Monday, August 7, 2017

Week 60

August 7, 2017
Finally some more details! 
This week we had the joy of seeing Raimunda get baptized!  She is the sweetest older lady who loves animals (and has like 4 illegal turtles in the bathroom), loves to read (she has already read 1 and 2 Nephi), and is just a kick!  We just love her so very much!  I have to admit that I was a little nervous that she would get really dizzy, being baptized, or something like that.  But all went really well!  It was a great experience.  My companion and I got really excited because she was our first "grandma" that got baptized.  

This week we also had two splits.  One sister got her appendix taken out recently, and so has to stay at home for the large part of the day.  So during the split I went to work with the ward mission leader, and a sister from their ward.  We just went contacting and invited a lot of people to be baptized!  We actually had some good success.  It is always fun to do splits because you get to know the city and the other sisters.  I also got to work with Sister Cook from Arizona this week.  She copied a few things from our lessons together and had some really good success in her area the next day.  We had a great time together.  It is actually kind of funny that once in a while, when I work with another American, I am reminded of cultural differences.  It is like looking back through a window onto your own culture, haha.  I am just loving my time here, and all of the friends that I have made and am yet to make! ...All of Makayla's companions have been from South America.

I loved reading about the resurrection this week!  In Alma 40 -42.  All of the good that we have learned from our experiences here on earth, and all of the good qualities that we develop, will be perfected as they become a part of us forever!  

Have a wonderful week, love you all!

I asked Makayla to finish the following statements...
A mission is:  Preparation for everything and for all!  

Christ is:  The source of our joy.

Brazil is:  Meu segundo lar!  Amo Brasil! 
          (My second home) (Love Brazil)

Who is this cute missionary?...

Baptism for Raimunda

Sister Long and Sister Justino

Week 58 - 59

July 24, 2017

In few words...the work continiues!
This week was a great week!  We were able to place a lot of Books of Mormon and invite a lot of people to be baptized!  Sister Justino asked one young man if he would like to enter into the kingdom of God by being baptized, and he shook his head so vigorously, it was a very sweet experience.
Prayer is powerful:
Alma 33, 34, Mosiah 27:14
Love you, have a wonderful week!

July 31, 2017
Again...few words but sounds good :)
This week was a great one as always!  We had a few setbacks in the beginning of the week, but saw many blessings towards the end.  We worked a little with Gabryel one day this week (who is a recent convert of about one month).  It was the best day!  He is so excited to serve his own mission and tell everyone about the experiences that he is having joining the church.  He is a wonder!  
We are also teaching another young man named Eduardo, who wants to be baptized as soon as possible!  I think that I mentioned him last week and the special lesson that we had with him.  We are hoping to have his baptisim this week along with that of another senhora :)  We did one split this week, and will be doing two more this week.  Much good to do!
Hope you all have a wonderful week, full of small and big joys!  
Love you all,