September 28, 2015

luz espalhai

Bom Dia Família!!☀

Transfers last weeeeeeekkk!! I left my dear Pombal and now I'm here in CAICÓ! Ahhhhhh não acredito! Not only that, but I'm finishing the training of Sister Silveira and we are opening the area! hahahaha #mylife! No, but it's all good. It's the kind of fresh start I was really needing. We already have 2 baptisms marked for next week which will be the best thing ever because we'll baptize in between sessions of General Conference! In our area we have member who recently returned from her mission in Campinas. Like 3 weeks ago. And so she's helping us a lot. Another good thing is that now there's 4 sisters living in our apartment and so long to that solitary life lol. 2 americanas e 2 brasileiras:) It's gonna be a great transfer I can feel it. This week will also be zone conference and we'll see Presidente e Sister Soares which is always a good thing too:)

A big shout out to all of you that bless my life. I consider myself so lucky to have such great family and friends. I'm so happy to be a missionary even though sometimes it's extremely hard. And if there's one thing I've learned in these 11 months it's that our Heavenly Father puts us in the right place at the right time with the right people to learn the right things. Eu amo vocês com todo meu coração<3

sister pace

elderes e sisteres de Caicó (elder Andrade, sister Silveira, me, elder Carvalho)

September 21, 2015

a colheita

Hey friends.

This week was weird and good, but every week is weird and good, so...
Anyway, this week Sister Guimarãres, the elders in our branch, and I were able to work with some members to find less active members that live here in Pombal. And then Saturday we had a multirão (don't know how to say it in English), or an activity were a bunch of members meet in the chapel and we divide to go make a bunch of visits and have dinner afterward;) It was a great success! We had branch conference yesterday and 4 investigators came, 3 of them came by themselves!! One of them being a woman that we invited to church one time a long, long time ago. And so this was a little confirmation of the parable that I mentioned last week. 

The Seed Of The Gospel Grows Secretly Folks.

I love you all soooooooo much. Sorry my emails are kind of lame sometimes.

Com amor,
sister pace

photo: with some recent converts Leticia and Leandro:)

September 14, 2015

paz, não temais


This week we were able to see a few ups and downs, but that's how life is right? The week started out good and we watched almost every inhabitant in Pombal march in front of our apartment for the September 7th parade (Brasil's independence day) which was cool. We also started to teach a woman, Graça and her 11 year old daughter Geane this week. As we were teaching she said that for a few years now she had been waiting for God to send her a sign to help her go back to church and then the missionaries arrived;) that's the up, and the down is that she wants to return to the Assembleia de Deus now. Chorei um pouco... but we're not giving up. When someone is so prepared like they are, the adversary works just as hard as we do! Good thing we're on the winning team;)

This week I've been studying more of Jesus the Christ and reading about the parables, and being someone who is easily fascinated with nature, I love every comparison in the bible with seeds, trees, the sea, etc.... so i liked reading this week about the parable of the seed growing secretly (Mark 4:26-29) it's comforting to know that every effort we make to share the gospel is never in vain. We just won't always be the ones that collect the fruits.

I love you all. Spread the gospel.
-sister pace

September 7, 2015

só alegria



Ai minha nossa! I finally received my birthday package and it was better than anything I was expecting! Muito Obrigada!!!!!!

This week was interesting too... I was in divisions again with sister Lopes, and everything weird that could happen did. But that's how it always is with her haha! Including the fact that as we were trying to find the house of an investigator, we ended up being invited to speak at a spiritualist meeting!! hahahaha! It was a cool opportunity to share our beliefs and I think that at least 5 people will go look at the church website!! And what's even better is that we found Sister Lopes' investigator there and he came to church the day after:) He'll be baptized next week!

Something that I've been able to notice being a missionary is the care that Heavenly Father has for each of His children. Really, thank you all so much for the birthday wishes you sent and even more, thank you for the motivation. Heavenly Father really does answer prayers. And He answers them mainly through other people. There's a talk that President Eyring gave at the last conference that he talked about the Comforter, being the Holy Ghost, and that as members of the church we have duty to care for the people in our lives (Mosiah 18:8-9). I'm so glad that I can be here on a mission to do this work, and I'm so grateful for those who help me too.💚 My ward is the best ward.