Monday, December 22, 2014

I´m dreaming tonight...of the place I love...
Hey fam! My voice and face will be home for Christmas for a few minutes! I cannot wait for that day. Things are going great here and we are living up this Chirstmas Spirit. The huge Christmas zone conference was this week! We had half of the mission in Ribeirão Preto, back in my beloved chapel of Campos Elíseos. There was a great feast and a skit from each zone (that were actually ALL really good and funny), an awesome treinamento from Presidente, and testemunhos of the héroes. And believe it or not I was one of those few to give my final testimony and say my goodbyes. They sang God Be with you Til We Meet Again for us. That was my last zone conference I will go to in my life! Time comes at you fast. What a good mission I have behind me. It has been a wonderful 17 months. And I still have 2 more to enjoy!
I love Christmas time. There is so much to do and so much excitement in the air. I think it is a bigger deal in the states but I like to celebrate big so I am making it count here with Síster G. França. We are working hard every day and sending out lots of Ele É o Presente pass along cards and singing lots of Christmas hymns. The ward here is great and very supportive. We have two great homes to go to for Chrismas Eve Night (which is actually a bigger deal than Christmas Day here) and for Christmas Day. On Sunday the bishopric gave all four of us a pannetone! (look it up, the best little food that Christmas has ever had to offer) I LOVE that stuff and could eat a whole one in one sitting. Anyways, none of you have to worry about us missionaries here because everyone is showing lots of love
We had success visiting or recent converts this week. There is one family who lives way far away so we don´t get to visit them very often. The 15 year old daughter was baptized a few weeks ago, and the parents are investigating. They are practically members já and have huge testimonies but just have to get married first. It is a work in progress with a bunch of legal problems but in January they are making goals to have the wedding! Once they get married for sure they will get baptized. The only problem is that they are planning on moving to another ward in the stake as well so we might not be teaching them for very long. But we had an awesome lesson with them this week and watched the Christmas film Mundo Feliz. It brought a Spirit SO strong and helped us remember even more of Christ. I would highly recommend you all watching it again this Christmas season.
The Lord is continually showing me that He is leading this work. If I give a little bit more of myself He always fulfills the rest.
Sorry I don´t have much time to write today because I had to send in some references, but know that I love you and will devote every drop of my 40 minutes to you on the 25th! You guys are so wonderful.

Love,
your daughter
and sis
and friend
and brazilian
Síster Marchante

***Hey dad, could you please actually email me one of you skype emails and passwords for me to use? I will enter here on the email on Christmas and get the info. I don´t know if I remember mine correctly and I think it would be easier to use your than to create a new one out here. Thanks so much!! p.s. Emma, is it true?




Olá Presidente!
Estou muito animada para Natal! A conferência foi maravilhosa e trouxe muitas memórias boas. Vou lembrar-me sempre as experiências boas como as conferências de zona. Obrigada por todo o esforço que vocês deram para fazer com que ela seja ótima e feliz. Eu AMO Natal e amo a oportunidade compartilhar nossa mensagem durante esta estação feliz. Eu gosto muito das novas cartões de Ele é o Presente e estamos conseguindo assistir este vídeo com muitas pessoas. Que bênção é estar aqui na missão durante Natal.
O treinamento foi muito bom para mim ver como tudo cabe juntos. Eu estou aplicando os princípios da obra durante épocas diferentes na minha missão e agora consigo enxergar como tudo pode ser feito na mesma vez. Vou tentar passar isto para as nossas Sísteres também.

