Thursday, September 29, 2016

General Conference


Wow its been a while since I wrote a group email. Sorry!
This week I just learned so much. We had the privilege of watching Women´s Conference last night and my spirit was just so recharged and filled. I loved the inspired messages of our leaders and I loved watching from a Sister Missionary perspective. More than once, it was said that we need women who know and understand the doctrine of Christ. Lets study that this week. :)

We are trying to help our investigator, Robson, stop smoking and it is going really well. He is progressing and having more and more desire to be baptized.

We also met Eliete this week (or last week) who has a lot of struggles in her life with an ex husbahnd, 2 wayward kids, and a broken arm. A lot of times, she just needs us to listen to her but it was a powerful testimony to me that the gospel of Jesus Christ is a gospel of change and that no matter where we are on this path of mortality,m we can always come back.

Please pray for our investigators this week and lets all get ready for GENERAL CONFERENCE. 

Love you all!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Elder Andersen and Transfers

I will be staying here in Ala 3 in Londrina with Sister Lima!

This weekend was full of such a cool spirit meeting and listening to the words of Elder Neil L. Andersen. He brought with him and his wife such a sweet spirit and truly taught us the doctrine of Christ and I was so filled. I know without a doubt that he is an apostle of Jesus Christ and to hear one of Christ´s 12, testify of him was a powerful experience that i will never forget. He and his wife spoke in portuguese and a little in english too and that was really neat. The simple things in life really are the big things. What a great weekend and experience.

Im doing great here in Londrina and i just have such a strong testimony of the gospel. We all have to really endure to the end.

Today in our meetings, somebody bore testimony to enduring to the end. He said that that doesnt just mean until the end of the day, end of the week, end of the year, or end of our missions. The end is when our Savior and Redeemer comes again. That is the end of ends and the end to which we must endure.That when the signs of His Coming start to appear rapidly, we will not be afraid, but worthy to be called His people. The gospel of Jesus Christ has 5 simple steps, and all of us have already taken the first 4. Now, the 5th step, endure to the end, is our goal in this life. I want to present myself before the Lord ready. This is our goal as a family. Let us read the scriptures and converse with our Heavenly Father daily. Let us keep the commandments with exactness. Let us love our neighbor. I love my Savior and His gospel and it is a sacred privilege to carry His name in these last of the last days.

Christ lives and he reigns. He is resurrected. He loves us. The gospel has been restored in its fullness.

I love you guys!

Sister Penni

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Baptism and Apostle!

Hello family!
This week Beatriz was baptized! She is such a good example to all of us because she really had a lot of fear about the water and this big choice in her life and she trusted in God enough to enter into the water and make this baptismal covenant. I am so proud of her! 

Also this weekend, we will have transfers!! 
Elder Neil L. Andersen is also coming this weekend and the stake im working in will have a meeting with him sunday morning, and then the missionaries just from our mission will meet with him all day monday! I am so excited! It will be a great experience!

Yes, this week I hit the halfway 9 months mark! Time sure passes!

Im doing great! Keep praying for our investigators. Read The Book of Mormon.

Love you all!

Sister Penni