Monday, May 28, 2012


Hey Fam!!

sorry this week is going to have to been a short e-mail. we dont just have to much time.

But things here in angola are going great and i am still loving it!!! Thanks for all your letters also its always great to hear from all yall :) But it sounds like this has been just a crazy week for all of you!! Man and treck is starting up! you will have to let me know how all that goes!

well hey love you all sorry this is a short one this week but have a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious week!

Elder wilhlem



Monday, May 21, 2012


Hey how goes it family!!!


Wow so this week was some of the most progress I have ever seen with all of the people we are teaching. I will just paste my letter I wrote to the president because it pretty much explains all that is going on with them.


President Walton,


This up coming week we do not have any investigators getting baptised but now we have two that are preparing to enter into the waters of baptism. The firsts name is Jendira. Jandira has been investigating the church for a while and only yestarday did she finally feel ready to take the step towards baptism. For a while we werent able to get over to her house because she has both school and work and has a really hard time finding other time, but she was able to come up with a time to be able sit with with us which is once a week on saturdays. Anyways we were talking with her and we had a feeling to ask her if she felt ready for baptism and she said she was so she picked a date and the date is the 9th of this next coming month.


The next investigator with a baptismal date is Eva. Evas baptismal date is about a month from now and we will see about her. she finally decided to get baptised because an even that happened in her life. She had gone to the doctor for a cancer test and was super scared about it. When it was all said and done she didnt have cancer but we could tell she was a little shooken up about the whole experience but she started to realize what was important in life. The only problem is we think she has a huge problem with drinking. Our next step with her is to help her quite drinking.


We also have had some amazing improvement with one of our Less Actives. His name is lirio and we were finally able to get him to go to church. He also brought a friend of his that we are also teaching. He is finnally starting to realize the impact he can have in other peoples lives.

The end :)


Ya I just added that last part "the end :)" I would never write that to president. haha but man one thing that I forgot to write in my last letter was that we have recieve 9 new investigators! 7 of them are related to a member in the church which is very helpful so there relitive can sit in with us. SSOOOOO EEXXCCITTEEEEDDDDD!!!!!!


Ok so just a quite story before I have to get going. So yestarday we were at an investigators house. Their names are claudio and genine. It is nothing with the lesson or anything no of couse not that went great but after wards they always give us a little snake like some juice and crackers or somthing. THIS time they pulled out these 5 big crabs that had probably been taken out of the ocean only a few hours before. Me never haveing eaten crab before kind of just stood there and looked at what lay before me wondering with my mouth half open how in the world to eat in. I mean I have eaten crab before but the meat was already out of the crab. So anyways The woman, Genine, grabs off one of the legs and hands it to me trying to descibe how to eat it. so I take it and kind of just sucked on it not having any idea. She then grabs another trying to show me by example, and starts chewing on it. Or so i thought. So I comenced to start to chew up the shell and all.... bad idea. haha to say the least I was lucky that crab didnt come out a hundered miles an hour landing on Genine. After I saw her finally take the crab leg out of her mouth I felt like an idiot. It wasnt chewed up or anything. What she had done was she worked the meat that was inside the leg with her teethout the the open end where it was broken off. WOW ya I felt a little stupid after that. Once I finally learned how to do it after some trial and error I finally got it!!! I will say that crab has been one of my favorit foods here so far!!!!


haha well hey fam love you lots and have a great week!!! stay beutiful!!!~


Elder Wilhelm


Thursday, May 17, 2012


Hey family!!


Hey sorry I wasnt able to write on monday. We had some lessons a little bit earlier so we didnt have much time. so we are just doing our emails now.


Just wanted to say to allyall i got to talk to THANKS!!!! It was great to see you all and someone has got to tell me if mom cried after to find out if my impressions were right:) haha sorry mom. But you are look great and thoughs kids are getting so big it is crazy!!


Ok anyways so this week in Angola was just amazing!!! This past week we had a lesson with a new investigator. We got the reference through her sister who is a memeber of the chuch. The investigators name is Irmã Paula. She is an older lady and she has about 8 kids and most of them live with her. (her kids rang from 20 to 33 or so) we are so excited to start teaching her and her family!


but anyways i need to get get and i love you all so much!!!


Elder wilhelm



Monday, May 7, 2012


HEY FAM!!!!!

Well it sounds like it was kind of a rough week... I am so sorry but i know you guys are enduring it well :) Hey that is so awesome though that ria and jake are up there!!! holy crap thats so cool!! what a bunch of rednecks. Tambem way excited for lara and todd to get up there to:) i cant wait to be able to egg your houses with out traveling the vast differences :)

But anyways be sure to give Bob a BBBBBIIIIGGGGGGG!!!!!! hug for me. I am glad she isnt suffering anymore. she had such a hug influence in my life you got rely relize what you got till its gone. I love you guys and Remember the lord is there for you anytime you have worrys or conserns. he will not give us anything that we are not able to ender. but i love you so much!!! this____________________big :)

This past week I was reading in the a book that president walton gave to the missionaries in our district. The book is writen by the same guy that wrote "how to win friends and influence people." And it has helped me live so much happier and to be able to concentrate on the work so much better. the book is called "how to stop worrying and start living." granted i know i only just started it but in the first chapter it starts of by saying that we need to "day-tight compartmentalize" this meaning to not worry about yestarday. its already gone and there is nothing we can do about it. and also to not worry about the future (this was the really interesting part to me). That is not that we shouldnt plan. thats not what that means at all. it is saying that all we can do is plan and then do it once it comes. "the best possible way to prepare for tomorrow is to concentrate with all your intelligence, all your enthusiasm on doing todays work superbly today. that is the only possible way ou can prepare for the future." as I have taken this advise and focusing on the things that are directly at had i have found my ability to comunicate just shoot with the people. I would always worry about what i was going to say wouldnt make sence, i was worried about how long it would take to learn this language, i was worried about investigators not doing their commitments. it was stupid. working on the fosused task at hand will improve our ability to do many things beyond our capabillity. but anyways that was just something really cool that i learned that helped to much with the work :)

^But things here in angola are going great:) i still love these people so much and i wouldnt be anywhere else in the world. but anyways i will let the rest of you get back to your lives because there are better things for you to do:) i love you all so much and have a great week!

elder wilhelm

PS mother this is for you:) i will be able to go in and talk to you guys between 8 and 10:30ish on sunday. your time. so be ready :)