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Monday, September 29, 2014

Week # 93 Baptism of Fabiola & Aline

Well this was another fast week, I wonder how time can pass by so quickly, I'm not sure if it passed by as fast for you guys though, sounds like mom has been sick this week and its been really rainy back at home, hope mom is feeling better Ill pray for her. So this week was pretty normal I guess, there's not too much to write at all, last p-day we didn't do much of anything, we just ate and bummed around the house, I think I Already mentioned, but our house is super hot inside during the day, so napping on p-day is kinda out of the question, because all you do is sweat and sweat even with the fan blowing full blast on you. So its better just laying in the hammock outside we have two here. This week one of the Elders here Elder Andrade got transferred unexpectedly, I guess there was kinda like a mini transfer in the middle of the transfer he left on Wednesday night and the other elder got here Friday afternoon, it took a while, and so we were in a trio for a couple of days. This week we worked alot with Fabiola and her sister as well, her sisters name is Aline, she has also been to church several times as well, but so far hadn't committed to a date she said she thought that after baptism we had to be perfect which is what a lot of people think we taught her more and she felt that it was right and received an answer. We worked with them and helped them with any questions or doubts that they had and they accepted to be baptized on Saturday, so we baptized them on Saturday. It was a nice hot day about 100 degrees, and we did the baptism at the group leaders pool here. Presidente Reber was also in attendance as he had arrived just a little before the baptism, it was very spiritual, Fabiola is on the left of the photo and is 18, and Aline is on the right of the photo she is the one carrying the baby, yes its her baby, we see alot of very, very young moms here in brazil, but she said she wanted to change her life and start over again with a clean slate. The baptism was very spiritual and the pool water was super nice, good thing president was there because i didn't want to get out of the pool after the baptisms cause it was so refreshing, the water  went up almost  to my nametag, but didn't get it wet so it was pretty deep. The baptism went great and I'm glad that the Lord allowed everything to go well I look forward to swimming after the mission, I decided that I really like boating and wakeboarding and wakesurfing and stuff like that, I really miss those things, the things that I most miss besides my family and friends, are snowboarding, going trail riding on the dirtbike, fishing, and driving. But hey, I can talk about stuff at home because 2 months is all I have left, and then my expiration date will be up. And then whether I want it or not, I will be sucked back up to the united states, from one day to the next, and then I think that I will enter into shock or something, I'm always talking to Kaiden and Robby and Jetson and they were asking how I'm going to cope with life at home, I just said I don't know and that I think I will probably just die, I hope not though, all I know is that it will be weird. Anyway 2 months is still along time and there is still much to do as I have said 100 times. So president got to be here on Saturday, and he watched the baptism, then he had several interviews with some members here so that they could receive the Priesthood, so we guided him around to the houses of the men who were to be interviewed, and then that night he invited us and some families to go to a pizzaria and eat dinner that night, so we ate pizza that night, it was good and there was a ton of people at this pizzaria cause its the most popular one here in alta floresta, its expensive though, like 20 bucks a pizza and he bought like ten haha, we still have some leftover pizza in the fridge back at the house. Sunday was also really neat, in the morning it started raining a bunch and I kinda got ticked because i knew that people would use it as an excuse to not to go to church, but we were blessed and somehow people went to church we had 6 investigators there, We had the daughters of that family that we have been working with alot, they went the parents didn't go because they had an emergency and had to go to their parents house which was in another city 150 miles away, we also had two more investigators that we taught for the first time on Saturday night before we ate pizza, there names are carol, and Natasha, in the lesson Carol starting cry after the first vision, she felt the spirit very strongly, she said she loved church and that she wanted to go next week as well, the only problem is that this week is general conference and so we wont be having church here and there really isn't any place to go to watch conference except using the Internet which is very unreliable. So we will see what happens, we are really wanting to go to Sinop and watch conference, but we forgot to ask president about it so we will see if we can go and watch it, I really hope we can cause I do not want to miss the last general conference of the mission. So I was saddened to here about the accident of Coy, I remember him from when I was younger going to church in Bridgeland, he had just gotten back from his mission recently, he had the nickname of Dietz and that's how most people knew him, that saddened me alot hearing his passing. I'm sure he will go right back to work as a missionary teaching the many people awaiting in spirit prison. There was 46 people at church on Sunday which is the best I have seen so far, that's far better than the original 4 people that it started with back in febuary, we will continue working with these people and these families because we want them all to be baptized and I know that they are people who were prepared by the Lord before coming to this earth to help be the pioneers here in Alta Floresta. So that's about it i don't have much more to say, thank you for your prayers and continue praying for us as always, I am always praying for you back at home and i am always concerned with how you all are. so here are some pictures of the baptism and our "baptismal font" also here is a picture of a sweet car that we found and were cruising around in, don't tell president Reber though haha. anyway thats it, I love you all and wish you all a wonderful week, take good care and know that I love this wonderful Gospel and I love my Savior            Jesus Christ. A big hug for everyone!
-Elder Kennington

