December 16, 2019


Uruguaiana, Brazil


Elder Ryan Duncan

Week 26: Everything Including the Kitchen Sink

Brothers and Sisters,
This week was a crazy week. The Sisters in our district had to move apartments. There were 6 of them living on the third floor and we moved them to the third floor of the other apartment. There were just 3 companionships of elders helping and it was crazy because we had to move 6 beds, 6 desks, 6 wardrobes, 6x3 suitcases, the kitchen table, and because we ́re in Brazil, even the kitchen sink (we left a little tube for the next people to attach their own sink). All of it had cockroaches and to top it all off, we had a zone wide fast that day so we were all starving.

The day after the move, we had a Christmas zone conference in Alegrete. The zones of Uruguaiana and Alegrete each prepared an hour-long presentation with talks testimonies and music. It was a really spiritual conference and it helped me to really understand the importance of Christmas. When we got home that night, our laundry machine finally arrived, our apartment has been without a laundry machine for the last 3 weeks. The machine was delivered, bet we had to install it ourselves. Basically, this week I got the chance to be a mover, exterminator, and plumber.

This Sunday, I spoke in sacrament meeting. I spoke on the Atonement. It was supposed to be a 10-minute talk, but the speaker before me went really long so I had to shorten it a lot. Preparing the talk, I used the BYU devotional "Come unto Christ" by president Eyring. It's A really good devotional and I encourage all of you to read or listen to it. President Eyring explains really well how we can apply and use the atonement in our lives.

Feliz Natal,
Elder Walker


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