June 9, 2014
I cannot believe that it is transfers again already! This has literally been the
fastest transfer of my mission life! It feels like yesterday I was emailing you
guys telling you about my new area Rudge Ramos! Is is going by as quickly for
So yeah, transfers tomorrow! I will be staying and my
compy comp Sister Sequeira will be leaving... It´ll be hard, she´s been here for
4 or 5 transfers already and it´s hard to leave after that... and I´m gonna miss
my companion from Africa! =[ but it will be good and a fantastic
And speaking of this transfer, SO MUCH is going to
happen this transfer! The two biggest being that President and Sister Tanner are
leaving the end of this month and THE WORLD CUP starts next week! I don´t know
whether to be excited or scared! hahah It will definitely bring a change to the
work here but it´ll still be cool to be here during something so big!
Also! I think that Sister Ray (my mtc companion) got her visa!!!
FINALLY! I am so excited to see her! It´s been almost a year already! It´s going
to be so awesome to have her here though!
We had stake conference
this past weekend also! It was really cool! The Saturday night Adult session the
Stake President invited all the missionaries and it was all about missionary
work and how the members can be more involved and it was really cool! He had us
the missionaries do a couple roleplays of members talking to their friends and
neighbors and then had everybody there do a couple roleplays as well!! It was so
awesome! And they had a special satalite transmission here from salt lake of m.
russell ballard and richard g scott for all of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro! It
was so cool! And kind of weird to hear Richard G. Scott speaking portugues!
hahah I kept expecting it to be english! But it was really cool to actually hear
his voice! That´s one thing that I dont really like about not listening to
things in english, you don´t actually get to listen to the prophet´s voice... =[
but it was really cool and I understood pretty much everything! whooo hooooo!
And I really liked what you wrote about your guys stake
conference in your email momma! What President Selzak said about weaknesses.
It´s really funny that he spoke about that cuz I´ve actually been thinking
about that a lot and how it really is true that the more you are aware of your
weaknesses the closer to Heavenly Father you are... which is kind of the
opposite of what people want or expect... but it´s true. If you read Ether
12:27 it says ( and sorry this is paraphrasing... i only have my portugues
scriptures with me right now...) "If men come onto me, I will show unto them
their weaknesses..." Come unto me is the invitation that Christ extends for all
of us, and is something that all of us to one extent or another want... but i
dont think that I know one person who actually really wants to be shown their
weaknesses... no one likes that... if i had my way i would hide them all away
and only think about rainbows and Doctor Who all day... J/k j/k not Doctor
Who... I mean the scriptures of course... =] haha no but seriously it feels like
lately all I can see is my weaknesses continuously stewn out before me... I
guess this is just cuz I am SUPER close to the Lord =]... hahahaha once again,
j/k. sorry I don´t ever get to be sassy or sarcastic in Portugues so it´s nice
to get it all out... even if it is just in writing! =]
yeah.... I don´t really have anything else to say at the moment.... other than
that I love you all and hope that y'all are having a fabulous June so far! Love
love love love love love e amor!