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Week #92 Alta Floresta

Olá everyone, wow this week sure went by quick for me, it was a good week we did alot of stuff and I really enjoyed it. As usual its been hot, but this week was a little bit cooler, just a little bit but it made a difference. So last p-day we decided to go fishing at a nearby pond, full of little fishies, and big ones too. But every time we threw our line out the little fishies would go crazy and eat the bait off the hook before the big fish would even take a look at it, so we fished we took some pictures, made some memories, and caught nothing, it was relaxing though I guess, there was some snakes in the water and a couple of small alligators as well, we stayed far away though. So this the assistants came to Alta Floresta to do a division, on Wednesday. I did a division with Elder V Alves who got to Alta Floresta when I did, he has about 4 months on the mission and is by far the youngest missionary in the house, we went to their area which was super far away and we made a bunch of contacts, knocked a bunch of doors met some alright people, sweated in the sun, and ate some subway at the end. Thursday, I went with Elder J Batista who is one of the assistants of the north. We didn't have much time to work, because we had to get back to the house before 6 because at 7 we had to catch our bus to go to the city of Sinop, which is about 6 hours from Alta Floresta, there we would have our zone meeting, so we went and contacted a reference and taught some cool people, we made some contacts with some okay people, I guess, I liked the way he made contacts we would clap our hand and the people would come out and he would say hey remember us? and the people would be like uuuuh I think so, even though really we had never seen before, then we would make the contact, I like trying different techniques of making contacts and I like learning from other and seeing the way the make contacts and teach, that's why I like divisions because there is always something new to be learned. The ride to Sinop was fine I guess, we left at 7 and got there a little after 1 in the morning, we went to the Elders house and passed out on the mattresses they left out for us. The next day the  meeting wasn't until after lunch so we went and visited some members that Elder Moraes had known, he had already served in Sinop, so he knew most of the members there, we ate breakfast at a members house and stayed and talked for a while, then we ate lunch at another members house, then we went to the meeting it was good, and President and Sister Reber showed up too, so they watched it with us. After we went to mark our bus pass, we were supposed to leave at midnight, but the bus was full I guess so we had to mark for 3 in the morning, I slept pretty good actually on the way back and we got to Alta Floresta a little bit after 9 in the morning. We went home took a bath and then went to lunch, we have a really neat family that we are working with, like I said, its a family of 5 and they are elects, they still haven't been able to go to church, because they already had planned other thing,s but they say that this Sunday they will be there, last night we had a great family home evening there, it was very spiritual and the mom got especially emotional, we want to baptize them this transfer still, the only problem is we are still not sure if they are legally married, we think they are, but we have yet to confirm if they are or not, this would be the only problem I think, they are Marcelo and Aparecida who are the parents, and 3 daughters, Bruna, Steffanie, and Eduarda. Pray for them, Alta Floresta is in great need of families to help the church here. Thanks so much for your prayers and please continue praying for us here. Yesterday at church it was better there was 36 people at church, we had one of our investigators there again that we have been working with I think I mentioned her last week, her name is Fabiola, shes the sister of a recent convert, I cant remember if she has 17 or 18 years but she is a very smart lady and we plan on baptizing her this Saturday, so pray for her.  Here in Alta Floresta we are blessed to have a pool at the group leaders home so that's where they have been doing baptisms here, its quite convenient because if they didn't have the pool we would have to try and to baptisms in one of the nasty alligator infested ponds here, so the Lord has definitely blessed us here. I was talking to the elders in Sorriso and they said the young man named Miqueas that I baptized their is still active and going to church,  He was baptized last July I think and I was happy to here that he is still going and is active. So this week president and his wife will be coming here to ALta Floresta, I know they will be doing interviews for the priesthood and also with the missionaries, it will be good having them here I always enjoy their visits and being with them, I have been able to get to know them well and look forward to have a lifetime friendship with them, I'm glad that they live in Utah as well so I will be able to visit them more often. Well I sure enjoyed your emails and pictures I'm glad that mom made it to Logan with Aunt Aleisa, it looks like they had a nice time that's strange that she said Logan is changing alot I really like that city alot, me, kaiden, Jetson, and Robby are planning on attending college there, in next year in august, I look forward to college and its weird knowing that it really is coming up soon, the mission hasn't slowed down at all, but I'm am trying not to think about home and just stay focused, so far I have been doing well and haven't been trunky or anything. Anyways know how much I love you all and know how much I love this great work. I love the Gospel so much and am grateful to be a member of the Lord´s true and living church. So I wish you all a great week I hope that it will go fine and that you will all be blessed.
-Elder Kennington

