Monday, June 20, 2016

June 20, 2016- week 94 of 100- Last transfer in Brazil until I return home!


So, yes- this is my last transfer here on my Mission in Brasil. This is nuts! I never thought this day would come, but alas here I am. 

The past transfer with Elder Moss was legit. One of my favorites. Now, onto my last transfer. I will be dying here in Anhanguera and will be training a newbie. Well, finishing his training. This should be fun. I was really needing someone new with force and that vigor that new missionaries have. It should be a blast!

Well, not much to say for this past week. We mainly visited members and said goodbye to everyone. It was cool, but also super trunky for me to see Elder Moss die. 

Right now, I'm with the Zone Leaders until later when I'll head back to my house and clean everything up and get ready to go to Piracicaba tomorrow. Unfortunately, this week will be one of those weeks where you guys won't be able to see any photos. I forgot to bring my cord for the camera, but next week you guys will see lots of photos.

Have a great week everyone and talk next week!

Elder Collins

Monday, June 13, 2016

June 13, 2016- week 93 of 100- Transfer week in Brazil!

Hey Family!

Sounds like everyone's having a good time as school ends and summer break is starting for you guys! Although, that's too bad that Sarah fractured her arm. I'm sorry that happened. I hope she gets better. 

Also, I was very happy to hear that John was ordained an Elder in the Melchizedek priesthood.

Well, this week I was super trunky. My companion Elder Moss will be going home next Monday, but he will leave for Piracicaba on Thursday morning. It was a little hard for us to work, but we gave it all, and that resulted in a baptism this past Sunday. We held the baptism of the son of a less active. His name is Nicollas and it was a very special baptism. We've been working with them since the beginning of the transfer, but hard work finally paid off.

We might be able to have one more baptism this upcoming Saturday, but I don't know since I don't know who I'll be staying with from Thursday until transfers.

Well, this email is a short one, but I hope everyone is doing well back home.


Elder Collins


Elder Mossy's going home.

I didn't know you could do this with cats...

June 12th Dia dos namorados #foreveralone

Baptism of Nicollas!

Counting the days! #48days

Monday, June 6, 2016

June 6, 2016- week 92 of 100- Getting soaked in the rain in Brazil!

Hey Guys!

So this past week, as usual, went by incredibly fast. It also rained a lot. So much that we got home soaking wet like 3 days in a row. Although it was fun to run back home in the rain, after a while it gets a little annoying and now our phone isn't working right. The screen doesn't turn on, so we don't know who's calling and we can't call anyone unless we have their number in our planner. That's alright; just another challenge to my mission. 

So, to answer your questions:

1.What has been your biggest challenge this week?
Probably trying to get people to church.

2. What has been your biggest concern?
I think my biggest concern for the past week was that we find new people to teach.

3. What has been your biggest success?
My biggest success for the past week was marking two baptismal dates for this upcoming week.

4. Who has been your favorite person this week? Why?
My favorite person of the week has to be JOHN! Because he turned 18 and I'm so proud of the choices that he is making in his life!

5. What has been your most significant tender mercy?
Significant tender mercy? That we were able to have 5 of our good investigators at church.

6. What are you looking forward to this coming week?
I'm looking forward to working with the two people that are preparing to be baptized.

7. Do you have a goal set for this coming week? Tell me about it.
Yes, two baptisms. Well, we marked a baptism with a girl because she's been going to church for the past few weeks and has decided she wants to be baptized. The other is of a son of a less active who is coming back to church slowly. His wife is also not a member, so we're working with her.

8. Which scripture has had the biggest impact on you this week?
Hmm, Mosiah 18:8-10

Well, I hope everyone has another good week!

Elder Collins

We made cinnamon rolls!

Oh yeah, this guy too.

Zona Hortolândia

That's us soaked.