Sunday, December 25, 2016

White Christmas

Saturday Dec 24, 2016

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Feliz Natal

Saturday December 17, 2016

Heyooo Family!!!!
Hope everyone is having a super very
merry jolly holly Christmas season. Tis the time of the year!!!
What a cool thing we get to have every year to celebrate 
the Saviors birth!

This week was fantastic. Lots going on and goes by fast. I looked
at the date this morning and I was like what??? It´s already the 17th?
Think my calender must be wrong. Last Sunday was really cool.
We had a conference where all of Brazil particapated. We got
to here some of the 70´s speak and also Elder Jeffery Holland. 
The thing was, all of the talks were in portuguese which was really 
cool. Then Jeffery R. Holland got up to speak. He started speaking 
Portuguese... I was like NOOOO WAYYYY. It was awesome. He just did the first 
part in Portuguese then switched to English and a translater translated it.
He gave a great talk. In the end it switched to him again and he bore his testimony in
Portuguese. It was really powerful. I love listening to apostles speak because there is
always a special power behind their words. 

Today we also have the baptisms of Auxiliadora and Edwarda. 
They have been working towards baptism for a long time! I'm so excited for them!
 Sorry I haven't been sending pics but where I am I cant:( but dont worry I'm taking lots!

Really love this season and the chance we have to remember the Savior.
There really is nothing better to celebrate that  He is our Redeemer and we
are nothing without him. I love him for that and what he has done for me!
So remember him this time of year and what he did for you and share 
that light with others. 

Love ya ALLLLL!!


On The First Day Of Christmas

Saturday December 10, 2016

Hey Fam!! Hope everyone is great!! I hear i'ts pretty cold there in Utah! 
I hope it's snowing alot there to make up for the snow that doesn't exsist
here in Fortaleza! It's funny, everyone here always asks about snow and
how it is. They all want to play in it, it's everyones dream. The best thing is when 
you tell people they can eat it they freak out and are like NOOO WAYYY!

This week was great though, sure did pass by fast! Holy cow! It's really hot here now.
We are entering summer time and it's just burning here! This week wasn't too adventful
but it was still good. The mission office is all decorated for Christmas, so when you stand
in front of the air conditioner going full blast it feels a little like Christmas. I also made a whole 
bunch of paper snow flakes for the mission office and all the Brazilians thought they
were pretty cool. President wanted me to teach him how to make them! haha!

This week we have been working hard to try to find new people to teach too! 
Always searching for new people here. I'm excited for this time of year because 
here, everyone believes in Christ so Christmas is a great oppurtunity to 
teach people about the Savior and His love for them. I'm so glad I get to be here 
and have the chance I have to serve the Lord. I know He lives! I am a witness! 
I love him and what He has done for me! 
Love ya all! <3 

Elder Orton

Sunday, December 4, 2016


December 3, 2016

Hey friends! 

This week was great! Wow I can't believe how crazy it was though! It was the craziest thing ever!!
This week was transfers so as you could imagine the mission office was a hip and happening place! It's crazy how much really goes on behind closed doors. There's so much planning that
goes on.. But it was successful! All the missionarys are in their new areas and safe!!
We recieved the new missionarys in the mission too! There was a lot of problems 
with their visas and stuff so I had to get that all worked out last week. I've never talked to 
so many people in my life! I think I was seriously on the phone for a day straight. 
At one point I think I was on two phones speaking portuguese in one and in english on the other! haha! Crazy week! 

We also had something cool happen yesterday too! So after a long week figuring everything
out and getting everyone situated we finally got down to the good work! Last night we had an interview marked for one of our investigators named Davi. We showed up in the chapel and were waiting there for a little while. He showed up so we went up stairs and he had his interview.
When he came out he was like.. "Can I be baptized today??" We were like ya you could.. but I think it would be better in the morning for when we had it marked. Then he was like "No I want to get baptized today!" We were like okay... then lets do this! One of the members from the bishopric was there with me and Elder Soper. We had a little reunion and did the baptism! It was probably the most unexpected thing I've ever done! Sometimes you work so hard to help people work towards baptism
and it's so hard, then sometimes people are just like BAPTIZE ME TODAY!!!!! 

Always love being part of this work! I know there's nothing better I could be doing!!!
Love the gospel!!! It's true!!

Elder Orton