Monday, September 15, 2014

Week #91 Alta Floresta

Hey everyone, its good to know that its starting to cool down a bit back at home, cause its soooooooooooo hot here. I think I spent way too much time in the south of the mission cause its way hotter here in the north. The sun is so hot here, currently its 99 degrees and its not even noon yet, the hottest part of the day is usually from about 1 to 3 in the afternoon, we have been sweating like crazy here and its pretty humid as well. But I just have to get used to it again, I'm happy though and its been an interesting week I guess. Last p-day I left at 8 that night so we had the chance to go to the center and do some last minute shopping and sight seeing, we went with a good member friend named Morgana, she got her mission call this week but I think she plans on opening it today. I got all suitcases taken care and we went to one more families house before we went to the bus station, we were talking there for a bit and I commented and thanked the sister for all the dinners she made for us and I told here how her macarrão, which is like a homemade Brazilian hamburger helper was some of the best I had eaten on the mission, then she said you know what I'm going to make some for you right now, so she made us a last supper super quick, which was like 20 minutes because in thirty minutes we were getting picked up to go to the bus station, she made it and it was delicious and we took pictures and then she gave me and Elder Fuentes presents because we were both going home, she gave us both super nice hammocks, because its a super popular thing in brazil alot of houses have hammocks, they got me a nice green one, which was exactly what I wanted. Man that really bummed me out leaving Bandeirantes, I really loved the area and the members there, I think if I could have chosen, that's where I would have finished my mission, but The Lord has other plans and now I'm here way way way up in the north. I traveled just under 900 miles to get here from Campo Grande. That's even more than going from Roosevelt to the California coast. Flip it took forever, it was interesting being in Cuiabá again, I forgot how ugly of a city it is, I love Cuiabá to death but man,  what an ugly city haha, campo Grande is much cleaner and greener and more organized, everybody says that the north and the south are two completely different missions as far as looks, and I can testify that that is true haha. So,  I left Monday night at 8 and got to Cuiabá at 8:10 in the morning, and sadly  the next bus that I was supposed to get left at 8, so we arrived ten minutes late, and so I had to reschedule my bus to alta floresta for noon, so I waited in Cuiabá another 4 hours and then got on the bus, I eventually arrived in Alta Floresta at 3 in the morning, where i was received by my new companion Elder Moraes and the other companionship here as well Elder Andrade and Elder V Alves. I'm the only American in the house this transfer, so it will be good to keep up on the Portuguese. Its weird knowing that this is where I will finish my mission, or as in missionary terms we say this is where I will die.  Our house is an old house, probably built in the seventies, its made of wood, and is super hot inside during the day, but its a good house and is very large there is plenty of room and there is a huge front yard. The house reminds me alot of grandma and grandpa kenningtons house back in the day, I think its mostly the smell that reminds me of their house. I leave the fan blowing full blast the entire night, some nights it cools down a bit but most nights its just hot hot hot, I usually wake up sweating, its been a fun week though, there are few members here there's only about 30 active or so, and maybe 40 members all together, the city is a nice city it reminds me a ton of my first area here which was Cáceres, its about the same size and has many things that remind me of that cáceres. So its been about 6 months since there has been missionaries here, but still nobody knows who we are, people always stare at us as we pass by, I'm not sure why but people think we are pilots, that's the most common, the second most common is bank representatives. Its cool though we almost don't have to make contacts because people just make contacts with us. We live on the same road as the group leader, he owns a huge farm here and is loaded with moneys, him and his wife both served missions and then moved here years ago, their sons were baptized just a few months ago, the oldest is 18 and the youngest is 15. We met some really neat people this week, we taught a special family Saturday night, that had  alot of really good questions, they said that already had something to do this Sunday but they want to visit church, I really wanted to find families because that's what the group needs here is families, we have an investigator named Fabiola thats 18, I think, she went to church yesterday so we are going to try and mark her date for here in 2 Sundays. Church here is held in the auditorium of a school here, its strange because we are only doing sacrament meeting here, from 9 until 10:15 in the morning, there was only 24 people at church yesterday, so hopefully we can see that increase. I gave a talk on the importance of having challenges and difficulties in life, it was supposed to only be about 10 or 15 minutes but the other elder who also gave a talk went for only 7 minutes, I was the last speaker so I had to try and stretch my talk out otherwise we were going to end super early it was good though and ended up being 20 minutes, and church ended right on time.  the area is divided here we have the area of the center, the others have an area super far away from the center but there is alot of good people in their area, our area also has great people in it. There are quite a few little stores here I always like the city center feel and it also reminds me of Ponta Porã, because my area was also the center there. Also lunches here are the exact same every week, tuesday its in the group leaders house Wednesday its in a recent converts house, Thursday its in a members house who moved recently from Cuiabá, I actually had eaten lunch at her house several times when I was in Industriário, she was a member there and now she is here and I'm eating lunch at her house again, Friday we don't have lunch so we have to eat at home, Saturday its in a family of recent converts home, and Sunday NO lunch!  woohoo, haha but luckily we are alotted more moneys here, we get 215 reais instead of the normal 170 in the mission. Things are alot more expensive here, food that cost 2 reais in the south is 4.50  here, things are more expensive. I'm about 7 hours from my old area of Sorriso here but here it looks quite a bit different, we are surrounded by a jungle here, there are tons and tons of macaws here, its will be a good place to take pictures, its been just laughs here with Elder Moraes, we go way back it feels like and we have alot of great memories together. Pray for us to be able to find those who are ready to accept and to follow here, we have an important work to do here and we need all the help we can get. pray for us, and for all the members here. We will be traveling again this week to go to our zone meeting and it sounds like the assistants will be spending 3 days here this week as well. That will be interesting, I guess. Well I love you guys all and hope you have a great week. And I will fill you guys in well next week this this weeks happenings.
-Elder Kennington

