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Monday, November 18, 2013

Hello everyone!
So things that have been happening this last week, I had been sick, but luckily some of the high powered medicine in Brazil saved the day! Not too much has been happening this week, sorry to not have much to talk about. Something rather interesting is our way of contacting. One day we stopped in a gas station and were eating when some people started talking to us, this continued over multiple times. We decided to test the theory of gas station contacts, as it turns out we have much better success meeting people in the gas station then we have contacting knocking doors! Who would have known? Haha let's all just hope this luck continues through the rest of the time! Hope you all are having a great time and write me an email or a letter! My address is below, the "Rua Das Ninfas 30" or my email in the top left corner!
Com amor,

Elder Fore"

Monday, November 11, 2013

Arcoverde Brasil

Thank you all for being so very patient with me, as I have been working in my mission I have had little time to keep my blog up! So I will fill in what gaps I can and hopefully can keep it up as I go.

So I am in Arcoverde, a small desert town 5 hours west of Recife. I think of it as very similar to Nacho Libre. While I was in the Provo MTC I received my VISA and finished my last 3 weeks of training in São Paulo. My companion, Elder Sales, and I have had good success. We have had a baptism for the last two weeks and hopefully plenty more to come.

My diet consists of basically white rice and beans every day. EVERY DAY. So I have gotten used to that mostly. Diet Coke does not exist in Brasil which makes life very difficult in stressful situations.

My Portuguese is coming along great with just one issue, I can speak fluently enough people understand me without problem, but I cannot understand a single word people say to me. It is really bad because mid conversation I have no idea what is going on.

My house. So the house I live in now is one of the nicest of the mission, which scares me for what the others will look like. In our house lives me and Elder Sales and a ton of bugs which is great because they keep us company.

The key staples of life, namely Oreos, Cheetos, and Diet Coke don't exist in Brazil, so keep that in mind. Generally a day I walk easily over 10 miles in the scalding hot desert sun. The other day I had to walk 4 miles just to lunch and 4 miles back. Great, right?

The mission is the hardest thing I have ever had to do in my life, but today marks 2 months of me being on a mission and let me tell you it is a life changing experience. with only 22 months lefts I feel as if the time is flying by. In my next post I will try to include more specifics and maybe something's about my area or pictures.

If you have sent me mail know that I only get mail once a month so it could take a bit to get to me, just be patient.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Hello everyone!

Thank you for bearing with me, as I have been struggling to have much spare time to blog... I also will have a missionsite.net profile so look for "Fore" in the search box!

Well, the time is here! Tomorrow I am set apart and then from there I will travel to the Provo MTC and report Wednesday, Sept 11th! I am so excited to go and learn more about the Gospel and prepare to help others learn as well!

While I am in the MTC, my mailing address is:

Elder Christopher Bryan Fore
OCT22 BRA-REC
2007 N 900 E Unit 66
Provo UT 84602

I hope to get letters from you! Nothing is as golden as a hand written letter!

Thank you all so much and be ready to hear more about my mission!

Love,

Elder Fore

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Still Waiting on that Visa...

Well, here I am just a month out from my mission (well a month and a few days) and no sign of my visa. To my dismay, I recently did get a call from Church services saying that my papers expired and I needed to resubmit some of them. Since then I have been praying hard to get my visa. I've been reading other blogs from missionaries who are called to my mission, they are experiencing the same problems. I ask that you keep me in your prayers for my visa, that I will get it on time and do training in the São Paulo MTC. I know that if I have faith, The Lord will keep his promises. I just need your help as I call on and build my faith!

My farewell party and Sunday talk at coming up soon as well, all are welcome to attend both! More information will follow!

On a different note, today I watched The Best Two Years, a comedy movie about 4 missionaries serving in Holland. I am curious what kind of missionary I will be trained by... Will I train with an Elder Rogers, who lost sight of the reason he is serving all along, the Elder Van Pelt who is overly obsessed with girls and always is "brushing his hair, smiling, or even just looking at himself in the mirror, the Elder Johnson, the nice district leader who does his best to keep things working, or the Elder Calhoun, the greenie? Actually I will be the *greenie* Elder Calhoun haha! (If you haven't seen it, great movie)

I also watched The Other Side of Heaven, a serious movie about John H. Groberg's experience in the Tonga mission in the 50's. Whether you are Mormon or not, it is an incredibly moving film that will touch your heart. It is a good example of missionary work.

As always I am glad you took the time to check out my blog, and have a blessed day!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

4th of July!

Happy July 4th everyone! This is my last one at home for a while so I am glad to be able to spend time with my family! Hope you all are doing well, many of you have told me you are praying for me and I want to thank you all for that! It truly means a lot. Also, for those of you who are religiously checking out this blog, please contact me, I would like to know my audience! Thanks and have an amazing 4th of July!!! U-S-A!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Oh my gosh! Only 87 more days until I report to Sao Paulo! The days keep getting shorter. I am so excited! I just really hope I can pick up Portuguese in the MTC! Wish me luck! Soon I will try to upload the video of me opening my mission call!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Mission Blog

Hello everyone!
By reading this page, you of course already know I am leaving on my mission to Brazil September 11th! Having only limited time each week to email and write letters I figured it may be difficult to contact everyone, so I created this blog! All of my contact information is on here. In preparation for and once I start on the mission I plan to update this regularly with interesting stories, experiences, and pictures! Sometimes I may post in Portuguese, so I provided the translate button towards the top of the page ^ . Tudo bem!