Hello my sweet wonderful beautiful family!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love being a missionary. Thank you soo much for your prayers and love. THERE ARE TONS of news I want to give to you, from a World wide missionary broadcast that change our hours of sleep..we now wake up at 7 and sleep at 11..to key indicators in the work..
also..I came to juiz de fora today for leadership counsil and I talked to the mission President and he told me I was being emergancy transfered.. He assured me it was God´s will. I´m being transfered to Nova Era Juiz De Fora!!! I´m so excited and I´m going to train a brand new sister! I´m a little scared..but I don´t have anytime to be scared..I´m just going forward!
I love my mission president. HE IS AMAZING!
This week was tons of miracles in the work and I can just feel that I am here to serve where ever needed!
That´s all the news for now,, i have to go.. I spent all my time doing final touched on my essays and now it´s time to go!!!
Sooooo..This week has
been emotionally crazy. My companion and I were both transfered being
companions and opening a new area. Petrópolis is located on top of MILLION
MOUNTAINS and is a very cool, chilly area in the mission. My companion is
Sister Oliveira..and I don´t know how to say this, but she is also ending the
mission with me..this transfer..WE have no idea what president is thinking, but
we saw so many miracles this week together.
Petrópolis is known
for the turism part of Rio and so tons of people come from all over the world.
I met a Canadian, people from Rodonia Brasil and Pará..etc tons of people all
over the world.(:
Here are some quick
pictures we snapped during the week.
This is sister Maxwell
and Sister Khell that were here in Petrópolis. They were transfered out and
Sister Oliveira and I came!
MEXICO!! I forgot where he is from exsactly, but I´ll ask him!
I love each and
everysingle one of you. As you may know by now..I´m in Petrópolis! It´s one of
the moutain area in the mission. Everyone loves it here because there is a
breeze that comes through here that there is none other. I left Volta Redonda
with my heart full of trusting The Lord knew why we were suppose to come here.
Sister Oliveira and I. We are opening a new area and..we are closing as well.
Sister Oliveira goes home with me.
We don´t understand
completely, but as this week we´ve worked to know the members and find, teach
and reactivate everyone that we had in the areabook we are confident that there
is a reason we are here. It´s been such a great week, full of miracles. We´ve
been able to find so many people and members with just a map and the spirit to
lead us! We found a sweet lady anmed Ana Paula with EIGHT children..we taught
them..they are excited to go to church. We were just teaching everyone that we
find and working our hearts out! We still have TONS of time left.
I´m grateful for the
gospel of Jesus Christ, I´m grateful for the miracles he preformed while here
on earth and taught us as we trust and have FAITH in Him he can truly heal and
help us in time of need.
This ward is full of
amazing members that are ready to work with us in the Lord´s vineyard. WE are
soo excited to help the ward out! FUN FACT! The bishop is american from
Washington!!!! He served here 50 years ago and got married here..lives here
almos half of his life. HE is cool..Bishop Richard..Eweing.
I love each and
everysingle one of you!
Jacob 5:20-23 ( I love
the part were the Lord tell his servant he shouldn´t give advice to the Lord)
We may always just do what He asks and trust!
WE had dinner at the
bishops and he made mexican food for us..from things he brought from the
USA..like tapatio! Petropolis is also full of stairs that never end..and hills
that i can go up on my four.......
I´m a little nervouse as I write this email! TRANSFERS are today! The elders haven´t called us yet, but I just got an email that said I was going to be transfered. I don´t know yet, but my heart is RIPPED TO PIECES. I don´t know what´s going to happen, but I know this is a trial of faith to see if I will be willing to go where he wants me to go. I love that hymn because it pretty much applies to everythig in life. I´ll except the calling you give me in..primary, relief society ..etc etc
I love Volta Redonda and I´m grateful for my mission..I know this is not the end, I know that Christ lives and this is his gospel and no matter what happens He is in charge.
