Elder Marcus Cain

Monday, March 5, 2012



Notice!! My birthday is 10 April. (in a month´ish) and its takes about a month to recieve cards and packages. just saying... :)
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


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
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
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


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


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 álmost´ 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


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

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Pictures from the MTC!


Entao, eu estava tentando enviar miad fotos mas, its very slow when i
was trying to send multiple. So i came up with a great idea!! Foto of
the week! I will have fotos from the mtc because i have to catch up on
the past pictures. Mas, here is the foto of this week!

Anyways, i have so freatful for the support that i have back at home,
i am also super grateful for the letters! Its like christmas
everytime. I dont have much time this week to write an email because i
was trying to figure out the picture thing, so my sentences will be
brief about what happened this week.

First, I laughed and was super excited to here that you found pictures
and journals about your great great grandpa. Thats one thing i am
looking forward to when i return. I wasnt to do family research and
coises com isso so i have names to take to the temple and can do
ordenances for them like grandpa or whoever else!! Todas as pessoas
no mundo!
I usually do emails around 11 am here in brasil. And there is no other
address or i will have no other address while i am here. The address
all letters and packages will go the the mission building.
Its funny to here about the weather there and how cold it is because
right now i have a watch tan line :) I actually got one my 3rd week in
the field. I have you all are enduring the freezing temperatures!

Entao, para esta semana:
I figured out how to send pictures! Apperently. I realized that i
didnt have to buy something because the cord was connects to the
outlet the entire time so i was able to use that for my USB cord.
Finished a project to help me with the Plan of Salvation and im
working on other little projects like it. Drawings, timelines, coiasas
com isso. It reminds me of work when i worked with criancas. Using my
talents sempre.
This week i spent a few days in another area with a brasilian because
our ditrict leader had to stay with my comp for a little to see how he
was doing missionary leader wise. Nao Sei. Mas the experience was
awesome! Working this a brasilian is so much easier because i can
forget ingles and not have to worry about saying things wrong and
feeling stupid. hahaha.
Oh, also the elder used my guarda chuva and lost it some how so had
to buy a new umbrella. Something interesting about that was, when he
lost it, it stopped raining, which was a miracle, and then started
raining after i was able to buy a new umbrella a few days later haha!
We have a a baptismal date for a few people!! INTENSE. Its hard for
them to keep commitments though because the church is kind of far away
and its alot of work for them. But if they have a true desire, they
will go and the lord will help them.
This week during one of our lessons, they people wanted to here me
pray in my native language and have my comp translate. SO HARD! I kept
saying portuguese words and had to talk slow because i have to think
about the words i say alot in pportuguese in ingles.
Anyways, i have to go now, I love you all and hope that you all are
having a great winter!. I will write more proximo ves when i have
Tchau! Elder Cain!

Monday, January 9, 2012


This experience is rediculous. What doesnt kill you only makes you stronger. okay thats a bit of an overstatement here but its sooo exhausting. Its awesome. We do need to return for the world cup, that would be the coolest thing ever! Anyways, im glad to here everyone is doing great, and i like to here more about everyone like that, its more entertaining and i can be apart of the family while im away when i know what everyone is doing haha. Great job Nat!! Keep going strong in school and youll be the top dog facialist massage woman.. dont know what its called. I want to do hot yoga with you mom again after i get back. That what really cool, we need to to more things like that. Its great to hear Carlton is taking online classes, what is he studying, or what does he want to do? I cant believe your already moving, thats crazy, its great to get it done. One thing i learned from this is time management and its probably the most important thing. That and planning. Thanks for picking out my room for when i get back. Im sure i wont have probably adjusting to a new house when i get back after traveling constantly here.

Thats awesome that the missionaries stopped by at Nats house! Next time invite them in when you have time and talk! Not for too long though, cause they have things to do. I have so much respect for missionaries now that i am one. Im trying to think of more tips when you come in contact with them. Just be nice and dont accept a commitment like going to church or something unless your actually going to do it! Really frustrating when we invite the whole world and no one shows. Also, it would be great to talk with them about missionaries cause you can learn more about what im doing, but let them teach lessons or else your wasting their time hahaha. Oh and read O livro de Mormon! Its soooo great!!

Not sure what to do about that care but we wil figure something out when i get back. Language is coming. Not as fast as i would like. But its coming. My companeiro thinks im an idiot cause i dont learn fast. He is super smart though so its not fair hahaha. We just need to work on patients. I didnt try the pencil thing because first i need to figure out how to read and pronunciate tambem. Thanks for sending me the packages! I cant wait for them to arrive. I have time to read the letters, just send me hand written ones tambem so i have something to do when im not doing anything haha. I need to buy something to send pictures through email, if i cant, ill just save them for right now until i figure it out. Ill probably find a way when i can comunicate more and understand what i need to do.

Anyways, about my week. I realized that its alot easier to keep track of whats going on through email and not a journal so im using this as my outro journal. The other one is for daily thoughts i guess.

I love Brasil because they listen to american music too!! We will be walking down the street and ill here Adele/ Bob Marley/ or Coldplay and start singing along. I probably shouldnt but i cant help it. Its makes me soo happy haha.

Oh i have a question. Did you recieve a picture through email from the CTM in sao paulo sobre a pictura com the mission president?

I did my federal poilicia thing this week so i would go to jail and and i can stay in Brasil!! Great news yeah!?

Oh i saw my first Brasilian Midget (anáo). They are the same here just Brasilian.

