Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Personal Valentine's Expressions

Happy Valentines Day!!!

I love each one of you So Much!

DAD--I love you because you taught me the gospel and because you don't live and work for yourself. You live and work for your family.

FRANNY--I love you because you're always trying to do the right thing and encouraging others to do the same.  You serve by example, and you're so funny.

MICHAEL--I love you because you have work hard and you have such a strong will and you're so smart.

NIKKI--I love you because you're so SWEET, and you have such a loving and loyal heart.

I love being a missionary because I get to teach about the gospel.

I love the gospel because it teaches that families can be forever, and I love my family.

Te Amo

PS--Every heart has a a scripture about Love, read them tonight during family scripture study.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Invitation to Be Baptized

Querida Familia!!!
Amo Vocês!!!!!! This week has been hard hard hard, but good good good. We had a wedding and baptism on saturday. Fabiola and Evanildo. I´m sooooo HAPPY for them. They´ve been taking the lessons since September, but never committed to baptism. But a couple weeks ago we explained that the wedding didn't have to be big just the signing of the papers and they could have a big wedding after they save money, and I invited them to be baptized for the 19th and they accepted, so I was super happy about it. They have such a cute family. Yesterday, when I asked them why they decided to be baptized they explained how welcomed and how much they liked the church, and how they felt a really good feeling (THE SPIRIT) at church. I realized how important it is to get people to come to church. Sunday Services are KEY, and this transfer its been hard for us to get our investigators to church. If you have any ideas please share. Portuguese is coming, slowly but surely. Patience is key. I´m understanding fairly well, but people have a hard time understanding my accent :( This week I learned how truly powerful prayer is this week I prayed and prayed and prayed to be able to understand better to be able to teach better to be able to know what people were saying and I truly feel like every single one of my prayers have been answered, and I found this awesome scripture in D&C 112:10, Be Thou Humble, and the lord thy god shall lead thee by the hand, and give thee answers to thy prayers!!!! It´s so true. I love studying the scriptures too. Right now I´m reading in Alma for personal study, everyday I learn how I can be a better missionary! And our mission has a goal to read the whole book of mormon by the end of the year in companionships, so I´m reading with my companion in portuguese. It´s really interesting to see the differences in languages, different words same meaning!!!!!! What is everyone learning in the scripture study??!?!? I want to know :) Transfers are tomorrow. Don´t know if my trainer will stay or leave. She´s really worried about it because she´s already been here for almost 6 months. I think she wants to leave, its been really hard for her to train me. I try to be an easy companion and help her, but I can tell it´s hard for her. Anyways everyone have a good week, and read the Book of Mormon this year. And share the gospel with your friends. Especially Michael and Franny. Sitting through the lessons now will help on your mission A TON!!!!!! Love you all write me i´m on for 30 more minutes!!!!!!
Sister Bruno

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Missionary Letters Home

Thursday, January 10,2013
The Bruno Family
123 Brandywine Dr.
Summerville, SC 29485

Dear Bruno Family,

We are pleased to inform you that your missionary, Sister Deseret Rose Bruno, has arrived safely in the mission field in the Brazil Sao Paulo East Mission.  She is already working in her first area with her new companion, who is serving as her in-field trainer.  Your missionary will write to you soon to tell you about her new companion and area.  Please accept this picture with our love and gratitude for this opportunity to work with your missionary.  If there is anything that we can do to help you, feel free to communicate with us by letter or phone.  The following is the address and phone number for the Mission Office:

     Missionary Name
     Missao Brazil Sao Paulo Leste
     Rua Caa-Acu--229
     Belenzinho-Sao Paulo-SP
    Brazil-- 03171-020

    Telephone & Fax: 011 + 55+ 11 + 2694-1102
    Email: 2013037@ldschurch.org

We are here to help as much as we possibly can.  We would like to remind you of the great help that weekly letters are to your missionary.  We hope that she will also write you weekly, although the letters may arrive late due to problems with the mail system.  If you have not been receiving letters from your missionary, please let us know.  We know that she will have wonderful experiences that will give her spiritual strength and direction for the rest of her life.


Ron Ferrin

President Ferrin
Mission President
Brazil Sao Paulo East Mission