Monday, April 22, 2013

Chalenges of Missionary Work

A lot of really good things happened, and a lot of really sad things happened this week. All of which have really helped me realize the love that Heavenly Father has for all of us!!!! I don´t like to dwell on the bad, so I´ll tell you the good. 

1. After waiting for almost 3 months for the divorce papers of our investigators Donizete and Adriana to come through, so they can mark their marriage to one another to be baptized, they finally came through and should be married and baptized by NEXT MONTH :) 

2. We started teaching a really awesome 15 - year old girl, named Sabrina, who really has a desire to be baptized and to follow the example of Jesus Christ. 

3. We´ve been visiting a man who left the church about 8 years ago when he and his wife divorced, and sunday he and his new woman we´re at church.  

4. Me and Sister Teixeira have finally came to an understanding, and our relationship is growing. It can only get better from here. She helped me a lot this week. 

5. We get to go to the TEMPLE next week. I`M SOOOO EXCITED :) :) :) 

I´m glad to see that everyone is doing good, hope you all have a good week!!!!


Monday, April 15, 2013

Facing Trials

This week was hard, but I´m grateful for my trials. It means Heavenly Father is testing me. I know that I´m strong and that he wouldn´t give me a trial bigger than I could handle. Good news is that the divorce papers of my investigators Adriana and Donizete are finally moving. They should be divorced, married and baptized by next month. It´s been really strengthening to see the patience and faith that Adriana has, and the desire that she has to truly follow Jesus Christ and be baptized. I know that if we seek out the good we definitely see the blessings that the savior has given us. I´m grateful for all of you guys and the example that you´ve always been for me.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Conference Inspires Missionary

Yesterday I watched conference in Portuguese. I was a little bit nervous because I was scared it would be hard to understand the translation into Portuguese and that I wouldn't get very much out of it, but I had been praying for a whole week to be able to prepare to understand and get something out of conference. Before hand I prayed that Heavenly Father would help me understand and that all my questions would be answered and it was amazing. I understood almost every word, and I felt like the talks where directly spoken to me (excluding the talk about marriage haha) I loved Elder Holland's talk on faith, he is always phenomenal and to hear President Monson talk is always so uplifting. Heavenly Father truly does answer prayers. Tomorrow is transfers and I´m dying to know if I´ll stay or if I´ll go. I´ve been here in Morumbi for almost 4 months, so we´ll see what happens. Hope everyone is good and that they enjoyed conference as much as I did!!!


Monday, April 1, 2013

Doubling Teaching Pool

Last week of the Transfer. This week was good. Yesterday Denise, our recent convert, told us she wants to serve a mission and that she already told her family, that she´s been praying about it, and that she wants to start saving money!!!!!! And Bruna, our other recent convert, gave a talk on standards!!!! I´m so proud of them and the changes they´ve made in their lives and their willingness to serve the Lord. It´s so awesome to see. HAPPY EASTER to everyone. Here in Brazil it isn't the biggest deal ever. They have these big chocolate eggs and they give their kids chocolate eggs and that's all, buttttttt Bishop Nilson is awesome and he bought me and my companion one and surprised us at church. He is seriously one of the best bishops in the world!!!! I´m grateful for the savior and his sacrifice and his Resurrection. One day all of us are going to be resurrected as well!!!! We  saw many little miracles happen this week and we doubled our teaching pool, I´m excited to work hard to show my gratitude to the savior!!!!!! I´m also REALLY excited for general conference this week. I´m hoping to really use it as a tool to help people know that we really have a PROPHET today that communicates with Heavenly Father to lead and guide us!!!!! One week till transfers. I don´t know if I´ll stay or if I´ll go.... I´m hoping to stay because I´m finally loving the ward and I´m finally getting a hang of everything, but then again I don´t want to get my hopes up because everytime this happens I end up leaving...... ANyways I love you all!!!! Hows it coming with sharing the gospel?!??!!?!?!?!
Sister Bruno