Monday, June 30, 2014


YES!! President gave us permission to watch all of the Brazil games in the World Cup. My companion and I were pretty excited to watch the games Monday and Saturday. Honestly, I didn't really like soccer, but I got way too into the game on Saturday. We are excited to watch the games this week too.
This week was hard. Literally had no motivation to make contacts this week. NO ONE wants to listen to us. Every time we try stopping someone on the street and they see our name tags they look at us shake their head and tell us that we are going to hell.. I feel for these people. Finding new people to teach is hard.

And I feel like none of the current people that we are teaching want to make commitments.. 

The hardest part about this week was Antonio. We had a lesson with him on Friday, and it went okay, but on Sunday when I asked his wife why he didn't show up to church, she told me that he didn't want to meet with us again, and that he didn't want to be baptized. Its frustrating, and its hurts, I feel a lot of love for Antonio... I think this week we are going to bring him cookies.

We are teaching a family though. This family is awesome. The two kids have been recently baptized and we are working with their parents. The Parents like the Church, they believe everything that we say, and they have a testimony of the book of Mormon, the only thing is, is that they don't think marriage is important. They aren't married and after living together for 23 years they don't think they need to be. I am kinda excited because this week are going to talk about eternal famalies and temple marriages (one of my favorite lessons) we are going to try and mark a wedding with them.

life is hard, buts its good.


Sister Roberts
I like this horse..he is my friend
This guy lives next door to us. He can't hear or talk, but he always smiles when we come and visit him.
  edge of our area

Monday, June 23, 2014

Eu sei

This week was a good week..
On Monday my companion and I taught one of the most spiritually led lesson I've had thus far. We were invited to have a Family Home Evening with the Bishop and Julia and her non member husband Antonio. Julia has been a member for 28 years and her husband come to church with her every now and then.
I was nervous to give the message, because I knew that the Bishop had a lot of faith that we would help this family become eternal. All day Monday my companion and I prayed and discussed what we thought we should teach. Going in to the FHE I had no idea if we were going to teach the Plan of Salvation, or the Restoration or what. When we arrived at there house I said a silent pray and asked Heavenly Father to bless us that we would know what to teach and that the spirit would be with us and touch the heart of Antonio. I felt so much peace that everything was going to be okay. And it was.
When the bishop turned the time over to us to begin the message I felt inspired to ask "Quem é Jesus Cristo pra vocês?" Who is Jesus Christ to you? The spirit was so strong as we everyone in the room testified of Jesus Christ. Finally when it was Antonios turn, he said that Jesus Christ was his best friend, that he loves him and that when he feels alone that he prays that Jesus will be with him. I felt inspired to share with him the experience that I had my first six weeks here on the mission, How I didn't understand anybody, and how nobody understood me, and how I had felt so alone, and hat I prayed that Jesus would be with me. 
The spirit really and truly guided  our lesson with Antonio,  We challenged him to be baptized this upcoming Saturday. I am praying that he will have the faith to be baptized. I have so much love for him.

I've learned so much this week. You have to have the spirit with you if you want to have success. The spirit testifies of truth.
 I am so grateful, for the experience that I had with Antonio, and For my testimony of Jesus Christ.

Eu sei que Jesus Cristo é o filho de Deus. Ele é nosso Salvador e Redentor. Eu sei que através ele e sua expiação nos podemos sentir limpo de nosso pecados. Ele é meu melhor amigo

com amor,
Sister Roberts

This is one of my favorite places in our new area

Brazil is truly one of the most beautiful places in the World

 Our house is freezing in the morning..hehe eu estudei como assim

Over the River
Brazil had their "memorial day" In front of the Catholic church they blocked the road and made this. and all down the streets they layed out blankets with food

  I made bread last p day and it was delicious!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Copa da Mundo

This week has been fantastic. I love São Carlos, the members here are awesome. I think this might be my favorite area, I'm hoping that I will get to stay here for a couple of transfers. 

Opening a new area is hard but its been a really good experience. We have gotten to know a lot of the members here and so far it seems that they really like us and that they are excited to have Sisters in the ward. (There were Elders here before us and apparently the ward wasn't a huge fan of them) We also made so many contacts this week. I feel like there is so much potential and I am so excited to serve these people.

