Monday, May 20, 2013

We were able to Skype with Branden!!

May 20, 2013

It was incredible to see all of your beautiful faces on Monday. I feel like it was just a dream being able to see the most beautiful family in the world! Thank you so much Grandma Miskho for being present too, that made my day! Also the presence of Cassie Dallin and Kylie! I am very anxious to hear Kylies voice!!!

So I will pass the news about the mission change. This week we had a conference with the whole mission and President Passed the division. Where I am at right now is officially the Brasil East mission! We are going to have transfers here in one week. So if in the transfer I stay here I will be with President Fusco on the East side! 8 stakes will stay with Presidente Souza and 7 with President Fusco. I have passed in areas that are in both missions so I will not be able to visit some areas. Also Juazeiro do norte will be part of Brasil Natal mission!!! So this transfer next Monday will officially decide everything!!!

At the mission conference I meet two new sisters that arrived in the mission. Their names are Sister Miles and Sister Zeller. Sister Miles roomed with Kimber Hayden at BYU and Sister Zeller was Sister Coleman´s companion in the MTC! ha what a small world. I asked Sister Zeller if Kylee was an organized, neat missionary and she hesitated to respond.... or it’s not true or it is because she is learning Portuguese. ha ha

This week we had lots and lots of work!!! I felt really privileged on Sunday, we had a member invite us to his house from the bishopric. We left a message with his family and he said wait on a minute. He went in the back room and grabbed two shirts. He said that he won these shirts two years ago and wanted to give them to special missionaries. He said he had been impressed by our work and gave them to us. I felt very very honored to be by Elder Harmon´s side.

I love you all and I wish you all a great week!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good luck Dad, Cassie, Mom and

Dallin on the run this week!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Whoo hoooo!!!

Elder Heath

May 13, 2013

The Day after Mother's day (May 13, 2013), we were able to Skype with Branden in Brazil. Cassie, Dallin & Kylie were also able to get in on the Skype from Portland which was so much fun. That was such a treat for us. It was the first time we were able to see him since he left. He looks really good, has a heavy accent and tried really hard to speak to us in fluent English. He says that Portuguese is more comfortable to speak than English for him. It was the first time for Branden to see Kylie.

They Skyped us from a internet cafe in Fortaleza, Brazil. They said that everyone in there was wondering why they were speaking English.

We got to meet Branden's companion, Elder Harmon. We also got to hear Elder Heath and Elder Harmon sing a little bit of Bless the Broken Road by Rascal Flatts acapella (at Grandma's request). It was really great. They had sung it at a wedding a few weeks ago. They both have great voices.

They are waiting for the mission to split this next week. The Fortaleza mission will be split in two. It will be interesting to hear where Branden will be serving for his last 3 months.

We each got a few minutes to speak to Branden individually. That was fun.

We are proud of our missionary and his amazing testimony of the Gospel.

Written by Mom Heath

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