Monday, January 8, 2018

CBF, Dedo de Deus, and Getting a Job

Monday, January 9, 2018

Ola, tudo bem? How is everyone doing?

So this week was amazing. So on P-day, we went and visisted the CBF which is the headquarters for the Brazilian Soccer team. It was amazing. We also went and saw the Dedo de Deus that was cool. Oh sorry this will be really short because we don’t have time.

So I will finish with a miracle that happened. So we told an investigator that if he reads the Book of Mormon, he will find a job. He told us afterward that the NEXT DAY, 8:30 in the morning, a restaurant called and asked if he would accept a job. The Book of Mormon is true! Man it is amazing how this has happened. They are amazing, only problem is that they need to get married but we are already working on that so this is going to be amazing. Oh and we had three people at church yesterday! I hope everyone has a great week!


Elder Kupferer

New Year, Another Baptism....and No Hair

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Hey everyone!! So this week has been fun and hard! So first things first, we have been working really hard this week. We did a division on Tuesday and that day, Elder Bledsoe and I made two new investigators and Elder Kemerich and Elder Oliveira.... 7. They killed it that day! They told us afterward that they would go to one appointment and then the people there told them to pass a different person there and that kept going and going. The district meeting was good. This district is really awesome. Anyways, we had another baptism! It was amazing! When Gabriella was prepping, she switched to the baptism clothes, and then did the interview, and then got baptized!! That was the first time that I saw that which was pretty great! There was just one thing that wasn’t the best. When we went to search for our investigators, 6 of them said that they would be going to church and.... only one person went. BUT that person is awesome and she was really excited. So that was really good. Then for the new year... I slept through it. Yep, missionary work doesn’t stop for the holidays. And on Monday we went to work and.... no one was open or at home. We just visited a less active and went to the hospital to help a member out that got in an accident.
So about the no hair. I went to get my hair cut and the guys were doing a great job..... until he started to cut up on top. I think there was a miscommunication because he cut way lower than I wanted and now I have close to no hair. If I have a photo I will show you guys, but I hope everyone has a great rest of the week!


Elder Kupferer

Merry Christmas...and Yellow Hair

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

ALÔ!! Merry Christmas!! 

This week has been intense but has been a lot of fun. So we had our Christmas conference which was awesome. We got these new ties that was awesome, we ate some açaí, and I saw half of my group! 

Then, we had a baptism! So we were working with Gilson since the first day that we got here. He was the only one of his family that wasn’t a member so that was great to see. BUT there were a few things that went wrong hahaha. 

So first off, the cover for the drainage was lost so we filled up the baptismal font and when we went to the baptism, there was only half of the water! It still worked but it was interesting. 

Also, Gilson showed up late! We were a little nervous but when he showed up, everything was fine. Then after we made a video for his wife and for his family and everyone was happy. 

He then was confirmed on Sunday and then.... he painted (I think he means colored or dyed) his hair. I forgot to take a picture but we were waiting at his house for him and when he arrived, he had yellow hair! He told us that he wanted to paint it which because he thought it would be great but it turned out yellow. So what did we do? We cut it for him! haha it was definitely one of the most interesting things that happened. 

Man this was such a great Christmas, especially helping someone be baptized and doing this sacred covenant. I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a happy new year!


Elder Kupferer

Monday, December 18, 2017

Dedo de Deus (Finger of God)

So this has been a lot of fun! I got transferred to Teresópolis and I am training Elder Kemerich!!! I am so excited to work with him and this week is awesome. He is from Porto Alegre (Rio Grande do Sul) and he is only a member for 2 years! Man he has such a strong testimony and he is really excited to go and work. Our new area is so amazing the ward here is so excited to work with us here and I am really happy to work with them. We have two people ready to be baptized this week! I will fill you guys in more later but I will send photos now! Have a great week!


Elder Kupferer

Monday, December 11, 2017

Novinho, Moving to Rio, and Opening Areas!!!!


Man this has been a full week. (and last couple of days). So first off we had an interview in Chácara that we were prepping to go. When we got there she walked straight up to us and said that she wasn’t ready. BUT then she had her friend and said that they both wanted to get baptized, just at the same time. SOO we remarked that. ANYWAYS I don’t have any time left in the LAN house so I will finish quickly that I am being transferred!! I will be going to Várzea, Teresópolis, in the state of Rio de Janeiro (I am moving to Rio!) I will also be training for the first time!! That will be really awesome. Also, since I am training I will be opening a new area and will be the district leader for the zone leaders again which will be good. Sorry this is small I will be better next week. Hope everyone has a great week!


Elder Kupferer

Monday, December 4, 2017

Christmas Came Early

Hey everyone! 

So I have no time but I will say a few things quick. 

First, we marked a date with a person in Chácara!! (which is basically one hour traveling on the bus). So that was fun. We will visit a few more times and baptize her! It will be good. 

Also the other missionaries in my district baptized Júlia! She is the daughter of less actives that are coming back to church and her mom said on Sunday during testimony meeting that she is coming back so that was awesome! 

Oh and Luis André received the priesthood! I am so happy especially since we are teaching his mom and sister and now he can baptize them!! If that happens I will be overjoyed. 

So finally, we returned to our apartment (I think it was Thursday) and we came home to new curtains, a new frying pan, new plates and cups, and..... A WAFFLE MAKER!!!! YOU GUYS you don’t even know how excited I was to see that. It came with the recipes and everything!! I am so excited to make waffles hahaha I know this might not seem really cool but it is cool to me! SO ANYWAY hope everyone has a great week, I will try to send photos next week!


Elder Kupferer

Monday, November 27, 2017

Service, Service and Helping People Move!

Monday, November 27, 2017

Alô pessoal! Tudo bom?! 

So this week was pretty eventful and filled with fun stuff. 

First, I hit 9 months in Brazil tomorrow! AND I hit 7 months in the same area on Saturday. haha so that has been fun to see how much time I have been here. 

Second, let’s talk about Thanksgiving!! I DID... nothing. I honestly forgot that it was this week and we were reporting our numbers the night of, and one of the other American elders asked Elder Griffin if we did anything and we both looked at each other super confused. Haha so yeah, I forgot about it but that leads me to the service that we gave on Friday! 

So we first helped Irmã Geralda with ​​packing food storage which was fun! I will send the video to my parents to show what we did. (WARNING I’m speaking Portuguese. I didn’t really think about that until after) THEN we helped the family that was making us lunch with cleaning out a storage closet with a BUNCH of stuff. But it all ended well. 

Then we went on Saturday to the house of Sara and Lenildo, who were recently baptized, and helped them with a move! They only moved over two neighborhoods and didn’t have a lot of stuff so it was a piece of cake! The bishop, his councilor (who is also his father in law) and the Quorum President were there so that helped. 

Then on Sunday, we were able to teach this family that is amazing! The father has been to a ton of activities since he was a teenager and knows a lot of the members. So we taught them the Gospel of Jesus Christ and invited them to a family home evening tonight. So we will see if they come! Man this was a good, tiring week. Hope everyone has a great week!


Elder Kupferer