Tuesday, October 28, 2014

What the HILL !!

Oh My Gosh... these hills are killing me. Basically this week I felt like I went hiking in church clothes. haha I'm so tired.
This week was good, it was a little frustrating because it looks like Erika´s baptism is going to fall though for this week. ugh. we have been working so hard with her. Actually we have about 4 solid investigators who are totally ready and prepared for baptism its just that THEY don't recognize that they are ready. Yeah you know the saying "I think I need to learn a little bit more" "I just don't think i'm ready" I am so sick of hearing those words its ridiculous. But I've got faith, by the end of this transfer we are going to baptize all 4 of them :) AGORA VAI PRESIDENTE!!!!
We had Zone conference this week, which was good as always. President knows exactly how to burn us and motivate us all at the same time. I Love president. I had a really funny conversation with him on the phone yesterday. haha I really love that man.
I really don't have anything else to report because I feel like not very much happened this week. except for that I am really loving my mission, I really love my companion, and the sisters that I live with and the ward is great. I like poços de caldas..haha just not the hills.
I hope you all have a good week!
Love, Sister Roberts

Monday, October 20, 2014


Yeah so after a three day trek I finally made it here to Poços de Caldas. So Monday night was kinda emotional we had our last family home evening with Cida and Valdir. We gave a super powerful message about Jesus Christ and His atonement. It was super spiritual and then we all said goodbyes. It was hard. But I can see how far Cida and Valdir have come and it helps me remember that my work in São Carlos wasn't in vain. 

 Last sunset 
São Carlos 

 I'm going to miss these girls

So Tuesday morning I left São Carlos 6:30am and arrived in Piracicaba 9:00 I then took a bus to Leme were I spent the night with 7 other Sisters. (can you say FESTA).  Wednesday morning I left Leme at 8:00 and took a bus to Pissanuga, where it was really hot and where the wheels on my luggage melted (that was just fabulous) after dragging my suitcases across the city I took another bus to São João Boa Vista where I spent the night again with 5 other Sisters  (FESTA de novo)

Açai with the Sister Richardson and Sister Rodriguez in São João Boa Vista 

 and after attending our Zone meeting Thursday and another bus ride I finally arrived here in Poços de Caldas. Oh My GOSH!!! This is by far the most beautiful city on the mission. There are mountains and waterfalls and rivers and it is just beautiful. And the People here are super humble. I LOVE IT!!

My new companion is Sister Davis, She is from Portland Oregon, She has about three months here in Brazil, but she will be ending her mission here in February. I live with Sister Sargent and Sister Padilla, who are both Americans and will also be ending their missions here in February as well. Basically its a non stop festa in our house.

But honestly I'm so tired. Our area it just hills and really these hills are more like mountains..Ive been pretty much hiking mountains all week trying to preach the gospel. After traveling for three days and festa-ing this entire week and hiking all day I am exhausted. But we are already having success.

Day 1 of Poços de Caldas..I haven't died yet of all the hills

We had a super spiritual experience yesterday with one of our investigators, Erika, we taught her the restoration and invited her to be baptized. We marked a baptism for the 1st of November I'm praying that everything will work out so that she can be baptized. I love her. I love my companion, and I love my area!

Love you all!
Have a great week!
Love Sister Roberts :)
 Sister Bastos and I
We found a park
 Me and irmã Rosali

Monday, October 13, 2014


So this week was just fabulous. I'm teaching english to Marcos. This guy is so ready to get baptized its not even funny. He has only been studying english with me for the past 2 weeks and wow he speaks really good. We were having a conversation in English and he was like. "How do I know if I've been saved?" "How can I live with my family again?" and then he was all like "hey I think I need to be baptized" so we are working with him towards baptism :) 

Cida was getting a little stress about her wedding haha she was all like "I have no idea how to plan a wedding" and I was all like "Oh please have you seen my pinterest boards?" So Sister Bastos and I used our talents of pinning, and what not to help cida finalize some things for her wedding. I am so excited for them..Ahh!! They will be getting married the beginning of November when all of their documents and what not are in order. :)

Unfortunately I will not be there at their wedding because I'm being transferred :( The truth is that I knew I was going to be transferred two weeks ago. You know when you get that feeling that you are going to be transferred, and you just know that you are going to leave your area yeah I've been having that feeling for that past couple of weeks. Its kinda bitter sweet because I feel like I have worked so hard here in São Carlos, we have so many people ready to be baptized here, but at they same time I'm excited to have a new area. 

I'm being transferred to Pocos de Caldas it is one of the farthest areas from the mission home and its on the border of the other mission. Sister Davis is my new companion. She is from Oregon..i think..haha I don't really know, She has more time on the mission than I do, but because of Visa Problems She just got here in Brazil a few months ago. I'm excited to meet new people and have new experiences.

♫All is well...♫

Have a good week!
Love, Sister Roberts

Monday, October 6, 2014

Conferenci​a Geral

This week was fabulous we taught alot of lessons and honestly I am just tired. We walked so much this week and now my shoes are starting to get holes. I think I am going to have to do some kind of shoe surgery because these shoes have got to last me 7 more months.

Our focus this week was Cida and Valdir, we are really trying to get everything in order to help them mark a wedding date. We are having a few problems with some of their documents so its making things difficult to get them legally married but hopefully this week we will figure everything out. I'm a little sad because I don't think that I will be here to see them get married or see them get baptized. We have transfers next week and I'm thinking that since I have been here since June I will probably be leaving São Carlos.  :(

So as always General Conference was so Good. I loved that they had General Authorities speaking different languages in the Conference Center. I thought that was awesome. Especially when Elder Godoy gave his talk in Portuguese :)

I watched the Saturday session in Português because the stake leaders didn't have the tv set up for the americans. I was a little disappointed but to my surprise I understood everything that was being said, so its all good. But we got to watch the Sunday session in English. haha I love English. But it was funny because when Elder Godoy came on and started giving his talk and we started listening to the English Voice-over, I looked at all the Americans and we were all like yeah lets watch this in Português so we changed the channel to watch it in Portugues. it was good.

I had a good week. Thanks you for your prayers and support!
Love you all,
Sister Roberts