Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Divisions and Miracles

This week i was traveling again to do divisions with sisters in our mission. In the photos, you´ll see SIster Mello, Sister Ferreira, Sister Oliveira etc. It was fun and tiring. We taught a lot of people and felt the Spirit so I call it a success.

Also in the photos, y ou´ll see me with Monick. Her and her mom are investigating the church and they went to church on sunday and loved it! The ward was super accepting and they felt right at home. Do people who visit our ward feel that way? I hope so!

Also, someone very dear to my heart, our investigator Kamilla. She has passed through so many challenges in her family and we had a really sweet experience with her this week of her bearing her testimony to us about the peace that she found in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Her testimony of The Book of Mormon and the plan that Heavenly Father has for us inspires me to keep finding more people. These moments of true changes of heart and conversion are why we keep going. I love being a missionary and I am so grateful for the opportunity to represent the greatest life that ever walked the earth, Jesus Christ.

I was transferred to another ward in Londrina and I will be training Sister Tyson, YAY!
I am super excited to work super hard.

I love you all!

another week!

some pictures from this week.
So many adventures from traveling this week that i wish i had time to tell you.
Sister Sadleir and i had a blast!
Carol and Dilson were baptized in Sister Sadleir´s old ward and we went to help out. They are one big converted and happy family. I love seeing how the gospel of Jesus Christ can and does change lives, including my own. I know that this church is true. I am so grateful for the opportunity to get to know the Savior better during this time serving Him. I know that He lives.

Love you guys!!

awesome week

This week was AWESOME.

One of the members brought a friend with her to church last sunday and we got to know her. Her name is camilla and this sunday she went to church again, and we taught her the Restoration yesterday and she has so much desire to learn. She is passing through some really hard trials in her life right now and has been so prepared by the Lord to receive the gospel. When I had the opportunity to recite the First Vision to her and testify of Joseph Smith, it was a spiritually powerful moment. She cried, and we all felt the Spirit flood the room. I testified that she finally found the truth that she has been looking for and that we love her and our Heavenly Father does too. She committed to prepare herself to be baptized and we are just more than excited. I know that there are ALWAYS people around us prepared to hear and accept the gospel. I also was able to feel, again, a certainty that Joseph Smith was truly called as a prophet and that this is His church. I can not deny that I felt and know these things.

Our family of investigators also went to church again on sunday. William, CLaudineia, Ana Clara, Mariani, Maria Luisa, and Maria Eduarda were all there and loved participating. They are working hard towards baptism as well. William is trying to stop smoking and has (im forgetting the english words. ugh) smoken less (???). In other words, he i smoking less than he was before and they are really progressing.

I love my companion, Sister Sadleir. We laugh all day and are really feeling the Spirit so much in this area.

Things are busy as ever, but i love it that way. This week we have a conference tomorrow, traveling to do splits, and lots of buses lol, but we are excited.

Im happy and healthy and so glad that I am here.
This week, make a goal of watching The Restoration video and pray to know (or know again) that these things are true. Then, give somebody, anybody, a Book of Mormon this week. Ready, go!

Love, Sister Penni

new companion

 Hello fa mily!

This week is extremely busy. I have a new companion again, Sister Sadleir. She is from San DIego California and i love her to pieces! Yay!
We are working here in Quebec and working with an amazing family who are loving the church and are repenting and will be baptized.
this week is really short but i love you guys and im doing great!!

Sister Penni

Hello family!

So today is really busy and im short on time but i wanted to write to you all and say that i didnt forget! I would love to respond all of your individual emails but i dont think i will have much time today. I am staying here in Quebec, ut we had a mini transfer here and i will be staying with Sister Tyson who is a new missionary from Utah and i LOVE HER! She is my new companion and i will be training her. YAY!

This week I was traveling to a city called Marília in São Paulo doing splits with the sisters there. That was fun and i got to teach a lot with them.
We were walking around 8pm in their area and saw a dad and his son carrying really heavy groceries. I offered to help them and we carried them to their home where we met his other daughter, his mother in law, and his wife, Lucilene. We had the opportunity to meet a really wonderful family and teach them. They are so ready to hear the gospel and I felt the Spirit so strongly as I got to testify to her that she can return to live with God, our Heavenly Father, with her family in peace and happiness forever. I simply told her that tha twas all possible and more simple than she might think because of Jesus Christ. As the words came out of my mouth, I felt, once again, that that really was true. This is the gospel of Jesus Christ. It really is good news. I love being a missionary and im excited to hear how this family progresses for those sisters over there.

I am healthy and happy and cant believe its already the end of January!

Love you guys!