Monday, September 22, 2014

Hello fam!
Life is so wonderful out here in the great Ribeirão. I love my life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So we have been starting up here again with a new transfer, new goals, and a new vision. Síster Sperry is absolutely wonderful. I know it has only been one week, but so many great things are happening already. We are working really well together and are seeing tiny miracles every day. We have some fun plans for the Sísteres this transfer and are very excited to get started. Síster Sperry and I have a very similar sense of humor so we are laughing all day long and the days just float by. We were super great friends back when we lived in the same house in Campos Elíseos, and now it is quite a joy getting to know her better. She is a wonderful missionary and teaches super well. She has such a calm jeito and makes me want to be my very best. This is going to be a wonderful transfer.
We are teaching Lucila and Clarisse a lot now. They are doing really good and seeing the way the gospel is changing their lives in many ways. They are both reading the Book of Mórmon every single day (which is really rare here in Brazil) and seeing the blessings of the scriptures. We are starting to help both of them on the process to quit smoking right now so they have a huge challenge to overcome agora, but they are excited and doing their part. I´ll keep you updated on how they are doing.
We also gained a present of having the assistentes be assigned to our ward now. We now have three duplas of missionaries which is really helpful because our area is big. We are only working in two bairros agora and don´t have to travel by bus 20 minutes to Centro anymore. It is great because we are working with a few people in each place but find it difficult to try to move from bairro to bairro in one day. Now we will be staying mais in João Rossi and Bonfim. Em fim, life is good and will be more simpler now.
I feel like this week passed in a blur. It was really great and the work is easier now. I feel like I am able to follow the Spirit better now than ever before. We had a neat experience yesterday where we were knocking just a few specific doors before going to a FHE (which turned out really great. I love the members here! Doing a Family Home Evening with a friend and the sisters is such an easy, SUPER effective way to share the gospel. You should try it!). A senhora opened the door and we saw there was a tiny party going on. The first thing she said was, "do you want some cake?" She didn´t even know who we were, but you never deny someone offering to come in their house as a missionary, so we went right in and eat coconut cake to our hearts content (she also gave us a bunch to take home to the other Sísteres in nossa casa). It was the birthday party of her nine-year-old grandson. The family was super nice and we have an appoitment to come back next week. It was another testimony to me that following the Spirit in every situation is so important. We are leaving all the hard work to the Lord and just reaping the results of listening to the Spirit. Missionary work is easy when you don´t have to do anything but follow what someone else is telling you to do! Síster Sperry is teaching me that the only thing that really matters is your relationship with the Lord and with your companion. If He and she thinks you are enough, that your goals are right, and that what you are doing in each situation is certo, then you can have confidence in yourself and be happy every single day. This is going to be a very happy transfer.
Thanks for all you do fam! Love ya
Síster Marchante

P.S. Hey mom, a member in our ward gave a request for dill flavoring. I don´t know what kind of recipe calls for that, but could you see if you could find a little bit and send it my way? Thanks so much!




