Wednesday, September 18, 2013

I am a tool...In the LORD's Hands

So, this week was amazing! I feel pretty confident in my Portuguese now and it's great to see that the people truly love us. If you struggle with the language here they just love you more. Brasilians are just awesome. They don't have hardly any negative words, because they hardly ever complain.

On Friday, I had the wonderful opportunity to go out into the center of the city of Sao Paulo and talk with the people. I was able to sit and meet with three gentlemen. One was on his break from work, another was just waiting on his bus, and the third was a Monk. I was able to talk to them all about their faith in God, our Father in Heaven, as well as their faith in His Son, Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world, as well as my personal savior.

It was a wonderful opportunity. The people here in Brasil truly are so loving toward everyone. I love them so much and I don't even know them. Keep the faith everyone. I love you, and look forward to hearing more about what's going on at home.

Monday, September 16, 2013

The CTM is wonderful!  I love going to the Temple on Preparation Day.  My Portuguese is improving.  I can't wait to get to the field and really start teaching.  Thank you all for your prayers on my behalf.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

São Paulo CTM

The new arrivals at the Brazil MTC, August 28, 2013
I'm in the Second Row
I have been in Sao Paulo, Brasil for three days now and it is truly an amazing city. Very diverse, but so beautiful. Everywhere you go you see smiling faces. The Brasilians love the missionaries. They have little cars like in Europe and tons of sprint bikes. The food is amazing! I actually like Brazilian meatloaf. The people here are just amazing! They smile all the time, and are so laid back, but still get work done. What a great city. I can´t wait to see the rest of Brasil!

Anyway, stay tuned and I´ll have some pictures soon. Oh, and Brad, the water does go the otherway when you flush. Haha.

--Elder Petty
Me with my MTC Companion Elder Gerber