Monday, December 29, 2014

Best Christmas Ever

Guys, I just had the BEST CHRISTMAS EVER!!!

So this week was just fabulous. So here in Brazil its tradition that everyone stays up till 12:00 on Christmas Eve, and at midnight everybody feasts we call this véspera de Natal And guess what?! President Canuto let us stay out till 12:30am!!! FESTA! So we went and spent Christmas Eve at one of our favorite members houses and we had a Churrasco (BBQ) It was so much fun! And then we came back to our house and opened up presents (because here normally people open presents after the feast on Christmas Eve/ Christmas Day)
Woohoo Christmas Presents

And then Christmas was just awesome, we started out with our District meeting, everybody brought desserts and we basically just pigged out, and then we went to lunch and pigged out some more, gosh the food here is so good. You know its a really good thing that there are a bunch of hills here because if there weren't I would be gaining a ton of weight.
The District

After Lunch we ran to another members house and talked to our families. 
It is so refreshing to talk to your mom, you have no idea. Gosh my brothers are growing up..what the heck...I am going to look so short when I get home.

And then we ended Christmas in the best way possible......
With a BATISMO!!!!!

Thayna was baptized Christmas night. We had marked this baptism on Friday but her parents are super super against the church and did not want her to be baptized, and basically they ground her from going to church and so this whole week we were praying and hoping that everything would go well so that she could be baptized. We had no way to communicate with her at all this week, but guys miracles happen. She showed up with her boyfriends family (who is in the other ward) and was baptized. I am so HAPPY. We have been working so hard with her for the past couple of months and I have never seen someone so prepared to be baptized..
.Batismo de Thayna!

I just love my life :)

I love you all I hope you all had a Good Christmas too. Thanks for all the letters and the packages haha my companion really likes American food.

com amor,
Sister Roberts
Presidente and Sister Canuto
Future Roommates? quem sabe :)
Me and one of my Favorite investigators, Beth
 È Nois!

Monday, December 22, 2014

♫ Christmas Christmas Time is HERE ♫

Ahhh!! I am so excited for Christmas!! Like for real is going to be awesome! This week we had our Christmas dinner with the ward. It was fun we did secret santa and we ended up buying a pitcher and filling it with treats for our family it was cool. And the ward sang songs and everything it was cool. Also we had our Christmas Conference with President and the North half of the mission. It was awesome and so powerful and it was cool because I got to see alot of people that I haven't seen in a really long time. 

President talked alot about the true meaning of Christmas and the Atonement of Jesus Christ. And how that is the best Christmas Gift that we can receive.
It was fabulous.

I am so grateful for the atonement in my life and for all the blessings that I have received because of it. I know that life is difficult..gosh life is so hard, but I know that Christ is always right here → on our side, walking with us, helping us along the way. He has done so much for me. I Love Him,

We have been sharing alot of Christmas messages with people.We have also seen some miracles this week. We are working really hard with thayna one of our investigators. She is one of the most prepared people I have ever met. We have been working with her for the past couple of months. this week she told us that she is thinking about baptism. Who knows maybe with a miracle we can help her make this step.

Things are looking good here in Poços de Caldas.
This is going to be a great Christmas probably the best one yet. :)

Love you all
Have a Merry Christmas!!
Com Amor,
Sister Roberts

Monday, December 15, 2014

Rain Rain Go Away!!

Basically this week it just poured. Actually the rain as been a huge blessing. São Paulo has been in drought for the past couple of months. Actually it got so bad here that a few weeks ago the area presidency here asked all the members to fast for rain.. Well Prayers have been answered because it didn't stop raining this week!!

But its okay, because today the sun is shining and I am happy.

So this week was kinda hard, actually it was another emotional roller coaster, we had to cut Hellen and Erika, gosh dangit, I love them so much, it was really really hard to tell them that we had to stop visiting them. I don't know why they don't want to get baptized, they go to church every week, they read the scriptures, they pray, they are keeping the commandments but just at this moment they don't have the desire to be baptized. And I think that maybe they just need some time. 

But it was hard, it was like Nephi when he says in the end of chapter 33

"For I pray continually for them by day, and mine eyes water my pillow by night, because of them; and I cry unto my God in faith..."

yep thats pretty much how the past three days have gone down.

But the good news is that we are finding lots of new investigators, Antonio has been going to church for the past 2 weeks he is really cool and really funny. but he uses alot of slang when he talks so its kinda hard for me to understand him, but I think he has got alot of potential. I guess we will see how it goes :)

I love you all!! Have a good week!
♥ Sister Roberts

Monday, December 8, 2014


We had a pretty good week this week. I am happy. Sister Pontes and I are pretty much just rocking it up here in Poços de Caldas. We are still working really hard with Erika and Hellen we had some pretty powerful expereinces with them this week about the expiação. The spirit was so strong we are hoping that this week we can mark a baptism with them for the end of this month. We are also working really hard with Thanya. Gosh she is awesome. She is the most prepared person I have ever met. She has been going to church for the past 2 years with her boyfriend, and She has been reading O Livro de Mormon and is in 3 Néfi! She is awesome we have a baptism marked for the 20th of this month. I am praying that everything will work out.

We are seeing alot of miracles this week. Gosh, God has blessed us so much.

Also I am SOOO EXCITED for NATAL!!!!! Ahhh guys I love Christmas. The city here in Poços is stunning, they have put up trees and lights and santa and its awesome. 
But I love the way that people are reaching out and serving one another. Its so cool. Its like people are actually remembering the true meaning of Christmas.

Basically the church is true, God lives, and I am happy :)

Here are some pictures love you all!

♥ Sister Roberts
 Aww we are just so cute together
 It was Sister Pontes Birthday I threw a party for her
It rained like crazy here and we soaked

Monday, December 1, 2014


Guys guess what I did this week. Ahh I'm just so excited about it haha I made a PUMPKIN PIE!!!!!

isn't beautiful? Da para casar?

You know its been a long time since I've really missed america but this week knowing that it was Thanksgiving and that you all were going to feast on delicionsness I just got really trunky for american food. and so I got talking to Sister Padilla and I was like "I think we need to make a pie" So we called our dear friend Debbie (Debbie is our american friend that is a member of the church and teaches english here in Poços with her husband..They are awesome) and I was like "hey debbie do you have a pumpkin pie recipe? 

It took us three days to make, because we had to make it out from a real pumpkin, and had to ground up  but is was one of the best and most american things that I've eaten here. 
     I    a m     H a p p y.

This week was good, I got a new Companion, Sister Pontes, she is Brazilian so I'm hoping that my português is going to get better this transfer. I really like her, she is a really good missionary. It was her birthday this week, so we through her a little surprise party with some of the members..haha it was funny because we were "on our way to an appointment" when I was like "Sister I feel really strongly we need to knock on this door" haha and SURPRISE! it was good.

I am so excited for this month. Things are looking up, we are for sure going to have a "White Christmas" and When I say White Christmas, i mean everyone dressed up in white to get baptized! Its going to be fabulous.

I love you all. Thanks for your support. You all are awesome!
Sister Roberts