Sunday, April 21, 2013

Letter #43


Time is short but wanted to say that I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!!!

We had stake conference this week and Elder Costa spoke... he said that there are 4 events that are the most important that ever happened in the earths existance:

2-Fall of Adam and Eve
3-The Atonement of Jesus Christ

These four events had to do with the great and Maravalous work... not missionary work like a lot of us think, but the work in the temple! :D Sealing families for eternity is the great work... and missionary work is a part of it... wow! LOVE THE GOSPEL!!!

Its raining a bunch here and a bit on the cooler side... got to love AUTUMN!!!! Already! I cant believe how fast time is going! It seems to be speeding up when we want it to slow down.
This week was a fun week! had transfers, wasnt transfered but we went to the ofice to say goodbye to our friends that are flew home this week and see others... the mission is like a family! President Ferrin talked about this the last conference we had... he hopes that we feel like a family, that we can rely on each other as we help move this work along... i love being a missionary! I sure hope everyone who is of the age to serve, really ponder and pray for the desire to serve... it is incredible! words cant explain!
I hope everyone is haveing a splendid time in the spring up north! have a great week! Until next time!
Com amor,
Sister Waite :D

Monday, April 8, 2013

Letter #42- Conference

I absolutely love General Conference! I watched the sunday morning session... 1pm here... and it is SO good to see President Monson, hear the Mormon Tabernacle, and see the other apostles! It was such a great session! I loved that President Monson talked about obedience, and how really it is the FIRST law of Heaven. I loved the talk that a member of the 70 shared about marriage... wow! How can this apply in all family relationships, or companionships! :D I loved the talk about the children! Loved the talk Elder Uchtdorf gave, light! Of course... Elder Anderson was great, and how if we dont have a little black tag, we all have a tag painted on our hearts, because we ALL represent our Savior and defend the truths he taught and revelas through a living prophet. I love Conference!
This week we have been bombarded with SO many difficult questions... one night we got in the house and just looked at each other with the look of ´did that just happen, 3 times in a row?´ We really taught three different lessons, and the same doubt of all three were so profound... man... LOVE those days, it gives us so much to study the following day to help them understand... I love defending Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon... the two things that sets us apart from other churches and religions... we believe in divine modern revelation and priesthood authority! Love it! I know that the Book of Mormon is true and I love sharing how it blesses our lives!
Sis Abreu and I are loving Mooca... and we are going to stay another 5 weeks together! wohoo! the time is flying by, I cant believe I only have 8 more months to serve... NOOO!!!!! it goes by too fast! WAY to fast!
I love you all and hope you have an amazing week!
Com carinho,
Sister Waite

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Letter #41- Feliz Páscoa! :D

Hello Everyone! 

Feliz Páscoa yesterday! I sure hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend! Something fantastic about Easter in Brazil are the Chocolate eggs! Wow... they come in all different shapes and sizes and have a prize or more chocolate in them... we had a relief society activity a few weeks ago about how to make the eggs... so this weekend all the members we passed, and our investigators we are teaching, in some way were making the chocolate eggs... wow. How fun! I hope the Easter Bunny found everyone with lots of chocolate and treats to give, he passed by my house too! With some sweets from Portugal and brightly colored eggs! haha it was a wonderful moment to wake up to!

The best part about Easter... MUSIC! I love hearing the different hymns that come with Easter... but the message we taught mainly yesterday was through the hymn ´I Know that My Redeemer Lives´... and how WONDERFUL it is to have this knowledge... to have this comfort that WE will live too! wow! Sister Abreu sang for the EFY in Portgual, she has an amazing voice! Greatful that we could sing in two parts... WOW! what a spirit that music brings... I love it!

This week... we met someone FAMOUS! JACK SPARROW was in Mooca! ah!!! how cool is that! woah... It took me back to the Florida days... oh man... we couldnt stop laughing the rest of the night. It was great! He was here for a birthday party! The lucky kid, he had invited Jack Sparrow himself, and poof! He made it! thats the magic!

So... Sister Abreu had a root canal this week... that put us in the house for a bit... she was in a TON of pain! But now the pain is gone and the hole is there... the dentist is FABULOUS! (Plus... she is interested in our ´mission´... what is a missionary? haha so, we are going to roll with that too!) I am so grateful for modern technology! WOW!!!! It really is amazing... the medicine, the technology, the EVERYTHING!

I sure love you! Thank you so much for your letters, packages, and all of the prayers! I love you so much!

Com amor,

Sister Waite