November 16, 2015

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meus amados,

saturday was sister silveira's birthday!!!­čÄë
these last two weeks have been really special. sister silveira and i have been able to work more and more with the members here in caic├│ and it's bringing good fruits. one thing that our mission is focusing on is the retention of new members. we have a list of who joined the church in the last year and work hard to make sure they are being well integrated with the ward. when we work with this list of new members we also are able to teach the families of those who were baptized recently and this is how we met Deborah. She is the cousin of a recent convert and i already mentioned her, but now i'm here to say that she was baptized!! She is a-m-a-z-i-n-g! it has been so cool teaching her because she applies all of what we have taught to her life and understands how much God loves her. it just goes to show that Heavenly Father REALLY REALLY REALLY puts us in the right place at the right time when we listen to Him! I am extremely grateful to know Deborah­čśŐ

Funny story, we have two new investigators (a couple) that we sitting in front of their house the other night. As we were walking by we gave the usual "boa noite" and kept walking to get to a member's house. After we passed by I heard the man say "she's not brazilian.." and i turned around and returned and explained how i'm not, but i'm getting there;) we ended up talking to them and we had a great conversation, they gave us cake (obrigada nordestinos que recebem tudo mundo!!;)!!) and invited them to church. THEY CAME TO CHURCH. And realized that they have a bunch of friends that are members! and so it goes that we visited them yesterday and now they have a date set for their baptisms!! it all happens so fast and so perfectly. everything fits. i'm excited to see how everything turns out:)

i love you all sempre. i hope you all have a spectacular week and spread the gospel!

p.s. it's extremely hot here. 104 degrees farenheit every.single.day. sometimes 107. and caic├│ is in a serious drought. pleease pray for rain here! we missionaries are needing it especially to be able to continue walking in the heat every day!!

com amor,
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November 2, 2015

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Meus amados irma├Ás,

This week was a week of miracles, alegria, and blessings. First of all, last week we went teaching with our relief society president and she brought us to the house of her sister who is less active and has a step daughter that wasn't a member, but had visited the church a bunch of times. She came to church with us last week as well as a devotional at night. Long story short, we invited her to be baptized, the pathway was paved with gold and we taught her this week. ☀ Juliana was baptized!!☀  The baptismal service was so perfect too:) it's moments like this that make every single thing worth it. But it doesn't end here, also during this week, we went to visit another less active and  when we got there we learned that they had a cousin that would be moving in with them. her name is Deborah and when we returned to talk with her, we invited her to be baptized. People, I'm talking about the Lord's elected. D&C 29:7 <--------- She´s been reading the Book of Mormon and when we prayed with her she thanked Heavenly Father for sending her cousins and us to help her know that she's loved and important to Him. She had the opportunity to watch the baptism of Juliana and loved it. 

We've been soooo incredibly blessed these lst couple of weeks. It's true that God knows what we need and what we are capable of. 

Love you all.