HELLO EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!! How was everyones week? Is it snowing there yet? Everyone asks me about snow here, it´s great! AHH EVERYONE this week has been AMAZING!!!! AMAZING! My companion and I have seen so many miracles. This week we had the opportunity to do division with the Sister Training leaders and it was amazing! I was with Sister Dickerson! She is from Utah and is AMAZING! She´s been out a year and speaks amazingly. The sisters came down on Monday night and slept here until Tuesday. Sister Dickerson worked and planned together on Tuesday. We went to visit Claudia an investigator of ours that we are teaching and Sister Dickerson has taught her in the past. We read The Book of Mormon with her and taught her about the importance of reading and praying, also living the word of wisdom so we can be alert of the promptings that the Holy ghost is giving us! She excepted to try to quit smoking and drinking coffee and is on DATE!! She´soo great! My companion and Sister Dominguez went and taught another family that same day! They are so GREAT Their names are Lindomar, Zenir and Rafaela! They are so sweet and Zenir the wife is super excited about the church. She says she needs something to teach her family that is growing.They also have a teenage daughter that is 13 and is stuggling, ya know teenangers. They taught the restoration and excepted baptism!!!!!!! AH! They are seriously golden! On Wednesday we had family home evening with a not so less active family anymore! Their names are Debora e Ediclis and their two daughters! We taught about eternal families! Debora is soo great and she´s been a member for a little less than a year, when we got here we saw that she was in the less active list and called her and invited her to church and she came! She´s been coming with her daughters for 3 weeks!!!!!! and now we need to bring her husband along! They are such a great family! THURSDAY!! Was such a great day too! We worked to find new people to teach and try to find Jeslene, the lady i wrote about last week, we haven´t been able to talk to her, but we know everything is going to work out! We also have a family in the ward well a young couple actually their names are Aline and Andrew! Aline is brasileira and Andrew is American! They invited us over for dinner at their house to celebrate THANKSGIVING!!! Aline and Andrew met when she went to the USA to do a exchange student transfer, she met the church and Andrew and got married. They live in Brasil for now, but are going back to the USA in February! THEY ARE AWESOME.They cooked STUFFING FOR ME..it was definitely a tender mercy.. and Pumpkin pie. He said he brought a can of puree with him from the USA.haha.The brasilians were asking tons of wquestions about the types of things we do for thanksgiving. because it´s me and another elder that´s from Utah serving in the ward! It was great! On Friday we worked hard to invite EVERYONE to a baptism that the Elders had of TWO amazing womens! Their baptism was on SAtuday and all of us sang while an elder played the flute. So saturday night we met this lady sitting alone in a bench. We asked what she was doing there all alone and she said she was just being alone and sad.. My companion and I sat by her and asked her a few questions. Her name was Marlir, we taught her that God loves us and that when we are sad he can help us to get over whatever we are sad about. Christ knows how we feel and because he knows how we feel we can find comfort in knowing everything will be okay. We were in the middle of teaching ther restoration when.. ALL the lights in the street went out. It was pitch balck and My companion and I were like..we have to head home.. soe we invited Marlir to church and headed home. We were a little worried about her because she is tiny tiny! Sunday was AMAZING.. I love sundays! So Lindomar and his family went to church and they loved it!!! It was amazing! We were so happy the they did! Church is always the best day of the week and the most intense.. Making sure your investigators have an awesome spiritual experience! We were so happy that they were there and also Daniel! We were in the middle of sacrament when i noticed that MARLIR WAS SITTING BEHIND ME! The little lady that we had made a street contact with! AHH SHE STAYED FROM ALL THREE HOURS OF CHURCH and was soo great. My companion and I were so excited! When church was over we asked Marlir if we coiuld visit her and she said..No. We were both devistated and she said she knew were the church was and would come again. I know that there is a reason for that, and that we will she MArlir if it´s meant to be.. and we won´t try to stalk her. Because we really wanted too (sister provost you can delete that part of stalking her if you think it´s inappropriate haha)..Sunday night we taught TWO AMAZING women names Jaquelene and Taiz! They are soo speacial! They´ve came to church twice and were the elders investigators, but Jaquelene is going through a divorce and asked if WE could visit her (Sister power) They are SOO READY for baptism and are amazing people they´re on date for the 13th! along with Daniel and Lindomar´s family!EVERYONE, I´ve seen so many tender mercies, every day! It´s amazing how Christ´s gospel can change someone. It´s amazing to see that in a new country and in a new language. My portuguese is coming along, i´m not fluent, but people can understand even if i can´t speak well enought, because the spirit testifies to them. Sunday night my companion taught me about charity when we were running home because it was pouring rain and she saw a women under a tree. We stopped and talked to her and said her husband was on his way. My companion gave her HER umbrella and I was like Wow. So I gave my companion mine and ran away..haha We were really close to home, but either way my companion is amazing. I love Brazil and the hills and the mountains that when I go up them I feel like im climbing mount Everest. Thank you for the prayers, I can feel them! I love you all! Have a great week! Pray for my investigators please, they need to feel your love too!!