Missionary blog of Sister Emily Heyer, Brazil Campinas Mission, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Still No Signs of Jaguars...


It was an uneventful week. The best story of the week was finding our new investigator…V.

 We were walking down the street and we passed her sitting on the curb reading a huge book. We kept going a little bit and then I stopped and told Sister M we needed to go back and talk to her...I had a funny feeling she wasn’t just reading Twilight. Turns out I was right! It was the Bible! We sat beside her and started talking about religion and Christ. Everything she said sounded as if it came out of a Gospel Principles lesson handbook. Her ideas on the true gospel of Christ were equal to the message we felt inspired to share. She told us she had been praying for more wisdom and understanding about the scriptures and the will of the Lord in her life.....and as she finished her prayer she watched us walk past....and then double back to talk to her. She told us she knows we were put in her path for a reason. She is (Legally!!!) married and has a 14 year old daughter. Her and her family are all Catholic but she told us she doesn’t like to go there because it doesn’t feel right. She refused to marry in the church and her and her (italian) husband were married in the court house. She says she doesn’t know about church but she made a goal to read from the Bible every single day at least once a day. Her faith is truly impressive. Her testimony of the Savior is inspiring. I am so excited to visit her this week. She lives way up in the mountains but even if it takes us an hour to get there we will make time. :) 

We started an English class in the church every Saturday. The first lesson went well! It’ll be a great way to get to know and to help out the community. 

We helped out our ward friend T by doing her 10 year old daughter’s hair for her birthday party and then we went for a bit. It ended up being super productive because we had a chance to meet some inactive ward members and get some references of some neat families. And V was so happy with how her hair and makeup turned out! (And I also did B’s hair because I didn’t want her to feel left out. She was glowing. As the practically middle child always behind V and the little boys...my heart goes out for her. haha.)

Other than this nothing super big happened. Just contacts, walking, good food, new friends, and spiritual insight. :) All in a days work. 

Love you guys!

Sister Heyer

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