Monday, March 25, 2013


   ok so this letter is going to be a bagunca....como sempre MAS!...oyah english! I am so good.  I love my comp I love bein a missionary I love my life! só coisa....Yesterday we had 8 people at church! so this week is going to be a week of power!!! umm...I really dont now what to say. We met a drug traffiker who was rollin maryjane in front of us haha i found it kinda funny. but it made me really sad because he gives it to the kids here. we met a kid 15 yrs and he said hed be baptized and all this, well we found him smokin maryjane the other day because of the drug traffiker. it really makes ya think.

We met a lady who dreamt about her parents and her brother. she asked us if we believe in spirits!! well it was so funny we were talkin about the temlple n doing baptisms...well she said for us to tell them to leave her alone haha she doesnt want to be bothered by them.
ummmmmmmm we met a 50 yr old man whos with a 25 yr old woman who doesnt like the law of chasity!  we were teachin him the law and he said we need to cut this law! libertação para todos 
pictures, pictures and pictures! the bolo...the cake! A family in santa estevão surprised me witht his cake! it was for my bday but i cried! i thought it was for their daughter! they recorded everything but they made it for me! they are soooo sweet!!!!
I really dont have much to say! I know the lord hears our prayers and I know the lord is always looking out and protecting us! I know that hard work here isnt always walking until your feet bleed, but its being patient and calm and happy and loving! sometimes the hard work here is waiting and hoping! I  love my Savior so much and so grateful for all that he has done for me!
thank you for everything!
sister benedict
story about the moustaches real quick! vitoria asked me why americans all have fotos with bigodis(moustache)and i said idk its the moda!! i said that by the time its popular here well be doin sum else haha so we drew mustaches and took pics haha it was super funny!

Monday, March 18, 2013


This week has been rough for us! we havent found anyone thats really progressing! we found a kid who said he wants to be baptized but he wasnt at church sunday!!! yesterday was one of the hardest days here! nothing we were doing was right. we tried to grab vitor to go to church. we had amanda to get confirmed. we went to their house and it was a fight! amanda was throwing a fit and throwing things and her mom was yelling at her. the 2 other kids said theyve left the church because the other night at seminary they got in a huge fight with another kid from the church!!! ave maria!! this week was SUPER stressful! none of our investigators were at church and well yall heard about murphy right and his law haha well yesterday definly was one of those days BUT i learned a lot this week. i learned that its so important to have support from the ward and the leadership! i learned that the church here is still so new and sometimes we have to take people by the hand(literally) and help them. i learned that dispite everything i just have an overwhelming love for people! ive also thought alot about the savior and the life he had! i think man...i dont think ida been able to do what He did. the sacrifice he paid for us! yesterday i was taking the sacrament and just balling. the week was hard and i was really lookin forward to the sacrament! its my reboost for the week! i thought alot about the atonement yesterday and the savior and how he acted in situations like this and the love and charity he still had!
im so grateful to be here mama. its super hard, but it super worth it! ive perfected my cookies and i eat a ton of cookies lol
oh i sent a buncha pics! i forget what i sent but i think i have the baptism of cintia and my comp and one of the zone! we all matched at our conferencia de zona! my idea hehe  ummm i think thats pretty much been my week!
oh i have a pic of me eating mango...we had a pday and played volleyball! i was sooo tired mama but we came back and i ate a mango! haha ithought..oyes im deff in brasil :)
love you
sister benedict





Tuesday, March 12, 2013


 i feel like the mission is flying by, i dont have time to do anything haha i dont even have time to think!! but life here is great!!! im trying to at least send 1 pic but its not a lil frustrated :( i give up!!! one day youll see my pics haha i know that people here put pics up on facebook! i forgot to have someone watch my facebook..owell! but anyways this week was interesting, it was a rough week, but at the same time it was a great week. i got sick!! i tried liver here and açai and pizza and ate salgados the same day haha my stomach didnt like me after that! i spend the night throwing up and all day tuesday sleeping and throwing up! not fun, but sis stewart is so awesome! we get along great and shes just like me haha its great we joke around and have a great relationship!! and actually mama its super hard to speak english! we were talkin with a member here who knows english and i think he speaks better than i do in english lol wel say phrases or words in english but we talk portugese lol its more easier!!! but this week has been hard to find people progressing, we havent had any leads this week and so the work has been a lil frustrating, but we had stake conf yesterday and a few peoploe came to church so were guna work with them this week, im confident thayr guna get baptized!!
im perfecting my cookies here too!  i made peanut butter cookies for our lds and omylanta mama they LOVed them haha
oh miracle that happened...ive been praying every  day to find zinho, hes been super busy and he broke his phone. well yesterday night, the last possible chance i could have found him, he showed up after stake conf!!!! we were all standin around outside and i was talkin to the elders and he popped outa nowhere!! mama i about cried i was so happy!! there are few guys here that i just wana hug..mama i just wana hug him haha i almost did yesterday i was so hapy. if he is the only person here on the mission that i was supposed to come for, it was worth it. hes going to be a friend for life!! but he was goin to eat at a restaurant but it was closed so he decided to pass by the church! he didnt go to church today because he lost 50,000$ playing the  lottery haha idiot lol but hes great!! hes goin to serve a mission and omylanta ur guna meet him one day, i can feel it!
i feel like theres a challenege every transfer and the struggle this transfer has been finding people to teach, but i believe that you can baptize every transfer and i really do believe that your attitude affects everything! I wish i had pics to send :( one day haha but i love yall so much and so grateful for the support!  i still have such a strong desire to get married haha idk why now all of a sudden, but its kinda annoying lol

beijos e abraços
sister benedict


Monday, March 4, 2013


mom!!!! i really have a thousand things to tell you right now and i had a list written down!but were pressed for time. were here in the lan house eatin açai ice cream and writing haha ill have to tell you the story someday! but ilove my comp. I’ll tell you about her too someday!!! we had a baptism, truly a milagre!!!! i love you so stinkin much. i proimise ill write more next week!!! kisses and hugs for the family!!!
love sister benedict