The Past 18 Months

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Almost two years ago, I had a heavy white envelope in my hands with a paper that would forever change my life. Written was my call to serve the Lord and to labor in the far away land called Fortaleza, Brazil.

Over the past 18 months, this far away land has become my home, the land where miracles truly do happen. I´ve seen literally the hand of my Savior touch the people in my surroundings. As a missionary of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I have taken probably over a billion steps acting as the Savior would, to help my dear brothers and sisters realize their divine nature as children of God.

There are many stories to tell and and lots of feelings to share, but the most I can seem to say is... Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer. Through His teachings and light, I have found a true happiness. And sharing this true happiness the past 18 months has led me to see the very face of my Savior. I can say that I know Him and he is my best friend. He suffered our very own pains and afflictions BECAUSE HE LOVES US. He died on the cross BECAUSE HE LOVES US. And the reason why I had to be here in Fortaleza, Brazil is because HE LOVES US. I HAD to share this joy with all the world. And I pray with all my heart to know that I gave everything that I have for the sweet children here, because He did that for me and for every single one of us.

I´m grateful for the wisdom of our Savior to establish His church with a prophet, 12 Apostles, and the preisthood. Because only through this divine structure, can each one of us have an eternal family.  A truth and joy that we can only have by searching the true happiness in this life. I know that Christ restored His church through Jospeh Smith and that is why I have an eternal family today. And teh reason why one day, my children will be able to say the same.

I know, without a doubt in my heart, that Heavenly Father knows us individually. He sent His Son to suffer and die for every soul that has ever lived and ever will live. Through His teachings, we can be eternally happy. Joseph Smith is a man called of God to bring the pure doctrine of Christ her in our days. The Book of Mormon, is the most valueable item that I own. It holds precious truths and the most comfort I have ever felt in my life. I love my family and I´m grateful for their sacrifices for me so I could serve the Lord these past 18 months.

Thank you for everyone that has loved me and supported me through my mission. Your prayers have been truly felt. Until next week!

 The baptisms of Paula and Zuleide!!

 Next week, I will see my

Sister Myers is coming home!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Our beloved Sister Myers is coming home after serving 18 months in Brazil! Join us as she speaks in her home ward on Sunday June 25th at 1:00 pm in the Pleasant Building, LDS Church. 800 W. Chandler Heights Blvd. Chandler, AZ 85248. Then join us later that evening at an open house at the Myers Home, 7pm. 3090 S. Greythorne Way, Chandler, AZ 85248. She would love to see all of you.

Almost the Last

Hey family and friends! I´m a little in shock because after this, I´ll just have one more email to send out to you guys because the next Monday I´ll be on a plane, starting my 24 hr journey home. Something I´ll never stop saying is that my mission has been 18 months of miracles.

This week we´ll have two baptisms of my sweetest miracles yet. I talked about Paula in my last email... she´s going super strong. I´ve never seen a woman make best friends in the church so quickly. She´s been super active in the church activties during the week that sometimes she tells us that we have to pass by her house much earlier because she´s gonna go hang out with some members. I always crack up. Ugh I love her. Sister Meneses and I call her our long lost best friend. She´s a makeup artist and has tried to do our makeup everytime we are there. I told her that the day I´ll have my last interview with President, I´ll be her barbie doll. My favorite part in everything is to see how the light of the gospel is changing her life. She´s suffering a really difficult seperation and has shed lots of tears, with us at ehr side. And I know that the love of our Savior has brought a new vision and happiness. The exact reason why I came out on a mission, to simply see this light in others.. there´s nothing better.

Our sweet other miracle is called Zuleide. She´s a sweet grandmother of 70 years old. All 6 months that I´ve been here, Zuleide has never missed a Sunday and shes been investigating the church for more than a year. But she couldnt get baptized because she was living together with the father of her children but didnt want to get married. After more than a year of being a visitor, this Sunday she´ll be baptized and confirmed a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She´s a little old lady with so much gas and desire to serve. Theres no way that you are sad around her.

I love love love my mission with my whole heart. I´ll be going home only because my mom and mission President are making me. But I know this church is true and that Jesus Christ is our beloved Savior and best friend.

Sister Meneses and I
 Our best friend, Paula
 My mission BFF's
The last Sunday lunch with Familia Batista

 My companion played photographer last week.

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