Oh goodness. This week we had an even worst rainstorm. It rained so hard that the water was penetrating through my guardachuva and getting me wet. Also the ground was covered in water so when the water hit, it was getting my pants wet. It also didnt help that the rain was coming sideways getting my shirt wet. Rediculous. With the hills here, the water formed rivers down the streets, and when i stepped in the streets, it was like 3 inches and flowing so it got my shoes andd socks soaked. We kiind of had to walk through a 3 foot pond of water because it floaded the street. I called that day O Rio nas Ruas. The River in the streets. (i think)

Oh i also farted during a lesson. The man was old so i dont think he heard. (dont need to send that to everone)

My dreams are brasilian but all thats missing is the language. Its funny because in my dreams i only speak portuguese when im teaching other people, or leanring. Its strange.

This week i found 70 Reais in my scriptures! I guess i forgot i put it there. Reading pays off!! Haha thats bad, but its really does, in blessing :)
Well, im glad to here that everything is going great! Im holding up and trying hard, everyweek im learning and growing. I hope you all are praying for all the missionaries because this work is not easy. I cant wait to get another email from you next week. I need to go buy food now. Tchau! Elder Cain

Oh also send me the addresses of Gina/Carla/Dalton/Shyla Godinez/ (Makes sure the addresses are correct.) make sure my emails are getting to Chrissy Morgan, and tell her she can send these emails to whoever she wants like the Haueters/Mccoulloughs, ect. Thanks!!!

Monday, January 2, 2012


Happy New Years!! Its weird but awesome to thing that i get to spend this entire year doing to lords work and not have to worry about anything other than that. My comp and i get along really well, i dont really havemuch to say ever so we dont talk a whole lot but i like him, he is a good leader. He reminds my of chris but in a more nerdy way.

Okay so for the New Year, we dont get to do anything cause i still have to be in bed by 1030 so yeah... not much other than sleep. But once 12:00am came around, you couldnt sleep. Its sounded like 创um zona de guerras创 (probably spelt wrong) but a zone of wars. Its was rediculous!! For about 20 minutes straight it sounded like gunshots and bombs because brasilians here like like noises, and dont have flashy fogos artificias. I was trying to count cause i had nothing else to do but listen to them and it was impossible. I figured that there was about 3 explosions per second (my area is kind of like a bowl so you can here something from far away.) Crazy!! 

Anyways, i wrote some things down for this week.

Oh youll be proud of this one. I cleaned and scrubbed all of my white shirts. The part that goes around your neck. Sothey are all shiny and clean. 
We have a few pets in our house. Lizards. Kind of cool. I named them, we have 3. Pia (lives by the sink) Muro (lives on the wall outside) and Mesa (She is the newest cause i just found her yesterday. She lives on the table behind some stuff) Its kind of nice because i can learn new words cause i name them after the things in portuguese.

Oh to answer your question about the safety. Its completely safe here. There is only one part the kind of freaks me out at night but we are never over there. Other than that, everyone is super friendly. they are either walking home or sitting outside drinking haha. (probably not funny, but they are kind.)

Also! we were doing street contacts and we were talking with this guy and he knows that everything is true, joseph smith, o livro de m髍mon, and everything cause he is friends with one of the quarem of the seventy! I think he said Ceasar.. Ayways, he isnt a member because 创his heart belongs to catholics创 cause he was grown up as catholic. It didnt make any sense to me because if gods church was on the earth, why you remain in a church of um homem.. Owell.

Also, another lesson we were teaching was about children and baptism when they are babies or super young. The obvious is that they cant sin because they dont know any better and that its a choice, and they cant make that choice cause they dont really know what it is. I also learned that when you make this covenant, its a covenant sobre salvation, but a kids can read about salvation nor can they learn cause they wont know what it is. (Something like that, i knew in the moment.) Also Reading Moroni chapter 8 helped.

Teaching pastors/fathers is frustrating.

Also, a little bit about the culture here. is everyone is religous which is good. But also everyone says Gra鏰s a Dues. EVERYONE. Its really funny. Everytime i smile a little when someone says it. Even little kids say it when we asked them how they are doing. 创Tudo bem, gra鏰s a Dues创. Haha funny.

Oh also, things about the CTM in Sao paulo i forgot to mention. An elder that i met there was a kid that my teacher in provo baptised! Sister Ririe磗 investigaator from a while back. not sure exactly but i thought that was cool. ALSO, Elder Manave, another elder that i met, and his friend or roommate, are from Mo鏰mbique. And guess who they know... Trent Mccullough!! I thought that was soo cool. 

Well, i think thats all i really had written down. But i still have time to type.

Diarrhea is of the Devil. (probably dont need to send that to everyone)

Oh, the food here is super goos and i figured out how to make some of it. Its actually really easy. The desserts are super good too and really simple. I usually just make them ffor snacks cause its not am elaborate dessert but good. 

Learning the language is difficult, but i know i can do it or else i wouldnt have been called to serve in Brasil. Im learning everyday whether it be about the culture, living, gospel, or language. With the language im happy if i learn only one new word a day. Its improvement. As long as i dont move backwards haha. 

Anyways, i hope you guys hade a great New Years!! Im kind of jealous that you have time to just sit and do puzzels. I love puzzels during christmas or winter. I have better things todo right now and i can so all the puzzles in the world when i get back. Right now i get excited when i find time to study. Its strange. Well i have to go buy some food, and clean the house and other fun stuff!! Ill write another email next week!!

Tchau! Elder Cain.

P.S. I have a New Years Meta por everyone... Write me a letter.