Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Week 15 (December 14, 2015)

How are you? I hope you are doing swell, I Heard that you sent me a box already!! AHHHHH Hhaha im so excted I really hope it makes it here, I finna be devastated if it doesnt...

But Look here momma, good news is coming your way... This week we had another baptism and oh man it was good, the name of her was Marcela... I forgot last like 5 names to her but so good, we are really accelerated the work here and doing just great. (I can see that his English is getting mixed up as he is starting to think in Portuguese)

So Listen, Im the choir right? And everytime they close a firseide with a prayer from someone in the audience.. Just random.. So this guy was chosen to pray and this was the best prayer I have ever heard in my life haha... During the prayer he referenced AND QUOTED the scriptures John 3:16 and Jeremiah 1:7 and instead of saying in the name of Jesus Christ amen, he just jumped right to it and shouts AMEN!!! hahaha I was dying.. But he had like one of those backrounds of the churches that yell when they teach so this was normal for him.

Momma life is so great, Im so excited to see my momma on Christmas, and hey if its ok with you I would like Briggs and Allie and Wade there too also. That would be soooo legit :)) If not ok... But thats it!

Also, Brazilians are really bad singers holy cow just thought I'd throw that out there haha, also, todat my companion and I super duty cleaned our house it was amazing it took so long, that house hadn't been cleaned in centuries. We grinch bagged everything, thats what I learned how to do from Dad haha. 

I love you and the family sooo much, I hope everything is just phenomenal there.

Love your son, Elder Worthen

Monday, December 7, 2015

Week 14 (December 7, 2015)


hahah Yay you wrote me this week! :) I cannot get enough pictures or stuff to read from you I love getting updated on all thats going on back in the beautiful country of America. Man so nice.. Hahaha Momma listen up yes i can see Christ the Redeemer statue but its not very clear im a couple miles away but on the very last day of my mission I get to go to the very top and visit it! :D

Ok, quick story... I feel like my calling here is to help all the youth come into the church and be baptized, maybe or maybe not but I continually find myself meeting and teaching youth. I hope so because then i will catch them, at an age where they can still serve a mission and my prosperity of my mission will be GRANDNORMOUS! Haha But the name of the young man I baptized was Juan Pablo Carvalho Gomez Da Silva.... Quite long eh? haha But super cool kid, I think that working with him we will baptize a lot of the kids in his community, because everyone there looks up to him!

Ah man Mom you made me litereally LOL when you just said finna, i still use that you already know! haha and yah I was a little saddened when I heard that the Kelloggs are already moving but its ok, after the mission Briggs finna move in with me I dont know where but we are probably gonna live together haha :P Im happy to hear things with Riley are good, I love him :P I wanna see a picture of this Chloe girl! Whats up with that??

 Ah man stinks... I thought for sure Melody would've won that crap.The Judges were probaly payed... Anywho.. Momma my companion and I are putting in mad work here, I love him he's so cool. We just eat a ton of food, and proselyte, and baptize without end... its all I know. Baptism. I hope for more baptisms soon, we have a goal as a zone for 24 baptisms and I need to carry my part of  the load, also, if we reach that goal, we get to eat Brazilian BBQ!! Oohh man Im excited for that, here BBQ is called Churrasco, but the rr makes a h sound.

Momma I love you and Im super excited to skype you on christmas, also, Im in the mission choir so I get to travel to lots of areas singing christmas songs so thats super great, I love christmas and hope that I can receive that package before Natal. But anywho, all is well with me, love you and the family more than you know and tchau tchau! :)

-Elder Worthen

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Week 13 (November 30, 2015)

Laercio's baptism

My new comp, Elder DaMaia

(I was sick this week so I had Dave write lol, thankfully he "forgave" me without guilt)

This one goes out to the one I love, 
Hey mommio haha, I almost forgot to write you this week because when I opened my inbox I didnt have a letter from you :P Well, i forgive you.. I mean Im only doing the most important work in the world out here in the world and you forgot to write me... Its totally cool though i can undersatand! :) haha Imjust  playing with you. But man I am so jealous of you guys haha that cruise looked so refreshing, I would love cruise right about now. I would actually love a lot of things right about now... Like a warm shower oh my goodness that would be nice.. Also ranch dressing haha they only use vinegar and salt here for the vegetable like what is this?! I need some hidden valley!!

