Monday, June 16, 2014

Beira Rio, Brazil Week 3

Boa tarde! Checking in once again from Fortaleza, Brazil! This week was a good week. Elder Pedrosa and I are working hard and finding a lot of people to teach. The biggest problem this week was getting people to church. Our church building is out of our area and it´s a pretty good walk. We confirmed with a lot of our investigators that they were going to come to church and told them that we would pass by their house and walk with them. Well early Sunday morning we passed by 7 of our investigators to walk to church with them and either they were sleeping and didn´t hear us or they had left, and had one that just didn´t want to come. But we ended up walking to church with a recent-convert. It was dissapointing to not have anyone in church but this week we will work harder and focus on the importance of church more in our visits. We are also planning to visit people with a few of the young men in the ward this week so I am excited for that. We had a meeting with the Bishop and Ward Mission Leader and I am super excited to work with them. They are awesome! I think I am really going to like working here with the members.

This week of course was the start of the World Cup here in Brazil. EVERYONE watches it! It makes it a little difficult to visit peope but most of the time they will turn the volume down and talk with us. But man, that´s all everyone is talking about here! Brazil had one game last week and during and shortly after the game of Brazil all missionaries have to stay in their houses because President Souza doesn´t want any problems. Tomorrow, Brazil will play against Mexico here in Fortaleza so everyone is pretty excited! We are pretty far away from the Stadium so it´s not too crazy here but everyone sure is excited! During the first game, whenever Brazil made a goal we knew it cause everyone in the neighboorhood would scream and tons of people set of fireworks. 

Anyways, it was a good week, and I wish I could write more but I am out of time. I will include more info next week on our investigators and how they are doing.

Thanks so much for all the love and support and congratulations to Elder Riches who has completed his 2 year mission to Chile and will arrive in the San Francisco Airport tomorrow morning
Until next week.

Com amor,
Elder Helvey

This week´s english class was great! We had about 17 people there!! Here is a picture of me infront of the sign at the church building.
Tons of the streets in my area are decorated like this in celebration of the World Cup.
I met Elder and Sister Evans this morning. They arrived last week and will be working in the Mission Office for their 18 month mission. They are from Provo, Utah and are awesome!!
Fortelza Brazil Mission with Apostle Elder Andersen
Assistants and Executive Secrtetaries of the Missions with Elder Andersen (Quorum of the Twelve Apostles) and Elder Mazzagardi (Quorum of the Seventy)

And last, but certainly not least, Cam made it onto Google Street View!  It's the intersection of Av. Santos Dumont and Rui Barbosa in Aldeota, Fortaleza, Brazil.  

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