Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Nossa this week was bomb!

So we saw the biggest miracle this week! 

Mayre. Oh my goooooodness. I love this woman so much. So she was a referral from some other missionaries who talked to her on the onibus and she said that she really wanted a visit from some missionaries. So we went over the other day and oh my gosh, it was so sad. Her mom passed away 9 months ago, and she says that she´s just suffering. She lives alone so has no one to talk to about things. She said that for months and months she was asking friends, pastors, family to come and visit and help her and people kept saying they would come, but no one ever did. She said the minute we walked in her house she knew Heavenly Father sent us. We’ve been to her house almost every day this week. We gave her a pamphlet and a chapter to read in the Book of Mormon, the next day she was like I want more, I read it all. She´s just so hungry for this gospel. She went to church yesterday and she said it filled a whole in her heart and she felt so much peace.  I love her so much! She´s getting baptized the 29th of this month. I forgot to get a picture with her, I´ll send some next week.

Paulo. So there´s this kid, Israel, Sister Sauer Davis and I keep trying to meet with but he´s never home. The other day, we felt like we should go and see if he´s home, so we did. He wasn’t home. #itwasrealcool BUT, there was a random guy walking towards us so we talked to him instead. Paulo, he´s 21 and suuuper chill. He said we could visit him the next day. I was kind of weary about visiting him, I was thinking that he probably wasn´t interested, he just said yes because we´re two girls. This is why we need elders in our ward. #butreally So we go to his house the next day with a member, Flavia. We walk in and it´s him and all 6 thousand of his brothers playing video games. #men So we went into the kitchen and started talking with him a little bit and he asked if we wanted some water and we said yes. K I don´t who all has seen the movie "Taken", but I felt a part of that movie. Like for real. We were in a house full of random guys we didn´t know and when Paulo was getting water he was like hiding behind the counter and I was like k he´s putting drugs in our water!! Sister Sauer Davis and I were whispering and I was like k you drink it first and if you don´t die at the end of the lesson, I´ll drink the water that may or may not be filled with clear drugs. hehe. CLEARLY I was over exaggerating because once we said the opening prayer, everything was fine. Paulo was super nice and you could tell he was really interested in what we were saying. He committed to be baptized the 29th of this month as well. He also came to church yesterday! We went over to his house afterwards to have another lesson and he said that he prayed about and read the Book of Mormon and said com certeza sei que este livro é verdadeiro. With surety I know that the Book of Mormon is true. And the words com certeza, in Português means with surety but in Portutuês it has soo much more power behind it. The spirit was SO strong. I´ve never had an investigator say with such impact the Book of Mormon is true. It was so amazing.

This week was also filled with a bunch of really funny things people say to us.. ahhh #brasil 

Lines of the week:

Member: Oh sister, where are you from?

Sister Sauer-Davis: I´m from Vermont. 

ps literally no one here knows where Vermont is.

Member: Where´s Vermont? In Utah?

Carlos: Where are you guys from?

Both of us: The United States

Carlos: Ohhhh! Cool! So do you speak English or Italian there?

Oh so one of our investigators Eva, made rice pudding for us! It was so sweet! The way they make it here is SO good so I got a ton, and Sister Sauer-Davis too. When we finished Sister Sauer Davis was like can we grab a little more and she was like oh yes of course!! So we got a little more. Then once we finished that helping she was like get more! So we did. Then again, get more! Oh no we´re full it was sooo good thank you though! Noo get more! You don´t like it? Oh my gosh woman, so we got a little more. haha. After the 4th helping one we were like okay really no more like we´re so full and she kept saying the rest of the night that we didn´t like her food because we wouldn´t serve more. WE HAD 4 HELPINGS WOMAN, I THINK WE LIKED IT. This is my life every time we have lunch. Literally. You have to eat until you have food coming out your eyeballs to prove that to them that you like their food. #itscray

I KNOW that this gospel changes lives. First my own, then the life of sooo many people I´ve had the opportunity to come in contact with. I´m so grateful for the testimony I have gained since being on my mission. I know the Book of Mormon is true. I love love loveeee reading it every morning!

Até próximo semana! 

Sister Hallmark 

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