Monday, December 29, 2014

Bryce is married!


& feliz casamento Bryce.  Holey moley you´re married!  We had a party for you here in Brazil with pizza, lemonade and 17 Miracles.  I laughed a lot when I saw the pictures with my face cut out!  Brooks you are a good Brandyn. :) You´ll have to take a lot of pictures of temple square if you´re staying there for the night with all the lights.  

Spiritual thought for the week is for Bryce:

And again, verily I say unto you, if a man marry a wife by my word, which is my law, and by the new and everlasting covenant, and it is sealed unto them by the Holy Spirit of promise, by him who is anointed, unto whom I have appointed this power and thekeys of this priesthood; and it shall be said unto them—Ye shall come forth in the first resurrection; and if it be after the first resurrection, in the next resurrection; and shall inherit thrones, kingdoms, principalities, and powers, dominions, all heights and through all eternity; and shall be of full force when they are out of the world; and they shall pass by the angels, and the gods, which are set there, to their exaltation and glory in all things, as hath been sealed upon their heads, which glory shall be a fulness and a continuation of theseeds forever and ever. - Doctrine & Covenants 132:19

That´s a good Christmas present!  I´m excited to talk with you all in a couple days.  

See you soon!


Elder Young

Christmas in Teresina Brazil

Christmas in Teresina Brazil -Brandyn made snowflakes and the sign!

This is what all of the Young Brother's wore at Bryce and Terra's wedding so Brandyn wore it on the wedding day while in Brazil and we are going to photo shop him in a few

Elder Young's art work on the water filter

new pictures!

I loved the Christmas devotional!

Oi familia!
It´s good to hear from you all - sounds like a super busy and fun Christmas. :)  That´s awesome Blake is doing the Madrigal.  Hope the spelling bee went well with the twins.  and Ben, That´s a good feeling too to be finished with football season.
This week was very good.  President Siedschlag will be coming this week to Sobral.  We´watched the Christmas devotional last week in Portuguese.  The Mormon Tabernacle choir gives me chills every time.  This Saturday we´ll be doing a missionary choir they asked me to lead for a stake activity.  I´m excited for Christmas.  Thank you for the package!  I had Elder Christie open it and take out all the essentials.  I´m waiting faithfully until Christmas to open the stocking.
Many miracles happen every day - I´m writing them in my journal to one day share.  I´ve learned so much on my mission.  I´m amazed it is flying by so fast. 
Have a good week & happy holidays,

Sunday, December 7, 2014

more pictures

Staying here with Elder Boccia for this transfer

Querido familia,

Hope Thanksgiving was delicious!  Congrats Blake in your games.  I´m glad your back is starting to feel better.  Congrats too ben in all of your classes!  Holey moley you are taking some intense courses and still managing to get top grades.  What´s most deserving of congrats though is the stories I hear about keeping the sabbath day holy.  Testifying of the atonement (& quantum physics haha) to your friends and the twins always being good to mom.  & Bryce getting married in 3 weeks.  It still doesn´t seem real everyone is growing up so fast. :)

This week was the last week of the transfer!  I´ll be staying with Elder Boccia as my companion and still will be living here with Elder Christie and his new companion, Elder Cruz.  It has been fun the past couple weeks organizing activiteis in the church.  Elder Christie and I teach an eElglish class on Mondays and a piano class on Tuesdays.  Then Wednesday through Friday Elder Boccia and I teach Portuguese to a family not members in the afternoon.  I´m beginning to understand why President Packer expresses so often the importance and joy of teaching.  It is a neat experience to see a big change in others as an instrument in the hands of God.  I know we really are in the hands of God.  "All things have been done in the wisdom of Him who knoweth all things." (Alma)  Being in hthe hands of God means we are to be malleable.  O)ften it is only in extreme heat (sometimes literally :) that we can be molderd exactly as He´s designed.  

“I am like a huge, rough stone … and the only polishing I get is when some corner gets rubbed off by coming in contact with something else, striking with accelerated force. … Thus I will become a smooth and polished shaft in the quiver of the Almighty” (Teachings of the ProphetJoseph Smith

All is well.  It´s been awesome to work with such good missionaries here.  I feel like I´ve known forever everyohn I´ve met as of yet.  The member here especially - there is a man that´s 68 years old who walks miles with us ion the hot sun to lessons because he loves doing missionary work.  And He loves the Savior.  I have never met a more passionate people than those I´ve come to know here in Brazil.  

Have a good week!  Make sure you put up lots of lights. :)


Elder Young