The misson president hasn´t said anythig about my extension. but the secretary elders called me this week asked what airport I wanted to fly in-_-...He told other sisters that the area of seventy is letting anyone extend. Waahhhh! I love the Lord´s mission.
This week was soo full of miracles and soo much fun! We´ve been teaching tons of less actives and finding tons of part member families! This week we found Flavia she is 34-35 she´s from Argentina and a RM. A lot of trials happened in her life that made slowly moved her away from the gospel. Yesterday she went to church for the first TIME!!!!!!!!! It was a miracle. She also has a son that is EIGHT th at is ready for baptism! (: We are so excited to help her, she also has a boyfriend that is a nonmeber! Goals to get married, YES!
We also are teaching spanish and english classes every tuesday and this week we had a good turn out of investigators, one of them actually came to church y esterday! Lacir, he speaks very vey good. He doesn´t live in our area so we are not teaching him, but he is still a child of God and we are loving teaching! The ward is also getting ready for a MEXICAN FIESTA..They asked me tons of opinions and layouts, decorations. I loved it so much. I love this ward soo much.
We have tons of return missionaries in this ward and I love it! They are always willing to go out with us and it´s amazing to learn from them and their teaching styles. I´m grateful for the sprirt that gives us the opportunity to teach in a way our investigators can understand. For example we found an awesome y oung man named Cosme that had gone to church five times but was never baptized because He is really busy..we went out with Jardelir an RM from TErezina that served in São Paulo. WE got the opportunity to find out he is really into geography and science an d doesn´t know if th ebible or the book of mormon is the word of God. My companion and I didn´t really know muc about some of his arguments in physicology or geography he stated, but Jardelir before joining the church research tons of that and was able to BARE a solemn testimony that Christ lived, that the bible is the w ord of God and as we try to search the four corners of this earth we will never know the truth if we don´t exercise our faith Christ.
WE are also teaching many people that love the church and just need that EXTRA FAITH..to take that step into the waters of baptism. We´ve been praying to recieve revelation on how to help them. There is a women name Solange as well that we have been teaching and I LOVE HER! She has been coming to church for 3 months and we just started teaching her 3 weeks ago because of area divisions..she technacally belongs to another ward, but she doesn´t feel comfertable in the other ward etc..so we started teaching her and loves the church. WE are excited to see all our investigators progress and we hope that we can guide them to the path that has brought us the most happiness!
I love being amissionary, It´s been the best thing I´ve EVEER DONE with my life. Like Mark says 34 ¶And when he had called the peopleunto himwith his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let himdenyhimself, and take up his cross, andfollowme.
35 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.
36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
37 Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
38 Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.
I know this is Christ church..I know that there is nothing that can ever replace what I feel everyday as I do my best and work for God´s kingdom!(:
ilove the gospel! I hope you all have a great week! I love each and everysingle one of you!!(:
this is a neighborhood called vila americana and all the streets are the name of countries in the north and south american continents. pretty cool. i also love brasilian grafitti, it always makes me think. without the fight there is not vitory is written on one of the walls.
bairro vila americana, saindo com isabella que acabou de voltar da missão em curitiba
Sister O´reilly and i had an interesting pday today! We went to the shopping just too look around! We found this restauarant with mini pizzas for less than a dollar! WO!(:
Advent ures with Sister O´reilly..I´m really loving her! She´s sweet!
In some of the pictures she made me run..on new years eve..It was so good!!
WE are loving working in Volta!
This week was very good!(: It was definitely a little weird. Sister O´reilly got here last week. SHE´S AMAZING, I love her. She´s from Coneticut and has been out 14 months, she´s right behind me! She´s amazing!
Saying goodbye to Sister Su´a was a little hard.love her!
cat food that The Kuhlmann´s sent to me..haha I gave it to a kitten at a members house haha..
LAST NEW YEARS PICTURE..taken 1025 before I went to bed.. ha..
I love the gospel, I´m grateful for an opportunity Heavenly Father gave me to serve him a full year(:
I love the gospel!
our ward mission leader (LMA) super awesome, they gave us churrasco no pday more lights of the city.