Elder Ryan James Grant

January 2010 - January 2012

Brazil Belo Horizonte Mission

Baptism in Florenca

Baptism in Florenca

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

May 19, 2010
Well hello! A second each day? Now that explains it....
This past week was pretty good. Found a family. oh man love em. I’ll talk about them later. We had interviews with president on Monday. It was really good. He's a really different man. He is settling down in his calling just like you said and he's changing things up little by little. He's really inspired. My interview was really interesting just like last time. This past Zone conference Elder Tobias of the Seventy came. He talked about sanctification and Boldness. As we purify ourselves in our calling here and speak and act with boldness the work will progress he promised. Its interesting because you can see the missionaries who really have the characteristics and those who don't. You have to be sanctified to be bold. Being bold is something really hard to do if your not pure. Just like when you sin its hard to go about things normal. This past week I've been trying to be more urgent with the work. Its been really good. There's nothing like promising blessing and helping people see the truth. The language is coming too. I find it really hard for me to study the language. But i still get better so much. I'm trying more things during the day because i know if i am comfortable I’m not progressing ha so its good.
This family we found this week is so awesome. Its a mom a daughter and 2 son. I love the sons. We were looking for an old investigator and we talked to them on the road. There 12 and 14. They were playing with Pokemon and Yugioh cards. It reminded me of myself like 5 years ago haha. they were like surprised when I told them how many i had haha. We taught them the 1st lesson all together, the whole family. The mom has a troubled life. Like almost everyone drugs/cigarettes and alcohol are part of here life. Its so sad because these kids are so awesome. The whole family accepted a date. And this week we have to get them to church so they can be baptized before transfers. We’ve gone there every night but the mom is difficult to find. I pray and hope so much that tonight we can find them! I barely know them but i love them sooo much. Those kids are so sweet.
I got a letter from Cedar this week. He’s in a dirt poor area. It’s a lot like here but my area has only some houses like his. He’s doing really well it seems like with the language and all. He's right on the beach too haha. lucky duck.
Well I hope everything is going awesome back home. Jason is lucky. Its my dream to live in Cali by the beach after I get home! ah! lucky. Jon is going to get a solid job soon. I know he will. Hope dads doing great too. and Heather! Mom love ya much miss ya too.
-Elder Grant

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Well hello! yes, send a Ensign. I would looooovvee it! That is good the garden is going good! Talking on phone was really weird for me. It was way different being on speaker a lot, and always talking about me. Really different. I wish I could have talked to you too mom, but it was really good talking to Jason for a while. I wasn't too trunky after, just went by really fast when we talked.
We've taught a lot of people this week, tons understand and felt the Spirit, then they dont act on it. Its sooo tough to see that. We taught this lady and she believed it and she knew her church was wrong but she wouldn't stray from her church. Iyiyiyi!
That's good everything is going good back home, I'm so excited to get the Ipod so i can listen to music at home! I hope it makes it here!
I'm glad your sending another package! I'm excited. If you could, send some Oatmeal, like the brown cinnamon and sugar ones, or the ones we had in the house before I left. I would LOVE some of those.
That's funny Jordan wants to go camping. I think its hilarious. I miss camping.
Well I hope every things going good back home and that you had an awesome Mothers Day!
I'm doing great here!
I love ya mom! and everyone else too.
-Elder Grant

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

E Ai! ha seems like lots of exciting stuff is going on back home! i wish i could have seen Heather's play.

ahh how i miss vball. sad about injuries. i bet coach is hating it haha. haha. i got an email from Jason. it was nice talking some port. with him. both our vocab is a little lacking. ha esp mine.
that's so cool they're dedicating it (Gila temple). i wanna go there when i return. for some reason when i think of Gila Valley i think of like an ugly temple. hopefully not. yeh i was at the Snowflake dedication.
well this week was good. fast. is getting a lot funner. now that i can understand and talk more. we have a baptism planned this week! finally. it's gonna be good. she's really excited. i'm excited. i'm not gonna say much cause i'll talk to you guys Sunday. so i'll just keep it short.
find out how the suns are doing. ask chelsey or the girls how Alex Inglish and Wade are up to. umm..i duunnno... that's all i can think of now. well anyways till Sunday? :) i'm excited!
well im out gotta go get some things done here.
love ya much mom! miss ya much too.
talk with ya Sunday
-Elder Grant