Monday, September 19, 2016

Still alive, Still in camaqua.

Well, im still alive! The good news is this! 

Things are good. I'm working hard. This past week was way hard. We had a bunch of people drop us, which is kinda sad. Its always sad when people seems to be progressing so welll but the devil seems to grab them. 

This week we had more traveling to do. We went to sao lorenco again. Its a city that sits next to the beach. We had interviews with president, It was good! President seems to be pretty tired,, we talked alot about these next 3 months in the mission... Freaky, he started to make goals with me on what I need to do for the end of mission, and that I need to start making plans on what to do when I get home. YIKES> 

The work in the area is going good. We are finding a bunch of great familys. There's a church that sits next where we live that we are teaching a bunch of members that go there. Its pretty funny because they do family home evening. LIke the sing hymns, then have a message, then have a snack after... Pretty werid. Anyways, we got invited to give the message in the family night at the church.... We totally went... Needless to say its went pretty well. Nobody pulled out the bible to start a bible bash or anything. We were even invited back... I don't think we are going to visit again, but they are muito gente boa. 

This week me and elder Silva had amazing experience, We were having a pretty rough day. Everybody was traveling,. The sun was out. It was hotter than hades. Seemed like nobody was letting us in, we elder Silva said: Hey lets say a prayer? I'm sure that someone has to be home today. We said a quick, yet powerful prayer, then continued to our next appointment. The next appointment we when to, we had one of the best lessons of my mission. This family we are teaching, Christiana, and her sons and daughters, finally decided to accept a date to be baptised. after we left the appointmet, Elder Silva and I said another prayer, thanking father in heaven for the amazing lesson and went on our merry day. The rest of the day was awful, but I know that god truely blesses those that ask. I'm so grateful this experience that we had. Just another proof to me that god really listens to our prayers. God loves us. We need to talk to him. Its not old fashioned, or out dated. we literally need to communicate with the only person who really understands everything that we are going through. 

Love you all. 
Have a great week. 
Elder Heiner

Monday, September 12, 2016

Still alive!

Well this week was HOT. Again. Things are starting to get hot again here in camaqua. Its a good thing and a bad thing too. 

We had a great week. We are see the lords hand everyday in our work. Its amazing to see the work that is happening here. 

Well, remember last week when we contacted natalia? well Nat├ília came to church this sunday. It was DOPE! She had a amazing experiance. Things She said that she had never felt so happy in a very long time. unfortunatly, she didn't bring her two sons, but she said that the next week she will. I'm way excited to see what happens. This upcoming week should be he baptism. 
So PUMPED. 

We also are helping the other young women that we found in rain. She didn't come to church this week, but shes keeping the rest of here compromissios. I'm excited.! 

We also are working with a family, named christiana, andre, and samantha. Well, they are just another mirical.

Thrusday was a great day... We had a super importante meeting in porto alegre....... with Elder Neil A. Anderson. Needless to say, we learned alot. It was great to here him speak in english... Yes I still speak english.. It was a little dificult at first, but I'm still american. haha. 

The rest of the week was just work work work. Elder silva is a amazing missionary. 4 weeks in the mission and already doing his share of the work. Love the kid to death. Before the mission he was a Personal Trainner...  Soo basicly he's teaching me how to get ripped. I'm tranning pretty hard in the morning. 

Things are great! I'm doing good. Working hard. 

Love you all! 
Elder Heiner

Monday, September 5, 2016

Re: Gente!

Wow, This email was formatted horribly. 
Sorry,  for the spelling and Formatting. 
Hopefully you can read what I was trying to say. haha. 




On Mon, Sep 5, 2016 at 2:50 PM, Justin Heiner <jheiner@myldsmail.net> wrote:
Well well then, 
We meet again. 
That famous word. 
Gente.
So many saying.
So little the word. 
Portugese is weird. 


This week was... Amazing. I don't know why despite how difficult this week was, I still feel like is was quite the good week. We worked hard. Had a lot of disappointments but still ended up on top. 

We started out the week with rain... We I rained all week... And its still raining. Went good. lhahaha. 

When I rains here In brazil the roads turn to mud. There are very few roads that are paved.... Basicly this week was dirty. We ended up buy a pair o mud boots because of how ridiculous it was. 
Despite the rain we had the joy of have some incredibly spiritual experiences. I'll tell you about a few. 

Thrusday we were knocking doors in a part of the city that is really spread out. Its a good area to work but for some reason, nobody was answering the door. Weird how that works right? Nobody seems to be home when we knock on the door... haha. The life of missionary. 

