Elder Marcus Cain
marcus.cain@myldsmail.net

Monday, March 5, 2012

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3/05/12


Notice!! My birthday is 10 April. (in a month´ish) and its takes about a month to recieve cards and packages. just saying... :)
 
Primeiro.
Mom! you didnt get my email?! Agghhh what is with us and computures! Anyways, im sorry that natalie isnt there to help you with the house, none of the other guys cant really help you with the interior huh haha.
Mom, i want you to send pictures of the house now, so i can see it.
 
Dad.  I  think you would love it here in brazil. They really only use motos hahaha. They are crazy though weeving in and out of cars! And i already said that my missionary pic is with mom, i have the ones that i took with the Realife photography. There at the new house.
 
Segundo: Jeeze i have alot of things to say or tell.
-I made ice cream! Cooking here is a thousand times easier, all you have to use is a blender for everything! But i do have to say that i miss chinese food, they dont have that here....
-Also, everyone here knows how to speak a little bit of ingles because everyone moved to irelad for a little bit to work when the economy here was bad, so its interesting to here ther accents. Also, i want to visit ireland!
-We encountered a pay phone that is MAGIC! Here they use something called unidades and you need a card with so many unidades and it will count down everytime you use the payphone, but for this one pay phone in the city, its dont use any unidades so we can talk for hours and not pay for it! (not saying we talk for hours..)
-Another thing that everyone says here is ´neh´after every sentence! Its halarious!  for example:
(we always need to prey, neh. and through prayer we cant talk with god, neh, neh. And god will answer our prayers, neh. with certainty, NEH!) Its super funny and i almost laugh everytime.
I dont think ive talked about my compainion.. He is super smart... during highschool he had a 4.27, not sure thats even possible, he took 4 chemistry classes at once. Friends of him have scholarships to go to any college that they want. He doesnt like stupid people, and he doesnt play any sports.... So yeah, im dealing with that right now.. its not bad but he is a little awkward.
Also, when we ask if someone lives  with anymore ralatives and they live alone. they always say. ´´  Nope,  i live here alone with God.´´ They are completely serious too, straight face and everything. I smile everytime.
-Apparently chickens here projectile poo, because i walked past one and i think its got scared and pooped all over me! Not very cool. I dislike chickens here with a passion, they are super ugly too.
On a brighter side, we have 5 dates for baptisms!!! and we taught a lessons this morning and set a date for this weekend! Milagres!!
Anyways, i love hearing that everyone is doing great!! Keep up the great work, with whatever you all are doing, and ill do the same here! Ill continue to pray for everyone!! Loves and hugs for eveyone in the world! Ate proximo semana!!
Tchau Elder Cain

Monday, February 13, 2012

2/13/12

Sorry no picture this week :(

I love the letters!! Thank you so much for all the support and im
excited to hear how everyone is doing.
This letter will be short and sweet because i dont have much time.
The letters are getting longer that i recieve so the letters i will
send will be a little shorter. I love it though, i rather read than
write :). So a list of this that happened this week.