Speaking of things I need mom, I have been traveling a lot lately because I am in the choir for our mission, its super fun but traveling isnt free and I like food... SO could you put some money on my debit card, I would very much appreciate it and the dollar goes a long way here. SO if you just put like 50 bucks on it for this month I would gladly accept :)

Also, hows my package coming along? Did you already send it? If not you should real  quick cause that thing finna take a good amount of time to get here.. Also, have you received any more letters from me lately? I hope so this freaking mail here is so slow haha!

Momma, my new comp is so legit, Ill send you some pictures soon of me and him we have good times together :) I gotta go, love you to the moon and back

-Elder Worthen

Oh man Ok lets get started... Things that I miss from the USA.... First of, Taco Bell, holy cow, and Mountain Dew.... Oh my goodness have mercy, the things I would do for a Mountain dew... Also, Hot N Spicy McChickens from McDonalds.. That would be phenomenal right now haha. The main type of food we get fed here is rice, beans, and some sort of meat, usually steak. And then there is always a dessert of some sort. Holy cow daddio, I love hearing about the Cardinals and everything. Especially the cardinals... hahaha and its different here yo, their lunches are like our dinners. So we have lunch appointments not dinners. Dinners here for me are usually like sweet bread or cookies haha :P Something easy. Life is going so good for me though, I love you and hope to hear from you next week too :)

-Love, Elder Worthen

Week 12 (November 23, 2015)

Fabiano's baptism
Ahhhh hahaha you have got to be kidding me right now hahaha. That sounds sooooo refreshing. I wake up everday at 630 and work my buns off until 930 than I have 1 hour to get ready for bed and sleep and repeat hahaha. Well not completely true, I have P Days which are 8 hours but mommio listen up I had my first baptism this week!!!! I will send  you pictures later his name is Fabiano and he is soooo cool, I'm so happy I have this opportunity to serve here, I hope to baptize more REAL SOON.

Ah Gosh.. To come back to a cruise would be heaven :) Hahaha and guess what, I get to skype you in like 5 weeks so that pretty cool too :)

That's so good that you guys got to celebrate your 25 years of marriage like that too, good thing you didnt have service ;) Haha you don't need a cell phone to have fun, look at me! I only have scriptures :P
And ahh Ok, Wade told me you were holding them haha :P But ok I guess the mail is just incredibly slow haha! Momma I love you and also, this was a transfer week and I got a new companion, he is a Brazilian, his name is Elder DaMaia.. Haha kinda funny because my other comps name was elder Maia.

Have an awesome week I love you send me pictures :))

-Love Your Boy, Elder Worthen

Week 11 (November 16, 2015)

Okay sorry I wiull be more specific in my emails I guess. SO this week was really really really good. Hahah holy cow the weeks are flying, Its already P day and Im already wrtiting you again this is justso  weird. But mom listen up this is the scoop on my life in Brazil... We have some really awesome investigators. Right now we have Laercio and Fabiano.... IM GOING TO BAPTIZE THEM THIS SATURDAY!!!! My first baptism holy cow Im so ecited! Elder Maia and I worked with them and they have super solid   testimonies so sinceriously pray for them that the enemy won't pull them away from this path and that they can follow the example of our Savior and be baptize and receive the Holy Ghost. I am so excited for them and they are so excited too. Also, we are teaching another family of Damnian and Nina... They are scheduled to be baptized on the 28th and Im pretty sure about that one. Not 100 percent but I really hope its follows through. Nina has a bit of a smoking problem but besides that they are good, they love the church and when we visit, so pray that they can stay strong and quit smoking :)

 Other than that we dont have a ton of investigators, we have been being blessed with lots of people to receive though! The only thing is I need to not be afraid to open my mouth with anyone. I hate passing people on the road without talking to them haha I feel so bad because everyone devserves a chance to hear about this awesome gospel.

YO I gave a talk this sunday about theSabbath day and missionary work and it was straight fire. I was preaching that gospel for like a solid 20 minutes up there without difficulty, thanks to that gift of tongues :) Hahaha

Mommio update on me... I currently weigh 175 pounds when I left I was160 haha, its because the people refuse to let me leave the table without eating like 3 full plates of meat, rice and beans and then i always a dessert! Hahah Im doing just fine with that. Also funny story, my compaion was reading in Romans the other day... You need to look up this scripture you will die laughing because you  know how I have really ugly feet and compass toes? This scriptures talk about it a little bit. My comp read romans 10:15 and said this scripture is a lie for me. GO READ IT!!! hahaha

Well this week was good, I try to improve more and more every week, I love you soo much and the family. I hope you get better... AND ENJOY YOUR CRUISE

-Love , Elder Worthen

Monday, November 9, 2015

Week 10 (11/9/15) IIha do Governador, Brazil

Elder Worthen and Elder Maja in Ilha do Governador, Brazil
Oi Familia!