This week was really exciting because the World Cup started. People here go Crazy of Soccer! Oh My G o s h. Missionaries here in Brazil aren't aloud to work on days that Brazil is playing, we only get to leave to go to lunch, but even then we have to have a ride there and back. So on Thursday we didn't go out and work, which was a little frustrating because we are opening our area and there is so much that we need to do, but it was kinda nice to sit inside and chill. We don't get to watch the games but  we didn't need to, to know what the score was. Ever time Brazil scored fireworks went off and people were having parities in the streets, its a pretty exciting time to be here in Brazil.
All of the streets are painted like this for the World Cup

I love my companion Sister Cordeiro, She is awesome, and so loving, and hilarious. We have so much fun together.
 Our Name Tags :)

I am excited about this transfer, I think its going to be a good one :)
I love you all!
Love, Sister Roberts
Our "Trunky" Fridge in Sumaré. Do You like it?
WoppHOOO Got a package from home

Monday, June 9, 2014

Tchau Sumaré

This week wasn't super exciting. Everyday this week we helped out the community with a service project. Prevent dengue.
We basically walked around the streets of Sumaré and passed out seeds that are to help prevent dengue. It was super boring, but hey I learned new words about dengue and flowers and how to help things grow so it was good.
My companion and me passing out flyers for dengue
We had transfers this week. I leave tomorrow for São Carlos and I will be companions with Sister Cordeiro. I'm a little sad, because I love the people here in Sumaré This ward is great, and I love my English class, and I love Fabio. But I'm ready for a change so it will be good, and Sister Cordeiro is my buddy so basically we will have a festa everyday!!
 English class
 English class
Baptism of Fabio

We had a really special stake conference this week, a broadcast from Salt Lake, for all the stakes here in São Paulo. It was cool, Elder Ballard and Elder Scott spoke. I understood almost everything. Wow, my Portuguese has gotten so much better. It continues to be my biggest struggle here on the mission but everyday it gets a little bit better. But the conference was cool. Did you know that Elder Scott Speaks Portuguese? It was cool to listen to his talk in His voice. He has a really strong accent but it was cool.

I love you all!!
Sister Robers

P.S. Yay fotos!! Finally!!
Making deep fired candy bars for the missionaries in my zone

 All the Elders told me that I would marry well because of my deep fried candy bar making skills..thanks Elders
My zone here in Sumaré

We got invited to a birthday party for one of our investigators
 Making cookies... my chocolate hand
Sister Lourene and I like to take "selfe"
Some of my favorite ward members here in Sumaré
cooking again

Walking the streets with these ladies

 Streets of Sum

in front of my church
Baptism of the other Sisters
Baptism of the other Sisters with all the other missionaries
 With President Canuto

Monday, June 2, 2014


Oh my gosh!! guess what!?! FABIO WAS BAPTIZED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!! AaaHhh!!!
I can't even express to you how happy I am and how intense our last lesson was with him.
So because Fabio didn't come to Church this past week we decided it would be best to give him a little bit of time before we tried again with him. But of course I couldn't get him out of my mind this week. Literally he was all that I thought about this week. Finally Saturday I was like "Sister, we are going to see Fabio in English class, lets invite him to meet with the Elders tonight". 

She didn't like my idea.

You know sometimes its hard when you are the "Junior" and you KNOW that you need to be doing something different than what your companion thinks.

So through out the day I was like, Sister I really think we need to do this.  Finally we both agreed and decided to meet with the Elders and Fabio. 

Oh my gosh. The spirit was so strong. Sister Lucero and I didn't say anything during the lesson, we just let our zone leader do his thing and finally we were like "Fabio will you excise your faith in our Savior Jesus Christ and be baptized tonight" ... we sat there in silence for a good 20 sec, waiting for him to respond. And he was like yeah "Yeah I will" 

That may have been the happiest moment of my life.

Unfortunately because he had work, he was baptized Sunday Morning before church started. It was beautiful.

I am so Happy. I love my companion, I love the people here in Sumaré and I love this work.

com Amor,
Sister Roberts