Sunday, January 4, 2015
Updates from Christmas and New Year's Hey Family, FELIZ NATAL! Can you believe its Christmas already? Seriously, after my one year mark, time is flying by. Its almost 2015! I guess I will start out by telling you all the times for Skype. Here we go: If anyone has problems or questions let me know. I hope this works out for everyone. remember, those are the times, give or take 15 mins to 30 mins. Well this week was tough. I came down with an intestial infection haha. Went to the hospital twice. got an ultrasound and blood test again. man, i cant stand the health care. unfortunately, with obamacare the same thing will happen in the U.S. okay, enough of politics though haha. anyways, doing better. i was out of the work for the entire week though, doctors orders. so, nothing new with investigators this week. sorry. I want to take a bit of time to talk about Christmas. I am so grateful for my mission because I have come to realize the true meaning of christmas. The Church has been doing a big campaign called He is the Present. I dont know if you all had the chance to see the small video. Its really good. You can find it on the church website. just type in he is the present on google and you will find it. So, as missionaries, we have been giving out pass along cards to people that talk about the film. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to give a class about the life of christ. As I was preparing for it, I took some time to think about the life of christ. He really is the present. He gave his life so that we might have a chance. The words of John explain it better -Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends (John 15:13) President Castro asked the same question this year to us that he did last year - What will we give Chirst this year for his birthday? What a great question! Its his birthday we are remembering. So, what will you all give Christ this year for his birthday? Family, thank you for being my Christmas present this year! I could write about each one of you all day, unfortunately i dont have the time to do so. You all have talents and abilities that have shaped my life, that really i dont have the words to describe. You mean the world to me. You have made this the best christmas that I have had. I love you all very much. Thanks for influencing my life, for helping me be the person I am today. Merry christmas and talk to you on thrusday! Be safe! Love you! Remember, he is the present, and so are you too! Love you! Elder Buhler Hey Family, how are you all doing? Well, has it not been a happy everything sort of week. We had Christmas, now Caitlin's birthday, and then the new year. okay, its the new year? what? its something hard to comprehend that I am coming home in 5 months. it still seems long and far from my hands, but then it doesn't. so in respect to time, that's how i am feeling haha. i will know for sure this week about my date. president still hast called me. probably get it today though. this week went really slow after chirstmas. we were a bit down and things were just hard. needless to say, i am so happy i got to talk to you all. everyone seems to be doing great. yesterday was a crazy day. we were walking by a field when i heared something crying. it appeared to be under a tree so i looked further and found two new born puppies. as we looked around, no one was around nor was the mom of the puppies. so we jumped the fence and went to work to help them out. we got the first one out and then took to an investigators house to help him get out of the rain. the second one we went back for and unfortunately, it was hurt bad. some animal had bit it in the back and was bleeding bad. these puppies were only about 3 days old and hadn't opened their eyes yet. anyways, we took the other back and tired everything, but it didnt make it. flies has laid magets in it and it was too crazy. anyways, the other one is doing good and has a new home with some neighbors of the investigator. we named him Thor. i will send a picture next week. brasil has a big problem with stray dogs being born like that cause there is so many road dogs. its sad. well, i hope you all have an awesome new year! 5 more months! Love you so much! be safe and see you next week! love you! Happy birthday Caitlin! Elder Buhler
Monday, August 11, 2014
August 11, 2014 Hey Family, Eventful day. Transfer calls were today. Looks like I will be training. Yeah, means I have to more a lot more productive haha. So, tomorrow I will be headed to Porto Alegre to pick up a brand new missionary ( dont find out his name until tomorrow) and then I have to train him all about missionary work! should be interesting! Elder Sanok will be headed to Montana, which luckily is still in my district. Bummer though, cause we got along really well. He is going to be Senior already though #likeaboss. On a more happier note, Elder Sanok and I did some fishing today in a monster lake and killed it! I caught two, one about 2 lbs and the other about .5 lbs and he caught one at about 2.5 lbs. these things were serious lake monsters! teeth i have never seen in my life! its was awesome. felt like a real bass pro haha. so thats why im using email later tonight. so yeah, those are the updates for the week. nothing new besides that. i hope all is well at home. miss you all so much and love you! have a good week! Elder Buhler
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Updates from Cody: You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org or write at Elder Cody Buhler Av. Princesa Isabel 342-B Santana 90620-000 Porto Alegre, RS Brasil Hey Family, I thought I would shoot out a longer mass e-mail this week because it has been a while since I have done one. Well, this week was fast and short, such as every week in the mission. Transfers end in 2 weeks and next transfer is 4 weeks (not the normal 6 weeks), so wow. I will be on my 7th transfer in the next 6 weeks. Crazy to think about, that in July I will only have one more year left. I am also really looking forward to General Conference and Skyping on Mother Day´s, but we will talk more about that a bit later. To update you on my week: Monday: P-Day! Glorious P-Day. That´s all I need to say about that. Tuesday: Don´t really remember too much besides the normal District Meetings and work. Wednesday: Volunteered to work at a blood donation at the church. We taught a lesson to about 40 Brasilian soldiers who were waiting to leave after donating blood. Thursday: Volunteered again at the blood donation. Really hard day. Really had to depend on the Lord that day. T.V. crew came and filmed the blood donation, it is on the internet and went all through Brasil if you want to see it. My companion was on it ha. Friday: I forget what happened on Friday too. I believe to went tracting and knocked houses haha. Saturday: Another service project. Moved furniture at a member's home. Sunday: Church! good day. That about wraps up the week. I miss you all so much and love you! have a great week! Elder Buhler
Monday, March 10, 2014
Hey everyone! I just wanted to give you an update from Cody! Sorry some of the posts are late! He has just been very busy! I will get more updates next week for you. Life in the city is great. He is telling me about a family he is teaching right now, that the weather is very hot right now, the World Cup is picking up with all of the collectable items being sold, and he keeps getting better and better with the language! You can write to him at email@example.com. He writes every Monday as of right now! Thanks for the support, I know he sure does love hearing from everyone! Hey Family and Friends, Sorry for the lack of updates, been really busy. I promise there will be more of them now. Well, after 3 transfers in Butia, I will be headed to Porto Alegre 2 tomorrow. I am really excited to serve in the city. I will have an American companion this transfer. Things are going well here in Brasil. It is very hot, like 105 F, and wow, I have never sweated so much in my life. I hope all is going well back home for yall. Have a good 2014. Elder Buhler
Monday, December 16, 2013
Tomorrow is Cody's day to write so I will post more! He has been doing more individual emails and letters, so if you want to hear more, make sure to write him! Oi family, well transfer ended. i will be staying in butia again with a new brasilian companion. my old companion is a Zone leader now. hopefully my portugese can get better with my new companion. what else? we had another baptism this weekend. that was nice. we also saved a wild parrot. funny story. anyways, i hope all is well in the states. i miss you all so much and love you all so much! be safe and love you all tons! Cody
Monday, October 7, 2013
Here are a few pictures Cody has sent these past two weeks. He is writing more individual emails and letters, so to hear updates, make sure to write him at the address below or his email at firstname.lastname@example.org! He'd love to hear from you. He writes on Mondays!
Elder Cody Buhlerthanks for all your love and support!
Av. Princesa Isabel 342-B Santana
90620-000 Porto Alegre, RS Brasil
Av. Princesa Isabel 342-B Santana
90620-000 Porto Alegre, RS Brasil
Me drinking chimarrão, the brazilian drink that tastes like grass ha. everyone here drinks it and missionaries can drink it and thats how i got sick probably. you take turns drinking it and then pass it to the next person.
the nice brazilian house ha.