Hey Mom, Dad, Family, and Friends,Thank you so much for your continual love and support, you guys are the best! I really do appreciate and look forward to reading your emails!
I really loved Elder Holland´s talk too! It was so inspirational and moving. I thought he did such a great job with such a delicate subject. I really loved the talk he gave. It was so personal and inspiring.
Wow, that´s so funny, I didn´t even realize I wrote pesquisador (investigator). I really I´m thinking a lot in Portuguese so I guess that is a good sign and it´s getting a little bit harder to write in English, not hard, but I have to think a little more than usual.
Wow, Greg is so awesome, what a dude, haha. And that´s so funny about the flu shot too :)
Oh and transfers are next week so I´ll write on Wednesday, just so you know :)
Thanks for giving me so much praise for killing the roaches haha, yah you could say there are quite a few here ;)
I don´t have any ideas right now but I´ll start thinking haha :) I hope you keep staying healthy!
What is something interesting or unexpected about the culture there? So, one thing that is interesting is that people always say "If God wants it," like when we invite them to go to church, a lot of people answer, "If God wants, I will." I always respond, "Of course He wants you too, it´s one of His commandments to go to church." haha
What new thing have you learned about yourself ? I really have learned a lot about myself. I´ve learned that I need to have more patience and put my trust in Heavenly Father. I was worried on Saturday night that our investigators wouldn´t go to church for a lot of reasons, but Sister Fernandes and Sister Johnson reminded me that we did our part and He´ll do His part.
About the gospel? I´ve really learned the importance of baptism. I always knew that it´s important but it really is essential for salvation. I´m still learning more and more each day.
What are the things that really connect with the people you teach? I think knowing that Heavenly Father really has a plan for each and every one of us and that we really have two purposes for living here on earth: To be happy and to prepare to return to live with Heavenly Father.
I love to hear about day to day things - doing laundry, shopping, cooking, things you guys joke about: Wow, we really joke around a lot. Sister Fernandes always jokes about the "pains" of living with 4 American sisters, haha, she´s hilarious. Umm, I really love how we have a little place to buy fresh bread every day, I love the bread here!
Well, I promise to write more but I never seem to have enough time! Thank you for all your love and support! I love you the mostiest!