I recieved the package from mom! Thank you for all of the stuff that
you sent and i love the house, you will have a great time making it a
home for afamily activities. a ferw things ab out packages. You
dont have to put stickers are anything and it was funny because when i
recieved it, every one was asking me if my mom was catholic because
of this stickers and one phrase that you put on there for pray
always, only catholics use hahaha. Also, DO NOT INSURE PACKAGES. I
wont recieve them, or i have to pay alot of money to recieve them.
Also dont send candy anymore, i feel sick everytime i eat it, probably
because im acostumado to brazil and i also walk alot so its not very
good to eat. Send healthy snacks :) Also send peanut butter normal, i
can use that for more things.
Also brazilians always ask for books of mormon in english because
they are learning english when we learn portuguese. So ask
missionaries local for books of mormon and send them my way!!!
Love the ring, and it fits!! thanks!
Oh and mom, remember when i had dificulties tying a tie before i left.
I can tie a tie perfecto now and i actually learn a cool way (royal
knot) and taught my district and each of my companions and a few
members of the church here :) Im pro now.
oh!!! Something awesome is happening starting next week!! Ill b e
teaching inglish with my companion for members at the church and for
anyone who will show. We will have about 20 people!! Its going to be
great!!
Oh I can also accept fotos so if you want to send them through the
computer if that will be easier, do so.
This week i learned how to make a vitamine de abocate!! smoothie of
advocado. Sooooo good. and really really easy.
Things to send in packages:
Hymn book in portugues!
syrup for pan cakes
deoderant
pens, i will always need pens in black blue and red
toothpaste (things like this are expensive)
zip lock bags!! Its always wet and my books get damp
No gum, cant really use.
Air freshoner spray. Always need. Missionaries smell bad. If they
dont, the house does.
and white index cards.
Just a few things that i can always use or need, so if you want to
send when you send the next package mom. Here is a list
ALSO, one thing that is awesome here, have you heard of the book
Kiterunner? Anyways its when they have kites, they put glass on the
string a nd they have a bunch opf people go out and have a mini war
with the kites. They cut the strings of the other kites and the
last one flying wins!! THEY DO THAT HERE! Its soo cool.

Anyways, im having a blast and always learning. (this computer is
terrible and i dont have time to fix mistakes, sorry)
I love you all and im glad to here everyone is doing great!
Tchau Elder Cain.

Monday, February 6, 2012

1/06/12



Hellooo!! Elder Cain speaking,

This week was a doozy, i dont know why but it was alot of work. Thats good thought because the weeks seem to go by faster when there is alot of work to do. 
Ill start  off with the things i forgot about last week:
I learned how to make somethings doce. Doce is desserts. I learned how to make pudim and moose. Pudim is sooo good and im excited to make it for family reunions and christmas and coisas com isso.
Oh and i dont actually have time to explain about the last baptism but i can tell you that i was meant to trade areas for a few days so that i could talk with her. She Baptised and she is actually in our area so i am able to teach her every week and i love it because i am actually learning so much through her. She has really good and tough questions that we are able to understand and teach about together. It sooo awesome! Its weird to think that ive learned more docterine and understood more docterin in portuguese than inglish. Probably not true but i feel like i have. 

Anyways, Im glad that things will the house are going well, its a huge project everytime to move but its like a fresh new start and i love it. im excited to return to a new house but hopefully wont stay for a long time because ill have college and good things like that. Oh, and you should wait untill natalie come down to help you i agree with her. Not saying you dont know how to buy the right furniture, just saying she is better :). You know us. Always need Natalie to buy things. 
I acant believe you bought an xbox kinect thats really funny. I can imagine you trying to play it haha. 
Its a huge blessing to know that you guys want to have more family time and are able to do that, ive been wanting to do that for awhile but havnt had the voice to actually speak up. Ive been praying alot about that and super excited.
Im always praying for you guys but i will be more specific when im praying so he can bless you guys even more and individually. I always have time to pray so it should be no problem :).
I didnt know grandma flooded her house because she was trying to take a shoewr by her self, that actually really funny! I probably shouldnt be laughing but i am.
I havnt recieved a package or any letters for 3 weeks so i dont know what is going on. I dont know if they have gone to goiania to pick them up or what, but im sure i will recieve that sooner or later. Its kind of hard to right letters when i dont know what to talk about or havnt recieved any, but ill try to continue to wright letters.
I love the people here. I just needed to say that haha. lately ive been able to understand a little more and able to talk a little more and its so much more fun when im able to do this! I cant ait untill im fluent and know what im talking about!!
Anyways, thank you soo much for the heads up on everything, its kind of sad that im already excited to recieve another letter. 

I hope all of you are doing great and ill talk with you next week!! 
Tchau! Elder Cain

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

1/30/12



Okay, so i cant send pictures or anything right now because i left it all at te house. Today for PDAY we played ´soccer´! It was okayed by the mission president and we didnt have goalies. I thought it was iffy but soo much fun. They said i was √°lmost´ brasilian haha. 

