Monday, October 30, 2017

I thought church was supposed to be reverent!!

This week has been one of the longest weeks of my life... we have our interviews with president this week which we had in our companionship, i don't like it that way. it went alright...

then i had splits with S. Chapple she is from Arizona too, she is awesome and we had a great time together, sang and talked and ate!!! hahah

We have been working with 2 people most of the time, "A" - he is progressing really well. he loves to learn and grow, the other day he said he wanted to look nice like the bishop, with the white shirt and tie!!! he is trying to stop smoking and he is almost there, we had to push back his baptism for another 2 weeks...

the other is "E" - she is awesome and she loves us and we love her, she also has a date for baptism but she moved yesterday to the other Sisters' area so it's very sad, and she keeps saying she doesn't want other missionaries... but yesterday she was asked to give a small testimony at her church and so she invited us to go and watch, so we did!!! hahah it was so different and SO LOUD... i don't understand how people think screaming and jumping and dancing at church is the right way to respect our Father in Heaven!! but she gave a good thought that wasn't so little.. (took 45 mintues) haha but over all a good week i am glad its over and that we are starting the final week in this transfer... this upcoming Saturday we will be getting transfers... i think i will be staying and my companion will be leaving, but who knows

i love this church and the chance i have to share my testimony with the people of Brazil... i cant wait to see who the Lord makes of me.. i love you all so much and i cant wait to talk to you again!!! <3

Love Sister Moss


Monday, October 23, 2017

I gave the spiritual thought...

This week i have been studying about the atonement and the leading up (the book Jesus the Christ is AMAZING) i am amazed at the love our Savior has for all people, even the people that hated him, and rejected him. i am striving everyday to grow this love in my life... its not easy but i know when i have this love i can and will do everything for my Savior!!!

This week we had zone conference and it was great we got there and one of the assistants came up to me and said "Sister Moss you are giving a thought for today" then he left. hahah. i gave my thought on Alma 36:3 it's about how we need to always have faith and trust in our Savior he will help in all things!! i received a blessing from president this week as well. i asked an elder but he insisted i ask president to help and then after 20 minutes talking to them both president sent the elder back to work and he gave me the blessing, it was really great and i love the comfort it gave me!!

We had a great English class this week, one of my investigators we met during this class and it's been very hard to teach him in his home, so we decided to start teaching him the lessons in English... this week we talked about Book of Mormon stories and we all bore testimony in English about the Book of Mormon, so great!!

Overall there were more good things than bad, and i am loving serving my savior, i look forward to continuing to help and serve others i love you all so much thanks for the love and support you all give to me!!!

Sister Moss

Monday, October 16, 2017

I Jumped up and Screamed!

this week!!! i am at 7 months now i don't know what happened i blinked once and i was 4 months blinked again and now i am 7!!! it's so crazy how fast time is going!! 
this week i had a funny experience we were in a lesson and a cockroach landed on me and it was giant!!! needless to say i jumped up out of my seat and screamed!! my companion and our investigator just laughed at me, my companion couldn't believe i screamed... then i ate American food like fruit by the foot, and chips and candy... a greenie received a package this week!! 
we had 6 sisters in the house this week because they were doing splits, it was crazy loud!! we had a lot of miracles this week. we finally met our goal of new investigators. i think this is the first time in 8 week my companion and i have been together! oh we were knocking on doors and i asked a lady how long shes lived here in Matão and her response was " why do you want to know" hahhah super funny!!!! we have been singing a lot of music in English because the Brazilians use it as a way to study English, i have sent 2 rounds of letters they should be there around 20th and the 25th!!
these next weeks include zone conference this week. the following week we have our interviews with president and this time it will be in our companionship, i am nervous for it because this will be the first time i will speak to president in Português, he always speaks to the Americans in English... and the same week i will have splits, and then in 2 weeks transfers again this transfer is only 5 weeks. its much faster!! my companion has 10 weeks left in her mission which means i have 10 week until skype... i only know a number because she is more than excited to be finishing her mission...
but i love you all so much and i miss you more than you know!! have a great week
Com todo Meu Coração
Eu Amo Vocês

Sister Moss

Monday, October 9, 2017

Heavenly Father Will Never Leave Us

i am so happy the kids are at home and love it there... I bet you are so tired!!
this week was a good one for work we have 3 new investigators that show real promise, they are looking for a church to join one that brings peace and comfort into there lives... another thing we had a investigator in church with us!! the second week in a row. they are all progressing well and are excited for the baptism date we gave them. its exciting to be teaching, i really enjoy it!!!
This week for me was a bit hard to speak my português, i could understand and everything but i just couldn't speak, everyone we talked with laughed at my português or called it cute (i don't know if thats a good thing) but i am working and studying everyday to get better... i know its all in the Lords timing.
This week i have been reading in Alma 5-26 and i love it because its all about missionary work and showing forth the power that the Lord has to help his sons and daughters whether they are righteous or the most wicked people there... as a missionary its good to know that even the most wicked (or most difficult) investigators that in our Saviors timing they will accept the gospel. i know that its hard for a lot of people to accept that everything happened in the Lords time and how he wants, it difficult for me but i know that if we just trust him we will never go astray... i pray everyday for my português to be better than the day before, i pray to know exactly what to say and do to help my investigators and my companion.. there is one thing i learned is to ALWAYS turn to our Father in Heaven because he will never leave us.
i am grateful for this opportunity to serve my mission here in Brazil, i am grateful for the chance to learn português no matter how hard it is for me.. i know this is exactly where i need to be!!!
Com todo meu coração
eu te amo <3

