Monday, August 25, 2014
Monday, August 18, 2014
So this week was full of action and lots of fun. We had our english class, a quick Book of Mormon lesson in a school, mutual, a Relief Society activity and a missionary fireside last night that all went super well. It´s so fun to see the ward liven up and get excited about the gospel and fulfilling their responsibilities in the work. To answer your question, our living quarters are great! I don´t think anything beats Socorro (seriously, that place was a mansion!), but it´s super nice here! Big enough for four sisters, clean and safe surroundings. The only problem is the canal that´s alongside our house which means... mosquitoes! But keep calm, Mother! I´ve already seen a car that sprays anti-dengue stuff in all the streets multiple times and we use repellent and shocking raquetes... I forgot how to spell that. Basically, we´re all okay here in Eduardo Gomes :). And my new comp! It´s Sister Barros! We were in the CTM together which is super fun. And Sister Martin´s companion is Sister Bento, who was also with us in the CTM! And Sister Barker is a sister leader trainer now! (That´s just a sidenote that I just wanted to throw in there.) Another sidenote: Yesterday, Marinalva was visiting with the stake in our ward! So that was super fun getting to see her :).
Other than that, we´re just working hard, finding new people to teach and helping out investigators accept the gospel and change their lives. There´s an irmã here in this ward that is a grand example for me. She told us that she decided to make a promise with the Lord--that she would put Him absolute first in her life in all she does. So if we call needing help, she helps. If we show up on her doorstep needing someone to come with us to visit an investigator, she drops everything to make that visit with us. She´s the ultimate example of putting God first in her life and makes me want to be a better person. I know that this gospel is the only way we can have true happiness in our lives. I love our Savior and I love His gospel. I love all of you! Hope all is well back home and hurrah for Israel :)
We did an activity for the Young Women
Monday, August 11, 2014
Wow, yet again, I only have five more minutes. I´m so sorry! First thing next week, I´m going to write you guys! Really quickly, I got letters from Elder Jones, Sister Cruz and Elder Ferro. Thank you so much! And I don´t know if I mentioned Sister Geddes´ letter too, but thaaaaaaaaank you!
This week was rather normal. The highlight was celebrating Christmas yesterday and brightening peoples´ days with carols and presents. We visited a woman who is super depressed with the situation she´s in right now and helped her see the blessings she´s receiving in her life. We also started teaching English classes in the church which is going ato be fun! I wish I had maore atime ato writae you guys but as you can see, this keyboard is messed up and likes the letter 'a'. Just know I love you all! I´m really learnaing to love here. Also my comp was transferred and Sister Smith :(. But I´m excited to see who´s going to be my next comp. We´re going tao see lots of miracles! I love you all so much! Keep strong and learn to love the gospel. It´s the greatest thing we´ve got!