Olá Presidente!
Minha vida é bom demais ser verdadeira. Eu amo Síster Sperry tanto! Nunca foi tão feliz em minha missão como estava esta semana. É como se tenha uma felicidade agora que não sabia que existia. Síster Sperry é tão tranquila e somos semelhantes em muitas maneiras. Nunca estressamos. Sei que só foi uma semana, mas pela primeira vez em minha missão me sinto como meu melhor é suficiente. Nós nunca estamos de pressa, mais conseguimos fazer muitas coias em o pouco tempo que temos. Esta transferência vai ser maravilhosa.
Estamos trabalhando mais com dois pesquisadores agora: Clarisse e Lucila. As duas têm muita fé e estão aprendendo mais rapidamente do que elas acham. Ambos são trabalhando para vencer fumar. Estão fácil encontrar em casa, e já estão vendo várias maneiras que o evangelho está mudando as suas vidas. Eu amo estas mulheres tanto e estou muita animada vê-las mudar de vida completamente.
O pé da Síster Sperry é mais ou menos. É estranho porque um dia é bom e o próximo dia é pior, mas nunca sabemos porque ou o que o causa piorar. Estamos trabalhando mais devagar, porém, e ela está aberta comigo quando realmente tem dor. Confiamos bem em uma à outra, então conversamos muito como estamos e o que precisamos. Um dia esta semana, Síster Sperry tinha muito dor então ficamos em casa e fez uma santificação por esta transferência. Também fizemos muitos planos por nossos Sísteres. Estamos MUITO animadas trabalhar mais com elas e ser mais presentes em suas vidas. Estamos fazendo coisas mais divertidas como ligar durante o dia com situações ou piadas para ganhar sua confiança, que nós estamos aqui para ser seus líderes mas também amigas. Somos muito abençoadas ter tantos Sísteres maravilhosas nesta missão. Amo trabalhar com elas.
As Sísteres em Bebedouro estão começando bem. Elas estão organizando tudo esta semana com novas companheiras e parecem animadas por esta mudança. Síster Souza tem seu aniversário hoje, e vamos fazer divisões com elas amanha para fazer uma festinha. Tudo tá tranquilo lá em Bebedouro.
Jaboticabal esta fazendo ok e a ala está ajudando um pouco mais agora. Síster Carrera e Síster Soares estão felizes e começando bem. Vamos dar um discurso por todas nossas Sísteres sobre como vencer dificuldades. Vamos lá semana que vem provavelmente, e acho que está discurso as ajudará muito. É de Elder Wirthlin, "Aconteça o Que Acontecer, Desfrute". Amei este discurso, e queremos que as Sísteres realmente possam aplicá-lo em seu trabalho. Acho que a maioria das Sísteres são muito difícil demais para com se mesmas. Queremos que elas possam ser seus pontos forte e realmente amar este trabalho. Estou aprendendo amá-lo mais do que qualquer momento antes com Síster Sperry. O Senhor está nos abençoando muito, e estamos aproveitando todos os momentos.
Obrigada pelo conselho ótimo esta semana. Sempre gosto muito dos conselhos e aprendem muito. É uma bênção muito grande servir aqui nesta missão agora. Obrigada por tudo!
Síster Marchant
 
 
English Translation:
 
Hello President!
 
My life is too good to be true. I love Sister Sperry much! Never been so happy as I was on my mission this week. It's like having a happiness now that did not know existed. Sister Sperry is so quiet and we are similar in many ways. Never estressamos. I know it was only a week, but for the first time in my mission I feel like my best is enough. We are never in a hurry, we can make many more Coias in the little time we have. This transfer will be wonderful.
We are working with two more researchers now: Clarisse and Lucila. Both have great faith and are learning faster than they think. Both are working to overcome smoking. Are easy to find at home, and are already seeing a number of ways that the gospel is changing their lives. I love these women so much and am excited to see them change their lives completely.
The foot of Sister Sperry is more or less. It's weird because one day is good and the next day is worse, but you never know why or what causes it worse. We are working more slowly, however, and it is open to me when you really feel pain. And trust in each other, so we talked a lot as we are and what we need. One day this week, Sister Sperry had much pain so we stayed at home and made ​​a sanctification by this transfer. We also made many plans for our sisters. We are very excited to work with them more and be more present in their lives. We are doing more fun things like call during the day with situations or jokes to earn your trust, we are here to be their leaders but also friends. We are very blessed to have so many wonderful sisters in this mission. I love working with them.
The sisters in Trough are starting well. They are organizing all this week with new companions and seem animated by this change. Sister Souza has a birthday today, and we will make divisions with them tomorrow to have a party. Everything okay there in quiet Trough.
Jaboticabal doing ok and the wing is helping a little more now. Sister Sister Carrera and Smith are happy and getting well. Let's give a speech for all our sisters about overcoming difficulties. Come next week probably, and I think the speech is much help. It is of Elder Wirthlin, "Come What May, Enjoy". Loved this speech, and we want the sisters can really apply it in their work. I think that most sisters are too difficult to be with them. We want them to be their strong points and really love this work. I'm learning to love it more than any time before with Sister Sperry. The Lord is blessing us greatly, and we are enjoying every moment.
Thanks for the great advice this week. Always really like advice and learn a lot. It is a great blessing to serve here in this mission now. Thanks for everything!
Sister Marchant
 

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