Heyoo, how is everything gong in the wonderful state of AZ? How are my cardinals doing?? Just kidding I already know, I have a member in the ward fill me in. There are few people here that like American Football so I use them as much as I can to hear about the latest plays and stats n such haha :P You guys will probably need to spell chek literally everything I send. Im forgetting how to spell because I read in Portuguese and it is SOOOOOO different. The pronunciations and everything haha. Man Im not gonna lie, Portuguese is not easy. Im having troubles lately because i really want to express my feeling the best way I can and help people but sometimes it is just to profound for my vocabulary. Sometimes I wish I was serving a mission english speaking but other times Im super happy about it because I know this is where I am supposed to be and that I will improve and that I'm improving more and more everyday:)

So we have been blessed immensely lately, we have had the opportunity to teach lots of families and been receving tons of help from the ward. It's fantastic what a ward can do to help missionaries. My dream is to have all the members come to me an ask "How can I help?" Oh I would have so many things for them to do haha. This week I am giving a talk on missionary work and keeping the sabbath day holy in our ward. I'm pumped because I know this will excite our ward more about the work.

SO We have a couple baptisms marked pretty soon for the 21 I really hope they dont fall through because I've learned to love my investigators sooooo much and I know this will bless their lives so much so I pray every day  A TONNN for them. Hopefully I will have my first baptism real soon here :)) I will definitely send pictures of that :D

Lets see... Anything crazy happen this week.... Well I found a store inside of a favela that just so happened to sell mountain dew, that was pretty sweet haha, it wasnt the same flavor but it was still really good!!

I love you family, I love being a missionary.  The days fly by and the weeks too, Im going to be writing you another letter in what feels like a day but is actually a week haha. I cant even remember what day it is most of the time, they just blend except for when its Sunday. Anywho, tchau tchau for now, I love you! hahaha jk :P

-Love, Elder Worthen

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Week 9 (11/02/15)

Illha do Governador, Brazil (Governors Island) 

Oh noooo.... Mom Im guilty... I waited till last minute to write this to you.. Im so sorry! 
Ah thats so cool, you guys sooo deserve that cruise. That sounds like so much fun I cant even imgagine haha. Mom im ma be straight with you...These past weeks were really hard with the language and our members and investigators and everything. Its fun but really hard. This week things are finally turning around. Ahh its so great, I got to meet a lot of new investigators, we have alot more help from the ward, the bishop is helping us too, things are really turning up here!! And my language is turning out amazing too!!! Hahaha Its amazing how great the gift of tongues is. Imunderstanding  soooo much more now, I love it and I know its because of the help from our Heavenly Father. I have fasted and prayed a lot for this help. I still need help Im not fluent but it is definitely improving :) 

I love getting the chance to bear my testimony all the time I feel the spirit every time I do it. GUESS WHAT?@! I'm giving a talk this next next Sunday in our ward already haha crazy stuff! 

Ahhhh I wish i had more time. I think thats cooking show is so dope with Melody and the fam, they sound like they are doing so good especially  Wade:)
Love you gotta go

-Elder Worthen

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Week 8 - 10/26/15

 Selfie time! He might need a selfie stick for Christmas? What do you think??
Lets see this week had ups and downs just like every other week. We haven't been having much success because I guess the previous elder really broke the relationship with the ward so right now my job is to fix it. Its hard work, especially when you cant really understand what people are saying haha! I mean yes I'm getting better and better and praying for the gift of tongues every day but listen Portuguese is difficult!! Man oh man their is so much slang and conjugations that you GOTTA know or your just a fish out of water.
But Me and my companion  are really hunkering down trying to be PERFECTLY obedient to the rules and trying to always be worthy of the holy ghost. i love reading the scriptures when I have hard times. This week I ponderized the scripture Alma 26:27. That scripture is so good, you should read it if you have hard times. I understand now soo much more why dad would always turn to the scriptures whenever times are tough. They really are amazing. I love reading and sharing about them.
SO this week I met my first atheist, haha what a guy, it really is sad to think that some people believe that this is our life and boom over. And that we don't have a father in heaven at we are alone. That is not true at allllll. So sad I wish i could shove the book of Mormon into people brains. This gospel is so beautiful but people are so hard hearted sometimes and its really hard for me because I want to bring everyone back to the presence of our heavenly father. 
Momma, don't worry Imma keep sending letter, let me know when you get them and always send pictures of the fam bam or other things like Sadie, i lover seeing those :) Ok? alrighty.. 
-Love, Elder Worthen

Week 7 - (10/19/15) First full week in Rio!

