Monday, March 30, 2009


hey family,
the tranfer is coming quickly to an end. only two more weeks. I beleive that iwill stay here in Imperatriz(a.k.a. the best place on the face of the planet) until july when the mission will be created. it would be cool to say that i help a brand new mission open up in brazil. but we´ll see what will happen in a few months. i cant believe that it is april already. time flies.This last week i went on a spilt in the land of Açai( Açailandia) an hour bus ride from Imperatriz. I dont think that i have ran up hills as steep as the ones there in the land of Açai. the rolling hills are awesome. i took pictures, so not worry.
today we are going Fishing the Tocatins River. Yes!!!! my first time fishing on the mission and in the country that they call BRasil.
LOve you all
congratultions on the progress you guys are making in life.
Reading assigiment 1 Nephi 17. How can you be a better Missionary? Think about it
Elder Spencer

Thursday, March 26, 2009


Tudo Bem.
This last week we traveled to São Luis, again, for a Conference with President Hoggan. I cant believe President is going home here in the end of June and the mission will be divided and a new mission president top of that. Just be recap on where I am and who I am with. I am still in Imperatriz of the state of Maranhão. My companion is Elder Clarke from Twin Falls. I love it here. Last night we crossed the river to teach a family in the state of tocantins. The family that we taught was extremely humble and willing to listen to the Message of the Restored Gospel OF Jesus Christ. They were amazed at he fact the power of God is here on the earth to today. That same power that was given to the Apostles of Christ when Christ was here. That God called a prophet to lead and guide us through a world of torment and pain that we live in today. That the Church has twelve apostles and a prophet that have the god given power to baptize in the name of Christ for the remission of sins. To fulfill the teachings of the Savior. I am grateful for the opportunity and humble to serve the Lord here in Brasil. I know that the Church is in fact guided prophets and apostles and that no other church on the face of the earth has the power that was given the boy prophet Joseph Smith.
Elder Spencer
Loving the Mission

Monday, March 16, 2009


Hey family,

This past week I went back to belém for the transfer meeting and conselho with presdient hoggan. It was great and I learned a alot. I am not a big fan of 9 hour bus rides at night but I enjoyed seening other elderes at the transfer meeting. This week we are going to são luis for another conference with president Hoggan beacuse his doesnt make the trip out to imperatriz for zone conference here. That justs mean that i will on another bus for 9 hours at nightime again this week. :( but the bright side is that i will have the chance to learn alot of cool stuff with president again this week.This last week we found a man named Roberto that is progressing, but didnt make out to chuch yesterday beacuse his wife was sick. he is super humble and wants to learn. I am exicted to help him out.

I read a scripture in mattew the other day that i like a lot. One that I am sure that most of you know by heart. Mat. 6:21.scripture of power.I hear that cody gave a talk in church yesterday. Are you ready, cody? You are going to love it. What´s the area are in your mission?

Love you all,
Elder Spencer
The mission address in Imperatriz
Caixa Postal 141
Imperatriz, MA65900

ITs the PO box the mission has here so missionaries can get mail here rather than waiting for the leaders to bring it back from belem.

Monday, March 9, 2009


Well another fun day in the cyber. I enjoyed the letters that you sent me. For the package, Peanut butter and beef jerky. They don’t have those things here.

This last was a hectic week, we ran around trying to saves the lives of missionaries and not trying to save the lives of people. The mission. The blessings did come. Elder Clark and I went on a visit to any a city that is one hour and a half away from the Imperatriz. The drive to get there was some of the most beautiful scenery that I have seen in my life. I took a video. IT was all green and wide open spaces. The majority of it was cattle and farming land. I loved it .and I loved it. Did I mention that I loved it. The best thing that I saw in my life. I love it. If Cody wants to start up a cattle ranch he should start it up here. I love it. Did I say that, I love it, yet.

Like I said that his week was rough with the elders in our zone but at the end of the week on Saturday we walk to a members work to get his money for our lunch. He gives us money because he lives on the other of the river, so we can’t eat at his house. Anyway we showed up and he said jump in the car, we are going to eat lunch together today. He took us to a rodizio grill that was wonderful. A lot better than eating on our own.

This past week was a week of growth. I hope everyone is doing great back home and enjoying life. I haven’t hear a lot of what is happening back home. It makes me worried at times.

Love you all,
Elder Spencer

I just love that drive.
Good luck Cody on the mission.

Monday, March 2, 2009


It was another great week here on the mission. My testimony about everything that is related to the gospel grows everyday, without fail. I Love it here. I know that through my struggles that i have on the mission and in my life are for my benfit and Will shape me into the person that hevenly father needs and wants me to be. I AM grateful and humblied to be called by a prophet of god to serve as a servant and representive of chirst in the city of imperatriz.
The other Day my compnaion and i were walking and two men that were not from the city stopped us on the Road. They asked Who we were and and why were here. As we told them about the gospel and about the propehts and others leaders of the church, their eyes were filled with amazment to know that there is a prophet on the earth that has recevied the Power of god the teach and to realize baptism for the remission of sin. Unfortuanltey we are not able to teach them becuase they live in a town that is too far for us to travel. I Love being a missionary. The Best thing that has happeni n my life.
Even over running.
Elder Spencer