Monday, September 8, 2014

Week #90 Being Transferred

Week # 90 Noventa freaking semanas. FIRST OF ALL HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO MOM AND AND AND GRANDMA AND GRANDPA KENNINGTON! That's such I nice thing knowing that my family is a happy family and are still marries after so many years, one day I will be married too here in ten years or so haha, but really congrats and I hope it is a wonderful day for all of you. Today officially started my second to last transfer.  12 weeks left. Well surprises with transfers, I´m getting transferred! Again!   I'm going up North, way way up North, the last city in our mission North. I'm going to a city called Alta Floresta. Which is only about 24 hours on a bus worth of travel. So Alta Floresta is a group. It was opened this year, and it seems to be growing. I'll be about the ninth missionary to work there, it sounds like nobody knows or has heard of the church there so it will be a totally different style of working there. But the craziest part is that I am going to be with Elder Moraes!!! I don't know if you guys remember him, but hes probably the Elder that I have most gotten to know on the mission, just cause I have lived in with him in two areas, he was almost always in the same zone as me as well, and now we are going to be companions! It will be another co senior companionship, this is his last transfer so I will be his last companion, so he only has 6 more weeks than me on the mission. Its going to be a crazy transfer, but I'm super excited. Elder Moraes is from Curitiba, he is a tall elder and is in several of my pictures that I have sent in the past. This week I was contemplating my life and my area and I decided that I really didn't want to leave Bandeirantes, I like it to much here, the members, the area, the missionaries, everything. The only reason I'm not too sad about leaving is because I know that I will be going to a neat area and I will be with one of my favorite missionaries. We worked so much this week and found a ton of elect people, and some not so elect people, but I was really looking forward to be here more; to be able to work more with these people, but I guess that wont be happening, one thing is 99% sure though, and that is that I will be going to my last area. My companion keeps good at keeping up on how  many days we have left and we have officially 83 days left until we get on our plane back home. Its still so much time though. Anyway, I don't have a whole lot of time to write cause we are wanting to run to the center again today to do some last minute stuff, but this week I bought some shoes, I got them on sale for 50 reais, so it was probably like 20 something dollars, they are good shoes that should last me another 3 months, I plan on just throwing them out at then end and just coming home with my beat up shoes. I will be getting on the bus at 8 tonight and will get to Cuiabá at about 8 in the morning and will leave there and get to Alta Floresta at about midnight, so I will leave tonight and get in my area probably the end of Wednesday or the start of Thursday. I have a long long ride ahead of me! This week like I said was good, we taught alot of people and we did a service project throwing down sod, we did it at a members that are super sweet, I will miss them. It wasn't so hot this week which was a great blessing, so this week we had our mission tour, it was really great, we had Elder and Sister Campos come, it was cool we had some good trainings with them, they talked about the importance of having the spirit when we teach, he told us that if we teach without the spirit we are pretty much killing our investigators, that was a comment that I think made alot of missionaries think, he had us practice teaching the first vision with the other missionaries, he walked around, and listened to everyone teach I noticed that as I recited the first vision he stopped and listened to us, then afterwards he had me go up to the pulpit and he put on a video of the first vision with some music and had me recite the first vision in front of everyone, that was kind of nerve racking. After he told everybody that is the kind of spirit that should be bring every time we teach the restoration. he then congratulated me and shook my hand and told me I could sit down. That was a neat experience I guess, kind of random and one that I was not at all expecting, but nevertheless it was a good experience. Its just proof that I am the most spiritual missionary in the mission, haha jk thats retarded, anyway it was a great conference and at the end I bore my final testimony, it was good and I almost got a little emotional but I kept things under control pretty well. So yeah I got everything packed up tonight, it was a pain cause i hate packing suitcases but next time I do it will be my last and I plan on throwing away a bunch of stuff. Ill sure miss this area though, it was great with Elder Heidt here, We are super similar in personality, he reminds me of myself I will miss being his companion, at least he is from Idaho so I will be able to see him after the mission without problems. I would really like to have finished my mission in this area though, but I´ll go where the Lord wants me to go and I will do what He wants me to do, this really is His mission and not mine. I just hope I can give all that I have to him these last two transfers. I hope that these can be that best transfers of my mission, it will surely be memorable, anyway I will talk to you more next week we are getting ready to leave here, but I love you guys I am always praying for you all, and also tell Jordan I'm ticked cause I really wanted to drive his mustang when I got back, now he has shattered my dreams haha. Well I love you all and wish you all a wonderful week.
Elder Kennington

