Tuesday, December 3, 2013
the whole crowd of family + close friends!!!!!! and...THE SISTER RIGHT AFTER BAPTISM!!!!!!! seriously, favorite photos forever. (: I LOVE THIS GIRLSSSSSSSS! (:christmas lights!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE IT. also...BATISMOSSSSSSSSS! little julia (10) and victoria (8) with their parents...oh my goshhhhhhhhh favorite photo is of sis donoso and i with the whole fam...they are ALL HOLDING HANDS HOW CUTE IS THIS!:? forever fam right here...preparing to be sealed for time + all eternity in a year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (: #missionarywork #thatswhatitsallaboutso i may or may not have been sick this past week...and sister souza was too...so we tried being productive and this is pretty much what happens. (1) you find interseting places to hide and scare your other companions (2) you do a LOTTTTTTTTTTTTTT of studying. which is actually more fun than it sounds (; (3) you bake a cake (because what else can you do when youre inside all day?) and (4) you take silly photos with said cake. (: #missionlifeoi! photos starting now (: first being the fact that we have never had more than a tiny little bathroom mirror (ie medicine cabinet size) for the past 4 weeks and finally asked the mission presidents wife if we could be reimbursed if we bought a full size one for the apartment...she said yes! so we bought one! ...and then within 10 minutes of hanging it on the wall it crashed to the ground in a million pieces. LOL. sister rocha (pictured with me) was less than pleased. we rearranged the bigger pieces and now have a kind-of mural of a mirror on our wall. #hilariousother photos = my zone!!!! theyre a hoot. LOVE THEM (: also...lol @ my awk farmers tan on my arm in the silly photo. hahahhaaaa
sis donoso and i received chocolates from a man after we gave him a pass along card to get a free dvd. so he gave us chocolates to thank us!! lol i love being a missionary. ALSO. pastels = empanadas = only 2 reais (aka $1)!!! so we eat them all the time. #fatmissionaryproblems #loveit (: also....my justin beiber experience in the photo wiuth the girls. hahahaha. more to come in the email about that (:more house fixing up and me and sis souza (apartment mate) and nynha...LOVE HER. shes a member and my first ward activity here the other sisters pretended she was an investigator for me and i bore my testimony super strong to her...LOL thats the kind of jokes they play on new missionaries here. love it (: shes probably my favorite member in the ward. easily. (: LOVE HER. shes 17 and getting ready to serve a mission!!!! ayayaa"!!! also...I LOVE BRAZIL (:we cleaned out an abandonded house for serivce and started painting it too!! basically awesome (: also...painting in brazil is SOOOO diffierent from the states. lol. count your blessings americans!!! it is WAY easier to paint with rollers and ladders that are stable...lol.
Wherefore, whoso believeth in God might with for a better world, yea, even a place at the right hand of God, which cometh of , maketh an to the souls of men, which would make them sure and steadfast, always abounding in, being led to God.
Basically we just need to ALWAYS have faith - an ANCHOR of faith, our rock. Faith in Jesus Christ. If we have faith, we can hope for ALL great things!! Sister Donoso and I have had TONS of faith this week...and we have DEFINTELY seen miracles!! I know miracles are real, prayers are answered, priesthood power is real and fasting brings blessings, too!!
I love you all so much!!! I love hearing from all of you and die of happiness each week reading your big family email (: I promise to answer questions first next week and hope you enjoy the photos! SO JEALOUS of the justin timberlake concert but cant wait to read all about it!!! (: LOVE YOU ALLLLLLLLLL!!! have any of you gotten my letters slash cards slash photos yet?? (:
LOVE YOU!!!! (:
Your Favvvvvorite Sister Missionary!,
Sister Sarah Banara Carrera Kron (: