hard to get people to go. Yesterday we woke up at 5:30 just to get dressed and get to the neighborhood at 7 to knock on all of our investigators´ doors to walk with them to church which starts at 8:30. Nobody went that said that they would go. Finally we got to church at about 9:15.

This is an annoying thing about Brazilians, if they say that they will do something, they don’t really mean it. If they say "yeah, one of these days I’ll go there" it means "I have no intention whatsoever to go" if they say "I´ll go tomorrow!" it means you have to pass by their house, wake them up, and walk with them and they will go. It´s a little frustrating.
love you! bye!

ran out of time!