Monday, September 24, 2012



Wow I didnt realize my email didnt get sent off last week... sorry I will tell you it was probably the better email of my mission:) haha jk. But really sorry the email didnt get sent, their must have been an erro com the internet when I sent it. but all is well. It sounds like things are about to nose dive into changes for all of you back home! that is so exciting! I will tell you that it will be so much fun to come home and to see all of the changes:) I am not even half way out and look what you people decided to do without me:) I am actually kind of gratfull in some ways because i wont have to hall all of the stupid food storage down the stairs into a truck... That dads job now:) ha ha

Because I "missed" last week I will give you the down low with what all happened. So last week I had gotten pretty sick with a fever. My tempeture had shotten up to about 101.8 when I had checked it finally. I had been ignoring the simptoms the first few days because i just wanted to keep going but finally I was just have a horrible head ache and president and sister tompson had seen me at our branch and told me to get some rest. When I got home that night my tempiture had shot up to 101.8:) ha ha ya that sucked. But My companion had some awsome soup and I jumped into bed and by the next morning my tempiture was back to normal:) thank goodness for the Waglands and their kindness to give me some chicken nood soup. They rock! This past week I also tried to tell you about the baptism that we had on satarday:) But I will tell you a little bit more about that a little latter. But last week was an amazing week with tons of work to do. The difference between our area now and what it was is just amazing. The beginning we only had about 6 houses to get viset and half were members. Now from what me and my companion had figured out we have 17 houses of investigators that we need to go viset and another 15 members that are less actives to go viset. Ya our area is just booming now:) It make me so happy. There really isnt much time to viset everyone anymore. it is so awesome. It really has helped make the time just fly by.

But is what happened this week was just awesome because we finally got to see a person get baptised! So The guys names in Edvanio. He is about 20 years old and just has the biggest heart I have ever seen:) The day that he was baptised in all of luanda we have about 16 people getting baptised!! It was so crazy they have never seen that many here in one week before:) This place is really starting to boom with excitment. But anyways There is only one baptismal fount in all of the branches so we all had our services together. It was so big that we couldnt fit everybody inside of the baptismal room that we have do go up stairs to the chaple to here the talks and what not. I freakin loved it so much:) Probably one of the best things I have seen on my mission was all of those people dressed in white and supper excited to make a covinent with God. WOW!!! Then the next day When edvanio recieved the gift of the holy ghost 5 other people recieved it as well. It has been an amazing few days.:) I went and talked to him after and He just looked at me and said he has never been so happy in his life... just such a powerful experience to have had the opprotunity to teach him.

In another two weeks on the 6th we have a baptismal date with a 25 year old man named eskinder. Eskinder if from ethiopia so he doesnt speak portugese very well. All of the lessons with him have been in english. Which is really wiered to do now, a lot of time a portugese word will just pop out haha. He is probably one of the most prepared people I have ever seen. His love for the savior goes beound words. And with that love come his love for his family which is still in ethiopia. He is here in angola working for a company, but he just sends all of his money home to his family to suport them. It is just trully amazing to see the spirit work with him to help him understand all the principles of the gosple.

We have a few other investigators that are just amazing ones name is Hipolito. He is about 26 and probably one of the strongest both phisically and spiritually that I have ever seen! He has already read all of the bible so he knows a lot about religion. And he is super excited to be reading from another book of scripture to. This week we had a discusion about the plan of salvation, and after we had gotten done he just looked at us and he said wow during this lesson I felt and amazing urge to continue studing with you. After which he gave us the three days of the week he would like to study with us and all the times:) ha ha Ya he is just such an amazing guy.

Sorry I feel like I have jsut been blabing on about my investigators:) ha ha Anyways I love you all so much and it is always amazing to here from you all:) TEM UMA BOA SEMANA!!!!!!!

Elder Wilhelm


Monday, September 10, 2012


Ola minha familia!!!!

Hey everyone whats hanggin!!!! KIRSTEN!!!!!!!!! YOU ARE HAVE THE BABY RIGHT KNOW AS WE SPEAK!!!!! THATS SOOO COOOL and kind of wierd to think about at the same time:) super excited to meet her in a year and a half! and you wonderful parents of mine that are moving I feel like the same thing that happened in RM is happening to me:) parents moving selling the truck! What next... are you going to get a forein exchange student from tonga!!! If so that would be pretty cool:)

So this week has been just an awesome week. Kind of another short one because of a few things. First there was another 70 that came and talked with us. This time it was for the missionaries themselves. So we did an all day training and at the end we all were able to have an interview with him! It was really cool! Pretty much was just seeing how all the missionaries are doing.

So do you remember that woman I told you about 2 weeks ago. She is still doing great but this week she gave us 2 references. The first was pretty much the rest of her family which like included a billion people in it that are probably some of the funnest people I have ever met. They reminded me a lot of all of my wonderful sisters:) And the other reference was her niebhoors who were asking about us. That family was a family of 6 including a mother and father (who are married!!!!) 2 sons and 2 dauters all just a little bit older in age as in 16 to 25! It was so awesome to get these two families. Even if the woman with the child doesnt work out she still has done so much to help the missionaries. It just kind of spider webbed out:)

By the way mom and dad I got my camera today so I will finally be able to take pictures!!!! finally:) So in the next month or so I will try and send some pictures back to you wonderful people:) By the way you all gotta let me know did they really make another Lé Mis movie! If so that is so sick! ha ah anyways I freaking love you all so much and I hope you have a wonderful week:) good luck Kirsty!!!!!

Elder Wilhelm

P.S. Transfers will be happening this week I will let you know how they go next week, but I am farly sure elder kearney and i will stay together.


Monday, September 3, 2012


By the way our president is here:) He is so freakin awesome. that is all.



bom dia!!!!!

Hey fam. sounds like mom and dad are just haveing the time of their life down there in mexico. what punks right!! ha ha Sounds like kirsty could burst any day and when that happens happy uncle ralphy will have to wait about a year and a half to see her!!! It wierd to think that I will be going back to a new member in the family.

So this week has been different to say the least. So this week in angola they finally had there elections. It was last thursday or so, but these elections only happen every 5 or 6 years. So for them this is a big deal. Unluckly for the missionaries that means that we had some restrictions on how late we could prosilite and things like that. So two days before elections and two days after we had to arrive in our house at 6 pm This was kind of a bummer to find out but then we found out that the day of elections we werent aloud to leave our house, or in our case that chaple.The other four days it was easy we just switch our days around and did our studies latter and went and visited peaple in the morning. But the day of elections we did our studies and had a tun of time left. Soooooo we decided to have a barbaque:) ha ha the day before we bought a huge box of ribs and some coals. We mad ourselves a little stove by getting two sinderbloxs and the grill inside our oven:) That I why I am happy I am living in the cassquell chaple so that we would actually walk out side but allso for the 10 ft tall wall suronding that chaple ha ha. It was a pretty good time.

Elections effected some other things to, including church.... So this week we invited about 15 people and every single one of them said "sim sim vou vou." We expected to just have a great turn out with people at church. When we walked into the chaple guess how many of them should up..... the big gouse egg!!!!! 0..... To say the least It was a little disceriging. But church ended up to be really good though. We had an area 70 come and we got to hear from him while we were in sacrament and preistood meeting. At the end he told said he wanted to talk to all of the missionaries. He gave us some amazing words of inspiration during it this big old guy named elder wilhelm started to tear up:) It really gave me more hope to continue out the day. It felt as if he was talking to me personally... It was jsut what i needed. It is always just so interesting how the lord will answer your prayers through others.:)

Well Hey I love you all so much and I pray for you all every day.

Elder Wilhelm