Oi família!!! tudo bem?!
This week completely flew by....can't believe that we're already halfway done with this transfer. Ahh! But this week was really really good! We met some wonderful people and were able to accompany a lot of our investigators.
Alright so I would like to tell you all about Janicleide. She is a mom of two children (a 16 year old daughter and a 3 year old son) and is separated from her husband. This past Tuesday was the first time we taught her. She was really receptive and loves learning about the gospel. Her life right now is not the easiest and was trying to look for some peace and comfort and that's when we showed up! We were able to help her feel that and while she said the closing prayer, she thanked our Father in Heaven for us and that we came to visit her. I felt so honored to have been able to help her and bring a bit more light into her life. We also came back and visited her two more times after the first and left a Book of Mórmon with here the second time. When we came back a few days later, she had already the part we marked two times and some other parts. She said she loved reading it and knows it's true. She said it is kind of like a guide that is helping her know what she should do here in her life to find peace and joy. And she is absolutely right! I know that as we study and apply what we study in our lives, we will be able to find peace during this life because we will be applying the gospel of Jesus Cristo in our lives which brings us happiness without end. We have a baptismal date (26 de Março), which she is super excited for!
So a couple weeks ago, we talked with a menos ativo(less active) and his family in the road and marked a date to go visit them. So we went this past week but she (Semi) had to leave to go to the doctor's so we marked for another day. When we returned, she wasn't home.....only the husband (Samuel) was home. So we marked for another day and guess what happened?! No one was home. So we thought that they really just didn't want us to visit them and were trying to avoid us. So we went on our way and who did we see in the street?! Semi and Samuel. So once again, we marked to visit them Sunday. This past Sunday we went there and they were home!!! We started to talk to them and Semi said she really wants to be baptized and become a part of the church family. She told us about a dream she had which was pretty awesome: so it was the end of the world and everyone was running around like nothing else not knowing what to do. She was in the midst of them all and started to think why she hadn't been baptized already? She wasn't ready for the world to end but in the middle of it all she saw a huge white building. So she started to walk toward it and when she entered, she felt a calm, peaceful feeling (then it ended). Well if this isn't a response I don't know what is. She is determined to be baptized after this but needs to get married to Samuel. Ah Samuel is not all that excited to get married but we are going to work real hard with him so they can have an eternal family!
This week também we had uma conferência with Presidente Broadbent!! It was really good and inspired me to become an even better missionary and work my tail off to bring as many souls as I can back to our Heavenly Father. I am so grateful that I have the opportunity to be a missionary and for all the people I am meeting each and every day!
I love you all so much and am grateful for all your support! Have the best week ever and don't forget to smile!