Thursday, March 26, 2015

Early Transfers

February 23,2015


I hope all is well for you!! and Dad! This week has been good. We are helping three different couples to get married! And we are helping a cute middle aged couple to get married and stop drinking! Aleindo talked a lot of how only Jesus could help him and he needed a miracle and Sister S. reassured him that we were representatives of Jesus Christ and were sent here to help him. They live in really humble apartment. I look forward to the joy they will receive in their lives! 

Today is transfers instead of next week because all the missionaries are coming here today to listen to Elder Quinton L. Cook tomorrow. I am excited! and Sister S. and i will be staying together! big surprise ahaha since we are bother new to this area :) with this area i have a goal to not speak ingl√™s outside of our apartment. It is pretty difficult when i can’t make a silly comment about something i see because i don~t know how to do that in Portuguese, but i am learning how to be silent and listen rather that talk which is a good thing haha it is still funny to watch people stare at me! haha and i play dads game of people watching haha all is good :)

So here are some Pictures. Last week we had a balloon fight with other sisters. Of course Sister M. and i won... We represented the States! haha and when we won the balloon toss we sung the anthem! haha yeah we are awesome :)  

Here is cute Hafe... and i! we are helping his parents to get married and i noticed a little while ago that my companion is totally photo bombing in between us haha funny

 Here is a cool caterpillar haha the Brazilian sisters claimed that if it bit you, you would get really sick. Then Sister S. told me she had never heard of that but it is pretty big ahha.

Love ya!

Sister Post 

Monday, March 23, 2015

 The Blue Church                                                                                              February 16,2016

Today we will be going to relax with the sisters from the pizza day, and maybe play water balloon war or volleyball... haha :) my four months are up and i can play now!! ;) but i promise, no competitive playing it will be just us four, so there won’t be any of that haha I have a cool picture for you this week! is is of A Igreja Azul. (the blue church) We walk by it every day haha and today i was like, i bet my dad would like to see it. There are other cool buildings around here i will try to take some pictures of later :)

So this week has been good. I learned that this area is a shopping area (since we are like 30 min bus ride from down town Manaus area to shop) and so that is why we have so many referrals to other missionaries. This week we found an amazing woman named Di... who is here visiting her mom. We taught her about the Book of Mormon and then gave her a chapter to read. We had gone to go see another person and they weren’t there. On our way past Di....~s place we saw her outside reading the Book of Mormon! The second time we met with her she had so many questions haha and we finished teaching about the restoration. We asked her to be baptized when she knew these things were true and she said yes. We invited her to church and she came. She really liked it too. I am sad that she is going back to Brazilia in the next week. But we will refer her over to the missionaries there and i think that she will eventually be baptized! She is so cute!

While walking home one night from a lesson there was a man standing off by a building. We called out Boa Noite and he responded and said Boa Noite, tudo bem? and so we went over to talk to him. In my broken Portuguese i talked a little about the gospel blessing families and how it helps them and asked if we could go over some time to teach his family. haha i had messed it up pretty bad, but then he just turned to my companion and was like como? And she them finished the contact haha then we went to his house and awkwardly he was the only one home. He let us in and told us that his family was not there, but if we could come back on a day where his family was there because our message was for his whole family. We gladly said yes and left. When we went back it was his wife that was home and she let us in and we shared a message about having faith is Jesus Christ and how he helps lift our burdens. We then rescheduled for a time that their whole family would be together. We have not done that yet but i have high hopes and a strong love for this family already!

One other investigator, Gab.... is a 40ish woman with a little girl about 10. We went over there and was talking with her and she had taking a class about religions and was telling us left and right what other religions believed about God and the Trinidad. So we asked her what she believed and she replied that she believe that God, the Son and the Holy Ghost were three separate beings. So we confirmed it and taught her about the Book of Mormon and how it helps us understand Christ better and talked about 3rd Nephi 11 when Christ visits the people in the Americas and before we asked she said, Eu vou ler. (i will read) and we were happy. she didn~t come with us to church yesterday, but i hope she will continue to read the book of mormon like she said she would. she has a book shelf of lots and lots of different bibles and religious books. She had had a Book of Mormon and it was already marked on the part we wanted her to read. So i hope she does.