Esta semana começou difícil aqui em Araraquara porque quase todos nossos pesquisadores desistiram. Mas a semana foi muita boa também porque me sinto que realmente fizemos tudo que pudemos. Colocamos todos nossos corações, mentes e forças ao trabalho e mesmo durante dificuldades, vimos milagres. Estou aprendendo que realmente tudo está nas mãos do Senhor e que se Ele quer que algo acontece, nada vai pará-Lo. Achamos um Senhor e uma Senhora no Sábado que já visitaram muitas igrejas mas nunca sentiram certas. Encontramos o Senhor fazendo contatos na rua. Falamos muito com ele e pedimos entrar, e ele deixou. Eles são velhos, porém muito inteligentes e tiveram perguntas ótimas. Ensinamos o Plano de Salvação e o Espírito foi forte. Tentamos marcar uma data e falaram que querem aprender mais antes de decidir no batismo. É claro estes dias realmente quem tem interesse e potencial e quem não via progredir. Estamos confiando muito no Senhor para encontrar e ensinar pelo Espírito. Eu sei que se eu me sinto o Espírito estou fazendo a vontade de Deus. Ele guia esta obra, e Ele manda o Espírito Santo. Com Eles jamais vamos falhar. Estou tão grata ser parte da organização incrível que uma missão de Cristo é. Sabemos que nosso trabalho é vital e vai salvar almas.
Obrigada por tudo,
Síster Marchante
 
English Translation:
 
Hello President!
I'm very excited for Christmas! The conference was wonderful and brought many good memories. I will remember always the good experiences as zone conferences. Thank you for all the effort you have to make it to be great and happy. I LOVE Christmas and love the opportunity to share our message during this happy season. I really like the new cards It is the present and we are able to view this video with many people. What a blessing to be here in the mission during Christmas.
The training was very good for me to see how everything fits together. I am applying the principles of work during different times in my mission and I can now see how everything can be done at the same time. I'll try to pass it to our Sisters as well.


This week began here in Araraquara difficult because almost all of our researchers have given up. But the week was also a lot of good because I feel that really did everything we could. We put all our hearts, minds and strength to work and even during hard times, we have seen miracles. I am learning that really everything is in the hands of the Lord and that He wants something happens, nothing will stop him. Found a Lord and Lady on Saturday who have visited many churches but never felt right. We found the Lord making contacts on the street. We talk a lot with him and we go, and he left. They are old but very intelligent and had great questions. We teach the Plan of Salvation and the Spirit was strong. We try to schedule a date and said that they want to learn more before deciding on baptism. Of course these days really who has interest and potential and who saw no progress. We are very trusting in the Lord to find and teach by the Spirit. I know that I feel the Spirit I am doing the will of God. He guides this work, and He sends the Holy Spirit. They never fail to let. I am so grateful to be part of the amazing organization that is a mission of Christ. We know that our work is vital and will save souls.

Thanks for everything,
Sister Marchante

Monday, December 15, 2014

Olá minha família lindíssima!
Christmas is arriving! It really has been a week full of miracles. I am already starting to love this area a ton. There are so many wonderful people here and we are seeing great miracles. We have received a bunch of references that are really solid this week and are teaching a bunch, more than I have in months. We had a great lesson with Lucas (see below) who is really sad and needs the blessings and orientação do evangelho muito na vida dele. His girlfriend just cut off their engagement that they had been in for 7 years! He is very eleito and ready to receive the gospel in his life. We are super excited to teach him and have some baptisms here in Araraquara.
I have always only heard good things about this city and now I know why. The ward is awesome and very receptive. It was SUPER hard to say goodbye to everyone in Irajá; I have really grown to love them with all my heart, but the reception in Araraquara was wonderful as well so I know I will have great relationships here too. They were really excited when they heard that I play the piano so I will once again be accompaining in Relief Society and in Sacrament Meeting. It is great to be able to use my talents in this meaningful way. I have a huge testimony of music and the power it can send to strengthen people´s testimony. I am very blessed to be here.
Síster G. França and I are having lots of fun together and getting along great. We are working hard and finding lots of people. This area is very balanced in that we are teaching a lot of pesquisadores, menos ativos, and recém-conversos. My other areas didn´t have as much of an even spread like we do here. It is neat to participate more in all aspects of the work. It is a really big area and we have to take the onibus a lot, but we are having lots of good adventures. There is nothing like falling into bed morto every night after a long day of work. Vish! We need every drop of sleep we can get.
Oh another big change here in Araraquara is our zone. I came from a zone in Ribeirão Preto that had more sísteres than any other in the mission--about 8 duplas. Here we are the only sisteres in our zone here. It was a very different zone meeting this week. I am very used to working mostly with sisteres and this may take a little getting used to. Elders are a whole different race.
Christmas is arriving! I am super excited for this next week because we will have the huge Mission Conference in Ribeirão Preto and also our ward party the next day. We have a few FHE´s as well. With that and other lessons we have every single night booked for next week already. This season is going to zoom past. I am LOVING the decorations de Natal in our little apartment right now. We have a tree with presents underneath and a window of mini Chistmas trees and lights--tudo graças a Mãe. Thanks for everything. This is the hardest part of the year for a missionary to be away from home, but with all your love, I feel like I am almost there with you! Send lots of love and chocolate for all of the missionaries in your home wards. They often go unnoticed during these busy holiday seasons, especially in the states.
I love you all TONS!
Síster Marchante



