Monday, January 27, 2014

Hey all you people.

So hey everyone how you doing? I am doing great here in Portalegre. This place is like nothing i have ever known. We have a car but it is honestly a little annoying having a car and i would rather walk. But it does help with some things so ya... But this area is about 4-5 and a half hours of travel from Porto. so it took a while to get here but at the same time we took a wrong turn getting here. It is in the middle of Portugal but very close to the border of Spain. We have signs all around us saying that it's like 20-30 kilometers from Spain. So ya it's fun. But my Comp is the other elder in the Picture. He is a way cool elder and so far i am loving this area. He has a year and a half or so on the mission. he trained one of the Elders that came in with me. But ya he is way cool and i am loving this chance to work with him.
So Portalegre is a super small town. And when i say small town i mean small town. Our group has about 10 people that come every week. This is including us missionaries and any investigators that show up there. But it's fun. I have to sing really loud with Elder Soutas because not very many people there know the hymns or can follow them. So ya it's hard because i am not the best singer as you all know. But it is fun all the same. We had a great week here our first week. We had higher numbers here than Elder Soutas had in all the rest of the time that he was has here. So that made me happy and they were a lot higher that what we both thought that they should be but i won't complain because we worked very hard. the work here is very different and a little bit harder. But we're excited and up to the challenge. It is actually very cold here and that is saying something because i have not been col in other areas.

The pictures are of a hair cut and me and Elder Soutas. Sorry can't write more the Internet went down and so i am only able to write this. but love you all and hope you all have a great week. 
Love Elder Bascom
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just a side note... I (Brittany) am turning my mission papers in tomorrow and can not be more excited about it!!! can't wait to join this lovely elder in the work! hoorah for isreal! God speed the right!!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Hey Hey Guys what's going on?

So mom to answer your question no the package were not opened. They didn't look opened and it looked like the original tape that you all put on it. So ya we are all good there!. So Mim HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just a few days late but hey this happy birthday is sent from Portugal! That is pretty cool. Glad to hear that everyone is doing good though.

So life here is going good. We had a good week and also a not so good week. But all in all it was great because it's the mission! Nothing better than that. Well the weather here has been rain! Lots and lots of rain. But thats ok and we are excited when it rains. So right now we have a few investigators that are really cool that we are working with. Helena is one we have had for a while and we have been teaching her for a while but now she is really understanding what the church is offering for her and her family. She is very cool and really has a ton of potential! Also we have a man named Carlos that has been looking into a lot of churches and has started to talk with us alot more and it was really cool to see the way he started to talk with us and how he is right now. He is getting a ight into his eyes and is really liking what we are sharing with him. We have a few moer aswell but still have some work tro do with them. But ya it's great here and i love it!

So this morning we went and played basketball. thte game 21. And my comp is a baller and won 2 of the 4 games! I won the 3rd game and Elder Hartman one of the other elders in our house won the 4th. But it was a blast. But man are we all out of shape. We are all walking a little slower right now and it's just funny. But it was an absolute blast and made this day start off great. So we have transfers this next week and i have no idea what is going to happen. Because Elder Davis and i both have 2 transfers here in Porto together so most likely one of us will leave but who knows. I haven't stayed in the same area for more than 2 transfers so i think that i might be leaving. But ya sorry just thoughts going through my mind right now. Fun stuff.

Well i just want to say that i love you all alot and hope you all have a great week. And enjoy the pictures.
1. The Back of the Jerseys that Elder Hartman and i have. 
2. The front of the Jerseys. They are rivals
3 and 4. Pictures of the huge amount of rootbeer that we made!!!!!!! It was really good adn we still have like 4 bottles! Great stuff.
Well love you all!

Love Elder Bascom
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i'll never understand this kid's obsession with his rootbeer. gotta love him though.