Cuiaba Brazil Week #89

Good Gracious its so hot, I've been slathering on the sun block this week, and even still I have been keeping a constant red tone. Its been a good week though, we worked alot sweat alot and were blessed to sleep like logs at night. But for reals, it was a cool week. Last p-day was neat we had our 2-zone bbq at a members ranch area, we had a good time it was cool getting to see old friends and making new ones, there was lots of people that I still had never met so it was cool getting to know alot of missionaries better, they are all so new and young though, I have triple the time than most of them. We played games and soccer and we had a water balloon fight and stuff, it was a good time. I included some pictures of the activity and also of how red I have been the last month. one of the highlights this week is I was able to go on a division with Elder Alves who is a missionary in my old area of Marechal Deadoro, it was neat being able to work in one of my old areas and it brought back alot of great memories, we visited some old investigators and less actives that i had visited before. They will be some new people that they can start visiting. The best part though was we got to visit my baptism max, he is doing great, and has a strong testimony still unfortunately though, every Saturday and Sunday he has to go to his aunts house on the other side of the city where he tutors his cousin with college stuff so, unfortunately he doesn't go to church very often, but we left him with a goal to read the Book of Mormon everyday, one of the things that I like about Max is that he always kept his commitments so when he says he will do something I know that he will do it, I hope that reading the Book of Mormon will keep him motivated and help him to prioritize the Gospel in his life. It was just like old times though being at his his house teaching him the discussions, it made me sad knowing that it might be the last time I would ever see him in this life, depending on whether or not I am transferred or not next week, That's right next week is transfers already, it sure has snuck up on me, like every transfer this one has passed by faster than the others. So it is super probable that one of us will be transferred, who will it be? that's a very good question. If I had to guess I think its more likely that I stay and that Elder Heidt will be transferred, Either way though somebody will probably be training, I asked President if I could train last transfer and he said that's what he was planning on having me do, but I know that elder Heidt also wants to train and had asked president in his letters to train. So i think that both of us will train though before the end of the mission. I am content with whatever happens though, if I stay i will be very happy because this is a great area that has great members, but if I leave I wouldn't have any problems at all, well depending on where i go I'm not too fond of the idea of going back up to Cuiabá, because its hot here in Campo Grande which means up in Cuiaba its probably a good 10 degrees hotter. Its so hot there, just pray for President to know what to do with transfers and pray for his inspiration. We went with some members and did some visits this week which was cool as well, we went to Josés house several times but he was never there his house it was all locked up, then we went back last night and there was somebody there and I could see them through the window but it wasn't José it was some guy that was in his twenties so hopefully he didn't move, we still have his number though we still don't have a cell phone, I think I commented before that one of the other missionaries lost there phone and so we lent ours to them and its been like that the last almost 3 weeks. So yeah we have been teaching quite a few new people but they are all just so soft and wont commit to anything. This transfer we have made about 100 new investigators most of which we cut after the first visit. We are hanging in though and are having success cleaning up our member list here the bishop was happy with our progress on updating the list. So as I commented last week we had our stake conference this week, it was 2 days of conference we had it Saturday and Sunday, Saturday