Querido Presidente Brum,
Esta semana foi maravilhosa. Foi muito cansativa, mas foi ótima. Consegui conhecer a área um pouco e todos os pesquisadores que temos. Esta área é fantástica e tem muito potencial. Estou animada ficar aqui um pouco e servir as pessoas de Araraquara. A ala foi ótima ontem e bem receptiva. Sinto-me em casa já.
Eu amo servir com a Síster G. França. Ela é muito diligente e não pensa em casa muito, mesmo que seja a última transferência dela. Conseguimos ensinar muitas lições boas e ter muitos milagres esta semana. Uma milagre aconteceu com nosso novo pesquisador, Lucas. Ele foi uma referência dos Élderes quem marcaram um compromisso para 5 hr o próximo dia. Estávamos muito animadas conhecê-lo. Andamos bastante e chegamos lá certinho, mas ninguém estava em casa. Decidimos bater algumas portas no lado, e conseguimos ensinar uma lição. Depois, ao subirmos a rua, encontramos um homem chegando em casa que parou a gente e foi...o Lucas mesmo! Ouvimos a história dele e marcamos para voltar o próximo dia. Voltamos com um membro e ensinamos a Restauração (foi ontem). Ele foi muito atento e entendeu bem. Ele tem um desejo forte para fazer qualquer coisa que Deus que para ele. Ele aceitou batismo e uma data e prometeu ir à Igreja o próximo domingo. Ele é inteligente e estamos animadas ajudá-lo a mudar sua vida completamente. Ele já tem muita fé, e vai progredir rapidamente.
Não fizemos divisões esta semana como a primeira semana da transferência, mas nossas Sísteres parecem bem por enquanto. Temos planos para dar o discurso, "Tornar-se perfeitos em Cristo" de uma Liahona recente para nossa tema para esta transferência. Eu amo este discurso. Ele realmente mudou minha visão sobre nosso propósito e como ser mais como Cristo. As revistas da Igreja são maravilhosas.
Estamos muito animadas para Natal! Tudo vai ser excelente.
Com amor,
Síster Marchant
 
