Friday, February 7, 2014

3 February 2014

Thanks for all your prayers and support for Kieren.  It is great to hear from her every week!


I hope you are all having a wonderful week and everyone is being nice to everyone. 

This week was super fantastic! On Wednesday morning, we went over to one of our investigator´s houses, Ana, and I made "American Pancakes" for breakfast. They turned out pretty delicious and we put doce de leite, sugar, and doce de goiaba on top. Good stuff :) She is trying to stop smoking so we made her a Word of Wisdom calendar to mark with a x all the days she doesn´t smoke yay!!!

Also, our neighbor, Ana Carolina, decided a couple of weeks ago that she wanted to start coming to church with us. She is 9 years old and really sweet. Our houses are basically 4 feet apart so when she is ready for church, she hops over the fence and knocks on the window. It is super adorable. Her family has basically no interest in the church at this point, but she still loves to go to church with us. 

The weather here is actually quite frightful. One day is super hot and then the next day there is basically a hurricane. Like yesterday. It was not really a hurricane, but there was really strong wind and a downpour of rain, and we were at Gabriela´s house (less active) when suddenly the power went out. We got a bunch of candles and finished talking and it became time for us to leave, so we set out and quickly realized that it would be a little more difficult to get home than we realized. All the streetlights were out and there were dark clouds covering the whole sky and the rain was so thick we could barely see anything. Nevertheless we went forth. It was cool when lightning would strike because we would see the path in front of us for a few seconds and then had to continue walking in the dark. It reminded me of the hymn, Lead Kindly Light. In life, we truly have to walk by faith and not by sight. Sometimes, Heavenly Father allows us to glimpse a larger, clearer vision, but most of the time, we can just see one step ahead. We finally did arrive home, soaking wet and grateful. But not cold because here even in the rain it is warm. The Lord truly watches out for His missionaries and ensures our safety when we obey. 

Oh! and pictures! A little bit late, from Christmas, but still cute. 

The first picture is with Jonathan and Priscila and the other two are Christmas churrasco at Irmã Carmen´s house :D


Sister Smith

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