Monday, August 25, 2014

half way there :)

WOOHOO!! I hit the half way point this week!! 9 months down and 9 months to go! I can't believe that I am already half way done. I feel like the time is passing by so fast. As a celebration of my 9 half way mark a member invited us over for dinner and made pizzas and took pictures. Fabulous.

So this week good. We did alot of inefficient knocking on doors because we pretty much cut all of our investigators that weren't progressing this week. Its hard to cut people, especially when we developed a really good relationship with them. But we need to find people that will read the Book of Mormon, and Will go to church, and Will get baptized. We met some people with some potential so hopefully we will have really good lessons this week. 

Oh my gosh, we had quite the experience this Sunday during Sacrament meeting. One of our investigators has two little girls ages 4 and 2. These girls are crazy. So while the sacrament is being passed the 4 year old gets up and runs and stands up on the front bench and starts sticking her tongue out to the elderly couple on the first pew. And then she starts shouting to the whole congregation "cala a sua boca" or in english "shut your mouth" So what happens the bishop runs and tries to pick her up and calms her down and guess what she does, she punches the bishop in the face, and runs off and starts punching the dear old lady in the wheel chair. So what do I do I run up to the front and try to pick her up and she lifts up her dress and starts peeing on me! And all of this is happening while the cell phone of another investigator goes off and what does he do, he answers it and starts shouting into his cellphone in the middle of sacrament meeting, and the whole congregation is staring looking at him, looking at these crazy kids looking at me and my companion, and I'm sure they are all thinking "who are these crazy people that you brought to church?" 
Best sacrament meeting of my life..
Oh well, at least I had a good journal entry. 

Our stake had a good fireside this Sunday with President Canuto (our mission president) It was really good, I think it helped motivate members to share the gospel.

Are you sharing the gospel with your friends?

I love you all, have a great week!
Sister Roberts
"Vai la"

Monday, August 18, 2014

Seu Potencial

This week was pretty good. We are continuing to work with Cida and Valdir. They are doing fabulous. We are trying really hard to mark a wedding date with them so that they can get baptized. Hopefully we will make some progress with that this week.

We are also working with alot of Less Active Members. In fact we had 20 lessons with less active members this week and we got 4 families to come to church this week! WooHooo!! It was fabulous.

We are working with one in particular, N. She was baptized when she was 9 but never went to church after. She is 18 years old and has 2 daughters. It is always a humbling experience when we teach her. She lives in a one room house with dirt floors and had only a mattress and a few other things. Its always a little heart aching when we teach her. She doesn't have work, she has two small kinds and an abusive boyfriend. Her life is hard. What is even harder is that she has no idea how much love she has from our Heavenly Father and his Son Jesus Christ. 
I see so many people suffering. So many people who don't know where why they are here, or where they are going. There are so many people here who don't realize the potential they have as a son or daughter of God. It makes we so sad.

Life is hard. We all face different challenges, we all have different weaknesses but knowing that I am actually a daughter of God brings me so much happiness and so much peace. 
I know that each of us is a Child of God. I know that Our Heavenly Father loves each of us. Because he loves us he sent his Son Jesus Christ to die for us. 

I am so grateful for the knowledge that we have to know that we can one day be like him. I hope this week that each of us can remember who we are, and what we can become.

love you all!

Sister Roberts
That one time I ate bunny
Walking on a dirt road to one of our appointments.

Sister Cordeiro power washing out windows during our Saturday of Purification.

Hahaha This wonderful child just punched my companion in the face...haha After this lesson I decided that I never want to have kids

So this Irmã told me that I was really delicate and that I need to eat oranges with a fork..então

That one time when we tried chasing a dog out of the church
I know that you can't tell in this picture but I just walked up a big hill..its kinda a big deal..also I cut my hair

Monday, August 11, 2014

O Dia do Senhor

This week was fabulous. This Sunday we had a total of 115 people in our Ward! WooHoo!! That is the most we have had since Sister Cordeiro and I started in this area 10 weeks ago. 
Also we saw so many miracles this week.

We have been working really hard with Cida and Valdir. I love them. They are awesome. We visited them almost everyday this week. We have been talking alot about Keeping the Sabbath Day Holy with them. So here's the story. Cida and Valdir own a restaurant. And they have never ever worked on Sunday before, but all of the sudden last week this guy was like "Hey you should open your restaurant on Sundays because I want to eat here with my company of about 30 people" So Valdir is all like yeah, that is a great opportunity I think I'll open in up on Sundays.. So what happens Sister Cordeiro and I are sitting there and we are like trying our best to teach about the Sabbath Day and testify and you know everything. And at the end of the lesson he was like. "I don't need blessings, I am going to open my restaurant on Sundays"...ugh..
I felt defeated. 

And then guess what. Sister Cordeiro and I walk into Sacrament meeting and guess who is sitting there all by him self? VALDIR!! HE Came to Church! and didn't open his restaurant!! He came up to us and was like, "I was wrong. I do need blessings" It was beautiful.

This week was fabulous. And I am so grateful that Valdir and Cida committed to keeping the Sabbath Day Holy.  

I know that when we do our best to remember our Lord and Savior on Sunday we can have his spirit with us through out the rest of the week. 

I Love you all!
Sister Roberts :D

Monday, August 4, 2014


This week President has asked us to start a Treinamento de Poder, this past week was the purification process, we were all asked to spend Saturday cleaning our house. So we spent 6 hours Saturday cleaning e v e r y t h i n g. So my companion borrowed the hose from our neighbor and hosed everything down, and basically our house is sparkling clean. which is good because our bishop gave us a tip that the mission president is going to be speaking in our ward this month which means that him and his wife will most likely be checking our house out.

Other than that there really isn't too much to report. We have been using this week to try and find new people to teach because none of our investigators are progressing. 

We are still working with Cida and Valdir. We had a very powerful lesson of the Plan of Salvation with them this week. We are going to try really hard to set a wedding date with them this week. 

Thanks for your support. Love you all,
Sister Roberts