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Monday, September 26, 2016

Another Companion!!!

So we had transfers this morning. I got a new comp named elder elias. He is from sao paulo and has 8 months on the mission. Everyoine says he is really awesome so I am really excited to get to know him! It should be good! This week was crazy... I really dont know what happened. (I am having dificultis thinking right now. I think i might be getting sick...) But last monday I think we played soccer and ate cake to celebrate the last Pday of some of th elders here on their mission. Soccer was awesome because everyone palayed. Tuesday I have no idea.. oh so we were in divison with some young men going on their mission it went really well! found a ton of new people to teach and helped a lt of others! Wednesday I was in division with elder Thomas which was awsome! We had a great day and found some more people to teach. I think we dreampt about going on splits togetehr in the CTM haha and t actually happened. It wqas awsome. Love that dude. thursday we had zone conference! It was awesome... I ended up leading and training. Leading went well I think but the training who knows. Presdidnet was there and there were a bunch of other sisters and elders. It was a great experience hahaha But really I learned so much. Prsidente talked about some commandments of god. I learned so much... Lets just say you rally need to pay your tithing haha friday ya I have no ida.... saturday as well have no idea... wow but yesterday church went rally well! We had a couple investigators which was awesome! but after that there were a bunch of sisters who made food for use bc my companion was leaviong the area.... A ton of people cried it was a good day. I am currently feeling the effcts of all the food yesterday. I litterally almost exploaded. But this week I have ben sudying a lot about tithing. It reallyu is an interesting commandment of god. It is so much more than just paying 10% of what you make.. but I plan on doing this for the next couple weeks so I can help my inv. Really understand wqhy I am inviting them to keep these comandments. Really I every timwe I invite someone to do something I am inviting them to repent and change their lives. 9what we learned in zone conference) realy awesome I am doing well. Like I said I think I am going to be a little sick this week but My spirit controls my body. Lets put it to the test this week! I am now living with elder luceiro, talentino ( Who I was DL of him in myt last ara so it should be rally awesome) and my new comp elder elias. I am really excited to see what is in store for me this week! Hope youguys have a great week! Dont forget to look at the photos on the website elderdecook.com Love and miss you guuys!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Week 52...

Hello everyone! So I hit one year on the mission this last week. Kinda crazy. But wasnt anything special haha This week went by so fast. Saw a ton of miracles this week though. It was great. aI actually wrote on the blog this week so make sure to go there and read what happened this week and see the photos. elderdecook.com We had a killer service project moving 90lbs bags of ciment up and down these huge hills to get it to this house. It was quite the experience. I uploaded a video to the blog. Sunday was stake conference that went really well. Elder Bassett spoke and it was awesome. He has 7 weeks her ein brazil and is speaking just fine. Accent of course but spoke really well! Other thank that I really dont know. Last night elder Ferreira was ungry so he called a sister odf the ward and asked if she had food and if we could go over to eat lololol it was hilarious. This sister is amazing and the dinner she prepared in 30 min was amazing. I should have taken a picture. But ya thay is all I can remember right now! I love you guys and hope youguys ahave a great week!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Hello!!

Hello everyone! I hope everyone has had an amazing week! Let me try and think about my week.... last monday we had this training on eating right and working out and i wa sore for two days after. We had like this test and in 3 months we will return to see if we improved. I am sad to say I am so out of shape it isnt even funny... I and all the elders in our apartment (bc we live with another dupla) have been doing a ton of workouts in the morning. it has been great. We have also been eating a lot healthier. I just need to keep it up! Ya I am having the hardest time rememebring things. I need to write a littl every day but i feel like I never have time... I havent even had time to study in the past four weeks it has been rediculous. OHHHHH tuesday we had, I think it is called mission council in english.... IDK. But all the ZL get togetehr to discuse how the mission is doing and what we need to do to be better. It was really awesome. I am really enjoying being a part of this mission more and more. It is also awesome because Pres Bigelow teahces douctrine and when he teaches douctrine it is just something else. Amazing so it was cool. wednesday I think was like independance day for brazil so all the missionaries in brazil did some sort of service project in the morning. We went to a near by park and cleaned it up as a zone. It was pretty cool after the fact the elder luceiro and I got lost trying to get there. we ended up walking like 2 miles just to get there it was insane... there are pictures on the blog! elderdecook.com thursday we havew district meeting which is always awesome. A trio of sisters got sick so Elder thomas ended up teaching last minute but it went perfectly! He is a great DL. we talked about diligance. (if that is how you spell it) Something really important in our lives. in the GEE (this is portugese, the dictionary at the back of the scriptures) gives an awesome definition. Friday was a normal day nothing special. The youth in our ward are freakingh awesome and work/divide with us all the time! It is so awesome. They also give some awesome references! Makes me feel like i need to repent for never going out with the missionaries in the ard back home... oh well. We have a lot of couplkes that need to get married in order to get baptized. thisis our biggest problem right now. Oh i forgot that we had a service project that was just crazy. So we were moving brick to the second story of our bishops new house. but the problem is he doesnt have stairs... So we were throwing them up to the second stroy. It was actually pretty awesome. Really tired and a slittle sore but went well! I am sending a vidoe! check the blog elderdecook.com Saturday we had an pen house that went well. We have 3 wards that meet in our building so we didnt get as many references as we were hooing but we talked with a ton of people! Went well! and Sunday. Went well. We had a couple investiagtors and a couple people visiting which was cool! And lunch was great! always great on sunday! but other than that that was my week. I am gettin galong well with my comp which is good. We do have a couple things we need to get better at but we are getting there! I hope you all have an amazing week and count all the miracles that happen. Because they happen more often than you think. Love and miss you guys! Elder DeCook