Elder Alex Evans has been called to the Brazil Rio de Janeiro Mission. He reports on July 10th, 2013, and will serve for a period of two years.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

October 13, 2014 When the well runs dry.....

Rio Das Ostras
October 13, 2014

Dear Family and Friends, 

How are all of you!? I'm great here in Rio Das Ostras, or in english, River of the oysters. Elder Call and I are doing good here and we do a really good job working together. I'm excited to work with him for as long as we are together.
We even have a few people to baptize this transfer, and a couple others who are in the process of getting legally married so that we can baptize them too! I like this area a lot, besides the fact that everything is still really expensive here because it's a turist beach city. I can't imagine how full it gets during carnaval. 

This week we had a fun story. The whole week we didn't have running water in our house. Because of the pretty weak infrastructure that Brasil has, we can't have water if it doesn't rain. So it hasn't rained in a while, and we stopped getting water pumped into our cistern to be used in our house. Luckily nobody lives in the house underneath us, so we hopped the wall everymorning and took showers on their driveway with the outdoor showerhead. We also had to steal buckets of water to flush the toilet and clean other things in the house. It was an experience for sure. The water was pretty chilly outside at 7AM. 

This week was a lot of planning and a lot of organizing our area and work and also our zone. We are doing what we can to get baptisms and reactivations and hit our mission standard of excellence. We as zone leaders are doing our best to be the example for our zone. We've got a lot of work to do this coming week, especially since we will be out of our area for 2 whole days. Friday I'll be in Rio for a leadership training, and Saturday I'll be in Araruama again for another giant missionary activity. Lots of time on the bus for me! And money...

That's about it for this week. I love all of you and was happy to hear about everything going on. Happy late Birthday to Landon! 

Elder Evans

Borrowing water from neighbors

Sad, sad, shoes

Working in Araruama

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