Monday, September 24, 2012

I am doing great here, but it always seems that there isn't a lack of trail and hardships when you think you are doing everything right working hard that is when it is the hardest, but this is good it helps me grow a lot faster and when it is easier we know how to handle the hardship. We have been trying to Preach the Gospel, One thing that I just can't resist is telling people about the gospel I don't worry anymore if people accept or reject I will do my part at all costs that is where we find the most joy. The mission has just been one blurry but good memories where you forget all of the bad days and difficulties and just remember the people that you have baptized, the wonderful members and companions, and the fun with other missionaries.

This next week I will have 1 year and 6 months in the field and with this time remaining we will do a lot more good.

I forgot to take a picture with Sister Ward, but the next time I see her I will talk a picture of us for the newsletter.

Did you see the picture I took of the Campinas temple like you wanted? Is it good?

Love Elder Sands

Monday, September 17, 2012

How are you all doing today? That is great that Acea gave that talk it looks like was really good parabems.

The Work is going here in Piracicaba 6, we are trying are very best to do our part even though investigators don't really want to do their part.

Tomorrow we are having a special multi-zone conference with Elder Mazzagardi who is the second counselor of the Brazil area presidency which is going to be really good, and it will help a lot to be better missionaries and more effective to.

It is getting really hot here it is almost 40 degrees C 104 degrees F and dry as can be with the last rain fall 3 months ago.

We are also planning on baptizing the wife of a member that return and he is ready to baptize her we just need to mark her baptism and teach her the rest of the lessons and fill up the baptismal font and she is well on her way to get sealed and return to the presence of Heavenly Father.

There is not much more to report just keep me updated about the election and the family and I will talk to you all next week. Also I will send another DVD of all of my videos that I have taken on the mission so that you can see them; it is the easiest and fastest way to get them to you.

Love Elder Sands

Monday, September 10, 2012

Thanks for the email they are always good, and it is good to feel some support from home, and I received a letter from sister Schmauder last week that was great.

To answer the Question how I am doing on my mission I was just thinking what I could say. I am doing wonderful.  My mission is the greatest where we can do some real good. My story on my mission hasn't been the one where we have baptized 300 people or been a grand leader, but I know the Lord has been pleased with my work and I have seen how he has changed me to be like him. I have been in gosh darn hard areas and I have seen the miracles that we have received after all of our hard work. Many times I have thought who can we baptize, how can we do it and it is crazy to see how the Lord has given us more than we were hoping. With this family that we have baptized these weeks It has been months were we haven't seen much progress in the work and baptisms, but we worked, we worked we did our part we cried a bit in our sweat, but the Lord was preparing us, teaching us, and taking care of us and we were rewarded with witnessing the gospel changing the lives of a family and to see the whole ward light up with hope and energy to work with us to save our fellow brothers and sisters. My mission is ending fast, but the work is far from over.

Thanks for all of your love and Support

Elder Sands

Monday, September 3, 2012

I will get your letters next week because P-Day moved today to Monday like I said a few times. I am so excited in everything.

We are planning the baptism of Cintia who is the wife of the man we baptized on the 25th this Saturday and we are all excited, Erico was confirmed yesterday and they are all wearing Sunday best and are so happy, and here in one year they will get sealed. After all of the difficulties that I have faced the lord is rewarding us for our patience and long suffering. We are also helping another wife of a member get baptized we are just waiting for him to be able to baptize her because she only wants him to do it which is perfectly fine and great.

We are working hard to reach all of our goals and pass the mission standard of excellence. When we try our best to reach and pass that standard I feel we are blessed with people to teach, are lessons don't fall through, and we are happy knowing that we are doing our part. My companion Elder Jamilson is a blast one of my favorite companions yet, he is funny had helps with that everyday stress that we all feel and he helps a lot because he knows how to work and we are a good team together.

I will get your emails next week but I am fine with that.

I will talk you all later.

Love Elder Sands