Monday, September 29, 2014

"Did she say casamento?​"

Oh My Gosh GUESS WHAT!!?!?!?!?!?!


I am so excited you have no idea. Its been really hard containing myself this week.
So What happens last Monday my companion and I go over to Cida and Valdirs and we were a little sad because Valdir wasn't there and we had planned to watch a video with them that explains the Book of Mormon. So we get there ad we were like okay well lets watch it with Cida. So we are sitting on the couches you know ready to watch this video when all of the sudden her son is like "Mom don't you have something exciting news to tell the Sisters?"
My companion and I are like what?
We turn over and my companion and I see the ring and we look at each other and start screaming like 19 and 20 year old girls..

"Cida are you engaged"
"wait what, how did that happen"
"Oh my gosh the ring is so beautiful"
"When are you getting married"


So Valdir finally proposed to Cida and they are going to get married and baptized this coming month. I am so excited for them you have no idea. Of all the people that I have met and taught here in Brazil, I have the most love for them. And I am so Happy that they have made the decision to get married and be baptized. 
Now I am just praying that the Lord will let me stay here in São Carlos another transfer to see them get married. I guess we will see what happens.
Cida Showing off her ring!

The womens conference this week was super good. I loved how the focus was on the temple. I love the Temple. 
I especially loved this video presentation of the temple
I love everything about the Temple, and I am so excited to help Cida and Valdir go the the temple and become and eternal family.

I love you all,
Have a Wonderful General Conference Week!
com amor,
Sister Roberts
An Elder made us was soo good!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Batismo woohoo!

This week was just fabulous. Daniel got baptised this Saturday at it was just beautiful. I've only known him for like 2 weeks but I have learned so much from him. He is such a great example of Faith and love and charity. And all he wants to do is follow Christ, so that he can return to live with God again. I feel so humbled to have met him and showed him the path that leads to God.

I'm really Happy :)
Daniel :)
So Happy
This guy is awesome

This week we felt inspired to bring Daniel to some of our lessons...Well I don't know if inspired is the right word to use more like we were super short on time and needed to teach Daniel and another investigator so we decided to bring Daniel with us to another investigators house to teach them at the same time. BEST IDEA EVER. Daniel is sitting there and is all like "Yeah I am so excited to be baptized! Batismo is awesome" And Our other investigator was like "Really okay cool yeah I want to see your baptism maybe I need to get baptized too" haha Daniel he is our little missionary. He is great.

Also this week President Canuto came and gave a talk in Sacrament meeting..That man is such a boss. He started his talk by quoting all the scriptures that are in the bible that talk about the restoration. About how important it is that we need and understand the bible and then he was all like I can show you everywhere in the bible that proves that our religion is really the church of Jesus Christ. But you will never know if this church is right unless if you humble yourself and Pray and ask God. It was such a good talk. I love President.

I hope your week was as good as mine.
I love you all!
Sister Roberts
I bought a hammock and its pretty sick :)
Sister Bastos and I at our Mission tour

Monday, September 15, 2014


This week we had a truly humbling experience.

For the past couple of weeks I have been fervently praying that we could find someone to be baptized. Its been almost 3 transfers since I've had a baptism, and you know its hard when you are working harder that ever to find someone that whats to follow Jesus Christ. But Last Sunday my companion and I are sitting in church, and I'm doing you know the normal scan of the congregation looking around to see who came to church, who didn't, looking for people that I don't recognize. And I saw this Man sitting in the very front row, sitting alone. After the meeting I went up to talk to him, asking his name where he is from and finally I asked him if we could meet with him and talk more about the Gospel.

So what happens, we meet with him the following Thursday night and it turns out that he came to Church alone. Some friend awhile back invited him to come to church and today as he passed by the building he felt like he needed walk in and check it out. 

