Monday, November 30, 2015


This weeeks mircales

So this week was pretty great!

Had the opptotunity to go on splits with the zone leaders, set a couple baptismal dates and teach. aton.

So tuesday was splits with the zl's. Its always fun to go one splits because almost always something exciting is going to happen.. Well, on Tuesday we had one of the most spiritual lessons i've had here in brazil.

So we had an appointment with a contact that me and elder villen had made earlier that week, well, the contact didn't work out so, our back up plans were to knock the houses next to him.

Anyways, we started knocking, not having much success, when this group of kids walked pasted us. They were probably like 10 or 12, about 5 of them. They looked like they were going to school. Now, we don't usually make contacts with children, well because... thats just plain creepy but, the spirit told me strongly to start talking to these kids. Anyways, I started some kind of random conversation, I don't remember what about, but eventually, one of the kids asked who we were and what we were doing. After explaining a little bit, one of the kids piped up saying " vocês são mormon, meu mai quer por vocês" or in english, " you're the momons, my mom wants to talk to you".

Well, the little kid grabbed my hand and started walking toward one of the houses that we had previously knocked on. There we met his mom. Turns out shes a less active woman that is going through a really rough day. Anyways, she had been in the backyard, praying, trying to find some comfort in a difficult situations, (hence why she didn't anwser the door), when her son told her that the mormons were here. We then had a lesson about how the savior strengthens us in time of need, and how much he loves us all. It was one of the most spíritual lessons i've ever had. All because of a whisper of the spirit.

Another cool thing that happened this week.

Mom... Don't freak out...

We were mugged!
We are alright, but only because of the book of mormon.

So we were walking back home last night, just minding out business. It was the end of the day and we were super duper tired. Anyways, we were walking down a street the is usually pretty busy, but on Sundays its deserted. This guys come walking towards us super duper quickly shouting " Hand over everything, Cell phone, wallet, Passa tudo" me and elder villena look at each other and just shake out heads in disbelief. We stop and turn around to the guy, and just start saying yeah we'll hand over everything but we don't have much. Just scriptures and these books. The guy then just looks and says, "i don't want any of you books, Those books are of god, and I don't have god anywhere close to me" and then he just ran off.

And that my friends is how you avoid being mugged. Just carry a book of mormon with you.

Anyways, thats All I got.

Love you all"

Elder Heiner

Monday, November 23, 2015

Fwd: This weeks adventure, the bus, HOT WATER, AIR CONDITIONING, THE BUS, and Thanksgiving with a side of sweat.

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Hows everyone doing? hope everyone is doing well! Sorry about last weeks email, but we had to hurry and catch the last bus out of town. Seems like we are always running to try and catch the bus. Anywho, this week was pretty good! spent a good portion of it in porto alegre, but thats alright, we got to have some great experiences there. 

Monday-Tuesday we spent in Porto Alegre. Elder villena had a meeting with all the leader ship in the mission, and of course as his companion I got to tag along.  Monday night was pretty awesome! the temple here in porto alegre just completed a lodging facility to help the member here had the opportunity to do more temple week. Well, turns out on Monday was one of the first days it was open and we got the opportunity to stay their! Its all Americanized and that was waaayy nice. Clean beds, clean showers, and a wonderful thing called air conditioning. needless to say I slept like a baby. The best part was we got to go through the temple on Tuesday morning. The temple here is very similar to the temple in kona Hawaii, where I was able to go through for the first time. It was cool!

Friday we had another meeting in porto alegre. This time with our zone. Got to see some old friends while I was their (elder efros) and listen to a bunch of training and talks. It was pretty good day! always nice to have a day to recharge our batteries to continue to teach. 

The rest of the week was spent on the usual missionary grind! This week our lessons just seemed to click and we had a lot of success. Heres some cool stories from this week. 

On Wednesday we were out walking to a investigators house when we ran into one of our old investigators and Her less active husband. They were one of the first families we had the opportunity teach here in cachoeira, but for some reason they we lost contact with them. We had been trying to contact them but for some reason were unable. anyways, we ran into them in the street and started talking to them when they started shareing something amazing. Turns out they had been going through some extreemly hard things the days before with their daughter. She was in the hospital and had been really really sick. While they were in hospital they began pleading with god to let her live. She had contacted some kind of virus and their wasn't much the doctors could do for her. As they finished their pleading with god the a nurse walked in a stated that she didn't see anything wrong with the child. All the vitals were normal and everything that they had been monitoring seemed to go back to normal. the Doctors did some more tests and found out the it was like nothing was wrong. anywho, this couple had just been thanking god in prayer and were going to pick up their daughter when they met us. The father then broke down crying and just kept saying that he knew what he needed to do now, that the spirit had manifested to him that he needed to bring his family into the church because his daughter had some important work to do and this is why their daughter was healed. It was a pretty cool experiance and now we a  appointment every other day to teach his wife! 

anyways, thats all I got htis week.

Love you all!

Elder Heiner

Monday, November 9, 2015


ALLLLOOOOHHHAAA, no, wait. I'm in Brazil, not Hawaii. 

mui beuen? 

dang it, Almost..

Tudo bem? 

There we go! 

Sorry, Had A little brain fart there. 

hahah, Hope everything's going good this back home. This week was filled with the normal stuff, teaching, preachin, all that jazz. I'll give ya the run down of our shenanigans this week. 

First off,... I didn't ride the bus this week! WOOOOAHHHH. calm down everyone, this is a monumental moment, but there is no need for the rowdyness. 
Although we didn't ride the bus, some thing else decided to come around... the heat. This week has been HOT HOT HOT.  needless to say I kinda feel like I've been taking a shower for the past week. Living with out a car, and with our air conditioning is awful. But, whatever.

We started teaching a awesome new family this week. Jaqulene and Sergio. They are from foraleza and just barely moved here because he got transfered( he in the military). Totally awesome and they accepted to be baptised int he next few week. I'm pumped. 

Yesterday was transfers. I have such a love/hate relationship with transfers. I'll be sticking here in cacheria for another 6 weeks with elder villena, but the rest of our district got transfered. Out of the 8 missionarys in our district, only me and elder villena are going to say. Needless to say this upcoming week we will probably be running around trying to help everyone get their work started. Oh well. We shall see what happens. 

Love you all! 

Elder Heiner