December 4, 2018


Sao Paulo


Elder Blau

Week 5

Letter to mom:
OI Mãe!!! I am super happy to hear that things are going well there! it sounds like you have had a nother crazy week haha! Im glad that sarah is getting the help she needs. I had the opportunity to listen to a brodcast christmas devotional from the provo UT MTC this week. It was by Elder Ballard and I loved it so much!! I sent a lot of the stuff I was going to include in this email to dad, but I dont have time to talk much. I can´t wait to talk to you guys on Christmas!!
With love,
Elder Allen

Letter to dad:
Oi pai!!! Its a little weird to hear about snow, because here it is in the middle of the summer, but one thing that I have already noticed is that even though the snow isnt here, the spirit of Christmas is still as strong as ever. ever since we sang the first christmas hymn in sacrament meeting, I have felt the excitement and anticipation for that blessed day that we celebrate the birth of our Savior. It is amazing how though the 2,000 years that have passed, we still have that Joy in our hearts when we think of that innocent baby, lying in a manger halfway around the world. I love how it brings people together, but more importantly, I love the feeling of awe and peace that comes from that holy night. In Portuguese, they don´t have the exact same words to songs because the timing wouldnt match up. Here, the song Silent Night, is Noite Feliz. (happy night). Personally, I like the peace that the english version brings a little better, but the spirit is the same regardless of the language you are singing. I love it so much. I can´t wait to be out in the feild, but I know there is a lot more to learn before I am ready. I love you guys and miss you so much!! with love,
Elder Allen


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