Elder Tyler Fullmer – A short visit

You think its dull there come to Florianopolis, Brazil.  I bought a hammock and who would have thought that it would weight three hundred pounds. But its really nice. I’ll have to take a picture of it and send it to you guys. We went to the Morro Da Cruz last week which was way cool. I’ll be sending those pictures today. So the big news is that I’ve been signed off to work on my own here and Elder Egito will be leaving for another area. I can’t stand him and his companion. They are so obnoxious and they eat every scrap of food. I didn’t buy a lot of food all at one time last week because they believe that all of the food in the kitchen is theirs. So there’s some good news.  We’re doing away with all reimbursement of transport. So fun time here. I had to figure out a way to give people more money depending on where they are. Fun times but then the money went out to the people early. I know what to do next time, but it’s just a pain. So Elder Jairo Mazzagardi Came to the mission last Wednesday. Pres. Fernades gets a call at like 8 Monday and E. Mazzagardi was like “how full is your schedule for this week” to which president responded “it’s completely full of travel and interviews for the next 2 weeks. To the surprise of president fernades he heard this response “that’s nice….president do you think i could have a meeting with your mission I’m free the next 2 days” ha-ha. So we were all scrambling to get things ready. one day to plan and two days for Elder Mazzugadi to have meetings. When he got here I was up in the “escritorial” and he came in and shook all our hands while he stared right into your eyes and you just felt like he was really searching your soul. It was really crazy but all’s good. He’s way cool. Pretty soon each house is going to have a portable DVD player to use to study, because that’s not going to be misused at all. oh and don’t forget the iPods that every mission will have as an area book. The church is moving up in technology people. In Brazil that means that our houses are going to be targets, because dumb missionaries are going to be yelling about what we are using to work and they’re going to tell about all the cool stuff the church sends. Anyways today is off to the dunes. We’re going to play ultimate Frisbee for the other 2 guys’ last pday in Floripa. They’re not happy about leaving but I think Elder Machado is. Elder Machado is my comp, he’s a Brazilian from I think Salvador. A place people nickname the Baiia(?) I don’t know how to write it. He moved to São Paulo to work and go to school and that’s where he found the church. He just showed up at the church after hearing a little bit about us from some inactive member. Anyways his family situation is fairly messed up. His mom pretty much disowned him for coming on a mission, won’t talk to him and keeps saying that he deserted her. It’s really sad. Four of the pictures are from the Morro da Cruz (I took the shadow picture in remembrance of Connor. wasn’t nearly as cool though). The one is of the famous bridge of Floripa (terrible picture) which isn’t used now. It’s close to falling down. The last is from a member’s balcony. it’s a great view. Oh inspiring story of the week. The day the bridge picture was taken we were going to give a blessing. One of the special ones the missionary’s in this mission give. I don’t know how many other missions do it. We got there and he was smoking and acting really weird. He was way jittery and nervous and would not stop talking. He said things about spirits and things like that so we knew we had to bless him. The sad thing was he said that he didn’t know if he had faith to change. So we gave this blessing in a house that smelled like smoke. Completely just years of smoke. The minute my comp said “now in the name of Christ we command any evil spirit leave so that the Holy Spirit can be here” all of the smell of smoke was gone. Like something was retreating. It was crazy! Testimony builder and when the prayer ended he didn’t have anything to say. He was calm and everything was better, we’ll see what else happens with him. Well love you guys.

Love E.Fullmer

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