Monday, August 11, 2014

A few updates from Elder Buhler! These are for the past few weeks!

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
July 21st, 2014- Hey Family, How are you all doing? I hope you all had a fantastic week. This week was good for us here in Aguas Claras. Investigator C was baptized!!!! She is 76 years old though, so both Elder Sanok and I had to enter the water to baptize. It was really spiritual and I am super happy to bring another soul into the true church. As with our other investigators, we are continuing to work with them, but they are all at a stalemate. Many of them want to be baptized, but our scared of not enduring to the end in the gospel, or rather, quitting after being baptized. Anyone have any advice for this? We would really appreciate it. Tomomrrow is Zone Conference in the city. It will be werid to go back and see my old area. I enjoyed my time in the city, but I am sure grateful for the opportunity to be in Aguas Claras with a great companion. We get along great and the work is awesome here. In two weeks I officially make one year on the mission! Wow! one year! done! wohoo!!!! Feels so good. I finally feel old on the mission! I can´t wait to see yall´s faces in 10.5 months (we all get home a few weeks earlier because of how transfers play out). I miss you all so much and so excited for this year to finish up! Love you all so much! Have a safe week! Love you! Elder Buhler
During the World Cup! July 14, 2014 Hey Family, Monday! Great day, right? I hope everyone had a great week. This week went well. It was really fast. A few updates for ya´ll: Saturday we will have another baptism, assumming all goes well. Investigator C is awesome! She is like 75 years old and really has a desire to be baptized. She used to practice a religion called batuki (a religion that worships saints), so before we could continue to help her progress, we had to take all her saints of the house. Crazy stuff ha. Anyways, she is doing well and we are really excited for her baptism. Investigator A is an another really awesome investigator. She just started coming to church because of a friend, but we set a baptism date of July 26th with her. I am hoping all goes well. The members here so much with baptisms. It is one reason I really love this area. Investigator P is so elite! He works a lot, so we always have to teach him at his work. He came to Church Sunday, by himself. That rarely happens here. He knows the Church is true too. The only things we have to do is marry him to his wife. That will be a fun process. Two Americans who know nothing about Brasilian marriage haha. Anyways, that really about all our potencial investigators for baptism soon. This week in church we talk about service. Wow, I loved it. Service really does bring blessings and happiness. After the mission I want to give so much service, especially to the missionaries in our ward. Really though, give them dinner if you have time. It helps alot. Look for ways to serve this week! I love you miss you all! Have a great week! Be safe. Love you! Elder Buhler Mosiah 2:17 Go Germany!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Updates from Cody!

Updates from Cody: You can email him at 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

Updates from Cody!

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 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