 
English Translation:
Dear President Brum,
This week has been wonderful. It was very tiring, but it was great. Got to know the area a bit and all the researchers who have. This area is fantastic and has so much potential. I'm excited to be here a little and serve people of Araraquara. The wing was great yesterday and well receptive. I feel at home already.
I love to serve with Sister G. France. She is very diligent and do not think much at home, even if it is the last transfer it. We were able to teach many good lessons and have many miracles this week. A miracle happened to our new investigator, Lucas. It was a reference to Elders who marked a commitment for 5 hr the next day. We were very excited to meet you. We walked a lot and we got there just right, but no one was home. We decided to hit some doors on the side, and I could teach a lesson. Then go up to the street, we found a man coming home that stopped us and was ... Lucas same! We heard his story and mark to return the next day. We returned with a limb and teach the Restoration (yesterday). He was very attentive and well understood. He has a strong desire to do anything that God than for him. He accepted baptism and a date and promised to go to church the next Sunday. He's smart and are animated help you change your life completely. He already has a lot of faith, and will progress quickly.
We did not make divisions this week as the first week of the transfer, but our Sisters seem fine for now. We have plans to give the speech, "Becoming perfect in Christ" in a recent Liahona to our theme for this transfer. I love this speech. It really changed my view of our purpose and how to be more like Christ. The Church magazines are wonderful.
We are very excited to Christmas! Everything will be fine.
With love,
Sister Marchant

Monday, December 8, 2014

Well hello there fam!
What a week it has been. So many big changes are here---After spending my entire mission in Ribeirão Preto, I was hereby transfered out of the sede and the city! I am now in... ... ...Araraquara! It is a city about an hour and a half outside of Ribeirão. I am now companions with a Síster G. França! She is from Pará, Brasil and is an amor de uma pessoa. I already love her to death. She has been out the same amount of time as I have on the mission and has already served one transfer here in Araraquara. I am super excited to serve with a Brasilian again. I have been a whole year with Americans and am ready to speak Portuguese 24/7 de novo and really perfect it before I go home. I LOVE this language and am loving learning all the nitty gritty details. I have also heard that this is an awesome area and that the ward is just great. I am so excited to get started with a new start on things in a completely differente place. The wards here in Brasil are just wonderful. The members are so open and loving every time and each family makes you feel like you´re their own daugther. I want to bring a lot of this brotherly love back to wherever I am in the states quando voltar. I´m sure this new ward will be the same.
Wow it was hard to leave Irajá. I never imagined it would be so hard. The people there have really dug their ways into my heart. We made a little coisinha para a Clarice and had a difficult final lesson with her. Everyone cried and we said our final goodbyes. Clarice is such a devoted soul and has truly embraced the gospel fullheartedly. She is a huge example of faith to me. She is coming to everything and is talking about the church to all of her family and friends. It is easy to tell which of the recém-conversos are realmente converted to the gospel because they are some of the most eager to share it with others. Clarice´s netos também are really excited to come to church every week and have already had a drastic change. I love this family demais!
We had a miracle with our investigators Eduardo e Josiana this week as well. We weren´t able to see them in the end because they were traveling in Franca, but we called and did a lesson over the phone real quick. After many deeply spiritual lessons with them, they have started to keep commitments! They said that the are praying and reading the Book of Mormon. The night before we called they said that they stayed up until two in the morning reading o Livro de Mórmon juntos! They are so wonderful and have a true desire to find the truth. I will miss them a lot too.
And of course, more than anything I will miss my dear Síster Sperry. She was transfered to a very hot town 6 hours from Ribeirão--the farthest área for sisteres in the mission. She completely changed my life and brought light and joy into every fiber of my being! I love this girl to death and learned SSSSSSSSOOOOOOOO much with her. Sometimes it seems like I learned more in three months with her than I have the rest of my mission combined. We had deep, personal conversations every day and truly trusted each other. I know I can count on her for whatever I need. It is so wonderful to have real, lasting friendships like I have and know that I will have with her. She has made me into a much better, stronger missionary and disciple of Christ. I am eternally grateful for the short time we had together.
We had Stake Conference this weekend too which was really fun. I was able to say my goodbyes to the ward (there´s the bishop there in a foto) and all my friends in Ribeirão. It´s neat too that with all of these divisões I actually know a lot of the members from the other wards in our stake as well. I have so many friends here! Who know so many people would take me right in and make me feel at home. I will miss this place a lot but I know that it is the will of the Lord that I go to this new area. I arrived without a problem and everything is working out. Presidente is definitely inspired with how he does transfers. It always works out for our good.
I have been studying alot about repentance lately especially in one of the first conference talks by Elder Anderson (I don´t remember the name but I think it was the second conference talk that he gave as a general authority). I would hightly recommend it and recommend truly trying to apply it to your life! I have grown such a love for the general authorities over the past few months. Sister Sperry has a special love for the general conference talks and I never know how wonderful they are. Read those ensigns with pride! They are such a blessing in our lives.
Here we go on another great adventure! See you next week.
Síster Marchant




