Monday, October 26, 2015

First Area- Uba Brazil

Geography:  The city sits in a valley and has only 5% of its area flat, the rest being rugged. The altitude ranges from 295 meters to 875 meters.Climate: Ubá's climate can be classified as Tropical, with yearly average temperature between 18 and 31 °C (64 and 88 °F). The city is considered the warmest one in the Zona da Mata mesoregion, and the temperatures can reach over 40 °C between November and FebruaryPopluation: The estimated population of the city of Ubá was 99,708 in 2009

Week of miracles!

WOW! Words literaly cannot describe how I feel right now. This week was amazing! I didn´t have a Pday last week, So i´m sorry for those emails not replied..But know I love you all and I can feel your prayers! Monday of last week we had a long day of training! We got our itinarary and it was sad to say see you later to all of our district. My companion..Sister Brown..She´s so amazing and is an example of faith and courage! Tuesday we woke up at 430 and got ready and headed out! My companion left before I did and She left in a van full of missionaries going to her mission! I left in a bus with only 5 missionaries going to my mission. There was a Sister names Sister Pereira that was with me and helped me along the airport and everything with my luggage and with Portuguese. We flew out around 830 and got to Juiz de Fora at 945am! Juiz de Fora is amazing! It looks just like Utah! Kind of.. there are tons of mountains and hills! The mission President and his wife and the AP´s were waiting for us! By this time I was so in shocked that I had finally left the CTM, and I was actually meeting my mission President!!!!! We drove 30 minutes to the mission home from the airport. We drove in a van through felt like the amazon. Haha seriously. It was soo great! We go there and started orientation. We did tons of orientation we had lunch at their home which is gorgeous, I went up my first hill. Let´s just say there are TONS of hills here. That night we spent with tons of sisters! There was 12 sisters sleeping in one apartment! Three of us were from the USA, and the two that were from the states had brazilian accent! Ah! Okay.. SO on Wednesday we found out who are companions were! mine is Sister Trindade! She is from Brasilia a state in Brazil! SHE IS AMAZING AND I´M BLESSED to have her! She´s 29! She´s so great! and my area is a city calleld Ubá!!!!! Wednesday we spent most of the day traveling to our city which was 3 hours away from Juiz de Fora! Ubá is pretty big; There are six missionaries serving here us and 4 elders. That night when we got here we dropped out stuff off in our apartment and headed to a Sister house name Rosa. She is a investigator that was preparing to be baptized! She has been investigating for along time and finally excepted baptism! She quit drinking and smoking. She is amazing.. I don´t have much time..but let´s just say here in Ubá they don´t have much we walked 45 minutes to a pool were she was baptized!! and then 45 minutes back! Rosa has SOOO MUCH FAITH!!!SO much. The saints here in Brazil have SO MUCH FAITH. They have so little physically, but there faith is strong like a rock.. They are willing to give SOO much of what they do have. This week I have defnitely been showen how to WORK HARD, how to forget about MY needs and just keep going. We walk everywhere up hills and in the amazing hot weather(: But I love it! Thursday of this week was a little intense for me, It was blazing hot and then 30 minutes later it started hailing and we ahd forgotten our umbrellas at home. I definitely used the atonement and I just smiled and kept walking.(: I know there are elect here in Ubá, everyday I see it, I see miracles. I´ve been here a week and I feel so much love for these people! I love Rosa and her faith, I love the my trainer, SHE IS WONDERFUL,and I love my savior Jesus Christ that reminds me we are not alone in this work! 
I invite everyone to pray this week for more gratitude and love! 

Thank you for all the prayers and love! My pday is next Tuesday! (: Have a great week!

