Called to Serve

Called to Serve
Montevideo, Uruguay West

Monday, June 17, 2013

First Week in Uruguay

Well I have tons of pictures but this computer is retarded so, sorry. I am happy to hear it's getting warmer; here, its getting colder :) But I like it. I am in a logging town, literaly just down the Street is a log mill, one of those old ones. No use of new equipment or anything like that, very classic. I like it, hundreds of acres of trees are planted in straight rows, and every 5 years or so, they go and cut them all down for lumber. So they have thousands of acres of trees at diffrent stages, so it is really cool to see, both up close and from a distance. There is a STHIL shop here, so grandpa and dad would like that. Tons of CAT equipment as well. I truely am at home here. My comp is Elder Lamb from Canada. He is really young, he is only 7 months in the mission. Him and one other are the youngest trainers. It makes it hard for them and for us. He dose not know what he is doing, nor do i, so yeah ;) Living arrangements are somewhat sad, very humble. I have pictures but you will have to wait till next week when I go to Rivera.  Now the new experiences. I am about an hour from the stake center. The stake center is in Rivera. So every Tuesday we have to go there for district meetings. But for P-days we go down there on Monday, stay the night and go to the meeting the next day then come back home. So in Rivera, you can go into Brazil. We go shopping there, and eating, and it is awesome. I have pictures but alas they won't work. So just picture me in Brazil. So on this mission I got to go to tres countries!!!aaawesome! no? But we stayed in town this week. There are lessons that we miss on Monday nights, so we stayed for them.
I can't wait to see all my new cousins y sabrinos! This is just so awesome, so long as a new brother in law is not in the picture right now, I will be ok with new cousins only ;)
Thank you for the letters they do truly help.- I emailed grama and grandpa, I wonder if they got it.
Love you tons! and I can't wait to see everyone in 22 months!
Elder Brewer

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Letter from the Mission

Dear Brewer Family,

We would like to inform you of the arrival of your son to the Uruguay Montevideo West Mission. He arrived here safe and sound this morning and met President and Sister Heaton. He will receive some training in the mission home to help him get to know the mission and feel comfortable in Uruguay. The missionaries will have lunch with the Heaton Family and, afterwards, he will meet his trainer and leave for his new area. It is such an exciting time for him, and we wanted to share it with you. We have included a picture of your son with President and Sister Heaton. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to get in contact with us. 
We thank you for all you have done as parents to help your son reach this point in his life.

Elder Noel Lopez
Executive Secretary
Uruguay Montevideo West Mission

Sunday, June 2, 2013

CCM departure

I am leaving Tuesday morning for Uruguay around 4 or 7 I am not sure yet. The word on the street is that I will be able to call home. Whenever a missionary is traveling (distance) they get to call, so since we are flying we get to call.  Since we have been proselyting the time has gone by so fast, but I am definitely ready to leave. I have a solid ground in Spanish, and I know that the more I just talk in it the better and faster I will grow.  Every group of Latinos that come in I try to talk with. The first group, there was no talking; the second, more but nothing solid. This last group is awesome. I stayed up two nights ago just talking to a Peruvian about his life and I understood it all! That was awesome! So I know that I will get it, I just have to get there. Yesterday we got to go see Elder Q. L Cook, it was the first and maybe last time these Latinos would see an Apostle, and  the spirit in the meeting was just awesome. We got to meet him and shake his hand, it was just awesome. In Buenos Aires there are tons of riots going on, and so yesterday they got so bad that most of the highways were shut down. No one was allowed to go anywhere, so we left 4 hours early and took the crowed back streets in this HUGE!! bus to go see him at the South mission home. So because of that not all the missionaries got to go see him, but we were lucky enough to. It's a lot colder than you would imagine, but I am getting by. I only have 4 more days then the real work begins. While I have been here I have realized something, that I was called to the Buenos Aires CCM mission for a reason. There were people here that only I could teach, like my companion. I was the only one that he could have had to teach him. He still has a long way to go, but I believe that if he keeps doing all that he needs to that he will be blessed with the opportunity to fulfill all of what God needs him to do. I love and miss all of you so very much and pray for you always. 

Elder Brewer