Olá Presidente!
Esta semana passou muito rápido. Fizemos divisões com as sísteres em nossa casa. Eu saiu com a Síster Beserra. Eu ama aquela mulher tanto. Ela é tão maravilhosa! Tivemos uma divisão muito boa e tranquila. A Síster Beserra tem muito determinação e diligência. Acho que ela também aprendeu esta transferência como desacelerar e desfrutar o momento mais quando necessário. Eu com certeza aprendi isto com a Síster Sperry. Síster Beserra é muito engrassada e cheia de luz e alegria. As vezes ela não mostra sua personalidade profundo para todas as pessoas mas realmente ela é um amor e encheu nossa casa com luz e felicidade. Ela vai ser uma ótima treinadora. Estou muito animada para ela e a Síster Sena. Elas combinaram muito bem como companheiras e ajudarão uma à outra muito com treinar. Elas estão um pouco nervosas mas eu sei que as duas vão ser fantásticas.
Nossa foi difícil sair de Jd. Irajá. Nunca pensei que tinha tanto de meu coração lá. Eu AMO as pessoas lá, especialmente nossa recém-conversa Clarice e os membros. Os membros lá cuidam de seus missionários muito bem e sempre tivemos tudo que precisávamos. A ala vai amar as novas Sísteres que vão chegar. Mas...estou super animada ser a Síster Treinadora de lá!!! Ó como eu amo aquele área e as Sísteres lá. Muito obrigada por minha oportunidade voltar para Ribeirão Preto esta transferência e especialmente para Jd. Irajá. Estou a Síster mais abençoada na missão.
Foi também difícil sair da Síster Sperry. Ganhei um amor por ela como nenhuma outra pessoa que conheci faz muito tempo. Ela é maravilhosa e me ensinou tantas coisas boas. Estou muito grata pelo tempo tivemos para estar juntas in Irajá. Foi uma época muito feliz de minha missão. Estou animada para ela ir para Araçatuba e aprender muitas coisas lá também. Sei que as transferências foram muito inspiradas e que estamos onde precisamos estar.
Estou aqui em Araraquara! Presidente, estou tão animada estar aqui. Eu realmente estou aprendendo que de vez em quando mudança é boa, especialmente perto do fim da missão. Eu AMO a Síster G. França e estou super animada servir com ela! Acho que temos personalidades mais ou menos semelhantes e que vamos combinar bem aqui. Também ouvi falar tantas coisas boas de Araraquara e estou animada dar tudo de me mesma para ajudar a obra aqui. Com a Síster Sperry aprendi onde estão meus limites e como não ultrapassá-los, então sei que vou desfrutar o trabalho ainda mais nesta nova área. Obrigada por tudo! Vida é tão boa.
Até amanha!
Síster Marchante

