I have been called to serve in the Brazil Londrina mission for 18 months. I report to the Brazil MTC on May 9th 2012. I will miss my family, friends, and worldly possessions, but am excited for the opportunities that await me as a missionary. My purpose as a missionary will be to invite others unto Christ. My mom (and family) will be posting emails from me on my blog.
Happy Birthday!!!! I hope you had a great day yesterday and hope you know and felt that I love you so much!!!! I know you are the best mom and the mom that i need in my life. That you were prepared for me! Thank you for all that you do. KNow that i love you!!!!
It was another good week here in Maringá. It's starting to get hotter and we´re arriving at summer time (true summer time).
We had a really good meeting with Pres and Sister Genaro. We talked about some of our needs of each zone and how we can improve, etc and was really inspirational. It was raining the morning of the mtg haha so a couple of the sisters were brave (or desperate) enough to call S. Genaro to ask for a ride to arrive in the chapel. 6 sisters who straightened their hair. haha but she loves us and we got to ride with her. I don´t think this happens too many times for Elders.
But this week we were able to have a meeting with the sisters here in our zone before our zone meeting to animate and talk with them for a few minutes. It was really neat. We have the zone with the most sisters. Here in Maringá we have 8 sisters and at least 10 elders. But we were able to talk about what brings us joy in the mission and the blessings and influence we have as sisters.
This week we talked a lot about the importance of the Book of Mormon in teaching. How we have a promise that God will give us an answer that the Book of Mormon is true or not through prayer. How this answer can be so simple and so strong because reading the Book of Mormon you are reading the words of God, etc and this testifies in our hearts. I know the Book of Mormon was written by the prophets who lived here and I'm so grateful for this! that we can be led and guided and have a proof that god loves us.
This week we also talked about rejection and how some things that we pass we can get comfort through the Atonement of Christ. That he suffered through everything and we can get comfort and forces through the power of the atonement. That we can give everyone a fair change to accept or reject the message of the Restoration.
One of the nights we were teaching one of the couples who is trying to marry and it was a really neat experience to teach and to testify about eternal marriage and how a marriage will be more successful when the principles of the gospel are lived, taught, and practiced. Family prayer, scripture study, fhe, tithing, love, respect, etc. These are all essential and that the home really is attacked by the world because it is the unit more sacred.
But I hope your all doing great and hope you have a great week!