Anyways, We were knocking doors we it started to rain. Like really rain. It started to rain so hard that the street started to fill with water.
Anyways we were truly stuck in the water when This old man called out to us to hurry inside. 
Anyways, we entered and started to talk when him when this young mom around the corner, saw us and said "Its the Elders". 
Anywho, we started talking to here how she knew the elders and such when she stated to tell us that she used to come to church with her grandma, and when her grandma died she stopped coming. Anyways, we started to teach now. Shes way loving the gospel and every time we teach her her testimony and desire to be baptized keeps growing. it was such a spiritual experiences because I know that It wasn't by chance that this old man called us into is house. I know that god sent us to right spot at the right time. Its just another proof to me that god really knows his children. 

Another experience that we had this week. 

Friday we received a phone call from a man that lives on the other side do brazil. Anyways, he gave a address of a family that lives in our area that he knew and felt that we should visit. (this doesn't ever happen) anyways, we thought well weird but, whatever, lets visit this family and see what happens. 

Saturday afternoon it was rainning again. Really hard. And when its rainning like super hard we usually try and stay out of the street. Anyways, I felt that we need to visit this family, at exactly 3:20. I didn't know why, but I really felt, exactly 3:20.Anyways, we planned it out and stated to set out in the rain. We arrived at exactly 3:19, knocked on the door, and waited for someone to anwser. A young woman came to door, her face obviously crying, inviting us in. When we sat down she started to tell that in eactly that moment we knocked she was praying to god to send some one to help her out with some questions that she had. Needless to say, the spirit was there. Her name is Nat. Needless to say we anwsered her questions. We are going to visit her again tomorrow. I'm way excited to see where this goes with here.

Anyways, this was alittle bit about my week. 
I'm doing fine. This up coming week it should stop raining. Who knows though. 

Love you  all, 
Elder Heiner


Gente!

Well well then, 
We meet again. 
That famous word. 
Gente.
So many saying.
So little the word. 
Portugese is weird. 


This week was... Amazing. I don't know why despite how difficult this week was, I still feel like is was quite the good week. We worked hard. Had a lot of disappointments but still ended up on top. 

We started out the week with rain... We I rained all week... And its still raining. Went good. lhahaha. 

When I rains here In brazil the roads turn to mud. There are very few roads that are paved.... Basicly this week was dirty. We ended up buy a pair o mud boots because of how ridiculous it was. 
Despite the rain we had the joy of have some incredibly spiritual experiences. I'll tell you about a few. 

Thrusday we were knocking doors in a part of the city that is really spread out. Its a good area to work but for some reason, nobody was answering the door. Weird how that works right? Nobody seems to be home when we knock on the door... haha. The life of missionary. 

Anyways, We were knocking doors we it started to rain. Like really rain. It started to rain so hard that the street started to fill with water.
Anyways we were truly stuck in the water when This old man called out to us to hurry inside. 
Anyways, we entered and started to talk when him when this young mom around the corner, saw us and said "Its the Elders". 
Anywho, we started talking to here how she knew the elders and such when she stated to tell us that she used to come to church with her grandma, and when her grandma died she stopped coming. Anyways, we started to teach now. Shes way loving the gospel and every time we teach her her testimony and desire to be baptized keeps growing. it was such a spiritual experiences because I know that It wasn't by chance that this old man called us into is house. I know that god sent us to right spot at the right time. Its just another proof to me that god really knows his children. 

Another experience that we had this week. 

Friday we received a phone call from a man that lives on the other side do brazil. Anyways, he gave a address of a family that lives in our area that he knew and felt that we should visit. (this doesn't ever happen) anyways, we thought well weird but, whatever, lets visit this family and see what happens. 

Saturday afternoon it was rainning again. Really hard. And when its rainning like super hard we usually try and stay out of the street. Anyways, I felt that we need to visit this family, at exactly 3:20. I didn't know why, but I really felt, exactly 3:20.Anyways, we planned it out and stated to set out in the rain. We arrived at exactly 3:19, knocked on the door, and waited for someone to anwser. A young woman came to door, her face obviously crying, inviting us in. When we sat down she started to tell that in eactly that moment we knocked she was praying to god to send some one to help her out with some questions that she had. Needless to say, the spirit was there. Her name is Nat. Needless to say we anwsered her questions. We are going to visit her again tomorrow. I'm way excited to see where this goes with here.

Anyways, this was alittle bit about my week. 
I'm doing fine. This up coming week it should stop raining. Who knows though. 

Love you  all, 
Elder Heiner