Monday, May 23, 2016

Miracles all Around

Another week full of miracles! this week we found um rapaz named Cesar and he is a missionary for the assembleia but he invited us to come teach him. we were a little worried that he just wanted to bible bash so we told him that we would love to but we also made our purpose very clear and he said that he truly wanted to learn more because he had been taught by the missionaries before and he loved it. The first time we went there he was super excited, we taught him the restoration and he understood but also had many doubts he said that he remebered that lesson from the other missionaries but still didnt understand why there needed to be a restoration so we explained apostasy again and he understood but still had some doubts. we told him that we werent here to convince anyone and that the best way to remove doubts was to pray´and ask Heavenly Father. 
The next time we went there we asked him how his reading went and he told us that he had read the entire Book of Mormon! it was crazy! he said that he started reading at night and he couldnt stop, he didnt sleep all night because he just couldnt stop reading, and he also said he didnt want to because there was a huge feeling of peace he got as he read, he said he had never felt that way before. we were so happy to hear him say that and told him that it was the spirit testifying to him that the book was true. he said that he knew the book was true. it was so amzing but then he talked about how other churches were true as well. so then we taught about authority again and tried to explain it better and he understands but doesnt really accept it. His parents are very firm in their faith and very strict and after talking a while he told us that his worry was to disobey his parents, he is scared that his religion isnt true.  afterwards we just bore our testimony and told him that we dont know of everything but God does, and we told him that he always prepares a way for his childeren. 
His mom really hates us and yelled at us and saidsome bad words because we invited cesar to attend sacrament meeting and he went! He just walked out of his house and started going to church and his mom followed him all the way there and then told us that we were bad people. it was crazy to see Cesar ignore his mother and just walk into church. normally he does exactly everything she tells him ,like our visits were very especific and could only last a certain amount of time and she said he couldnt ever visit our church. 
Cesar liked church very much and thanked us for inviting him and then told us he had to go face his mother ha but we are going to keep teaching him and hopefully his mother will soften her heart. i will update you guys on him next week. 

i also just wanted to bear my testimony to you all that i know without a doubt that this church is true. i love helping people here in Brasil but its incredible because i feel like im the one thats being helped the most. My testimony has grown so much. i know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and that he restored the church of Christ here on the earth today. i know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. i have no doubt in my mind that it is true and its so amazing becasue through these truths i can feel the love of God for me. I know that i am a daughter of God and that i am so important to him. I have also felt the love he has for all His childeren. its amazing because im begining to see people how i think our Father in Heaven sees them and its just a love so big that you cant even explain. sometimes i just want to run down the street and tell everyone i see about the gospel! sadly i cant run cause i think that would scare people but im so grateful that i get to talk to and teach so many people and tell them about the love God has for them and about how great their potential is.  

eu amo todos vocês! 
Sister Hair

Monday, May 16, 2016

Novas historias só pra vocês

This week was full of excitement and miracles! so a couple weeks ago we ran into Felipe (recent convert) on the street and he was with a friend of his. we asked him if he would like to take the discussions and he said yes and gave us his address, we went there a few times but nobody was ever home. We asked Felipe one day if he could come with us to his friends house and when we all went together we realized we had been going to the wrong house... so that was pretty embarassing haha but the good thing is we figured out where he lived and we were able to teach him and his sister! their names are Luan and Mahara and they are incredible. they were so engaged in the lesson and everytime we go to teach them the spirit is incredibly strong. after the first lesson we did all the compromissos and finally invited them to be baptized the 28th of May. Both of them said that they knew they would recieve an answer from God so they know that they should be baptized. it was just amazing to see their faith and see how they were truly being prepared by the Lord. it was amazing too because when we went to go get them for church at 8:20 they were ready!! (that rarely happens) it was funny because their dad told us that they had been ready since 7:30, a great miracle!
i have more miracles but i will have to save them for next time becasue my time here is up but im doing freat and i love every second of this work and im so greatful to be able to meet and teach the Lords eleitos! 
com amor
Sister Hair 

Monday, May 9, 2016

One More!

So drum roll.... im staying in Itatiaia!! i honestly thought i was going to get transferred because i was born here and ive been here for 5 months now but the Lord is merciful and i get to stay one more!  im so grateful to have the opportunity to see more miracles here and to be able to keep helping the people of Itatiaia.
skype yesterday was great! i loved talkling to all of you and getting to hear your voices it was just amazing and im greatful for that opportunity.
im sorry i didnt have super cool stories i think i was just too excited that everything i wanted to say to you guys i forgot in the moment haha but i will start thinking of some and i will write you guys more haha
i dont have too much to update on cause i feel like i told you guys everything yesterday... but i love all of you and i will write something cool next week! i hope... kkkk
oh and Pedro is in love with Ash.... ahah it was soo funny though cause afterwards he was like nooo i cant be in love with her cause i have to focus on school and a mission haha he said that after his mission he would talk to her haha what a cute patootie.

i love all of you and thanks for skype 
com tudo o meu amor Sister Hair

this ones for you ash

Monday, May 2, 2016

Só Vendo Milagres!

So this week was great. we worked hard and found an eleita! her name is Maria Eduarda, she is just amazing. we taught her the restoration and left her with a passage in the Book of Mormon and when we went back to follow up and teach her again she said that she couldnt put down the BOM. she said that she really identified herself with Joseph Smith, she is 14 and she said she had the same question about which church was the true church. she said that she had been to many but never felt good in any of them and that she was very confused until she attended our church! she said that she was well recieved and that she felt a peace and happiness that she couldnt even explain. she also said that after she prayed about the BOM she felt that it was true and she says that now she knows without a doubt that it is true! 
its so amazing to see how the Lord works in peoples lives. everytime i see someone else gain a testimony of this gospel it strengthens mine even more. 
i also want to challenge all you guys to pray about the BOM and Joseph Smith again. its amazing to be able to recieve a confirmation that these things are true and i know without a doubt that it will strengthen your testimony. 

Com muito amor 
Sister Hair