Called to Serve

January 13, 2010 - January 13, 2012

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Gift of Tounges

Hey Family,

Sorry I haven't been writing very much lately, its just that sometimes I forget what is new or when I have something I want to write I usually remember after the hour is gone haha. 

I am super stoked for General Conference this weekend!  Seriously, it's my favorite.  This whole week we've been inviting people to go with us to GC and explaining to them what it really is and what's gonna happen and every time we do I get more excited.  Its pretty funny to watch the peoples reaction when we explain about modern day prophets, its like their faith in God is all in pass tense.  Oh that reminds me, we went to teach this one family and we were sitting there talking with them and one of the brothers came in.  He was extremely drunk.  He started explaining to me that he spoke 16 languages and said that I could speak English and he would translate.  At this point it was us and him and his sister present and my comp told me to talk to him in English because he thought it would be funny, so I did.  He was like "umhmm, yea, I know" and then all of a sudden he stood up and was like "wait a minute SHE is my sister buddy!"  I said nothing about his sister.  My comp got a little wigged out and was like "Dude stop, dont talk about his sister."  Then the sister pushed the drunken man over and said "He didn't say anything you idiot! They work for Jesus!"  As you can imagine this was a rather spiritual lesson.  Actually I have had a bunch of experiences like this.  I'll have to bring my journal one of these days haha.  Alright I have to go already but I love you guys and have a good week!

Elder Romm

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Manly Missionary Man

Family,

Yea my foot is all better, that was like 3 months ago, i don't know how i walked with that ha ha, I think I just dug deep and used all the manliness I'd gathered up during 20 years of life; its a good thing it healed fast.
 
So everything is just fine in good ol' JD Merc├║rio.  My comp is still funny after 5 weeks so that's a good sign ha ha.  Our investigators refuse to go to church, so until we get them there it sorta becomes a waiting game.  Do we have missionaries in our ward?  If so, tell Jesse and Brad to ask them who they are teaching that is a teenager then have Brad go invite them to go to church and promise to pick them up and drop them off.  Going to church for the first time is such a scary experience for these people and the chance only comes around once a week. 

Well I haven't got much to update at the moment...I ran out of gellac.  That was a sad day.  Ask Shell if she can come to Brazil to teach people how to cut my hair ha ha.  Alright, tchau, love you!!
Elder Romm

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Elder Askins

Mom,

Dude you totally burned me lol.  I would just like it to go on record that I stayed away from girls as a personal choice and not because I wasn't attracted to them.  Just to clear up any confusion on the matter. lol.
Life is good, it keeps on going.  Yesterday and today we did a division and I stayed with Elder Askins, he's from Arizona, it was pretty fun so we must have done it wrong because we are both noobs.  He only has 5 months.  He's so funny.  He doesn't speak Portuguese yet but he just talks and talks and talks, he just loves people haha.  I learned a ton from him in just one day.  And wow what a bummer, I had something I wanted to ask but I forgot. 

How are the boys doing in football?  I hope they are holding up the reputation that Romm boys have for being absolute tanks, minus the first born. (*note from editor: he is talking about the first born son. Not his amazing sister Sarah lol.)

Well my time already passed so until next week!  tchau!  love you!
Elder Romm

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Pack of Hungry Lions

Well you don't have to worry about me being fed and warm anymore mom. Its sooo hot and not even a pack hungry lions could get between me and my pizza. That may seem like a bit sarcastic, but oh no, how true it really is.

Oh and yes, I've had a lot of opportunities to give blessings already. Its funny, people could easily call their home teachers or ask the bishop to give them but everyone considers missionary blessings like extra strength or something haha.

We had a General Authority speak to us yesterday, it was so awesome. I don't know how to spell his name but he's an area 70 here in Brazil. He helped us get "the big picture" of missionary work and how important it is that we do all we can. Put a little fire back in the work. Then he said he wanted to visit each one of our houses. Fire Extinguished.

So my comp is from the south of Brazil, apparently where all the hilarious people live. It's so funny, he talks just like the nacho's skinny fighting partner, we have some good laughs. He only has 5 more months and he is flipping out. He's afraid to go home lol. He asks me everyday if I think the president will let him stay another year because he got ripped off, he says this year went by too fast.

Things are starting to roll again, we found some good people to teach and they are showing real desire and making and keeping commitments. And I think we have a baptism this Saturday; I asked her how we could know which church of all the churches is true, and she said the church of the Mormons. Hmmm good answer I said lol haha.

Well love you and good luck with the flu wait until you stop vomiting before you send me a letter aye? =P

Elder Romm