Elder Chandler Hyer

Elder Chandler Hyer
Elder Chandler Hyer

Monday, March 28, 2016

Planalto - Asa Norte - Brasilia Week 10

Tererê, Easter, Awesome Box!!

This week was great!

First of all Happy Easter to everybody!!! My Easter included eating some chocolate, working, and rummaging through my box that my Mom sent because my Mom is awesome! She is literally the best, sorry everyone.

This week was pretty cool as far as investigators go, Marcio is progressing a lot and is way cool. Unfortunately he and his wife will be travelling for a few weeks so it might be a few weeks until his baptism, but he is awesome. Other people we are teaching are progressing little by little too.

This week I discovered the delicious drink that is called Tereré! it's really good. It's this herb that you put in a cup with a metal filter/straw and you pour in cold water or juice and drink it. I really like it... I´ll send a picture.

Friday was what they call Sexta-Feira Santa (Holy Friday) and everything was closed, I mean everything. No one was on the roads at all. I was pretty mad about it for a little bit because that was the day we ran out of toilet paper at home and literally every supermarket was closed. I wasn't very happy... Also on the Friday before Easter no one eats red meat in remembrance of Christ which is pretty cool.

Other than that work was a little slower, being the week of Easter, and there was just no one in the road we could talk to the whole weekend. But things are generally awesome and that's it for now. I hope you all have an amazing week.

Elder Hyer
The sisters in our district had a baptism
Get-together with the district
The apartment building where we live
My companion's favorite little car he says looks like a hamster.
delicious drink that is called Tereré
Easter box!!!
Stuff that came in my Easter box from the family

Monday, March 21, 2016

Planalto - Asa Norte - Brasilia Week 9

Marcio!, Exchange, and I love Brasilia

First about Marcio. Marcio, his wife Claudineia, and their baby son moved into the Ward 3 weeks ago and started coming to church. Claufineia is a member of the church but Marcio is not and had never been to church before he moved here. So we decided to visit. They live in this awesome hotel right by the Plano (central Brasilia) that's super cool. Anyways, we ended up getting in contact with him this week to teach him and he accepted our invite to get baptized depending on the answer he receives, but we are way excited, he has already been to church 3 times and we are hyped.

I went on an exchange with Elder Thomas this week who is a missionary in our District. It was pretty funny as he tried to do contacts and talk with people, the people here are a little harder to talk to. When you have never worked in an area like this you just don't know what to do, it was pretty funny. He told me after working in my area all day that it made him more grateful for his area.

I do want to tell you guys how much I love it here. Asa Norte of Brasilia is hard at times but this week I have just felt a lot of satisfaction in our work here, I have learned a lot and I know that comes from our diligence in the work despite the difficulties. We have had some really neat experiences happen to us here.

My companion is the District leader of this area which means he is "in charge" of 6 missionaries, and then me, his companion. So one day a missionary called us up at night saying that they were a little tired and a little frustrated with the day and they wanted some kind a challenge to get excited about the work. So my companion said a small prayer and told them to knock 6 doors. On the last door they found a family of 9 people and they all came to church this last week. It was a cool testimony builder to see a leader receive revelation for his district.

But anyways that's it this week I hope you guys are all doing great, love you all so much,

Monday, March 14, 2016

Planalto - Asa Norte - Brasilia Week 8

Well this week good, although a little worse than normal. Basically I got sick... or as we say here "eu estava com gripe".

Tuesday we ended up getting called to help an elderly lady move everything out of her apartment and into another. The only problem was that she lived on the 3rd floor, with no elevator, and there were some huge heavy objects (despite us being told that it was "just a few things"). But we did manage to get it all moved out and into her new apartment (which thankfully had an elevator). We were however left with bodies completely broken, but oh well.

The next day I got sick. It was pretty much the normal flu/cold who knows, all I know was that it wasn't fun. But finally, after a few days of groggy work it has all but gone away, but it pretty much dominated my entire week.

As far as investigators go we found a Jewish lady the other day who is eager to learn more, says she won't convert but we are excited to teach her. She is the first Jewish person that I have met here in Brasil (because Christianity is incredibly dominant here) so that was cool.

Rogelina, our recent baptism, is doing great. She is very busy but comes to church and I'm way proud of her.

We still are teaching Samara and Esteven, their kids love us and ask us to come upstairs and pray with them and they are hilarious. Their daughter is so cute when she prays (she's about 5). So far they aren't as committed as we would like, but we'll keep trying.

The work is a little slow but overall we are excited. We know that we will be blessed with success as we are diligent and obedient. "when we obtain any blessing from God, it is by obedience to that law upon which it is predicated". We are obediently working and we will be blessed.

I love you all so dang much, you guys are just the best. Have an awesome week!

Elder Hyer

Monday, March 7, 2016

Planalto - Asa Norte - Brasilia Week 7

Well this week was pretty normal to be honest but some fun things happened.

Tuesday after district meeting we went with a few other missionaries to eat at a barbecue place that I had never been to before, and man it was way way good. I'm talking all you can eat amazing barbecue, grilled pineapple with cinnamon, and all you can eat amazing beans and rice, and let's just say I ate "até o pó" (basically meaning I ate a freaking ton). Anyway, afterwards I just felt really full and about an hour afterwards I just felt worse and worse until I ran to the bathroom and threw up everything... I was really sad that I wasted so much food. But I definitely will be going back (It was that good).

The other day we received a bunch a raw meat, but as 19 and 20 year old missionaries we have no idea how to season and cook meat so we asked the help of Irmã (sister) Vilma, a member here, and she is awesome. We basically had a cooking lesson with her and she taught us how to make rice, season and cook meat, and make home-made yogurt. And then we got to take it all home!! So that was fun.

It has been a pretty boring, rainy rest of the week with very few people in the streets and it's been a little difficult to find more people to teach. But Sunday Rogelina was confirmed a member of the church which was awesome!! and during the day we received 2 good references from members which was really cool. We are really excited to meet with them. So along with all of that, I am just fantastic!!

Hope you all have the best week ever!
Com amor,
Elder Hyer