Monday, December 1, 2014

Feliz Dia de Ação de Graças!
It has been a very inspirational week. Last P-day seems like a life time ago! First thing--Happy Thanksgiving! Our Thanksgiving was a somewhat uneventful day but we were very blessed with a lot of great lessons. It was fun to at least be with an American companion who could appreciate it with me. We walked around saying TONS of things we were grateful for all day in the streets of João Rossi, here´s a few: We are grateful for clean houses, the sun that gives life to the earth, the rain that gives frio to the earth, the moço in plaid who talked to us on the right side of the street, all the kind ladies who let us in to give us water (it is our favorite way to enter doors), Clarice´s Christmas tree, my American shoes, each other, our families, Josiana, the Restoration DVD, and grass, to name a few. At the end of the day we came home and made some classic Thanksgiving turkeys with the girls (see in the pics below). It was of course the first time that Síster Beserra and Síster Sena made these wonders and they of course loved them. Those are the things that I am truly thankful for. And they made us wear Santa hats on Thanksgiving Day which I was against but overruled. Brazilians mix everything together from rice and beans and mistura to holidays. It was a blast to share a little bit of our holiday happiness with them. Not quite the same as 6 differente pies and all the family together like you guys had, but in our own way it was a very special day.
Now on to the Christmas holidays! On Saturday we had a zone activity where we sang Christmas carols in the park. It was super fun and mais low-key than last year (although they are probably going to have a bigger choral here in a few weeks in Centro when it is closer to Christmas). It seemed liked not a whole lot of people were passing by but we actually were able to get over 100 references in less than 2 hours and had lots of fun. I love singing, especially about Christ and especially about Christmas and Christ. We had a blast. Síster Sperry has a BEAUTIFUL voice and we were able to get some great harmony going on (actually every day for companionship study we have some great harmony as well), especially with giant speakers and mics. Yeah, it was the real deal. There are some great missionaries here and we always have lots of fun.
We had an amazing lesson with Josiana e her son Eduardo this week. They are really starting to open up and tell us their needs. I love teaching with Síster Sperry because we are able to have the Spirit quickly and support each other well in the lessons. We watched the 20 minute Restoration this week with them and it was super spiritual and they had great questions. We talked LOTS about prayers and getting answers and then popped the question (baptismal invite). It was the longest moment of silence I have ever had in a lesson after the invite but in the end...they both said yes! I think they might take a while for them to accept everything because they work A TON and are never em casa but they are very interessed and have great potential. They even already invited us over for Christmas. I hope I stay here in this area to see them progress and feel the love they are already starting to gain for the gospel, but if not, I know they are being left in good hands with Síster Sperry.
I´m loving the ward and loving the Primary. Everyone there is just so great. Clarice is always bringing her two grandkids to church every week now and they are loving it. She is a costureira, so she even made them both a dress shirt and got tiny ties so they fit in with everyone! It is the cutest thing. Yesterday was the annual Primary Program and they came proud and all dressed up, even though it was raining a monsoon outside. And...their parents came too! Clarice was SOOOOOO excited to have her daughter (Francine) there. It turned out really great and Francine wants to come back (but also works a ton so it may be hard to find her). Francine also has been talking about getting married for a while but didn´t like the Church she was going to, but is considering getting married in ours! It is just a thought but has always been my dream to host a wedding for an investigator. Who knows what the future holds? Let´s baptize the whole family.
Oh and Clarice is also getting excited about family history work. We filled out at least half of her little FH booklet this week with her. She pulled out these sweet old documents of her mom and grandma, and it was awesome to search through them to find dates and locations. I am really coming to love family history work more and more. What a great gift we have in it!
I love you all lots! Have a happy week!
Síster Marchante
 
 
 
