Monday, November 24, 2014

I want to punch Satan in the face

Gahh... this week.. I don't even know. Well if we are going to be honest this week was not my favorite.
We have been working so hard with these girls, and all of the sudden out of know where all of these road blocks came up..ugh.

One of the girls want so bad to be baptized and originally her mom gave her permission, but when we went to go sign the papers her mom was like "Well I think we need to wait a little bit more" 

One of the other ones is so ready to be baptized but she wants to wait till her boyfriend can baptize her, so I've been a little annoyed at that.

Hellen and Erika are our prime investigators were going to get baptized this weekend and then freaking satan was like hey let me put a bunch of doubts and fears into your head to scare you away from baptism... dumb

So all that went down but we still had hope for this one last girl, she was going to church, going to all the activites, loving everything about it, wants to get baptized and then BOOM she tells us that her girlfriend doesn't want her to get baptised. I can not tell you how hard it was teaching the Law of Chasity to her. I'm pretty sure that was the Hardest lesson that I have ever given in my entire life. I was so emotionally drained after that

Also we have transfers tomorrow, and the queira sister davis is leaving me... :(

Well the good news is that I'm staying here :) Woohoo! So I get at least one more try with these beautiful girls.. gosh I love them so much. And I will get to be here for Christmas!! WOOHOOO
And also I hit one year this week.. holy cow I can't believe that I have been on the mission for more than a year, this is passing by so fast.
So of course because it was my mission birthday we had to celebrate, so I made a cake, dude this cake was so sick, it was a piña colada cake with beijinho on the top and it was just delicious and so the other Sisters sang to me and I blew out my one year candle.. it was pretty fabulous. Also, had a great interview with president this week.. it was just fabulous, love that man.

This week was hard, but I'm so excited that I have another 6 weeks here in Poços! Its going to be great!

Love you All!
♥ Sister Roberts
(okay now that I'm looking at this I feel like a creep..*sigh oh well)

Monday, November 17, 2014

Eu Não Sei

We had another interesting week this week. We are working really hard with our 4 girls trying to help them get baptized this week-end. This will be the miracle of my life if we can get at least one of them baptized. I guess we will see what its in the Lords Plan

Yesterday was a miracle. We got 8 investigators to church. THAT NEVER HAPPENS!! Normally I am satisfied when we get one, but yesterday we got 8. I am so happy. It feels so good to see people making the right choices and coming unto Christ. It makes me Happy :) 

I am so tired. We have been working so hard, we are getting about 40 lessons in every week and gosh climbing up all these hills everyday is just really wearing me out. I feel so physically exhausted. But its all good because I feel like after a long day I can say "Yes Lord, today I did my best" 

We have transfers next week so we will see how that goes. I'm pretty sure that I am going to stay here. I really like it here, and the ward is awesome!

We have interviews with president tomorrow so that should be fun. haha I love Presidente Canuto!
Well I don't really have much else to report. 

Hope you all have a good week!
Love you!
♥ Sister Roberts
Sister Padillia!! I Love this woman! ♥

Monday, November 10, 2014

Knew it!

I know that I like always start my emails like this "This week we saw so many miracles" But its true!
So I was getting a little frustrated because we could not get a date marked with four of our investigators. Finally after a lot of praying I felt like we need to teach them all the Plan of Salvation. Part of us was like well we already taught them all the Plan of Salvation but how can we adapt the lessons to their needs.
So Sister Davis brings up the question "well what do teenage girls think about" haha and I'm like "BOYS" and she was like so how are we going to tie that into the Plan of Salvation. Oh my gosh. We came up with the most incredible lesson of my life. So we asked them 

"What things make you the happiest?"
 And they are all like "my family and my boyfriend"
haha I was just thinking to myself "KNEW IT"
So then I was like "yeah me too"

And Sister Davis and I showed them pictures of our families and our boyfriends and what not and holy cow it really caught them their attention and then we showed them pictures of the temple and how the temple is the only place where families can be sealed together forever. And we found an old temple pamphlet and showed the pictures of the sealing room and what not and the invitation that we made at the end was
"Will you prepare yourself to go to the temple by being baptized November 22nd?" and guess what THEY ALL ACCEPTED!!!

I am so excited. I love these 4 girls so much, they are so beautiful, and I hope that they will continue to be prepare to be baptized so that they can go to the temple. Because lets be honest the Temple is where its at.

This week was a good week. I am loving it here. Thanks for all of your support and prayers you all are awesome!
Com Amor,
Sister Roberts

Monday, November 3, 2014

Do you know who you are?

This week was hard. We are currently working with 5 young women from the ages of 13-19 They are so beautiful, and its so hard working with them because they are so ready to be baptized, and they have the desire to be baptized but all of them just don't feel like that they are good enough to get baptize.
 Part of me wants to be like " Do you not realize who you are?!?! YOU ARE A DAUGHTER OF GOD!!!! Who LOVES you!" I think that has been one of the hardest things for me is seeing the potential that people have. When I look at these girls and hear about their past mistakes and see all of the trials that have been through I just want so bad to help them realize the potential that they have. That we can actually live with our Heavenly Father again. That we can be sealed to our families forever. That no matter how bad our sins are we can be forgiven of everything because we have an older brother who suffered and died for us. I think that the hardest thing as a missionary is that we have this knowledge and we know that its true and its so heartbreaking when others don't come to accept themselves as sons or daughters of God.

But I love these girls so we are going to keep working with them.

Yesterday was some kind of holiday like day of the dead or something. So our district went to the city cemetery and did some preaching. At first I was like what cemetery..creepy..but honestly there was nothing like teaching the plan of salvation in a cemetery it was kinda cool.

Thanks everyone for the letters and emails. I'm always so happy to see that I have emails every Monday! You all are the best. LOVE YOU!
Sister Roberts

In front of a river
 What up
 Me and Sister Davis