Posts Tagged ‘ Sao Paulo ’

Elder Tyler Fullmer – The card

This week was a real mess. We got a lot of new missionaries in and
that is always a pain to handle added with the fact that we had a
transfer of 80 or more missionaries. This time it was a “Let’s guess on
who will stay not who will go.”  President was really secretive about
the whole thing, it was really funny. Well now Elder Machado is off in
Chepéco and he still calls us every day with a problem. Seems like he’s
about ready to die out there. Hot and he’s not used to actually working
as a missionary. He got really used to the way things were here in
the office. I however have still got a crap ton of things to work out
seems like things never stop going wrong but that’s life I suppose.
President left to go to São Paulo and participate in the mission
president conference there. It was to supposed to be just me and
Elder Bateman here but what do you know! One of the Assistants who just
(doesn’t) seem (like) to want(s) to leave decided that he was too sick to go to an
area and has been here with us. Flip it’s so aggravating. Me and E.
Bateman are going crazy with him.

This p-day was way low key we had a lot of time sleeping which was a
nice way to go and then we played War-cards. (It’s like) the normal version is
Risk but they also turned it into a card game which was way cool. It
took us an hour and a half to finish I ended up winning much to his
surprise. We probably won’t ever play it again because we both were
getting so aggravated. I wanted to sleep in the hammock but I forgot
how little time we actually have and also how much time I was going to
sleep for.

We met this really cool family. One daughter is inactive (according to
one of the sisters in the ward) and the other is serving a mission.
Elder Bateman swore he heard something about sons but they didn’t
really say anything about sons so we didn’t push anything. They have
been taught by everyone and their dog but were dropped a long time ago
so were hoping to try and help them learn and gain a testimony. The
daughter says that the dad is a little scared and the mom just doesn’t
want to change. I’m thinking that the dad is just scared to change
without his wife so let’s hope we can help. They really are really
cool and seemed to like our visit but let’s see if they will be
willing to change their religion. We’re hoping to go back this Sunday.

So it’s already November that’s really crazy. It’s been over a year since
I got my call. Pretty soon ill have a year and then it’s just a countdown not up he he. I know i know stop looking so far in advance but I can’t help it I got really trunky this week. My ZL and DL both went
home and the better AP is going home the next transfer. I really don’t know what I’m going to do if we get another AP like the one we have right now I’m done dealing with this one. He’s lazy, prideful and just
does things that make you wonder if he’s really being the best example. I know we all have our things we are working on but I’ve lost all respect for this assistant.

It’s good to hear that things are going all good back at home. I got “THE CARD” from the Sayers. I received their card and was like oh nice they sent me a card…cause i was remembering the package they sent. I stared to feel it and was like this is a thick card….and I feel a bump in the card and yes one would think that all of those things would have led to one thing but it wasn’t until i saw the special paper that I understood what exactly I was looking at was a wedding invitation. Yes it’s happened I got the first one yesterday but what made it even funnier was that the guy’s name is “Spencer John Hansen”. Take out the middle name and that’s the name of my first comp so as the secretary I’ve got a phone that can  call anyone in the mission so I asked him if there was any relation, there’s not but he laughed and was
like “what are the odds. It was very funny. Tell them I wish them the best.

Oh we had this random person with a member come up to us and was like “you think you have time to teach me a little bit about the church?” So we were like heck yes we can. Good thing no one including our instructor for the Gospel Principles class showed up. Sad but nice at the same time. We taught a great lesson then we had the Primary program right after that class. I used to really dislike that Sunday
but can I just say that i is one of the greatest days to bring an investigator to. You could just feel the spirit there so strong and all the kids were funny as always. It was really nice. I won’t take it for granted any more it really was a great Sunday to have an investigator there.

Anyways love all you guys not sure i have anything else.

The pictures are us and part of the English class. They gave us all
ties in commemoration of the first class. My hair is way long in these
pictures rest easy it has since been cut.

Love ya,
E. Fullmer

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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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Elder Tyler Fullmer and The heart of Sao Paulo

Me and my comp placed 3 Books of Mormon last Friday. That was the greatest experience of all time. I understood the people and they knew what I was saying, wooohooo. They didn’t get what he was saying, but they always looked to me to talk, and the last one I placed by myself. It feels really great. Next time we go out to the “heart” of Sao Paulo, if you can call it that, but that’s what we do.

I got your letters from the 6th and the 11th so it takes awhile. My mailbox is 21 but your letters have been getting to me and by the way I showed part of one of your letters to the sisters of my district and they wanted me to tell you they thought it was great. I really do enjoy hearing about what’s going on at home.

Oh my comps name is Elder Larson and he’s from Washington. We still can´t upload pictures and that sucks. On the other hand however we can’t take our cameras outside of the CTM, so not too many picture taking opportunities here, but it is so amazing to get out of the CTM every Wednesday.

I have a question for dad, are we related to the Benjamin F Johnson in our heritage?  Also who has got visas…anyone from d-town?

I also thanked the Mission pres for the email and told him that you loved it.

Well I got a little dehydrated Saturday and so I got sick, but I’ve been watching the water level’s better, so that’s gotten good. Me and my comp were both sick over the weekend.

So the Sao Paulo temple is way cool and very beautiful. The Second best of course, but it is up there. Well that’s about it for this week.

I love you guys, bye.

Elder Tyler Fullmer – From the Sao Paulo MTC