Tuesday, December 29, 2015


The transfer. Me and Elder Meira left Rochadale. 
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Geraldo gave us the ride, and Nanco had to sit with a bag on his lap. 

My new/old comp Elder Aguiar on the bus to our new area :) 

Nanco eats Subway

Elder Nanco has Subway for the first time in his life.  Success!!

Monday, December 28, 2015

2016, 500th Day

Well this next week will definitely go down in history. My time in Vila Menk has come to an end and I will be going to another area (Jardim das Rosas) with a familiar face (Elder Aguiar) who I will have the privilege to "matar". He will be finishing his mission in February, and I will be the last companion that he has. And with the new area comes a new calling as Zone Leader. President called and I will be a ZL. I hope to be able to serve the Lord with all my strength in a new area and in a new position. 

Elder Aguiar - I served with him 2 weeks in Caucia.  Now we will be companions again.
This week was a great one. As the peps know Natal is a day way special for the missionaries, and I had a fabulous time talking to the family :) It was good to see their smiling faces and Porter, that is now the tallest of the family. But now is the time to refocus on the work that we have at hand and help our lost brothers and sisters in Zone Macedônia. 

This week we had a great time to teach Edimilson. We found him on Saturday. We taught him the 1st lesson and gave them the BoM. We we returned on Tuesday we were very surprised with the outcome. Edimilson read twice, his kids each read it once, and they loved what they read. We were able to bare testimony of the reality of the BoM and help them come to church on Sunday. Sadly only Edimilson was able to come; his kids (14, and 11) weren’t able. But he loved the church. It was a great meeting we could feel the spirit and learn a lot. 

On Sunday we also got the call that I would be going away, which was almost certain being here for more than 5 months. It is always hard to move, but new challenges and new success always await behind the changes. We will be edified and strengthened according to our faith and prayers. Jesus Christ is our Mestre, and support in the trying times. Count on him, he is always there :)

I love you all.
Elder Iverson

Feliz 2016🎉

Rain Storms are crazy here.  This is the flooded street on our way home Christmas Eve.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Christmas 2015

Euribes' home and family where we were able to Skype our families.
Afternoon service project and interview with  Elder Alvis.
Captain Moroni (really his name is Moroni :)

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas Eve!

We visited Christiano and gave him some cinnamon saints and he gave us each a tie (that he previously tried to sell us :)
Christmas Eve dinner with Christiano and his family.  The Brazilian have their big meal on the 24th.
Lechia - a strange Brazilian Fruit
I liked it, Nanco did not.  It is like a spine raspberry.

Sweet Diana made us monogrammed towels for Christmas.

Monday, December 21, 2015

The Week of Christmas!

Well this week was a good and different one. We had our mission Christmas party on Wed. and it was a blast. We got to see all our friends and chat for hours (an take lots of pictures:)), play some sports and have an a presentation. We decided to do the "Haka" (I have the least idea how to spell it) it was a blast, the people loved it. 

Bus Ride to the Party of Natal!

Reunited with Old Friends

Some news that is good to hear, Elder Jacobson (aka my "pai" in the mission) headed home on Wed. He is now safe and sound with his lovely family. Pres went all out: he rented a mechanical bull, trampolines, and let us play soccer as well :) That was a blast!!! as you can imagine, I year without playing soccer took a toll on the legs..... and the next day was a rough one, for both of us, but worse for my comp.. 

My companion had a tough week, he almost didn’t leave the bathroom. He woke up on Wed. with a stomach ache, nothing serious. We went to eat lunch and he was struggling, after lunch we had to come home quickly because the goods were coming out of both ends........ :( we came home and he was in the bathroom for a few hours..... we finally got to leave and visit Euribes the only visit that we could do. 

We visited with Leandro who is the 1st counselor. We were able to have a great lesson; we taught Euribes, Leticia, and Laissa the Restoration. It was an awesome lesson, we were able to help Euribes remember what he learned when he was baptized in Spain, and also his daughters recognize the church of Jesus Christ on the earth today. Leandro was awesome an offered a ride for them to come to church. And they came on Sunday it was awesome. 

Ana Julia, age 5. She loved my bearded Santa hat!

Elder Iverson 

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Fun Photos

A restaurant with a flag of the USA..had to snag a pic.
Nanco and Euribes playing guitar.

Giovani (ward mission leader) and his family.

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Monday, December 14, 2015



Celebrating Nanco's 1 year 5  month mark on the mission.
Geraldo to tired he didn't make it through dinner.
Nanco in a hockey mask.
Hockey mask curtesy of a member.
My talent.. balancing pens..sorry about the messy desk :)