Thursday, August 25, 2016

22 August 2016

This week was a little crazy. First of all my companion is being transferred and my new companion will be Sister Saavedra, I believe she is from Peru! Also, the mission really prepares you for all parts of life including apartment hunting and moving! This week we had to find a new place to live and we will probably move this week. 

The work here is going really well. Angelita plans on being baptized on the 3rd of september and we found a couple named Atanajar and arminda that came to church yesterday and really loved it! They accepted to eb baptized on the 9th of September. We will work with them to help them be prepared and continue workignw ith our many other great investigators that we are finding! We ahve been seeing lots of miracles.

i hope you have a good time in philidelphia this week and at the temple, sounds like fun! have a great week everyone!

a thought for this week is one of my new fvorite scriptures i think it is 2 corinthians 12:9, look it up if you have a chance :)

15 August 2016

it was great to skype with mom and dad yesterday and i hope the rest of the family is doing well. I had a good week. we were able to find a lot of elect investigators in the moment that they needed help this week which was great. we could see how the spirit guided us to those in need. Also one of our new investigators came to church yesterday, which was a miracle, and ended up already knowing some of the members and having friendships with them which is great and really imortant. Things are good with my companion, I am learning a lot with her. Sorry that it is so hot there, it is also starting to heat up here and it apparently will get very very very hot here in the summer so i am a little nervous for that...

A thought for the week from Alma 26 is that even when things are hard, we always have reason to rejoice, be grateful, and be happy and that is because we have a merciful, loving, and all-powerful God.

Amo vocês!!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

8 August 2016

My companion says ``Oi´´ to you all! 

I am sorry but I do not know the exact time that we will video chat next sunday.... I wish i had the details. I just know that it will be the afternoon so hopefully you all will be available.... sorry about that!

Happy birthday Daniel!!

Matthew, thanks for sending the pictures of spain it looks like you are ahving an awesome time! It also looks like you visited the Cristo Redentor similar to the one in Rio de Janeiro. 

I am glad the opening cermonies of the olympics was good.I hear a bit of conversation about the olympics and also about the elections in the united states, but i don´t know much about what is going on. 

The pictures are of a district lunch that we had.

This transfer is going by very fast. Yesterday President Louza visited our branch and our house here in São Gabriel. He was able to give us good coucself or the area and the work.

This week was good and I learned a lot. Mariahelena is still very interested and is working on quitting smoking, Unfortunately Tania decided to put off her baptism again, but i was able to learn a lesson about agency. We can´t force anyone to be baptized or believe or we would not be any better than Satan.  But we will continue working hard and doing our part!

Also a thought about agency is that the only thing that God doesn´t have is our agency and our test on earth is to choose to give our agency to God.

Have a great week I love you all!