Soccer Message

This week was pretty good! We had divisions, and I stayed in our area with Sister Gibson, from my group! It was so great! We got to catch up, and everything. I just loved it. We were able to encounter a whole bunch of new people! We also had a family night in the chapel that was a total success! There are always a whole bunch of young men at the church playing soccer, and we gave a message in the middle of the court.

So as I have shared a little bit, this time around training has been a little more complicated than the last, My companion has had a little bit of a harder time adjusting to missionary life. Sister Gibson gave me a few tips on how I can better help my companion grow, become, and get out of her comfort zone. i love being able to have part in the becoming of a missionary, because you see the progress, you see the change that happens within all good missionaries. I am so thankful to heavenly Father that he has given me this chance twice on my mission!
So when we do divisions here in Santiago there are only a few busses that pass durring the week for Cruz Alta, so when Sister Gibson Left, she had to catch the bus at 6 am, and my companion would only arrive at 7pm! As we are the only sisters in this city, I studied alone, ate breakfast, and then in the afternoon I went to a members house. It was so strange for me! haha!
I love missionary work! I am so thankful for the change that is still working within me, and that I have this special experience!
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So we are two weeks into training, and Sister Souza is turning into a really great missionary. I just love her so much.

So this week she was feeling homesick, and having a hard time making street contacts. She was all “I am not cut out for this, the mission is not for me. I want to go home.” I was kinda didnt know what to do, so I gave her a few words of encouragement, and told her that it is tough for everyone at the begining, and that she should just hang in there, but i could see that my words were not doing it for her. I was praying silently that the Lord could comfort her. So we continued our day, had a couple of lessons, and were in a members house, when our phone started ringing. I grabbed it, and saw that it was president Louza! I answered “Hi President!” “hi Sister Sinclair, how are you?” “I am good” “And how is your companion? I felt that she needed to talk to me, so  I called.” I handed the phone to Sister Souza, and she said that all was well, hung up the phone, and we left the members house. She started crying and we both marveled at this miracle that the lord gave to us. I know that He answers our prayers through simple ways. It was exactly what we needed.
the youth in our ward are so excited to do this work, and we have so many members willing to help. We have an investigator named Thiader (chee add er) that wants to be baptized this week, and we will get the okay from his mom.
-Sister Sinclair
May 8-1May 8-2

Hit the ground running!

Wooo hooo! Guess what! I am back in Santiago! On Wednesday I got my new trainee! Sister Souza! She is from the Acre, which is a really remote place here in Brasil. She is super sweet and full of greenie energy! We arrived in Santiago late that night to a member awaiting to take us home. Wow! it was so great! We didn’t have to call a taxi or anything!

So I was a little nervous to open an area, but the sisters who left, left our house and area in perfect order! They left info about each of our investigators, It was so amazing! Sister Souza and I hit the ground running. We have an investigator that is really progressing, and has a vision for baptism soon. We are working with the youth in our ward, and doing our best!

Training again is pretty cool. I am liking it so far, and am excited! I love this work, and I know that it is of God.

-Sister Sinclair