Sister Christensen and Carol!  Love them so much!
     Some of our recent converts went to the temple in a big caravan with all the church members here and they came back just beaming!  I am sooo happy for them.
     This week we had a great lesson with a lady where I felt the Holy Ghost working really strongly with us.  She said she wasn't sure if God exists.  She has never felt Him working in her life.  As we talked with her, I asked her questions about what she wants for her future, and she said she would like her marriage to last forever.  I asked what "forever" meant to her.  We started talking about life after death and where her grandparents are.  I felt question after question coming to my mind and each one lead to her opening up and allowing us to testify of another gospel principle.

She was happy and I loved feeling the Spirit and seeing how well the Spirit was able to work through us to teach a daughter of our Heavenly Father.
     Wonderful friends made us delicious great bbq, churrasco, for lunch!

Abolicao, Mossoro

Us with President and Sister Soares
Life is good here in Abolicao, Mossoro. I know it's Jesus Christ directing this work and I'm so happy to be a part of it. I'm training a new girl from the United States and I'm really excited to share with her all the cool culture things of Brazil and be able to laugh about the differences too. It's so odd that I've forgotten what things were weird for me when I first got to Brazil. And when I do remember some things, like I was terrified of drinking the water, I wonder if she's thinking the same thing.         Here's our scripture of the day with fruit to share:
"And as I partook of the fruit it filled my soul with exceedingly great joy; wherefore, I began to be desirous that my family should partake of it also; for I knew that it was desirable above all other fruit." 1Nephi 8:12 The fruit of the gospel!