Monday, August 22, 2016


E aí everybodayy!

This week was awesome. "só benção" 

It started off with an awesome "Zone Council" that elder bartling and decided to do with our zone to help everyone BOND a little bit if ya know what I mean... haha we had a lil breakfast, played a few GAMES "ryan knows what voice I'm doing that in" haha and we just had a discussion about how every things going in the zone and what we can do to become better, it was way cool and we all go to know each other a little better! Then, we had a multi zone conference with ohh big President Thomas which was way cool. Its cool to see how he is such an inspired man, and is already filling the shoes of President del Guerso. I know that I have so much to learn with him, I heard recently that you are called to a certain mission because of the president, that when the apostles and prophet choose they look at the presidents of each mission and choose by the president. I really believe in that. STUD.

I also had the opportunity to go back to my PLACE OF BIRTH, JARDIM CONCEIÇÃO I really want to put exclamation marks, but the key stopped working for some reason haha. And boy was it awesome, i did an exchange there and I was able to see so many people it was so dang awesome some of my favorite members there bought us pizza haha it was so sick<<< I learned a lot also with the missionary I was with, elder M. Souza. He's a super awesome, humble and happy missionary that was my son's elder travassos comp in the MTC, haha so its sweet. This week we also found a super awesome family from a girl that we met at church named Paloma. She just showed up out of nowhere last Sunday with a member whos trying to come back to church named Rita. She's super awesome and lives with her son Mikael who's inactive and Paloma who's his boyfriend. Mikael is being a little tougher, but Paloma is so awesome! She is loving church and accepting everything super well, we just need to see if we can marry these peeps. Paloma is awesome, so she's gonna push Mikael and help them to either get married or separate haha  All the other families are doing good, only one woman went, but she's awesome ha its like the same situation with paloma and mikeal, her husband's an inactive member and they aren't married. 

Feel super grateful for these people that we are teaching that Heavenly Father has given to us. I heard a quote yesterday that I really liked. "that when we pray, we should think about how it would be if we woke up with only the things that we thanked Heavenly Father for yesterday." It is so important to thank Him for all of the little things we have, even the most simple blessings. I love this work so much, and I am grateful for all of you guys, sorry this email was so long today haha. I hope you all have an awesome week.

Elder Barton

                                                                           Multi Zone Conference :)

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Weekly REPORT 8 - 15 - 2016

HOLYYYYY COW I'M JUST GONNA GO STRAIGHT FOR IT AND START OFF THIS LETTER WITH A HUGEEEEEEEEEEEEEE SHOUTOUT TO MY BROTHER RYAN AND HANNAH'S NEW DAUGHTER BEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I cant believe she has finally arrived!!!! I cant believe you guys are PARENTS haha and that I'm an uncle!!!!!! Congrats you guys thatssooooo awesome the TINY has born!!!!

Haha, this week and last couple weeks have been some tougher weeks in the area but super good ones. Here in the "small river" its been a little tough to take the peeps to that church haha but its all good, we are being so blessed still! I had the opportunity to do an exchange with my SON this week also haha Elder Guimarães which was super awesome!!!! He is in my zone now and actually my district leader haha, its kinda weird being bossed around by your own son, but this kids a stud haha! It was cool to see how hes grown and to learn with him in our exchange! Hes really LEFT THE NEST if you know what i mean! haha but it was way cool, we went and did a baptismal interview for the sisters baptism in Novo Osasco and then came back to the smallllll river to work! During the week, we continued teaching these two new families that we have and did some FHEs with them which was awesome! They are being fellow shipped really well with the ward but just NEED TO GO TO CHURCH haha! 

 With work, weddings, and a bunch of stuff neither one of them were able to go to church but next week its all ready to go! We also were working with a bunch of other people that all bailed out Sunday morning haha :( but when we were picking people up on Sunday and when the last person wasn't home, we decided to say a prayer and we just felt that someone was at church. Even though everyone that we had talked to said they wouldnt go, we felt that someone was there. When we got there two different members had brought investigators!!! We were so happy and knew that it was a huge blessing! I have truly gained a testimony of how hard Satan works on Saturday to mess people up and not go to church, but I know that Heavenly Father always works in His ways, and has all the power! 

Love you guys sooo much and have an awesome week!!!!!!!!!

Elder Barton

                                                  Last Few weeks in Photos :)

Monday, August 8, 2016

Update... 8/08/16

I am so sorry I didnt have time to write a weekly report this week!!! :( haha the week was awesome though!!! We found two awesome families this week that are super cool!! I had a way cool experience with president thomas also this week! (it was kind of a more sacred experience so thats why i didnt send it in the weekly email action!) We also ate tacos yesterday at lunch HOLY COW I MISS MOM'S TACOS!!!  They even had tabasco and CRUNCHY tacos!!!!! sooo good! It was awesome haha. I am doing awesome and I just wanna let you know how much I LOVE YA! I promise next week will have a weekly report! :)

Elder Barton


                                                               The Last few P-DAYS in photos... :)