Photo's of Ryan DeCook's Recife Mission

Monday, January 23, 2017

Sorry for the wait....

It has been a very long timew since I have written you guys and I am sorry for that. The past couple of weeks have gone by so fast. I dont even believe it is already the end of january... Six more months to baptize Recife Brazil. So transferes ae next week and I am already getting excited... or stressed lol I have been here in this area for almost 7 months now. So it is very likely that i will be leaving. Even though I have no desire what so ever so leave. This ward is amazong and the memebrs help us in everyway you could think of. The youth as well are amazing. we have 12 youth called as ward missionaries and every sunday we have a district meeting to be accoutnable for our work that week. It is amazing to see this youth doing this work so well. I can honestly say it is because of them that we are baptizing. They are who follow up with our investigators. Really is something amazing! Last satrday we had to marriages that went relly really well! George got maried and baptizewd in the same night and it was really such an honor to see it al happen. He is such a speacial person who has an unbelievable potential. He is almost done reading the BOM. This week all the missionaries in the wold have a broadcast that should be awesome! Really excited to see the church growing and progressing! So on the sad side of things I am living in brazil and havent played soccer in over 2 months... I never in my life thought that would happen. I really can not rememebr much else that happened... If you guys have any questions send me an email! I want to know how you guuys ae doing!

Monday, January 2, 2017

New Year!

Wow, it really just blows my mind thinking that it is 2017.... I am coming home this year... but that is not what is important. So something funny this weekend, we had a baptism all set and ready to go and then out of now where victor (our inv.) got chicken pox..... so the baptism has been delayed haha We actually had a pretrty good week of work this week depite all the drunks and loud music. Here in brasil they celebrate new years way more than christmas. It is a huge party that started saturday morning and is just now eneding hahaha we passed it with an awesome family qwho grilled out and had a ton of food! wich was awesome. I guess I also didnt talk about christmas. We passed christmas wqith another awesome family where we played secret santa with desserts and then a couple of cool games! I also got a tie and mug! I am really loving this ward, not only do they help a ton with the work but they really are just there for the missionaries. We are really working well and finding our rythm here which is nice. Our inv. George is getting married the 20th and baptized the same day so we are tryingto plan and get all that ready so it can go smoothly! We also have another inv. we met last week who is progressing really fast! She had problems with coffee, smoking, and drugs. We got there one day and she looks and me and says "I have something for you". I am just thinking what does she have for me. then In the creepiest like strnagest way she hands over these pills... "I forgot to give these to you the other day" she said (because the other day she gave us all here cigarettes. But you she is really changing and now I have some sort of drugs on me... But things are going really well here. I am happy for this new year and all the change that is going to happen! I hope you guys have a great start to the year and that you can actually figure out how to stick with your goals for more then 6 weeks! Love and miss you guys!