So my companion and I start teaching the restoration and honestly the lesson was not super good...ugh..but I felt impressed to invite him to be baptized. And he said YES!!! he said "I want to be mormon"  "I want to feel clean of my sins" "I want to Follow Jesus Christ" He asked us if he could share his testimony with us. He is the most humble man that I have ever met. And I am so excited that he has accepted the invitation of the Savior to be baptized this Saturday.

This week was just beautiful. I feel so humbled to be serving the Lord here in Brazil. I know that we are really representatives of Jesus Christ. When I think about the responsibility that comes with this calling I feel so inadequate. Sometimes I think about how can someone like me, who makes so many mistakes, and has little knowledge of Gospel of Jesus Christ could possibly represent the Savior. But with his help we are doing his work.

I love you all,
Sister Roberts

Monday, September 8, 2014

Happy Transfers

Happy Transfers and may the odds be ever in your favor!

This transfer was fabulous, My new companion is Sister Bastos shes from Manaus Brasil! Actually she isn't really from manaus she lives off the river in the Amazons but the nearest city is Manaus. She has 5 months on the mission and she is just fabulous. I love her. I think we are going to have a good transfer together. 

We worked our butts off this week. And it paid off because this weeks we saw miracles. 
So I was looking through the area book of people that we could visit, and I felt impress to call one of the investigators that Sister Cordeiro and I dropped, Neval. He hadn't been coming to church for the last 3 months and hadn't been keeping any other commitments and what not. But his week I called him and he was all like "American! Come to my house I want to talk to you!" So we went there and guess what, he had been reading the Book of Mormon ever day since we dropped him and he is in Alma 22! Who does that? He talked about how its hard for him to go to bed with out reading the Book of Mormon and how he just feels good and peaceful everytime he reads. So now we are focusing on getting him to church and helping him stop with café (I can't remember that word in english).

We also marked a baptism with Natalia one of our investigators, sol coisa, she needs to get married so we will see how that goes.

But the highlight of this week was Elias, he is a less active member and didn't seem like he had really any intrest in returning to church, After visiting him and his family Saturday night, he promised me he would come to church, and I promised him that at church he would feel the desire to know Jesus Christ and God and follow all of his commandments. So what happens, during testimony meeting I look over at him and I see a few tears running down his face, and I'm like what? And after a few minutes he starts to bawling and he gets up with 5 min left of Sacrament meeting and shares his testimony. It was a beautiful testimony.

It was so refreshing, because I've been feeling a little down because we haven't been able to get a baptism for the past couple of months but it was just a reminder to me that I'm not here to baptise. My purpose is to bring others to Christ.

I love this work, 

Sister Roberts

Monday, September 1, 2014

Ser Um Exemplo

Happy Transfers!
I will be staying here in São Carlos for the next six weeks and will be getting a new companion, Sister Bastos? maybe that's here name? Not sure mas vamos ver.

So "Randomly" this week as Sister Cordeiro and I were walking home from one of our appointments we passed a grocery store and we both looked at each other and were like "hey do you need to buy something", and we both said at the same time, "No but I feel like we should go inside" So we walk into the grocery store and My companion is like I'm going to get some milk and I'm like "I think I should go buy some fruit" So I walk over to the fruit stand and start picking out my bananas and guiabas and maças and everything else when all of the sudden the Store manager comes up to me and is like "Hey you are missionary?" and my first thought is "Oh crap what did my companion do this time?" I just smile and I'm like Yes, He is all, "I've seen you two come in many times and you just shine, how can I get that? Do I need to read the Mormon Bible?" 
So I start talking to him about the Book of Mormon and he is like yeah I live right next to the Mormon Church You all can come and stop buy and teach me and my family. 
I got so excited until I got his address and found out that he doesn't live in our area.

But hey its all good, because lesson learned that you never know who is watching you and you never know what kind of silent influence you can be in the lives of others. Also It doesn't matter what role we play in the lives of others, some times we are the missionaries that find and don't baptize but that's okay.

I love you, have a great week!

Love, Sister Roberts :D