Teaching English

Wow this week! Has it really been a week since last P-day? I can´t even believe it!

We had a week! That is for sure! Saturday was super super hot! Super! I was a little dehydrated, and a little sick, but its all good!
We taught an English class! It was so great!!! It is so crazy to think that I really didn´t know Portuguese 2 months ago! So weird! Teaching kinda reminded me how hard it actually is to learn an entirely new language. We taught “Hello my name is” and “Where is the bathroom?” I think that they forgot too! Nossa! It was such a humbling experience, heavenly Father really helps his missionaries! He really loves and helps us! We also receive help depending on our works. We really have to work to learn, and have a real desire! This is key. “God helps those who help themselves”, “After all we can do”
We have Kimberly! She is one in a million! We were teaching about baptism, and she kept interrupting “But when can I be baptized?” “Who will baptize me?” “Can I invite my friends?” Seriously!!!! Seriously? I cant even believe it!
Jalter! He came to church yesterday!! He really wants to change his life! He smokes and is a drunk, he has been working so hard to change his life!
Our ward is getting stronger!!! We had ward counsel yesterday, and we gave the idea for each member to visit one family less active, irmao Airton personally visited more than 5 families after that! We kept running into him! He is so powerful! He used to be a drunk! Baptized after 3 years!
I am so thankful for the tender mercies of our Father in Heaven. He is so good! I feel His love more and more each day. It is so amazing! Read and pray, and you will too notice the tender mercies you already have.

Learning

This week was so great! I really feel like I am progressing as a missionary.

We taught one of our neighbors in the appartment, and……. he is athiest! Man that was crazy! Vernen, and his girlfriend Barbara. She is Catholic, and has so much faith!!! It was way fun teaching them, because he had no prior beleifs about God, and understood completely what we taught. He has had a really difficult life, that caused him to not believe, we invited him to pray, and read the book of mormon. Barbara loves hearing our message! She has so much faith!!
Felipe e Tonya, They are a family we are teaching, and they are golden, this week we taught the word of wisdom, and tonya has a real problem with drinking coffee, she commited to stop drinking! We encounter a new child of theirs every lesson! It is incredible!!! We gave her a book of mormon. We were sitting the day after, relocating our day, and guess who walked by! Tonya and her daughter!!! We talked about the book of mormon, and she started to cry! She received a response! Incredible!
We taught a lesson to a mom and daughter, they live in front of our appt. Turns out they had a book of mormon, the mom wasnt really interested, this was sat. but the daughter was, she came to church with us!!!!! It was amazing!!!
Yesterday we planned out our entire week! We have 14 marked lessons with people fron yesterday!
I am so thankful for my savior, and this opportunity to learn and grow! I know this church is true. I am learning and being molded as a person.

2 Months Out

Guess what!!!! I have officially been a missionary for 2 months! Haha! Its a big deal!

This week was interesting. We are currently teaching 2 families, and it is so great!
We live in an apartment with two other sisters in a different area. Our neighbor across the hall is not a member. She is so sweet, and she loves talking to us, and reads the book of Mormon every day! We invited her to attend conference with us, and she wanted to attend in casa, because of the internet. She was so excited when we told her about the prophet!
This week I was sooo sick on Friday. I could hardly do anything. I was dehydrated and my stomach hurt soo bad. It was sooo hot. We returned home and called sister Parella. She is a crazy health nut! She told me that the medicine I was taking was making me sick, and I needed to do all these crazy things with limes and such, I was on a really strict diet, and now I feel loads better!
Conference was great!!! I loved hearing in Portuguese! So legit!!!
 I talked with sister porter there! She is so great!!! I love her! I have been so blessed by her! She is an amazing missionary!
 I love you all!12440721_10208805221677896_2417636552326811312_o