Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Saddle Up Partner...​Cuz We´re Going For a Ride

Well...I forgot to inform you all that I was going to be transfered this week so...I was transfered. I´m opening up an area, and I´m training my son, Elder Olivera. I must say that I´m scared to death, but lets go. I´m still in Natal, just a different part, so that is cool. We live in a house with 6 missionaries and all of us seniors are training, which is pretty cool. Hopefully, all goes well.

But other than that, life is the same, running from drunk guys and preaching the good word. This week I got scared half to death. This drunk guy, (possibly stoned) was walking toward me, and he had the face of that guy from the shining. My heart jumped into my mouth, and I thought to myself, (I´m not exagerating) ´´that man looks like he is possesed.´´ He continued to advance towards me, and I thought, ´´I am going to be murdered in the street.´´ When all hope had failed I chose my last words, which were the following ´´hey dude, what´s up´´? He then passed and said something that I didn´t understand, and I was spared my life. But I learned something important. I need to think about what I would say if I was going to die because Hey dude what´s up doesn´t really make the cut.

But, I´m all good, we got to eat in the house of President Soares last night, and see the beach, so I´m happy. Hope all is going well up there and that everyone is happy. Have a great week, and next week email will be on Monday.

Love Elder Bowman

Monday, July 22, 2013

The Cure for Skin Cancer Has Been Found!

Yeah! I can磘 believe that I was the first person to talk to the guy who found the cure. We were walking down the street and this guy calls us over and tells us that he found the cure and wrote a paper and everything. He said that all you need is blood from the pubic region of the body.................and that is where I thought, 创oh that is weird and it also sounds a little on the painful side.创 I didn磘 want to destroy his theory by telling him that our blood curculates, so our blood is the same no matter where it comes from. But...yeah just letting you know that there are some crazy people down here, it磗 pretty awesome.

Also, a member showed us this video of some lady trying to expulse satan out of a drunk dude. It wasn磘 like exorcism of anything just some lady saying fall to the earth Satan, a lot of times and beating the drunk dude with an umbrella. So Elder Wanderson and I were talking and laughing about this on a street with nobody on it. And so I start saying/yelling 创 Fall to the earth Satan,创 I then had that feeling that I was being watched. I look over and these two ladies are watching me. I felt quite sheepish and walked away without saying another word.

But this week went well. We walked a lot and talked to a ton of people, but no one wanted to got to church. It磗 all good. We磍l find the people who are looking for the gospel, of that I磎 sure, even if we have to talk to all of Planalto. Hope all is going well for you guys and that the sun is shining as brilliant as it is here.

Love you all
Elder Bowman

Monday, July 15, 2013


PATRICK!!!!!! That flippin' blonde kid. Who does he think that he is? He shouldn't do dangerous things when I'm not there. I'm glad that he's alright, it would be nice to beam him an email, I need his email...because the other one didn't work. But tell him he's a freaking maniac for me.

But, this week went really well. We had a baptism on Sunday, which was great as usual. Her name is Francisca and she's an awesome lady. I'll send some pics for sure.

Yesterday I did something a little crazy. We had to do eight contacts in like an hour and we weren't finding anyone in the street to talk to. So we pass this really sketchy street and I see at the end a big group of people, and I was like boom contacts. I said a quick little prayer that we wouldn't get robbed or shot or something and we went for it. We walked all the way to the end of the street, and I kept thinking, "Man...this is a little crazy." But, we got there without dying and talked to the group of people. I don't think that they liked us very much, but we invited them to church this Sunday. I guess we will see what happens.

This week I also saw the great blessings that come from living the law of Chastity. We visited this family that is falling apart because of the parents decisions. It was one of the hardest things that I have seen in my life. I didn't know what to tell her, the mom, other than going to church would help her and her family be happy. I've always known that the Law of Chastity is important, but I've never seen what happens when you don't keep it. I'm greatful that we have commandments to keep us, and our families, safe.

Hope you had a good week, a little shout out to Lefler for getting his call! Yeah man, that is what's up.
Love you all
Elder Bowman

Beautiful Sky

Sunday Dinner 


Monday, July 8, 2013

The Times of Noah (we're talking rain not wickedness​)

Well this week I think that I saw the sun twice, and it was only for like an hour on Monday and about thirty minutes on Saturday. Other than that it was raining. I've already put a little money down on buying a boat just to be safe.

But this week went by pretty fast. We got to talk to our new Mission President this week, so that was pretty awesome. He seems like a great President, so that is definately a good thing. He's got a great vision, basically it is bring as many people to church as you can and then baptize them like nobody's business. I like it. Simple, and to the point.

But we are working with this lady named Francisca. She's pretty much a baptizm waiting to happen, she just needs to see that she is ready. So this week we are going to help here with that. Also, we are working with this girl named Larisableli, yeah I thought the same thing when she told me it. But she's dating this guy in the church so hopefully we can get her to the font this next week too.

But we are starting a new thing where we have to do 20 street contacts everyday. This is really going to help out our teaching pool for sure and it is going to help us find the people who are searching for the gospel.

Funny Stories:
So this week Elder Wanderson was a little sick with a cold and, he likes to play things up a little bit sometimes. So basically everytime that he talked to a member or someone in the street he would make his voice sound like he was dying. So we were at lunch and I was praying for pacience because he was acting like he was going to the grave in an hour. So I was like Heavenly Father if he is faking could you just smake him around a little bit to make him stop? Like thirty seconds later Elder Wanderson got the hiccups...and we are talking they lasted basically the whole day. I guess he was faking.

Also I bought some cereal and milk this week because I like to eat and stuff. So were at home for lunch and I got my freshly bought milk and cereal and poured myself a bowl for chocolate flakes. I began to eat and realized that something was strange, the flavor wasn't really chocolaty it was more like sweaty socks. But, I thought it was just the cereal and ate the whole bowl. That night I pull out my milk to take a swig and let's just say that I don't think it was still milk. I ate an entire bowl of cereal with sour milk...I won't be doing that again.

Have a great week this week and enjoy the summer sun.
Love you all
Elder Bowman