 All is good in the world now!

 Ugh!!!!!! After you lose you lunch Because you saw this bathroom notice the electricity running to the shower head.
 Elder Worthen and his companion in front of his first apartment in Rio.

Ahhh Perfect. Ok where to start.... Im going to fill you in all about Rio and everything. So I met my new companion on friday. His name is elder Maia. Oh my heavens he is sooooo funny, we get along so good. He is a Brazilian from Northern Brazil and he speaks a little bit of English sometimes, mostly slang that he knows is rude and funny that toher Brazilians dont know. Like sometimnes in the street, we´ll be walking and he will look at a Brazilian and wave tat them and say "Hi, you are ugly!" Witha smile on his face the brzilians cant understand him so they just smile and wave back hahahaha. Minna nossa he is silly. Minna nossa means oh my goodness here.

So their are tons of cities inside the state of rio and we have like one the coolest its lik right next to a beach and its like in the heart of rio. Its not capcabana but its pretty dope. Its called Ilhea do Governador. The only thing that is kind of harh about the mission life is that the people od rio, like the city rio, have very hard hearts. They have a very hard time acceptinmg the gospel and believing. I dont know why but whenever we talk with someone from north or south brazil they are soooo kind and totallly willing to accept. ALSO Oh my hevans Jehovas witnesses are everywhere and they like to nothing but bible bash with mormon missonariues hha. Good thing My compoanion is experience cause Already like 5 times weve bible bashed and just destroyed them hyaha. He is really good with the bible and book of mormon. I just wish people could understand how awesome the gospel really is and how much it could bless their lives...

The language is good. Im lost buty not completely lost I have an idea of what people are saying but they talkk sooo fast and weith heavy accent and with lots of slang so its a labor of love but im praying and fasting to understand :)

Mirand is a smarty! I love her, whenever I had a problem with tech stuff shed help me out haha.  Mke sure she still chooses the right and bes a good girl and not kissing anyone. 

I will send another letter tomorrow but their isnt a post office here so I have to wait to see the mission president or have zone meeting to receive letters or boxes so if you want to send me anyting for christmas, you should do it poretty sooon , mountain dew is always accepted;))))

Also, the work here is about 50 percent reactivation and 50 percent baptizing at least right now. Its sad how many people were baptized than just left, so me and my companion are really working at it with family and otyher people to help them out. 

I love hearing about the things at home, you gotta dig some more on rileys new boo haha I need to know these things!! I want a picture os chloe and I must approve before he slaps that ring on it! Also, give him props for being a good son and having a bbq with you guys :P Anywho, |I ssent some pictures, the firls is a ton of fun, IUm loving it wow I walk like crazy fast too, I could probably walk as fast as people in america run :P Love you guy ttyl. Tchau!

-Love, Elder Worthen 

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Week 5 (10/9/15) Last week in the CTM

Sao Paulo temple


Oops already started it out wrong haha. Wow lets see this conference was soooooo good, i cried a couple time and thats how you know it was good. I got to watchin English still thank goodness but man let me tell you something... I love you mom. When Elder Holland got up and started talking about Moms and how their love is almost comparable to the love Jesus feels for us and that a mothers love is a divine thing... I was just thinking purely about you th whole time and sobbing like a baby. I want to watch that talk again with you when I get home. Lets see what else, I cant think of any other talks write now cause this prison called the ctm only gives me 45 minutes to write and I dont have my notes with me but Man the difference it made when I was dressed in my sunday best and not falling in and out of sleep when watching it was incredible. Its amazing how much more you can write and learn when your awake :) Lol.

So lets see even though this place is kindaaa like a prison I still love it. I made SOOOO many friends here, every time I walk around someone is calling me out by name and saying hey and Im just like I dont know you but heyyy partner!! Haha man this is the life, and I am loving it. I learn sooo  much like every day. THE SCRIPTURES ARE SOOOO GOOD AND THE BOOK OF MORMON HAS AN ANSWER TO LITERALLY EVERYTHING YOU COULD EVER NEED. It feels soo cool to be with an investigator and their are telling me about their problems and Im just like BOOM read this scripture in alma or something like that and right after I just bear a fat testimony of it. Spiritual nuclear bomb right there ;) hahaha Just kidding.

