Angels in Brazil

Monday, February 20, 2017

Hello dear family and friends. This week has been full of crazy experiences. One that I´d like to share with all of you.
Sister Andrade and I were leaving a member´s house, and as we turned the corner there were two young men, on a motorcycle. If you live in Fortaleza, two young men on a moto is always a bad sign. We turned the corner one got off the back of the motorcycle and asked (actually he actually yelled with force, which was not appreciated) for our cellphones. As missionaries in Brazil, we dont have iphones, we dont even have a fancy android, or an iPad like the rest of the world. We walk to pamphlets, Bible, and Book of Mormon. We sweetly explained that we were missionaries and that we had nothing. He looked over my companion, and seeing that she really had nothing, came over to me and grabbed my planner and asked what it was. This planner has a picture of my family on the back and I responded "Its my eternal family! And you can have one too. Come to church with us this week and we can explain how you can have an eternal family!" And he ran off, alittle upset and went on his way.
I was a little shocked with myself that I managed to contact a robber and share a little testimony of eternal families. Sadly, he didn´t show up to the church on Sunday but I know I planted a seed in his life. This week I´ve reflected alot about my own eternal family.  Sometimes we have to be thousands of miles away to appreciate what we have. Each of my parents have gone through the impossible to give me the gospel and an eternal family. I will never understand exactly what they had to go through but I know without a doubt that it wasnt easy, and it wont be easy for any one of us to have our families forever but thats a challenege I´m more than willing to take. And that´s a huge reason why I chose to be a missionary. Because I dont know how to do what my parents did for me yet, but beingon the mission is the best training I could get. I love my family and Im so grateful that they are mine forever. There is no better message than this one: OUR FAMILIES CAN BE TOGETHER FOREVER.

PS no one freak out, I do live in Brazil but I have angels protecting me.

Big Spirits

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Hello family and friends... I dont have much time today but I´d like to share a thought that has stayed in my mind this week. I had the privilege of having my interview with President Bonini. I went into the interview with a head full of stuff passing through my mind. A missionary goes into freak out mode when you start to realize how fast time really does pass by. And you look at the time the Lord has given you and you´re like "WHAT I GOT HERE YESTERDAY!!". Then you look down at your tan marks and realize you´re a whole other race now and that in fact you did not get here yesterday.
But President said something to me that made my heart swell... "Sister Myers, you are small in stature but your spirit is big.". I got a little teary eyed, I wont lie. I just want to say that living the gospel gives you a light that you wont find in any other place. And this light will help you touch the lives of others and thats why I love the mission. I wouldn't want to be in any other place than Fortaleza, Brazil.

Boa semana meus amores.
Sister Myers

Um ano e pouco

Monday, February 6, 2017

One question that never gets old on the mission field is "how much time do you have in the mission field?". Actually, it doesn´t get old until you start to get old in the mission field. Today I´ve officailly hit over the year mark. It´s funny because you dont ever feel old on the mission; I feel like I got here yesterday. You know why? Because the feelings you have when you bring a soul to Christ, are the same awesome feelings that you had from the very frist day in the field.

This week I got to feel that sweet spirit as we baptized Andre and Cristiane. Andre has been an investigator of the church for 2 years. My companion and I decided to pass by his house in the beginning of the transfer to see where he was in his conversion. I was shocked over and over again by his willingness to commit to the challenges that we left for him. He accepted a baptism date, that was originally really difficult for him to do with the other missionaries. I´ve seen a light come into his life these past 4 weeks. As he walked out of his baptismal interview. the elder that did his interview said "thats gonna be a great priesthood holder one day". I was so happy to see him finally enter into the waters of baptism. He´s a dad of two daughters. One day I hope the rest of his family will eventually accept the gospel.

And my sweet, sweet Cristiane. Last transfer, Cristiane went up to the chapel and saw some kids playing in the front (which is super common her in Brazil because every night the chapel opens up its soccer quadro). She asked a member what she ahs to do to visit the church. The other sisters were passing her house but she was never home. When I got into the area, the other sisters still hadn´t seen her. With luck, and help from the Lord, we finally got to teach her. And without a doubt, she is one of the elects. She has a soon that has a disorder(i dont know waht its called in english) and was so touched by the Plan of Salvation and to know her son will be perfect one day. She already has big plans to enter into the temple. Her bus route to college passes by the construction of the Fortaleza temple everyday.

I love this sweet gospel and Im so grateful for the privilege I have to share it.

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