Monday, December 28, 2015


Sooooo, yeah, this past week has been one really weird one.

Talking to family,
Christmas with out snow,
A new comp,
Running around trying not to get evicted.

Yeah, basically this week was just another week in Brazil.

First off..

I have a new companion.

And he's American!

(The Crowd cheers)

His name is elder Allan, he's from Washington, Seattle. Yes, the most hipsterish place on earth.
He love basketball, Root bear, the 4th of july, football, Cars, Motorcycles, Xbox, and pretty much everything normal. We've been getting along pretty great.

Theres only one problem...

He's taller than me.
Yes, you read that right,
The mission president put the two tallest missionary together. White. Tall. Attractive. Young. Americans. I honestly have no idea what the president Is thinking. It's pretty funny, we'll walk down the street and everyone  will just stare at us. It's pretty great. We get people that come up to us and want to take a picture just because we are" Monstro gringos". It's awesome.

Thats enough bout the new comp. Christmas was pretty chill. We spent Christmas at a members house with the other elders in our district. got to skype our families, eat a bunch of fruit cake, and BBQ, and try not to faint from the heat. Oh yeah thats rights, It was about 40c. Crazy crazy hot.

In brazil christmas really isnt that big of a deal. Pretty much everyone just uses the days off to drink. Its kinda a sad, theres really not much of a Christmas spirit. But, Whatever, Life goes on.

The rest of the week was just filled with too much awesomeness to count. Like, it rained so much that the only bridge to porto alegre floated down the river and the entire city is with out water because of the floods. That part I don't really understand.... Theres so much water but yet, The city doesn't have any... hahaha. Needless to say, I really am wishing for a shower right now.

Anywho, Got to make this short. We have to go run to our landlords house and pay our rent so we dont get evicted. I guess the secretary's forgot again or something.

Love you all!

Elder Heiner

Monday, December 21, 2015


aaalllooooooO world! This week has been crazy crazy crazy. Spent the basicly the entire week running around the Porto alegre. Its been crazy. And I'm tired... really really tired.. But, there ain't no rest for the wicked, so theres defiantly not any for righteous.

anyways, this past week, I killed my companion.. Ok not really, He just finished his mission so we say that he "died". Basicly, because the president extended the transfter one more week, the past week I've been running around with my head chopped off filling in a bunch of little tasks and such that president and the seceraties needed.

It was actually pretty dang fun. I got to see ALOT  of the mission and got to meet alot of new missionary's.

Monday was spend traveling to porto alegre, and helping in the office,

Tuesday I was in a little town outside of POA, helping the LZ's

Tuesday night we were back in Porto alegre to help with the new arriving missionary's.

Wednesday was spend at the Christmas conference. We had to be their super early  to help set up table and projects and stuff. It was waaaayy cool. and wayyy fancy. Made me feel almost like I was back in the states. ahha. We sang, took a bunch of photos, sang so more, ate food, ate more food, sang some more. It was a good time.

Thursday I was back in cachoeira,. help the other elders in the city.

Friday was spend with the other elders helping the sisters move apartments.. that was not fun... Needless to say, I wish they had real pick up trucks here... The little halve piicksups halve cars don't do well with heavy stuff. But we were happy to have the help of the a member.

Saturday was spend back in my area, trying to find a member that is going to stick around town to skype, We haven't found anyone yet... but we are still hope full.. hahaha!!

Sunday was spent back in the other elders area.

And that leads us to today!

Well, I'll be stick it out here in cacheiora for another 6 weeks, but I'll be having a new companion... Who I don't know, or even have the name of yet... BUT I'm sure he'll be great"

I'll get to find out tonight when the bus come in form porto alegre. ... The president has move around how the transfers work... Basicly, Its like  a big secret untill you get a call say your moving... you don't know where, You don't know who you companion is going to be or anything untillyou reach porto alegre.  It pretty cool actually!

Anyways, Thats basicly my week. Nothing to exciting, It was a busy tireing week, but that good. Makes it better where we are busy.

I hope that everyone has a fantastic Christmas!! I'm sure as heck am going to! We don't what or where we are going to go, But it will be aright! hhahah,
Don't forget the true reasons of Christmas: the birth of our savior, the chance to be near our families, and the special Christmas spirit that only comes form giving.

When the 3 wise men came to Jesus, they all brought a special gift that were very precious. Being guided by a star, they left their family's, their riches, there businesses and followed a star to give these gifts to the savior. This Christmas, I'll being doing the same. I've left my life, my family, my job, school, car, motorcycle, and every worldly thing to follow a star. A light that has told me that this is where I need to be. Even though, this Christmas I won't be surround by anything familiar. I wont have A christmas tree, Snow, Lights, Hot chocolatch, Family, Waffles, Christmas music, or even a familiar language.   I know that I'm giving the best gift I can to our savior. The gift of devoting 100. percent of 2 years to his service.  I  challenge every one you to give back a little to the one who gave everything for us. Jesus Christ didn't have to suffer for our sins, He didn't have to come here to the earth to be beaten, tried and crucified, but because of his love for every one of us, He did.

Remember that even if you don't receive anything this Christmas time, We all received a gift greater that we can understand. All we have to do is accept it.

Elder Heiner

Monday, December 7, 2015

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This week was crazy, like totally running around with ours heads chopped off crazy. But thats good, it keeps us out of trouble. At least we didn't ride the bus... that was nice!

We saw a bunch of really cool milagres this past week, and also got to see some our the success of all our hard work the past few weeks.

On Saturday we had the baptism of Vera. Her son was baptised a couple months ago, but for some reason she was not. Anways, we picked her up as an investigator 2 weeks ago, taught her all the lessons, and baptized this past Saturday. I got to do the dunking with was awesome! She's so happy now and its always so awesome to see the recent converts come out of the water with a big ol' smile. It was a pertty good day.

We are also preparing another family for baptism this up coming week. Miguel and laudess. we've been teaching them for quite awhile, but they haven't ever accepted our invitation to be baptized. Well, on Saturday, they came to the baptism, and It totally changed their outlook on things. Now they can't wait. We've marked the day to be this upcoming Saturday. Please pray for them. 

Man Saturday was just a day of mirical. ALSO on Saturday, after the baptism, we were sitting in the park decompressing a little, when a young man came up and started talking to us. we made small talk for like 10 min, untill he asked if we were the Mormon missionary's. Turns out the missionarys a year ago knocked on his door, gave him a book of mormon, explained a little about it, and then never came back. Well, aparently they did a good job because He's read the entire book, put moronis's promise into actions, and want to be baptized. LIKE WHAT THE WHAT.  We were pretty much shell shocked. ahah. Anywho, we marked a date to stop by again and also, we marked a date of baptism for the beginning of this upcoming year. He's a engineering student and right now is just packed full with test and provas, so he basicly has no time right now. BUT, Hes sooo ready to be baptised its not even funny.

Anywho, thats all I got. I'm pretty much amazzed at all the craziness this past week brought. Its a good craziness though.

Love you all,
Keep toasty, Its about a 110 degrees here. I hear its pretty chilly back home.

Elder Heiner