Saturday, October 31, 2015

November 5th - Elder B hits his one year mark!

Elder Barton has been out on his MISSION for almost ONE year!  He hits his one year mark on Thursday, November 5th!  He sure would love to receive some emails and love if you have a chance... His P-day where he reads emails is on Monday...

Elder Barton- last FHE Monday Night

This Guy LOVES food and he LOVES Donuts... He was so happy to say that he found a small bakery that makes these cinnamon & sugar donuts!  He said he gets ONE everyday! 

Monday, October 26, 2015

A new record 10/26/15

I am proud to say that your son, along with 3 other triumphant men have broken the mission record of contacts done in front of the temple In Mission Sao Paulo West.... haha every week companionships go to the temple and do contacts in front. We destroyed the record by 40 contacts... It was pretty intense... I was with elder hurd that day and we DESTROYED!!! haha our pic got sent out in the weekly email and will stay there until someone breaks it (which will never happen..) also our zone had interviews with president this week!

PIZZA, CAMO, GOOD MEMORIES (feat. Elder V. Lima)

Photos from October 19th

                                  Activity we had this week in the chapel (Noite da Sobremesa)

                                                               da streets.....

 Family Night last week at bishops house with some investigators!!!! (rafeal and joana on the couch with red dress)

we made brownies!

  Family Night last week at bishops house with some investigators!!!! (rafeal and joana on the couch with red dress)
                                                        Favela in our area "Santa Rita"
 3 of Joaos Grandchildren were baptized on Sunday.... He baptized one, his other grandson Renato (the tall one who was baptized a couple weeks ago) baptized another, and Elder Rodrigues baptized the other little Grandson

Thursday, October 15, 2015

HELLOOOOOO! weekly report "Dia das crianças" 10/14/15

Hey everybody!!!!!!

Sorry you guys didn't hear  from me last week, it was a holiday on Monday and so everything here was closed!!! We didn't have a chance to email thanks to the little children and their special day! haha just kidding! But it was Child's Day and like everything was closed and all the people were on the street partying haha! Brazilians look for any chance they can get to party! Its funny!

But this week was a pretty awesome week! We are truly being super blessed here in Barnonesa and finding lots of people to baptize! Its awesome, i am loving this area! Rafeala and Joana are soooo close to being baptize we just need to plan their wedding and everything and its gonna be awesome! We also found another young couple just like them who are super awesome! Their names are Raimundo and Andrea and they are just like Rafeal and Joana! They are wanting to get married also and change their lives. We taught them the Restoration and Raimundo said that he stayed up all night reading the restoration pamphlet that we left with him and reading in the bible about prophets and he said how it makes perfect sense that we need to have a prophet today also! They loved general conference and are super stoked! We will also baptize the daughter of a member of the ward this Saturday! Her name is Chayane, and she has been taught many times by missionaries and is always at church cause her mom and younger siblings are members. We started teaching her a couple weeks ago and she is stoked! 

I am truly beginning to see how the Lord is in control of everything and how he leads this work. We are just instruments in his hands and I'm so grateful to see the miracles that happen according to his will and our faith. 

I know this church is true and I am so grateful to be serving my mission! I love ya guys so much and thanks for all of your support!

Elder Barton

D&C 112:10   "Be thou humbleand the Lord thy God shall lead theeby the hand, and give thee answer to thy prayers."

Monday, October 5, 2015


Olaaa todo mundo!

This week was a solid and uplifting week! Conference was soo awesome!! I loved it soo much! Its crazy as a missionary it like means so much more for me for some reason... Haha I loved it! got those 3 NEW APOSTLES!!!

Wanted to start off talking about an awesome experience we had this week. We have been working alot with a 14 year old kid named Gabriel here in this area... Even before I got here in Baronesa he was being taught... He has always wanted to be baptized super bad but his mom never let him. We started visiting him and his mom more and more, slowly gaining the confidence and friendship of his mom. She used to not even let the missionaries in her home but started to let us in and even made lunch for us a few times!! This last week Elder Ferreira and I made a goal to try and baptize him and get the signature from the Mom. We went there several times just sharing a simple message with her and allowing her to feel the spirit. Slowly she began to open more and more and on Wednesday she AGREED TO LET HIM BE BAPTIZED!!! it was soo awesome! She just said that she feels like its the right thing to do after so much time of waiting! We planned everything super quickly and he was baptized on Friday!!! It was such a blessing! It was amazing to see her heart softened and that she allowed him to be baptized!! She loved the baptism, but is still a little iffy about the church and not wanting to change her lifestyle that shes got goin... But I'm praying that her heart will continue to be softened and we will be able to teach her more!! 

I know that this was all done through faith, and the will of our Heavenly Father. I really liked the talk in Priesthood session by Neil L. Andersen that talked about faith. He talked about how faith is a choice, and how when we choose to exercise that faith in Jesus Christ we will be immensely blessed! I think a lot of the times I doubt things, I choose to not exercise my faith and to not believe. But truly when we just put our total and complete trust in him things WILL happen! Maybe not in the time we want sometimes... But everything WILL work out! If we can just try to be more humble and choose to have faith I know we will be blessed. "We don't have to know everything, but enough to continue on the road of discipleship" Like Elder Andersen said!

I am so grateful for that, to know that Heavenly Father loves me and just wants that I try my best and exercise faith in his son Jesus Christ. I know that this is true and I feel that love that God has for me. I felt it alot during conference as he communicated with us through his chosen servants here on the earth today. I'm so grateful to be a member of Christs church and to be here on my mission! Hope y'all have an awesome week and thanks so much for everything!!!

Stay tactical!!!

Elder Barton