Saturday, December 25, 2010


Good Morning!!

You do get to talk to me in a few more days!! I was talking to the others about it and you get to call this number on Christmas..I am not sure what time...possibly like 10:00 AM which is like 5:00PM here. Elder Walker says that if its the same as last here it will work out well but I still have no idea! I will let you know if it is different! The number is (351) 918-101-138.
We are all going to the mission home today for a conference and will go to our NEW areas on Tuesday or Wednesday depending.

As for the work this week was super rough cause we had divisions with other elders and things so it was tricky but our recent converts are dong great they are still pushing on super strong! We haven´t taught a lot of new people but we are still pushing on!

I am super glad to hear that all there is moving on! Lots of snow? Its raining here almost every day! Its just super fun...not. But it could be worse! I didn't burn anything for my 6th month mark..I should have...then I would have more space in my bags...they are SUPER full right now! I got my transfer call today and i am going to Portimão to serve with Elder Roundy who was in the MTC with me! So another one the exact same age as me!! I am stoked! He is from PROVO and he is super cool!!

I did teach a bunch of gypsy's in a barraca..which is like a tent was an experience! The house is actually a wood frame but then has like plastic and tin metal sheet things around the outside...its like a clubhouse a kid would make it was an adventure!

I am excited to talk to you this week!! Have a great week!!

Here is the new Address!!
Rua Poeta João Braz
Lote 9 1º Frt
Edificio Paraiso
Portimão 8500-720

Monday, December 13, 2010

December 13, 2010


It is how crazy fast the time has gone! I feel like Elder Curtis wasn't gone for very long! Todd hasn’t been home for very long at all its super crazy!! My sore throat is a little better i still have a runny nose which is funny because everyone here has some other random cure for runny noses. The weirdest I have heard was orange juice with cayan pepper?! I didn´t try it but they this crazy old man said it works great. We have found a few people but the work this week has been super hard...we met a lot with recent converts and less actives! We are trying to get references from members but its not working very well at all. They all say they will do work with us but they mostly bail out and say they don´t have anyone when the time comes.

It is super weird that Thursday I will be 1/4th of the way done with my it is super fast! I can´t believe it! Also next week is transfers so try not to send anything to the Loulé address this week cause I probably will be transferred. Elder Walker who was in the office last transfer said he is betting I go to the Azores. I want to but man the work is super hard out there and they don´t speak Portuguese they speak with CRAZY accents its so hard to understand them!! I really want to go out there in like April though.

Well this week like I said we didn't have a lot of new investigators or things we mainly taught member lessons. We did have Fernando in church which was super good!! It was great that he finally came! Elder Braithwaite and I contacted him one day FOREVER ago! Also sad news...Elder Bell my old comp went home a week ago. He told president that he was sick and so they took him to the hospital they couldn’t find anything so he went home to get better treatment.

My thought for the family this week is very simple:

We know that Jesus Christ did more in this world than we can even comprehend..the atonement is something that mankind can´t understand here in this life. We can study and study about the life of Christ and everything he did for us but really we can´t ever comprehend his power and glory and the opportunities he gave to us.

In John 21:25- we learn that He did a lot of other things for us and that if they were all written down the WORLD would not be big enough to hold them all...we only have 2 right now. The Book of Mormon and the Bible that really testify of Christ! We have a lot to be grateful for! This Christmas time is a good time to give thanks for the few bood we have. The few books that have given our lives a light that can´t be hid and joy that we can´t find anywhere else in this world!!

Love you!!

Elder Bushnell

Monday, December 6, 2010


Me and a art gallery but the name is cool...galleria (gallery) alegria(joy)

Me, Maicon, Elder Figueiredo at Maicons Baptism!!

Yes that is mickey mouse club house!! :)

Me and the ocean...i am not looking at the camera..oops! :)

Me and the ocean and lighthouse things

Bell and I in Villamoura at the marina!