evening we went to the meeting it was exclusively about missionary work, all the talks had to do about missionary work. It was really good and got me pumped up it made me want to leave and go know every door in campo grande, it was more for the members though and was focused on how its the members job to find people to baptize and its the missionaries job to teach them. President Costa even called President Reber and our stake president and had them go and knock doors, then he called the missionaries from the ward that we were at and they went with the bishop and went and knocked doors as well. It was just to show that members and missionaries can work together without problems and that its easy to do. It was cool listening to President Costa he is definatly a giant of a man spritually speaking, he speaks with authority and speaks well, he know how to give talks. He said how next conference he will be the oldest 70 in the church, missionaries like to poke fun at people that are what we call G.H, Gloria dos Homens, Glory of men. So whenever people talk about their accomplishments as missionaries or callings or pretty much anything we say that they are G.H, and I had always heard that President Costa was really G.H, but I guess he has a right to talk be cause he is a general authority and has done much good in the world and especially in Brasil. He talked about how he had a perfect knowledge we that the 1st vision happened and how he knows the light of God and stuff. We could say that it was G.H but it is true he probably does have a perfect knowledge of many things. Other missionaries that had seen him speak before said he is very different speaking to members than to missionaries, which makes sense he jokes alot more and is alot lighter with members, but I guess he is very stiff and demanding with the missionaries and usually burns missionaries, but that's how it has to be, they need to be tough with the missionaries. It was a pleasure though hearing him speak though. We got a reference yesterday of a lady that some members had brought to Stake Conference yesterday so this week we will teach here, her name is Ede, she said she really liked the conference. Also I told my zone leader elder fuentes that I was going to write home and tell my family about how we almost had to rededicate our house, yesterday we got back from lunch and I said I'm going to the bathroom and he was like noooooo! and then he ran to the bathroom and was in their for about half an hour, then he opened the door after he was done and completely filled our house with the most dank foul smell that I have ever smelled on the mission we were all gagging and on the Verge of throwing up, he is a chilean so I can give him a hard time, he said ohhh I think I am sick, we told him that he was full of demons and after wrecking the bathroom we would have to rededicate our house, but the smell lingered the rest of the day we left and came back at night and our house still wreaked, we were walking around the house with our towels tied around our faces. I didn't need to include that but i told Elder Fuentes that I would tell my family about how he almost killed us, in the picture of the activity Elder Fuentes is the one with his arm around me. Anyway so today is September finally, and also its the first which means I have exactly 3 months left on the mission!  that's right three months from today I will be on an airplane home. But I'm not trunky at all though, for now at least I've been to busy to be trunky. But anyways that's about it for this week, Sound cool the stuff that's been going on at home, this week we will have mission tour and another 70 will be coming to the mission, they were ex presidents of a mission here in Brasil. It will be cool and it will finally be my turn to give my final testimony, always in the conferences the missionaries that will be going home share their  "last testimony" and this will be my last mission conference/mission tour so it will be my turn finally, so yeah thanks for your emails I love you guys and I will try and by some shoes today, we will be going to the center to buy souvenirs so don't be surprised when you see charges on my card. I love you all hand wish you all a great week!
-Elder Kennington