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Elder Tyler Fullmer – Financial Clerk

Hey guess what your son is moving up in the world. We got to see the “rege”, the list of where everyone is going this next transfer, and E. Fullmer was listed as the SF. Yes that’s right I get to spend the next couple of transfers on a computer. It will be fun I guess. It’ll at least be a different aspect of the mission. I’m really excited to be closer to the president and his family. Plus i’ll get letters and packages right when they get here. So stop sending them to Criciúma im moving out yay. Its was a build up that culminated with me yelling “what ive got than 3 months in field and they want me to be what………?” I’m not quite sure what im going to be doing but I know part of it is about the reimbursement that get going. So that’s something im really excited for.

My comp was gone a lot this week. He had to leave Tuesday night to go to a training in Floripa for all of the Zone Leaders so he was gone till i think till Wednesday night. So I was once again blessed with the opportunity to stay with Elder Eide again. Man it’s always great days when im with him. We found this one older gentleman who had a lot of questions about where we go after this life so that was cool to talk to him but also he had so many questions about what we teach about in the restoration. So we are going to tell the next people to go back to him. We then contacted the heck out of that street and found one lady who was really hit by our message. We taught about Joseph smith and she started crying and said that she wanted to go to church before she accepted a date but would be baptized. It was really cool did some contacts visited more people although we never found any more cool people that day.

The next day however was just as good talked to good people in the same new area that I had decided to go to but this time it was me Elder Eide and Elder Rolim a brasileiro. We found a crazy lady who when we told her we were missionaries and representatives of christ ran away screaming “just go….leave me alone…just go” or that’s kind of how it translates. It was kind of weird and it felt odd cause the house was really nice but she looked like a……well this sounds mean but an oger crazy lady. It just didn´t fit. Then we found our shinning investigator. We found flavia cause I made a joke like “let’s go contact that green house they look loaded” but as I saw her house I thought “we could contact that house her door is open” and felt like I should. Pushed the thought away and as we passed I felt as if something was telling me “go contact that house”. So I turned around companions looking at me like im crazy and contacted her. She let us in and she was really excited to talk to us. She participated and we went back the next saturday she accepted the Book of Mormon and I think she’ll be baptized. Its one of the few things that makes me sad to leave this area. I find one person who is really ready and I have to leave.

Other than that this week was not all that memorable. We dropped so many people in the knowledge that me and elder Hansen will leave this area to two new people who are going to come in. The new LZ was here for a couple transfers and now he’s coming back. Fun for him right? IM really excited i cant even tell you guys. I’m excited for this change and to let you know i think my p-day might change to Saturday now but im not sure.

Hmmm what to say now. Brasil is a really beautiful place. The coastal side where im at is really green. I’m not so sure about chapeco but I think it’s the same way. We don’t have too many fruit trees just hanging all over the place but when its humid you remember that you re in a tropical country. It thunders quite a bit which makes Brasilians happy because I sware they love loud noises. Itll be broad daylight, cloudy, mid day and you’ll hear a fire work go off. Probably because of a soccer game but they don´t even see them. It’s really odd. It’s actually raining way hard today, much to my companions unhappiness. Well got to go email my president. I’ll email again after if I have any more thoughts.

E. Fullmer


Elder Tyler Fullmer – Arrival at Criciúma

I got sent to Criciúma and its way nice here. I love it. I’m going to try to send pictures in a separate email. I haven’t had time to take some here, but I’ll send some I took from the CTM.

The only letters I’ve gotten here so far were ones that got sent to Provo after I left. They got sent on to the mission, not the CTM… haha… so I got a couple old ones and no packages have made it through yet.

I’m Really glad I did not get sent to Floripa. They call my Zone the pit, says my comp, but the area is one of the best in the mission. Sadly yes, my mission president is going to change in a couple of weeks, but he’s been good and the mission has been improving massively. He’s also close to having to shut his job down. It’s gone down the toilet since he’s been on his mission. So that’s kind of sad, but you can really see that they love the missionaries they work with. We’re all going to miss them.

Well I had my first lesson a couple days ago and not much to say there, because I didn’t say a word.  I had my First ward activity and that was way cool. Broke my shoes in playing soccer, and no shock, was being beaten by 12 year olds. We had some good old fashioned churasco(bbq) I hope that’s how you spell it.  It was way good.

We haven’t had too many investigators lately.   They, the previous elders(and my comp admits it), focused a little too much on four people that were close to baptism, and they were baptized.  We have been working hard to find new investigators though.

Yesterday was interesting. It was the 50th anniversary of the church here, so the two wards had a special meeting.  Oh there’s 2 areas and 6 missionaries( 4 elders in my area and 2 sisters in the rich part). It was cool, I didn’t get a whole lot out from it, but it was cool to see. Then we had lunch, which is a topic of interest.  We have very small breakfasts, huge lunches, and no dinner, but we have a snack at like 930 or 10pm when we get back. The members do a lot for us and we do eat a lot. They say we never eat dinner, but members feed us, or investigators feed us, so we do get a lot of food.   Its always really good.

So we taught a lesson to a inactive family. We got invited over for cake and my comp started in about the sacrifices of the early members in Criciúma and moved into Joseph Smith and the early members, and that temples are so important.  He put in a DVD clip from “The prophet of the restoration”, great movie, and at that point one of the daughters started getting teary and I knew I had to think of something and prayed for the spirit. Well, the movie got done and I know I’ve got to say something, so I break out D&C 124:135 I believe, where it mentions David Fullmer, and talked about the early church, our family, and temples. Which in and of itself is not crazy, but I was near tears, half the family was crying, and I didn’t stutter, I spoke correctly and without mistake. I can’t do it now and the only explanation was that the spirit gave me what I needed to say.

And so here I am on a computer in a lanhouse(an internet cafe without food) telling you that it’s all good here. I know I’m out doing God’s work no matter how many people look at me like I’m crazy.

I love you guys, I’ll email you next week, bye.

Elder Fullmer

So he did send pictures, but in a weird nonformat.  Sooooooo…..still no pics.  I emailed back that he needs to send them again, but he needs to upload them in jpeg.  It’s killing me to have NO pictures.  Sigh!