ANYWAY, we went to go teach her again with this guy and you can just see that they were giving each other these looks and smiles and I was like, whaaaaat daaaaa hell is going here??? Im thinking oh my goodness, he fully has kissed our investigator! Then after the lesson she tells us how they went to the beach that weekend. I KNEW IT. Anyways it was the biggest scandal of our week and I just loved this so much.
|Baptism of Mariana|
But even though it wasn’t the most normal meeting he still really enjoyed church and everyone was so friendly to him!!
Once again Jonny has a new baptismal date for this Saturday!!!! Let us hope.
|P-Day breakfast with the girls...|
|The Japanese Park near our house, |
don't be fooled by the blue skies,
|I saw Sister Costa for the last time this week!!! She finishes her mission next week! mateeee, time goes so fast. How grateful I am for this lady. Mãe na missão|
7 May 2016 - Mother's Day Skype!
We shared a wonderful long chat with Sister Bennallack, a 4-way Skype between Sao Paulo Brazil, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide in Australia. How wonderful to connect in real time together..
10 May 2016
- HAPPY MOTHERS DAY AGAIN MUMMA B!!!!!!!!!!
SO, like I am pretty much freaking out and I have SO MUCH stuff everywhere that is probably not going to fit, and I have to take ALL my stuff to Diadema.. ALONE. This new way of transfer is sooo weird. But lets us pray right? aahh..
|Tuchuuuuuu- District Ribeirão Pires|
|Our District getting excited to Skype - But I have already!!|
“And it came to pass that I, Nephi, said unto my father: I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them.”
Sao Paulo South Mission
11 May 2016
|Since my camera broke, I stole this photo off Sister Newell's camera.|
My new family - Sister Escoto is the shorty next to me, heheh
Our first Sunday at church here, we rock up walking with two kids! Hahaha, but they loved church so much and we have a lesson appointment to teach Bruno's family. Teaching them was my highlight from this week, like children truly have that pure love of Christ and I learnt so much just watching them listen and believe and saying their first prayers ever. But teaching is where I felt the sprit so strongly, guiding my words and putting new ideas in my mind.
-I’ve smelt more week in the week then in my year in other parts of SP. Lol, Diadema.
-I live with Sister Newell from my district from the Provo MTC! YAY
-I got pressured to sing at the end of our lesson from a 10 year old ^.^
-We tried talking to three people this week that turned out to be members! haha
-I went to my first leadership meeting thing with President and the Zone Leader, it was so on point, I love President, he’s so inspired.
-We locked ourselves out of our house. Lol don’t even ask..
- I LOST my planner…people, this is so seriously, so sad..I had so much in that planner. I put my planner on the top of some parked car to clap my hands to (like knock on the door Brazilian style) and I forgot to pick it up and then when I realised it was gone) I'm so sad, but it could have been worse.. lucky it's only week 1 and not week 5.
- Ohhh, I had the craziest Hic-ups (or however you spell it) We started teaching this family, and my hic-ups were out of control while we were talking to them and getting to know them. BUT then, when I started to teach, my hic-ups just went away. It was just a tiny thing but I knew it was a little blessing from God, hehe.
We called our LD to organise his baptismal interview and when I was talking to him on the phone he was so negative, like he slammed me with questions, but I knew we had taught Pablo everything…more than one time so he can really understand. Anyway it's good, we marked the interview.
Next minute I have the Assistants calling me as well, hahhaha wow, so much drama for your causal Thursday night. I told him my thoughts about everything and he even told me how in PMG it says when you are teaching a family your can’t wait for anyone, once someone is ready they should be baptised. Then I went to sleep. ZZZZZZZzzzzzzz
lol those random thoughts I still have.. I think it was Friday night and I was on one side on the street and Sister Escoto on the other side as we were knocking doors.. I just started laughing… like what even is my life??? Like who else talks about God on their Friday nights, but it made me happy knowing how this literally feels so normal to me, like this is my life. Such a missionary.
-Sister Escoto and I were planning one night and we hear the other sisters SCREAMING! We run to their room and, hahahha, they are jumping on their beds like crying since Sister Newell opened her draw and like 6 cockcroches escaped into their room. Eewwwwww. So happy that was their room and not mine! mahahaha! THEN, she's killing them all and finds a LIZARD under her bed. Ahhhh, I died laughing but we helped them kill all these deadly creatures.
-I scared Sister Escoto so good the other day, hahaha waiting for her to come into the kitchen.
-I started teaching English here as well, the Hispanic Sisters are going to teach Spanish. Perhaps we are gonna get heaps of investigators? hehe
|BATISMO DO PABLO|
But it was a beautiful service and he was so excited. The LZ’s did his baptism interview and he passed with flying colours, (totally knew he would). ;)
ANYWAYS, we need to follow up heaps better than we do. Like a third of our lesson should be following up and listening to their new spiritual experiences. Without our investigators searching and praying alone they can’t really have their own conversion, like I don’t know how to express what I'm trying to say, but I just loved how President talked about this. Give simple, clear but important commitments to our investigators to help them start their relationship with God
After the zone meeting, we went to McDonalds on the way home and President and all the Elders from the office were there, haha! Presidente buys us mucdonals and we all stayed there talking until about 11pm, wowowow, a big night out for me but it was so fun and ahhh, I just love my mission.
This was pretty much my week, I'm going to buy a camera today since my camera broke like 4 months ago and I’ve missed way to many photo opportunities.