Wednesday, October 7, 2015


Hello everyone!  I had a great week of many counsels given and many things that I need to work on to strengthen my faith and testimony.  On tuesday me and Elder McColley went up to Porto for our leadership mission council where we recieved many counsels and directions from President Amorim on how to find more new investigators.  He said to us, "One thing you guys know how to do really well is teach with members!  You have great ratio of total lessons and how many of those members are present with the missionaries.  BUT (the grand but) you guys do know how to  find new investigators."  haha it was very direct and he had every right in saying it!  That has been one of my big struggles my entire mission!  So he will be coming to santarém on friday to give the zone a special training on finding new investigators through members.  

Then after that I got sick.....  Nothing too bad just a pretty sore throat with a headache and a cough.  I had to stay at home for a while on Wednesday but then by thursday I was decent enough to go out and work.  The work went slowly this week and we weren't able to find a ton of new people who are interested.  Although a man walked in just now while I have been emailing you asking for help from the Church to get his life back in order so we will be going there this week to have a good chat with him:)

Then obviously this weekend was general conference!!  There were many awesome talks given, how about that one on a Mother´s love by Elder Holland.  That talk I am sure made many moms around the globe feel really good, it made me appreciate better my mom:)  I received specific direction as well from a few of the talks that were written to answer specifically many of my questions.  It is amazing how that works out.  I especially like the talk that Elder Lawrence gave inviting to always find ways to be better and to follow the simple and sometimes challenging whisperings and promptings of the Spirit.  But that if followed will bring a consecrated life and will prepare us perfectly for the next stage of existence!  Many many great things were said.  What were some of your favorite impressions, what things are you going to apply?  

I would love to get an e mail just of the things that you all liked from conference and the impressions you had!
Anywho other than that nothing super exciting unfortunately happened this week.  Just an alarming call from the sisters early in the morning when they thought someone had broke into their house but turned out to be nothing in the end.... haha it scared us but luckily it was a false alarm!

I love you all tons and tons!  Be safe and be happy!
Elder Eldredge

this picture doesn't really do the justice (as it was taken by our "hidden photographer") But this is when we sang at the bus station

and this is the Mauricio family one of the coolest most awesome families I have ever met on my mission!

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