Monday, October 2, 2017

My Friend Went Home

Transfers again!!!!

i am staying in Matão with Sister Diniz <3 Sad news about transfers is that Sister Poulsen is gone :( She is returning home, mission completed for her. it's sad but i am excited for her! it was sad when we dropped her of at the bus station Saturday, we said goodbye and she got on the bus but the bus didn't leave, she called us to the window and said it's awkward with us there still. i know she didn't want to cry in front of us!!!
i am so happy for you guys and i love the picture with the kids, i can't wait to meet them at Christmas!!! its so exciting and i couldn't be more happy for our family!!
this week was a slow but good week we gave 2 dates for baptism and they both are progressing very well, and excited for conference!! a miracle - we had 2 PEOPLE IN CHURCH with us.. in 6 weeks here in Matão these are the first to come to church!! it's finally starting to get better the work here, slow but it's coming!! 
Conference was great. i like listening in portugues in this moment in my mission because i know everything. i actually understood was what i needed to hear! it was great i was able to watch 5 session (including womens) i can't wait to receive the Liahona for conference to be able to read the talks!!!
this week its has been raining for 4 days straight i love it!! but it is becoming summer here and they say it gets way hot here i am not ready for that!
i love you all tons have a great week

Sister Moss

Sooooccccccerrrr Fieeeeldsssss. Wahhhhhhh! Boooo Hoooooo :-(


Monday, September 25, 2017

I pray that I will forget English until I need it!

I am so excited to hear all the good things happening at home it makes it easier to be away!  i am so excited for you guys to meet the kiddos this week, i love the picture you guys sent, i look at it often and im still in shock but i am so happy.. i pray everyday for you all, to feel my love and support from brazil!

its getting a lot easier here, the work is still hard but the language is much easier, i pray that i will forget English until i need it.... i think its finally happened where i can understand and speak, I'm not perfect and i have a lot more to learn but it's finally not my major worry!!

things are going well, i am excited for transfers this week, and to see what will happen. but i am so sad too, Sister Poulsen finishes her mission this week, and the other two sisters in my house start their count down of 12 weeks!! let's just say the people in my house a little trunky (excited to go home)!! but it's all good, they all help me a lot with my Portugues and its wonderful.. 

this week i studied in Mosiah 20 - Alma 1 but i loved Mosiah chapters 23 and 24. mostly in Mosiah. it's about how the Lord will lighten our burdens when we are struggling, he will always be there to help us no matter what, sometimes we don't acknowledge him there but he is and will always be there..

eu sou muito grato por este oportunidade para servir minha missão, eu sei que, nosso pai celestial vai sempre ajudar nos em qualquer coisa no queremos para fazer. eu sei que nenhuma momento passar eu não sinto seus amor pra mim! muito obrigada por todos quem apoio mim aqui em Brazil, eu quero vocês para saber eu orei cada dia por vocês todos. eu amo Brazil, eu amo português e este oportunidade pra aprender<3

Sister Moss

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

My List of Postives...

my love for my family grows more and more each day!!!
this weeks email will be a little different than normal. my mom wanted me to write 3-5 good things in everyday so i will just list what i have written down.
1. P-day we went shopping ate açai
2. i watched movies (thanks mom)
3. we had a family home evening and as we walked into the house the member asked why we were so happy and smiling and then she said she can see our love for one another, us sisters are a family!
1. i fasted for my português today
2. the sisters were ask to sing in the choir for our ward conference
3. district meeting, today we changed it up and we meet with all the district leaders not just mine
4. i said a whole sentence in português without a mistake
1. today started rough so i knelt down and asked for peace and comfort, and i had this wonderful overwhelming peace, it was wonderful
2. i taught the English class this week
3. we ate açai to celebrate Sister Poulsen - she hit her 1 year and 5 months, shes about done!!
1. 6 months for me today, we ate pizza to celebrate for me
2. a great day with my companion
3. i wrote a letter to kenzie in português and there weren't a lot of mistakes!!
4. in our only lesson for the day i started to speak and the investigators just kept saying i don't understand (i hate this phrase) i took a giant breath said a little prayer and continued to teach the rest of the lesson they didn't question what i had said!
1. ate açai with Sister Diniz after lunch
2. we ate hamburgers to celebrate Sister Diniz and Sister Dias 1 year and 3 months
3. i have pictures of a cat with a bird in its mouth (Mom note: I did not post these pictures! If you really want to see them, just ask!)
4. a very nice lady helped the other sister pay for their hamburgers because their cards didn't work
1. splits with Sister Poulsen <3
2. we had a difficult decision to make, she (Poulsen) has a RC about 30 minutes away and this would be her last week seeing him before she leaves, but we couldn't get a hold of him, so we didn't want to go and him not be there, but we said a prayer and asked what to do, we received an answer then prayed and read scriptures to confirm right as i finished the prayer the bus showed up, and the scripture we read was Alma 37:10 its perfect
3. the investigator said my português is better than Poulsen's when she arrived here in Matão - that's strange to hear
1. we had ward conference i sang in the choir
2. i have never prayed so much in my life, there is no more good to say about Sunday a VERY hard day for me and my companion
but this was my week i loved doing this, mom thank you for this challenge! i challenge everyone at home to do the same in everyday - find at least 3-5 good things that happened for you. i love my family and the milagres that are happening for us, i love my mission and the chance i have to learn and grow. thank you for all the support i have from home.
eu te amo<3 

Sister Moss