Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Caucaia Apartment

The first few are my lovely house in Caucaia :) it is pretier than in Morumbi :) (mom, "not sure I agree:)"

Monday, March 30, 2015

Take 2 (Elder Iverson MIA)

Wow :) sorry about the confusino. It was a mess last week with the internet. In Caucaia they have a session that is 1 hour and I can use it free. But I forgot to sign out of the email. so when I went  to sign in at the other lan house, it wouldn’t let me in :) haha sorry :) 

Well, this week was a killer one :) 

It started of last Pday we were playing a little football, and yes American football one of the investigators of the other elders in our ward plays it. So we enjoyed that. 

This week we had the opportunity of a life time. One of the days we were able to teach 11 lessons :) it was an amazing experience. We finished in the church. We taught a younin named Mateus. He is 13 and very smart. He is the friend of a member in our ward, and we taught about the Restoration. He asked really neat questions and said that the BoM was a strong enticer for him. We challenged him to be baptized and he said when I know it is true clearly. We marked April 11 :) in the middle of the lesson Bishop walked in and said that a Less Active had a son, that wanted to be taught. We said of course and stayed in the same room, and the son who is 12 and the mom walked it. WHAT a lesson. He practically taught us!!!!!! We asked him questions and he responded with answers that would blow your mind for a 12 year old. He loved the story, that he already knew. We asked him if he had any questions his only questions was "Does it take a long time for me to be baptized?" WHAT???? How awesome is that. We told him "No," and planned the day for SAT. We finished that day with a whole lot of respect for the spirit and the help of the Lord.

But now we move to the strangeness of Caucaia. The next day after the lesson we went to teach Rafael (the 12 year old who asked to be dunked) and we marked to visit at 4 o'clock. We visited at 4 o'clock, and they moved? WHAT? haha this whole Brasil thing is strange. People really just move on the flip of a coin, and we were like? What???? :) haha so that was a situation strange. We were able to find out where they moved. And with the other Elders, they will now baptize the lad. 

Two Saturdays ago we had the chance to do Service. Unfortunately it was the pits, because the day before I was sick, I had a sore throat (wow I couldn't figure that word out) and was spent. I woke up Sat with a throat on fire. But we had service and so we went and I was blessed with a force I am not sure where it came from. Our service was a jungle that we had the privilege of clearing. It was trees, weeds, more trees, and spiders. It was only a little scary and very tiring. After I was spent more than before SO I bought some drugs, and started to feel better :) But my comp was feeling down and out so we went to the hospital. 

Here in Caucaia the Hospital is in the center of the city and free (all of Brasil) so we went and I found out why it is free. We waited a ridiculously long time. :) haha and finally they called us. And the doctor here is really cool. I was waiting in a line to talk to a guy in a white coat that said "Whats amater?" and I told him. He said "Get your temp and blood pressure" So I checked everything and in the end I was told to continue taking the drugs I already bought. :) haha.  The people there were all complaining because the wait, and it was great.... (Not haha :) 

Sunday we had the chance to have a FHE in the house of Bishop. This ward has a great program of FHE. Every week they have one in someones house. And normally they have 10-70 people :) Crazy huh? that was a good time to see a lot of the members and feel the spirit :) 

And then P-day past, was a treat. The internet didn't work out how I wanted it to :) but all is well :) 

Elder Iverson
PS (I was going to send a message like "Wow its already conference, but by now I think everyone knows :) haha 
love you guys 

Monday, March 23, 2015

"Cow, ky, a"

The week here was a great one.

As you may have heard I was transferred to Caucaia :) That is in the country land of SP. You can learn to say Caucaia very easily. You say, "cow-ky-a" haha there is your lesson in Portuguese for the day.

To start of Caucaia and Morumbi are completely different. But I love it here. You can breathe, you see not even one apartment building, and the people are lovely. Everyone here in our area has circumstances that are not too good. But they make the best, and the people love to talk to you. And on the flip side, when you do street contacts, the people live in your area. So when we are doing contacts we have a lot more success  :) what a blessing. 

A few photos of the new area, it is dirt roads, and open space people, what a place!! :) 

Our area also has a lot of hills :) if you want to check out my area, find the church in Caucaia. It is in the stake of Cotia, if that makes it easier. And the area that we work is on the other side of the street :) you can find that our area is awesome. And muddy. It rains almost everyday, and so my pants are covered in a lot of mud and what not :) 

A nice picture in the rain. It rains even more here in Caucaia. And so almost everyday we get a little wet. On this day a girl (Inghrid) was visiting her friends with us, and she took the picture. Just a typical day in Caucaia :)

Maybe the reason that I was so wet, the girl that Maisa referenced to us was with us but without a umbrella so I gave my umbrella to her :_ 

But sorry I don't have a great email this week but I have a few fun facts for ya :) 

1. One of the recent converts in our ward looks just like the girl from Sahara.
2. There is an endless flow of dogs in our area :) ha, there are more dogs than people I think.
3. We live on top of a hill, and every night it is a test to climb. 
4. Our ward has two sets of missionaries. One works at the top of our ward boundaries. and we work more to the bottom. 
5. My comp is awesome.

Clearly we bought a pizza on the first day. Celebration Missionary Style with Elder Aguiar.

I love you all, and have a blast this week.
Elder Iverson 

Sunday, March 22, 2015

"I Know that My Redeemer Lives"

Spiritual for the week.

I was listening to the song "I Know that my Redeemer lives" and was thinking. 'Christ lives to help us, but do we live to help Christ?" are we doing the things in our life that we are living for Christ? Take time this week and ponder on the things we are doing. and ask "Are we doing things to help our Savior. :) 

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Baptism in Caucaia

The first week passed very quickly. I am loving it. The highlight of the week was Saturday when Cleiton was baptized. He is a complete stud. If you look at the picture with all of us. You have the Bishop on the left, and on the right is Wesley he is the Ward Mission Leader, and he helps us out a lot :) 

And we had a baptizm on Saturday so we celebrated with pizza :) 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Saying Good-bye

I said goodbye to good, good friends in Morumbi that I will never forget and I am ready to start my new adventure. 

We had dinner with Lourdes the night before I left. She bought us Chinese  that was pretty good, I wont lie, I ate my first full meal with chopsticks:) 

Then the pictures with the darling family is the family of Elisane. They are awesome, and I love the crap out of them. It was difficult to part, but good to know I will see them again.

The cereal was cereal with ice cream. (Have to celebrate the new area.)

Then a clean desk, that was only like that two times in the past 6 months.

A parting foto with the boys in the Morumbi House. Great times, Elder Donhal became one of my best friends, and we will be kicking it after the mish. Love that kid. Elder Corrêa reluctantly let me go. It was a good 6 weeks, and I learned a little about how to cook :) 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015


We visited the house of Maísa. She is a girl who just got baptized before I arrived. She is 20, and has a little cat that is ridiculously small :) 

The lad with me and Elder Aguiar is Tarsis, he is waiting his call to come, and is a studd, He has already made visits with us three days this week. 

Monday, March 16, 2015