Saturday, February 28, 2015

Transfer Time!

Hello Everyone!
Well yesterday was transfer day.... and Sister Barrett is leaving me. Shes being transfered to aquidauana to be a regular missionary. She was released from being a sister training leader. My new companion is comming down from Cuiabà. I cant remember her name but she is Peruvian. She seems like a really sweet person so im not too worried. 
This last week was really fun with Sister Barrett. We kinda figured that she would be transfered so we made the most of our last days together. The cool thing is im still her sister training leader and so Ill get to do divisions with her! Yay :) 
This last week was a week of miracles :) I have been feeling more and more confident in leading the area so thats nice. I know that when Heavenly Father gives you a challenge or responsibility he provides the way for you to overcome or accomplish it. I know I can do this :) We have been teaching Luisa and Isadora this week. Their baptism date is for the 7th of March! They love the chruch and are gaining their testimonies slowly but surley. Isadora has already made so many friends! We have also been finding so many new people to teach! We have a few investigators that are really cool. Three of them live in the same house becuase they attend the police-Military (here if your a police officer your also enlisted in the military) academy across from our appartment building. Its a woman named Talita and two men named Clayilton and Albequerque. They are super cool. Even though they are studying hard and preparing for tests they always want to hear our messages and feed us :) We have fun swaping stories because we both are far away from our families and both deal with all diferent kinds of people (though I think our work is safer). We really enjoy teaching them and we hope that someday they will be able to visit the chruch. 
Im so excited that I get to stay in this area. I love this ward and the members. They are the best :) Im so greatful for my many many blessings and Im so greatful that Heavenly Father has never left my side through all of this. Im sorry its kind of short but not alot happend this week. :) But I love all of you so much! Thank you so much for your support! I can feel your prayers and your spirit all the way down here in the middle of south America :) love you 

Monday, February 2, 2015

Short and Sweet!

Hello everyone,
sorry this is going to be kind of short because were kind of short on time today! oh well! Well this week has been fun and actually kind of uneventful. Sister Barrett and I taught A LOT of people and we had some pretty high hopes that we would have a lot of people at church but nobody came. Heavenly Father is trying to teach me about rejection ;) Its kind of a hard lesson to learn! but we had some people come to church who are members who haven't come for a while so that was inspirational. One of them was Jessica and her Husband Marcio and their brand new baby Victor Hugo. Jessica is a member but her husband isn't. however this week he surprised us by telling us that he has a goal to get baptised by march! we were so excited! but the bad new is that this week they are moving into the other sisters area so they will take over teaching them :( we were kind of sad but its ok. Were still running everyday and today we actually took it a step further and ran all the way to the bank (its pretty far). and it kind of hurt but felt so great! 
I'm so amazed at the love Heavenly Father has shown to me during this time. Ive taken my goals and my dreams and my wishes to him and he has helped me accomplish them one step at a time. I testify of the love of Jesus Christ and God the Father. I know they live and I know that our purpose here is to become like them. I know this gospel is true and brings true happiness. I'm so thankful for all of my blessings. and I'm so thankful for all of you! thank you for your prayers and HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOGAN!!!  :) I love you