This week we had a split and i went to their area and stayed with Sister G. from Friday morning to Saturday morning. Sister G. doesn~t speak a lick of English. hahaha i was so scared, so scared and slowly as Friday went on and the more i had to talk in Portuguese and use my dictionary the more comfortable i got with her. I learn that it is good to talk straight forward, since you can’t exactly beat around the bush in Portuguese ahha but she told me Friday night that my Portuguese was really good. Then she told me about another American missionary who had more time in the field talked much less. So it helped me feel good. It was easier to spend the whole day talking with her because i knew she didn~t know English. When i got back to Sister S... that day i did good. I talked in Portuguese all day and then i woke up the next morning talking in English to her... i think it is very hard not to talk in English to Sister S. very hard but i am trying. Because Sister S. said that when i got back from being with Sister G. my Portuguese was really good! Then it slowly went back to where it was before. So that is good to know, and i need to not use English as a crutch.

I was thinking of things i~d like from the states and here are a few things haha
1-Shockers! sour punch straws. :)
1- peanut butter... they don~t have it at all here. haha
2-recipes to make chocolate chip cookies and other yummy food recipes
3-post-it notes, and page flaggers

haha here are some pictures

I taught Sis S. how to make french toast! And she actually showed Sister G.s companion how to make them when we were on the split haha they liked it :)

What i eat a lot, bananas, apples, oat meal, and chia with milk. it is yummy. :)

ohhh! i tried this fruit drink last night made from a fruit called graviola and it tasted just like peaches and cream! it was so good!! so good! well i love you!

Sister Post

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy Valentines Week. Feburary 9,2015


So this week has been both hard and not my understanding is little better, but my speakin is hard still haha i think people get tired of me trying to find a word i can use. i~m sad that i didn't bring my camera with me today, because i have good pictures to send! one was of my breakfast this week, cut apple, banana, oatmeal and chia seed with milk. lactose intolerant haha :) it is interesting to drink milk that can set on a shelf for four years unopened and  still be good.. but if they can drink it i can too right? haha but it is sad that fruit is very expensive up here... i am in the only place in brazil where the fruit is so expensive... great right.. haha next week for p-day we are going to go to some tourist place, so i should have cool pictures for you then.

So this week i woke up on thursday, killer head ache. barely made it to the bathroom and back to bed. i told Sis S. and she said we needed to call Sis. Castro and i was like nooo i~m not dying, i~ll be fine. so i drank a whole bottle of water because i was like this because i was dehydrated. and i was shaky and i couldn~t get off my bed without shaking really bad and then i barely made it to the sink and then the toilet to puke up everything thing i had drank, along with my advil for my headache.... she finally called Sis. Castro and they put me back in my bed. the elders got us potatoes, carrots, and apples. and sis sunage made me abc soup. and then crushed apple for a snack. but i fell back to sleep and woke up randomly to have to drink sugar water, due to sis castro~s instructions. she also said i am not to eat anymore sausage here. it smells and tastes like huge hot dogs.... everyone eats it here. so i would hurry and eat it. and i had ate it the day before. so it stands true that hot dogs do not work for my system... so i am going to not eat them. i get hydrated and am fine. fun day haha

We find a really nice man and he has a wife and two sons. we will be teaching him this week! i am excited because i felt good about talking with him on the street! for some reason the there is only one member who likes helping us.. haha she is great, and gives us lots of referrals, though one wasn~t in our area ahha but mostly we contact and then they don't like in our area either, so we give probably 5-10 referrals to other missionaries a day... but we are starting to pick up a couple people so i am excited when i see a cute couple or family. life i good. Heavenly Father knows us, and Christ is walking with us always. and we have the Holy Ghost to receive comfort and guidance. i love you!

Sister Post
(no time. bad typing. sorry.)