Anyways, about the baptism! I actually had 1 and a half, but ill explain the half next week cause i dont have time. Entao, this guy sent a letter to the prophet because he needed permission to be baptised. He sent the letter almost 2 years ago and finally got a reply!! What a milagre to be here when he recieved the letter. I dont understand why i had to be here when he recieved it but it was amazing. Not only that, but the Mission President came to the baptism too because it was a huge deal! Mission presidents never come to baptisms! Anyways, i thjought that was pretty cool. Ill explain the other baptism next time because i actually had something to do with the other one.

I havnt gotten the package yet, ill wait another week because we have to wait untill one of the zone leaders goes to goiania to get all of our mail and packages. im excited to recieve it though.

You need to send pictures sobre a casa porque i want to so it! Both of the houses, the old and the new that chris and mel are working on. For my room, i like grey brown and green, more tropical foresty colors, como my room back at home minus the blue. I didnt really like the blue. Anyways, you need to teach mylo a lesson. i realised all of our pets are soooo spoiled back at home. Here they could care less sobre their pets haha. 

I actually did see the cruise ship incodent because when i was at a members house they had it one the tv, i didnt hear anything or watch for very long. I only read the subtitles so i could understand what happened haha. That reminds me, the language is coming better but these last few days have been poopy because im super tired. Anywyas, i dont have anymore time, next week will be a better week for emailing. 

I hope all of you are dfoing great and i cant wait to here from you guys next week.! Tchao!
Elder Cain

Monday, January 23, 2012

1/23/12


Aghhh! I dont even know what to say about the weather there! Thats insane, i hope everyone is doing alright. Ill i could think of when you told me about everything shutting down, is that is why the prophet told us to get a food storrage. I have a feeling that its probably going to get worse over the years. Mas, when we listen to the prophet and hear the words, we know that God is speaking to us and wont have to worry about anything.
I cant believe you wrote that email in your new house! Already!! Its crazy how fast that was. I havnt even been gone for that long! Or atleast it feels like it. Im glad everyone is loving the new house and that Hayden is working hard with work. Also, i forgot about the message that i left for you, but i remember writing it. Weird.
Im glad that the family is starting to spend more time together. I pray everyday for this because i remember when i was little how happy we were when we had family home evening, cooking desserts playing games and just feeling gods love for us. |Awesome stuff.
I started crying when you told me about grandpa because i know he is with us always. All he wants is to be happy and recieve as much joy as we can on this earth. I know that through this gosple and throught the ordanances we can have a fullness of happiness. (I just realized my grammer and everything is pretty bad, discuple).

Anyways, this week has been pretty normal. When i say normal, its usualy crazy but everyday is like that so its normal for me.
I did my first service project and used a wheelbarrel and moved a bunch of dirt for this member so they could build a house. Its was so much fun because we had music and i started singing and had lunch afterwards. Great stuff.
Also, im starting to learn how to make a dessert or somthing the eat every week. Ill make some of the stuff when i get back. Im supper excited to come back and make stuff for thanksgiving and christmas.
Im starting to learn and understand what people are saying alot more, but onee thing thats irritating is my accent. I hvae a super strang accent still so they cant really understand me. Owell, over a period of time i will lose it. Hopefully.
Also with my companion we are starting to sing a hymn everymorning. Its sooooo bad. Im pretty sure when Heaving Father listens He is embarrassed for us. Its that bad.
I am trying to write cards for eveyone that writes to me but with not much time i cant write to everyone is a week, so sorry if you havnt gotten one from me yet!
Anyways, i dont really have much to say for this week.

The picture of the week is from the MTC in provo, i have to catch up on the photos i couldnt send in the past so you will get some of brazil in a little bit. I will send one next week, its the coolest picture every and is as Brazilian as it can get.

I love you all and cant wait to here more about how everyone is doing!!
Tchau! Elder Cain