Called to Serve

January 13, 2010 - January 13, 2012

Friday, July 29, 2011

July 27th, 2011

Dear Family,

Well i have had a pretty sweet week.  We baptised my first Saturday in the area so that was like a sweet bonus all of a sudden.  His name is Daniel and he is a detective for the police.  He is like 6'3" and speaks perfect English.  It was pretty cool to teach him a little bit before his baptism.  I'll send the picture when i take it off my comps camera.

We've had so pretty interesting experiences lately.  We teach an English conversation class every Saturday afternoon.  Its basically us talking in English with whoever wants to come.  This last week we had Daniel and another guy.  And while we were talking with them we discovered that this other guy, Evandro, is the reining world champion Brazilian Ju jitsu fighter.  It was hilarious.  My companion was talking with him and we were thinking we had just misunderstood him but nope.  Elder Brown was said 'Wait, like champion champion?  Of the whole World?'  That's not somethin that happens everyday.  He already came to church and he's gunna come this week too.  Then a few days ago we were walking in the street and my companion did a contact with a young woman and then after talking a little with her we found out that she is the 'Miss Morreits', number one model of a nearby city.  We taught her about the Book of Mormon and she was very interested.  You get to meet a lot of cool people when you talk to everybody that passes you on the street haha. 

Well i am extremely tired.  We played basketball for the first time on my mission since the mtc.  My comp loves basketball too. 

So i saw those pics of brad and that one chick.  Was that Kayla?  If so she is more ripped than i am!  That is extremely depressing!  People always ask me if I'm the oldest boy in the family and when i say 'yes' they look at the picture of brad and jess and say, 'heh, ya but i bet you get your trashed kicked ay.'  Now if they find out that my little brother's girlfriend can beat me up too I'm done.

Alright well i haven't got much time left.  We are always running.  Everyone says that missionaries get tired at the end of the mission.  My companion missed that memo.

Love you guys!!  Have a great week! 
Elder Romm

Friday, July 22, 2011

July 20, 20011

Hey family!

So I got transfered this time. The Campo Comprido chapter of my mission is closed and now im in Paranaguá. A city a little east of Curitiba that is on the coast. Its pretty cool so far. The familiar smell of low-tide is pretty comforting =P I also met an Elder today that was in the mtc with Elder Trevor Lott! That was pretty cool too. Here its a lot hotter than Curitiba they tell me and so far it's true. I'm pretty sure that this is going to be my last área because Paranaguá is known as 'the place where zone leaders die.' I'm excited, my new comp is at the very end of his mission and he is super set on ending with honor so it's gunna be great. Elder Brown from Georgia. He's the Man.

Well I dont have very much to say about the people or the area yet because i've been here for about five hours but it looks like we have a lot to do and little time left to do it so we're gunna be pretty busy.

How are you guys? How has Brad done in his last couple competitions? I heard from one of the Elders say that when his buddy got home he had a brother in the mtc and the President of the mtc let him go and talk to him for like 45 minutes, maybe i can do that with Brad before he gets shipped off to the far places of the Earth. =]
Alright well, have a great week everybody. Pray for me so i can have the energy i need to keep up with this guy over here! haha!
Elder Romm

July 13, 2011

Dear Family,

It was so great to get all your e-mails! Thanks for remembering me! Holy smokes!! Taglog! I don't have a clue what that sounds like. The philipines will be and awesome experience, half the mission was waiting to know where Brad was going. I really hoped he would come here but the will of the Lord definitely trumps me.

This last week has been absolutely amazing. It seems like the work has done a 180 degree turn and now we are just doing awesomely. Yesterday was one of the best days i've had on my mission, it was a great birthday! We received about 9 references from the members this last week and they are all awesome people with real desire and potential and now we have a lot of hope. And it seems like the only thing that changed was our attitude, we just decided to have faith and then boom, instant blessings. I know it was because of the prayers of my family too, this was the first thing that came to my mind when these miracles started unfolding, so thank you! (keep it up!) =P

So today i cut my hair. The lady didn't blend the ridge. Shel knows how that makes me feel. When i got home i went to the bathroom and use a gillete razor and some cheep scizzors and i cut my own hair, and it actually worked out! I took some pics of it haha. My companion was laughing pretty hard. I guess i'm not 100% cured of my ocd but we're gettin there...
I saw some pretty sweet pics of waterslides and a super dark Bradley, i call fake tan!

Looks like a lot of fun! Did you guys film Brad opening his call? I'm so stoked for you Brad! You're the Man! I'm sure all those little people over there are love to have their very own giant! You may become more popular than you expect haha.

Well i love you all sooo much, thanks for all you guys do!

Have a great week!

Elder Romm