Monday, June 27, 2016

Monday June 27, 2016

Hey everyone! 
Things down here in South America have been crazy lately!
 These past two weeks have been so crazy I haven't had a chance to 
stop and think for a little bit. 
I'm here in an area called Granja Portugal! 
It's probably 10 times more ghetto than my old area but I love it! 
I also am training a new compaion Elder Rocha which is crazy. 
He's from são paulo. 
This past week we have been working non stop to find 
investigators because this area was closed a couple months ago so we get to open it again! 
The Ramo here is tiny but the members are awesome! 
They want to help us wiith everything they can.
 Me and Elder Rocha also had to give talkes yesterday in sacrament meeting. 
1st time in mission! I thought I was going to be super nervous but when
 I got up to talk I just talked and it wasnt even hard! 
Yesterday we were talking to some lady in the street 
and asked her if she had a few min. for us to share a message.
 So we walked to her house with her. We taught the restoration and when we
 talked about the first vision she started crying, so that was pretty cool! 
We will return next saturday and we marked a baptism date for 2 weeks so pretty excited! 
Lots has happened here and time really flys its crazy! Love You all!
Elder O
Heres a pic a me and my comp. We bought cake and icecream for my b-day
Monday June 13, 2016

A little late in posting and its pretty short....

Hey guys I hope everyone is having the best day of their lives! 

Big things are happening down here in Brazil!
 Today is transfers and I will be going to a new area and training!
 Life is about to get crazy! I only have 4 months out in the field and I don't speak 
Portuguese  perfectly but I know the lord will qualify those who he calls.
 Super excited to get to train though! 
This week we had a conference with Elder Christansen of the 70! 
It was awesome!
He talked about so many things that where so simple yet so profound. 
One of the things he says he does every day when he wakes up is say 
(What will he teach me today that will help me tommorow?) 
I thought this was awesome! The lord will always teach us something everday of our lives.
 No matter how smart we are or how long we have lived we will always have something to learn,
 we just have to take the time to see God in our lives! 
This week will be busy but excited for what is to come! 
Pray for me! 
Love you all!!!
Elder Orton
​A Pic of me and my father and a beutiful Church!

Friday, June 10, 2016

Monday June 5 2016

Hey everyone it's Monday!! Hope everyone is doing well! I love hearing from you guys!
 Today I hit 5 months out in the mission! So crazy! 
Where does time go? I felt like I just left yesterday! 
This week was good! Nothing to much happened but we've been teaching a family this week,
 Viviane Fransisco, and Ana Clara. They are awesome! 
We marked a date for them this coming Sunday so pretty excited!
 Fransisco and Ana Clara are pretty funny. 
They're 9 and 11 years old and really smart.  
They love to read so everything we give them they'll read it before our next visit. 
Fransisco has read like half a first Nephi this week! 
Pretty impresive for a 9 year old! 
They are are great family, so keep them in your prayers! 
Always great here in brazil! Love the work!

We also had a little bbq last p-day at the church,
 also played a little basketball also! 
The brazilians are pretty funny when it comes to cooking they love to eat! haha!

Love You All!
Elder Orton