Olá Presidente!
Esta semana foi cheia de muitas coisas boas. Primeiramente, muito obrigada pela entrevista segunda passada. Aprendi MUITAS coisas e tenho muitas maneiras quero mudar e me moldar antes do fim. A Síster Sperry e eu falamos muito sobre humildade e confiança em nós mesmas. Acho que se eu conseguir ganhar auto-confiança em todos os momentos, vou ser a missionária que Deus quer que seja e será mais feliz. Estas coisas não são fáceis para mim mas sinto que já mudei um pouco e agora sei exatamente o que fazer até o fim. Muito obrigada por seu tempo extra e por sua confiança em a gente. Estou aprendendo as coisas mais importantes para mim e abrindo meu coração para novas ideias. Tenho muito esperança no futuro.
Fizemos uma divisão no Bebedouro esta semana. Foi excelente. Saí com a Síster Sousa e buscamos novos. Ela já mudou tanto desde a primeira vez saí com ela alguns meses atrás. A Síster Auna está a ajudando bastante e dá amor sem fim. Acredito que uma das razões maiores que a Síster Auna veio ao Brasil neste momento foi para fortalecer e amar a Síster Sousa. As duas são fantásticas. Oramos e escolhemos uma rua para bater portas. Foi uma experiência muito legal para ver milagres e novas forças que a Síster Sousa tem agora. Ela tem muito mais coragem e energia e estava determinada trabalhar até a última porta. Encontramos algumas novas famílias que foram muito legais e nós duas estavam muito animadas no fim do dia. Andando para o rodoviária ela falou sem para por mais do que meia hora sobre a sua família (especialmente a sua tia) e conversão. Nunca vi ela abre tanto como aquele dia, e foi muito boa conhecê-la melhor. Parece que todas as coisas na vida dela estão melhorando pouco por pouco e que a vida dela está em ordem. Ela agradeceu muito pela ajuda do senhor e falou que ela tem muito mais paz e felicidade agora na missão. Foi um grande prazer sair com ela. Sou grata e fico com admiração com cada divisão. Nossas Sísteres são maravilhosas.
O resto de nossa semana foi muito boa. Tivemos uma reunião familiar com nosso recém-converso que foi muito bom para ela ganhar novas amigas. Também tivemos uma lição de ouro com nossos pesquisadores Josiana e Eduardo onde marcamos duas datas de batismo. Eles são inteligentes e realmente querem saber a verdade por se mesmos. Acho que eles buscarão diligentemente. Amo ensinar pessoas como assim.
O Programa da Primária este domingo trouxe muito gente e alguns visitantes. Foi lindo e tudo mundo gostou. Amo as pessoas aqui, e realmente me sinto o amor que elas têm pelos missionários e pela obra. Tenho as melhores áreas na missão!
Obrigada,
Síster Marchant
 
 
English Translation:
 
Hello President!
This week was full of many good things. First, thank you for the second last interview. MANY things and have learned many ways I want to change and mold me before the end. The Sister Sperry and I talked a lot about humility and trust in ourselves. I think if I can gain self-confidence at all times, will be the mission that God wants it to be and will be happier. These things are not easy for me but I feel I've changed a bit and now I know exactly what to do until the end. Thank you for your extra time and your trust in us. I'm learning the most important things for me and opening my heart to new ideas. I have much hope for the future.
We made a division in the Trough this week. It was excellent. I left with Sister Sousa and seek new. She has changed so much since the first time I went out with her a few months ago. The Sister Auna is helping a lot and gives endless love. I think one of the biggest reasons that Sister Auna came to Brazil at this time was to strengthen and love Sister Sousa. Both are fantastic. We pray and we chose a street to slam doors. It was a very cool experience to see miracles and new forces that Sister Sousa has now. She has more courage and energy and was determined to work to the last door. We found some new families that were really nice and we both were very excited at the end of the day. Walking to the bus she said no to for more than half an hour about his family (especially his aunt) and conversion. I've never seen it opens as much as that day, and it was very good to know her better. It seems that all things in her life are improving little by little and that her life is in order. She thanked a lot for the help of the Lord and said she has a lot more peace and happiness now in the mission. It was a great pleasure to hang out with her. I am grateful and I'm in awe with each division. Our Sisters are wonderful.
The rest of our week was very good. We had a family reunion with our new convert who was very good for her to win new friends. We also had a golden lesson with our Josiana and Eduardo researchers where we scored two baptism dates. They are smart and really want to know the truth to them. I think they will seek diligently. Love teaching people as well.
The Primary Program this Sunday brought a lot of people and some visitors. It was beautiful and all the world like it. I love the people here, and really feel the love they have for missionaries and for work. I have the best areas in the mission!
Thank you,
Sister Marchant