This week went by super fast! The highlight of our week was that we were able to mark Edilma, Navarro, and Heriberto for baptism!! We are so excited and are praying like crazy that everything will go well!! This week we sang (mais uma vez) at a baptism for the Pina ward. We sang Joseph´s Smith First Prayer (In Portuguese) to the tune of Come Thou Font with Sister Taylor playing the violin. It was super cool how well it went together. This week I learned a lot about The Word of Wisdom and encourage you all to read this talk: https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1996/04/the-word-of-wisdom-the-principle-and-the-promises?lang=eng&_r=1 by Elder Boyd K. Packer and abide by its principles. He lists A TON of blessings that are promised by The Lord if we keep this commandment and stay on the safe side of things! It´s incredible!
Woah so one day this week we were like walking on the street and literally no one NO ONE was in their house or on the street and we were like well now what? And then all of a sudden we heard a huge roar like WHOOO YEAH and cheering and then fireworks and people running around and driving crazy honking their horn and we found out that Brasil won the gold for soccer that night. I felt like I was in the stadium in Rio de verdade. WOW IT WAS SO COOL and it was impossible to not see them get gold medals placed around their necks because there were TV screens and projectors on every corner of the street. Being in Brasil during the Olympics is way cool.
Lots of new missionaries arrived here this week and I was able to reflect upon how it was for me when I first arrived into the field and I´m so grateful for this opportunity I have to be be molded by my Heavenly Father into what He wants me to be and to be able to help other sisters be free from stress, learn how to be an instrument in God´s hands, hear the soft voice of the Spirit, and even learn Portuguese!
I love you all and am thankful for your support, thoughts, prayers, emails, and letters! Have a great week! :)
P.S. I don´t have any photos so these are old ones I forgot to send :)
Sister M. Costa and I at mission counsel
P-day com Distrito
On the Ônibus
Praia de Piedade