HOly cow I cant belive I missed Miranda dance, I bet she such a fun time with Dean, I love that kid and HOLY COW in like the least weird way she looks freaking amazing like dang in her dress she looks like an actual woman! Thats just not right. And Isabel in her birthday pictures is nuts!! She is probabçy ruling junior high, her friends look super cool!! I wish I couldve been there but than again I dont really haha I leave for Rio on tuesday and I could not be  more excited.

I love you momma, I love you dad, Im sorry the cardinals lost, Im sure theyll bounce back we got bruce aryans, hes made of steel. I love you family you are all getting personal hand written letters in the mail and dont be afraid to send me those too because those are way cooler than emails.

-Love, Elder Worthen

Week 4 (10/2/15) 1 month down, 23 to go!!

Sao Paulo Temple with missionaries in the district

MOMMIO!! Hey sorry about that I realized I should be writing you more so Im making this a pririty haha I wish I knew how to type with more than 2 fingers :P By the way I need to know did you ever get any of my letters Ive been sending so far??? Ive already sent two but I dont know how reliable the postal service is here haha.

Ahh mommio I miss you ALSO I NEED TO KNOW have you been getting my pictures ive been sending??? 

Thats so good to hear that the family is doing so good, I missi daddio and mommio and isabelio and mirandio and rileyo so much. Well Ill tell you alittle bit about my life then because it is so much fun..

TIME FLIES BY here in the mtc, I cant even explain it to you, like no joke the days feel long but the weeks feel so short, I  know that makes about zero sense but youd understand if you were here! Thanks for sending pictures I love seeing the family so much, It makes me happy because for some reason I think everything is so different back in amercia but its literally like the exact same haha... Except for the election.. I hope trump wins that :P But yolo im in brazil.

Ah now church things, Im soooo excited for general conference like Ive never been this pumped for it before I love listening to devotionals and talks by apostles an such. Also, every investigator Ive had so far Ive been able to commit to baptism and its soooo cool mom like ill be teaching and then boom holy ghost takes over and the gift of tongues kicks in and I feel like Im not even talking, words that I barely even know I just remember and use fluently when im teaching. I try to be the best missionary i can, sometimes its hard because Ive always been a little cocky and prideful just a s a human. And the exact obedience you need to have as a missionary SERIOUSLY does a toll on you if you have problems with pride, you cannot teach you cannot have the spirit and you wont enjoy your mission. The natural man really is an enemy to God and if you think your a good teacher and dont think you need to prepare a lesson because your just that confident or you think you know what you want to teach but dont pray about it... The words will literally choke in your mouth, its happened to me once and it was the worst feeling of my life. Also when that happened I started sweating profusely so it was just kinda gross and sweaty hahahahaha :P No fun. 

But, asides that, im doing awesome her, i hope your getting my pictures and letters, I love the family so much I need to write riley back I havent really had a chance to write him anything yet so Ill talk to you later, the church is true and I love it so much :)

-Elder Worthen 

Week 3 - 9/25/15

I think I sent you pictures momma! I did it from the temple cause they are like the only ones who got that wi-fi heem :) By the ay, I buzzed my head cause it was suppeeerr hort and they dont have ac here, only fans! Haha SO i decided to buzz it and I llook like pedro from naspoleon dynamite but without the wig.
I love you momma, you are so hardworking, i Pray for the fam bam every night and I just work my buttox off. I Got to go proselyting this week and the amount of hobos and drunk people in the middle of Sao Paulo was CRAZY!! Also hilarious story, I think I might have givena book of Mormom to a mentally challenged person. Im hoping he was just hifgh but he was defnitely mental and I didnt even realize till after and me and my companion were laughing about soooo hard afterwards. Momma I love my mission, make sure the dad choeses the right, I know he can get out of line sometimes.... Haha just kidding I could so see everyone in my mind how you explained them. ESPECIALLY ISABEL, Shes probaly worjing that junior high life like nobodies business :P You make me prou, I hjope things get better with work, you dont really need to worry about me. I am haing so much fun, keep me inyour prayers still though, I could always use that :) I wish I could give you a massive long hug and tell you how beautiful you are, I really miss that... But its ok, I can just hug my compoanion hahaha He thinks im so weird sometimes :P Well, goodluck have a fun week :)

-Your missionary, Elder Worthen

Week 2 - 9/18/15

MOMMAAA!!! Haha I love you too much. I was gonna say holy cow I dont klnow what it iks about sister Nevin but she reminds me soooo m uch of you, just like her silly persionality and everything, she has been so much fun to hang out with in my district. And speaking of districts, big news! Im the new district leadrer!!! Its super cool, everyone look up to me and I love it. I really am trying super hard out here in  the mission. I have been praqcting language everyday, praying like crazy, choosing the right, and studying my scriptures. I just really want to be an amazing missionary!
Oh... My poor poor mommy :( I hope your ok, I know what its like to work long days hahaha I work 16 hours a day every day now :P It is the best time ever though. I got this new companion, his name is elder ross, hes likk 6´3" super white and playsd basketball with me everyday. Wer get along so good haha :) And I liek that goal you got set up for Riley and Briggs! By the way, I dont have Rileys Email. So either tewll him to email mer or send it to me because I gotta talk to the OG brother!! Haha hes so cool. I miss him so much but I bet hes doing so awersome in the apartment!! I cant wait to actuially get out to Rio, the people their have super weird accents, all their s's souns like sh's haha :P But mom Im so sorry, Imma try next week to hit you up with those pictures! I dont have my camneras rigfht now and I have like no more time to go get it. Ill make sure to find a way to send you some next week :) And by the weay, thats not funny what you said about white dog. She better be there By the time I get back. Also tell Allie to write me or give me her email too! Haha I love that shes becoming like a part of the family :P

Week 1 - 9/11/15

Hey!!!! Hahaha oh my gosh it feels so good to hear from you, my first week has been LIFE CHANGING, I havent been able to feel the spirit this much ever in my life! It is so great, I am always feeling in tune with the spirit, I have made so many friends, I am the senior companion in my trio companionship and My portuguese is coming along realllyyy well! Like suprisingly, I am able to get around and talk to people, The gift of Tongues is really coming in clutch right now and I am so greatful for it :) I hope everything is goiung good at the home, I got to go to the temple today in Sau Paulo, such an awesome experience. Ive also been eating a ton, but the only thing is that a lot of the food my stomach cant handl like, my tongue physiucally wont push the food down my throat because my body knows I dont want it hahaa. Its ok tho, I just ate this thing called a Egg-dog-master. THIS MASSIVE CONCAUCTION of hotdogs, eggs, bacon, ect. It was froma food truck and the guy basivally handed me diabetes in a bun. So good tho. I love you guys at homes so much, sorry too if my typing is bad, Im trying to type to you so fast that I am not even spell checking bc this brazilian computer thinks that everything I am saying is incorrect on spell check haha. Make sure you guys dont get rid of Sadie, I love that dog and I look at the pictures which you snuck into my bg that I was incredibly happy about to see:) Haha im gonna be honest I cry when I feel the spirit and I am a pretty ugly cryer.... I have been really ugly lately :P Mommio, make sure to send me pictures, I have been taking saome but I cant sne d them from the CTM. So once I get out Ill totally hook it uppp. GUESS WHAT?! I finished the BoM while  I was here for the first time ever and I fel soo good to read it all. Anywho, I gotta go write me next P-day!! Love you soo much.

 -Elder Worthen

Arrival to Brazil - 9/2/15

Hey Mom and Dad and Family!! I finally made it to Brazil. The flight
felt like a million years and the eceonomy seating was harsh on my
long legs but I managed! haha. Im so excited to start learning
portuguese tomorrow, all I have done so far is get settled, they told
me to write you guys to let you know that I made it here safely! So I
did. I got to read a ton of scriptures while on the plane also, it was
nice. The best part however was getting to meet up with the other
American missionaries heading to Brazil also. I met this guy named
Elder Hurst, he is a real stand up guy and I think we are gonna be
good friends in the MTC. I havent started studying yet, but let me
tell you one thing I have figured out already, and that is that they
feed you REALLL GOOD here haha. My goal is to gain about 15 pounds and
I will keep you updated on how that comes along. Anywho, Im very
excited for this adventue to begin, I will be keeping a journal also.
Hey sorry mom, I cant send pictures from the MTC, the computers are
too bad, I keep lagging :P Love you guys, I´ll keep you posted :)
                                  Love, Elder Worthen