omylanta mama!!! howare you? i am really splendid right now actually! we have 2 new sisters here in serrinha! holy crap I dont even know where to start! 2 new sisters here,(super stressfull but I absolutely love it!) 2 gauçhas! its been a party here haha we had a baptism on saturday! it was really a miracle. she was a miracle baptism. she initially was going to watch a diff baptism(that fell..roney afff!) but we kept with her and she said she wanted to get baptized.raiane! maybe one day ill tell the full story. but we went there and she was already taught everything by elders a long time ago. she didn’t understand why we needed to be baptized. but 2 weeks later here she is gettin baptized. it really is amazing to see the power of the Lord!
I have had my faith really tested this week. i am learning alot to depend on the lord, i am the oldest of us 4, literally. I am the oldest in age and time in the mission. we are both training but the other trainer only has 4months here on the mish! but i love them to death and they are so awesome!!!
love love love yall!
hi mom! im on again! we used the comp of a member to send fotos! so we used a lil time there n now were at the lan house! I have so much that i want to tell you but dont even know where to begin!
oh ps with the heat...now you know how i feel ;) haha jk but its been a lot cooler here these days! its "winter" here, but im still sweating like a pig...hows that work haha but i have had a lot of neat experiences here and I am growing so much in serrinha but im also so way excited. i really feel like ive been called to the brasil mission to be here in serrinha! its incredible how much i love the ala..er the ward and the people! i want a car just to be able to visit everybody!!!
you asked me to tell your young women about what it means to take on the name of christ...mosiah 18:8-10 talks about this so specifically what it means. for me i understand a whole lot differently! as missionaries we take His name upon us literally bc we are representatives dele! but to me it means thinking about Him all the time and really think what would he do. For me its striving every day to be like Him. using His power to help other people. as a missionary, people look at us and get a first impression of the Church, His church. we need to be the best kind of ourselves to set that example of Cristo. its really stressful at times, but when you really get the hang of it, learn that you dont have to be a robot missionary, and actually people here love crazy missionaries(i fit in perfectly!) we take his name upon us when we are baptized, what a responsibility. its incredible to think that lil kids with 8 years take on this responsibility and have people with 48 years who are scared to get baptized!!! i am so grateful that i was baptized with 8 years, i had only a lil idea of what it meant, but now that im serving a mission, it is so much more meaningful to me. you read the bible and every little thing that jesus did, was for us! he was always teaching, always helping, always seeking for knowledge and to do the right thing! taking his name upon us doesnt mean being perfect, but it means perfectly striving to do our best! i love this gospel so much and i am so grateful to be a part of it. i am so grateful to be a missionary and really understand this gospel!!!
i love you love you love you!
ps to help the missionaries, go on splits with them, do visits with them, call them just to say good job or that your praying for them, bring them a lil bit of food...missionaries are always hungry ;) you can do just little things, but these little things mean so much to us missionaries!!! let them serve you! give them references, give them hugs :) tell them how grateful you are for them and then give them food haha