Com tudo meu amore e meu coração
Sister Trejo

First area in Uba with trainer Sister Trindade. Baptism of Rosa

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Week 5

HELLO everyone!! I hope that you all had a great week! Sorry for the short email last week! P-day´s are always crazy here in the CTM! Well.. GUESS WHAT? It´s my last week here!!!! Wow! how time flies by soo quick! I just wanted to take the time to say how much I think about each and every single one of you that are in this email list. For example those that are helping or have helped me get here. Everyday i´m reminded why I´m here. Also, everyday i´m reminded that I´m not here for ME.. or for YOU.. (no offense) But I´m here for CHRIST because he is REAL, HE DOES LIE, he does change lives. Last Wednesday we got to go to them Campinas Temple! It´s one and half hours away from the CTM! It was gorgeous!! It reminded me alot of the Timp Temple! The celestial room was AMAZING and had a little bit of light purple in the windows! It was a tender mercy to attend the
temple! After that we emailed and got to go outside and look around ALOT. It was great!  Thursdays we teach our investigators which are actually instructors and people that work here in the CTM! We plan out lessons, work on the language and study for them! The CTM also has something called TALL.. and it´s a program made by the church to help missionaries everywhere with their language! It´s super amazing! You all are probably wondering how my Portuguese is! It´s going well!! I feel super insecure because I feel like i´m talking Spanish alot of the times, but alot of people tell me i´m speaking Portuguese not Spanish! So it makes me fell better! I can definitely understand everything everyone says to me, and sometimes I want to talk as fast as them and so that´s when i throw in my spanish. I´ve definitely seen the gift of tongues though! Friday marked ONE MONTH SINCE I´VE BEEN HERE! It was SOO GREAT! I´m not going to lie, I was missing home a bit that day. I was reading the Book Of Mormon that morning when I sense of peace came to me and let me know that I´m where i´m suppose to be! and that the Book of Mormon was a TRUE book written by people that had Faith in Jesus Christ! It was a sweet tender Mercy. SUNDAY: I love Sundays period! Each week we have to write a talk for sacrament! because we never know who´s speaking until they announce it over the pulpit! Since it´s our last 2 Sundays a lot of people from our district got called up! It was amazing! because our district know more Portuguese than they think! We also had an AMAZING GOSPEL DOCTRINE class with the President!  This week we´ve been talking alot about FAITH. TONS AND TONS OF FAITH! I think that was the most powerful
discussion I´ve been too! Discussion/class. We talk about Faith is the essence to EVERYTHING. Faith is things which are HOPED for which are TRUE. Usually this meeting is an open question/ answer meeting where
all the missionaries can participate! It was amazing! because I know that I´m here to STRENGTHEN peoples faith. Not faith in our church, but faith in THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST. We must hope and believe that
Christ was a REAL person. That HE know YOU. When you are having a bad day, stub you toe, or loose someone important in your life. He´s felt that. He´s been there and back! Everyday I´m reminded why i´m here in
Brazil. This is DEFINITELY NOT A VACATION.. Cold showers, 20 minutes to get ready for the day, 8 hours of sleep..I´m here because Christ has helped me..Christ lives and the gospel of truth and happiness is
restored back on earth! The Book of Mormon testifies of that! In 5 days i leave to Juiz de Fora! My companion and I are the only one flying everyone else is driving to their mission..I´m so excited, but
I will definitely miss and treasure ALL the wonderful people that have taught me how to be like Christ. I don´t know when I´ll email again! Just know that I love you!! Thank you for the prayers and love! I can
feel them everyday! I invite you all to strengthen you faith on Christ this week! My faith in The book of Mormon was strengthen in how it can make any sad person happy! Com Muirto amor, Sister Trejo

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Week 4

Hello everyone!!!!!!! Sorry this weeks email will be short! but I just
wanted to share a couple of my experiences! Friday we had the
opportunity to go out in the real world and procylite! It was really
amazing! I saw the girt of tongues work in my life!! My companion and
I gave out 4 books of Mormon! It was hard becasuse the CTM took us to
a plaza were alot of people were shopping so you kind of had to be
like HEY! we have a message of happiness and truth! We met this
amazing coupld from Porto Alegre and he was Buddhist! They were
amazing! They were not intesrested, but we just testified that we have
seen the fruits of the gospel in our lives and we invites others to
come and see for themselves! Conference was alao this weekend!! Let me
tell you! EXSACTLY WHAT I NEEDED! I know that this is Christ´s
restored gospel! this is CHRIST CHURCH here on Earth! The people that
were called were called by God!!!!!! Time´s up! But i love everyone!
thank you for your prayers!!! GOD LIVES AND ANSWERS OUR PRAYERS!!!!!!
(Kneel in prayer if you doubt who you are- Rosemary Wixom) Muito amor
Sister Trejo