Monday, November 25, 2013


1. our baptisms of this week 
   Euclides and Conceição  they are soooohoooo awesome!  i love them so much.  they are Elder Buhler´s first baptisms!  He´ll be able to watch them get sealed while he´s on his mission!  lucky

2. temple trip.... whoa it was sooohooooo awesome.... i loved it so much!  i am so stoked for everything to come... i learned that the only way to come back to the presence of God and become more like him is through trials.... if we dont have tests we wont learn.  so im grateful for my trials and difficulties because i know its making me stronger.

3. i bought a 45 lb watermelon.... it was HUGE!!! her name is melanie... or melony.  hehe

wellll this week is thanksgiving!  i invite you all to think about the blessings you've received... trials, support, etc.  i think of trials as hidden blessings.  we all go through hard things . . . we just gotta remember that we signed up for this in the premortal life haha.... but its alll good turn out fine.  

the other part of the invite is- in your prayers just express thanks... dont ask for anything.  if you do that you´ll see how blessed youve been and you´ll develop humility.... #learnit #applyit #liveit  

well be good and i love you!
Elder Maynez

{pics are coming}

Monday, November 4, 2013


sorry about the lack of emails.... i havent really had time to write an email to everyone lately.... lack of time equals lack of emails.  

lack of time + lack of emails = angry crowd

Anywhhhhayyyys im sorry angry crowd that i havent updated you about my adventures here in Brasil.

The latest things that have gone down are the following:
 - a hurricane . . . i killed that desire i had to go swimming.  I was soaked head to toe.  my bones got wet thats how much rain was dumped here in Butiá.

- I´m loving the mission more and more and sorry mom that i might not come home because the mission is the only time where i wont have any responsibilities.  No job, no wife or children, no studies to do, etc just me the Lord and his people.  One thing that im learning is that when you´re out and about solving other people´s problems (serving your fellow man: caring, visiting, loving etc) you forget about yourself and your problems. So God can use you to solve his other childrens problems.  and while youre doing the Lords will he´ll solve your problems .... its simple.

We had a conference with Elder Mazzagardi... wow i fell in love with that man haha he´s so spiritual and smart... imma be like that one day.

wellllll after that conference idk what happened but i started to feel like i wasnt the one teaching anymore.  i felt like the Lord has really been using me lately.  I dont teach anymore.  i just testify of what i know to be true and let the spirit do the teaching.

Wellllll thats about it....
any questions comments or concerns talk to my secretary about it.

Elder MAynez