Monday, July 18, 2016

July 18, 2106

Hey Fam!

This sunday we were out on the street at 7:30am to gather up all of Sister Rodriguez investigators (because as of now me and Sister Snyders area is way to far to get to sunday mornings, and sister ROdriguez´s "companion" isn~t with her in the mornings) ANYWAY, all of a sudden little white dusts began to float from the air. And thennnn it turned into hail. Yes little pebbles of ice pelting our heads, but we loved every minute of it.  Especially sister Rodriguez because she has never seen snow before! 

Don't have much time to write, but this week went super well! Sister Snyder is a legit genius. Did I already mention that she got a 35 on her ATC, yes she did. And so naturally she already has portuguese down. What a blessing for her, AND ME! She especially is great about grammer, and she helps me pick up what i´m doing wrong, and how I can fix it.

This week we talked to Lindomar and Gabriella about getting married, and the cute little things got all blushed and embarassed. They had never even talked about it before! But they know that it is the right thing to do not only for them, but for their 20 day old baby! THis week we brought them The Family Proclomation and read it together. Gabriella couldn't keep back the tears, and it was such a tender moment. We made it sure that they know that heavenly father trust them so much, to give them an angel (one of his sons) to them to care for. 

I am SO greatful for my parents who taught me that God needs to be in the first place in my life. Parents are everything to children, and what ever they do/teach. the kids will follow. So thank you SO MUCH mom and dad, for being the best parents in the world. And for teaching me what the most important things are in life: God, the atonement, and FAMILY. 


Sister Hannah

selfi in the snow!

when a dead toad literally scares the living daylights out of you..

gorgeous brazil

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

July 11, 2016

Hey Family Damnly....! 

Well, well, well where to start about this week. I guess I will start off by sharing little strage experiences.
1.) Not sure why I always forget to mention this, but apparently I give lessons in my sleep each and every night. With "in the name of jesus christ, amen" in all. At first my companions would just laugh about it, but now it is a legit issue! Becuase I just wake them up every single night with my lessons about the restoration, the plan of salvation etc. ooooooops. Nothing I can do about it, suckers! hahah but seriously I do feel a little sorry for them, but can't help it!
2.) So we were giving a mighty prayer in our apartment, when a car with a HUGE base drove by on the street. Not only did our whole apartment start to rumble (let me remind you, we live on the fourth floor), but every single car's alarm on the street started going off.  hahaha what a little butt head (as mom would say) driving that car!
3.) I finally got in hugeeee trouble about doing insanity in our apartment at 6:30am. I was pretty shocked that after 3 months no one had said anything, but yesterday we got hid hard with complaints. The owner of the apartment came to our door with a huge written out list, all in bold letters of what we can not do. She said that basically every neighbor wants to kill us. Buttttttt the good part is so she so nice, and she wants us to teach her english, so we got a little bribbing action going on, hahhaha jk So now i'm going to have to do little wimmpy workouts, but all good!

This week I learned the importance of asking questions through the spirit in lessons.We had just finished teaching the restoration to a couple named Gabriella (18 yrs)  and Lindomar (22 yrs), and had given the invite to read and pray about the book of mormon. I had a feeling to ask lindomar how he was feeling in that moment. (a question that is very simple). But because of this question, we found out exactly his doubts and concerns. We found out that he has fear to pray to God because of all the horrible choices he has made in his life, and he felt that if he did pray,  God  would not want to hear from him.It was such a tender experience, where he felt comportable to share what he was feeling, and that he sincerely was seeking for help. I am so greatful for the spirit that guided my companion and I to teach him about prayer more in depth, andabout a  always forgiving and loving heavenly father. And everything just worked out perfectly, and I have such a testimony of the power of God to touch the hearts of others. They went to church this sunday (with their 14 day old baby) and it was amazing. Can't wait to get them married, and baptized to be sealed as a family  for eternity. 

 I love my calling, and I love my heavenly father. I love my savior, and that because of him, we can revice a remission of out sins, and return to the presence of our heavently father.

This week was a awesome one, with many new learning experiences! 

Love, Sister Hannah

Moroni 8

Monday, July 4, 2016

July 4, 2016

Wow, I totally feel so embarassed that I didn't even realize that today is the FOURTH OF JULY! But it ended up working out great, because we just finished up another p-day at elder and sister copas house. With quesadillas, brownies, ice cream, broccoli, and jello salad. The most american food that i'll ever get here, that's for sure!

So this week was definantly a growing experience, in so many ways. #1 in speaking/understanding potuguese. Because this week I could not loose focus on the investigators, or else I wouldn't understand what they were saying. I always just depended that sister rodriguez would understand everything, but with sister snyder, it was all up to ME understand what everyone is saying, So this week I was able to pick up the pace more, and really focus on understanding and speaking better.

My companion Sister Snyder is so sweet! This first week adapting to missionary life has definantly been quite a shock for her, but as it is for all new missionaries. But she has been just a trooper, and I have epecially tried to compliment her alot, to increase her confidence. Becuase if you have fear as a missionary, you will miss so many valuable experiences. I know that so many people need to hear our message, but if we don't open our mouth, they never will hear about it. She has been getting a lot better, and she is really growing more courage.

This week was also very difficult, because we are in a new area that we need a bus every. single. day. And the area is like 30 minutes away by bus (or more depending on the number of stops). So we get to our area late, and we have to leave early in order to get home in time. But it has been a great experience for us to really learn to plan well. We have every moment planned, so that we never waste a minute. This past week we met 30 new investigators, which is great, and I can't wait to get back and visit them.

It has been a great blessing to be with another american, becauseeeeeee because ALWAYS accept to her our message! They are so curious to know what the heck 2 foreiners are doing walking around with a book in their hands. We get so many hilarious questions, these brazilians crack me up!

So I love you all! Read moroni 7!

And a spiritual though of this week is that I learned is: we should be happy with our trials, because that means that God knows we are ready to grow a little more.

I love you all, I hope your week is great, and full with memories!

Sister Hannah