Monday, August 20, 2018

Praying works!

Miracles = Kneeling and praying in the road!!! 

Okay so up until Thursday we didn't have any new people to teach and didn't have much to show for our work... for those who don't know, a mission has a lot of work with goals and numbers.. haahh but we were struggling to find new people but We left the house Friday with a lot of faith and hope that we will find a family to teach then we went to work... the whole day was rejection but we didn't give up. then we"knocked" on a door we have been trying for a while and he finally answered. Yay! 
Afterwards we were REALLY hungry so we stopped to eat something  and when found a food truck the lady said 2 hours before that she was telling her son that they need to go to a church and she had talked to missionaries a while back and she wanted to talk to them again - and what happens? We arrive at their food truck and started to talk to them.. it truly was awesome and a miracle.. 

This week was very hard and this last week will be even harder but I know that everything will be okay!! 

Love you all so much. See you next week!! 
Love, Sister Moss 

Monday, August 13, 2018

Working to the end...

This week was a good one. I am doing great and I am working until the end and it's not easy!! hahah I am so tired and I just want to sit down.. but I know that I will finish strong and that I have help from the Lord!!
This week we had a bit easier time finding people to teach but we didn't have any one at church again... ugh it's so frustrating, we had everything planned for them to have a ride to church and everything and one called at 10:40pm saying she couldn't make it and the other said Sunday morning that he wouldn't be going.. it's very sad to go to church and not have anyone there with us..

Here in Iraja (my ward) I have the feeling that my job is not to baptize people, I have had 4 baptisms fall through, I feel more like I am here to strengthen the members, I got here and they had a hard time trusting the missionaries and now they love us.. one thing now is that they need to have their testimonies strengthened to be able to accept new converts.. one thing that was written in my Patriarchal blessing was that my testimony will help strengthen many members and I truly feel like that is my purpose here, its a bittersweet purpose because as a missionary I need to help others be baptized but i know that part of my job is to strengthen the Lords children in what ever form I can.. I love this ward and the work I am doing. I hope that it's making a difference in the lives of the people I am helping!!
I love you all so much and I can't wait to see you all in 2 short weeks <3

Sister Moss

Monday, August 6, 2018

Please pray for our investigator...

This week doesn't have a lot to tell we have been working a lot and trying to find people to teach...

We have one man that will be baptized the end of the week please PRAY for him that he can resist temptations and that he will be baptized this week.. i know that he's ready but satan is very tricky!!! hahah

I am excited to be here and it's getting really real that i'll be coming home, but at the same time its like I just got here!! 

I am sorry that this week isn't a lot to write and I will be better for the last 2 weeks I PROMISE!! 
Have a great week and i love you all <3 


Sister Moss

Monday, July 30, 2018

The Miracle of the Fast

This week we had a miracle with fasting...

So my area is very difficult to find people who care to listen and go to church, I haven't had people at church for the last month and its very sad.. this week we did a fast for our area to be able to find people and teach them.. the day of the fast we found 5 people and marked 4 dates for baptism.. its been one of the best days I've had in a long time.. its very hard to stay happy, i have so much on my mind as well that its very difficult to focus on the work when nothing big is happening.. i think this last week my faith has fallen a bit and its making the work a bit harder... 

Things with my companion are a bit rough but its only the second week and i hope things will get better... i know that i am with her for a reason.. 

Not a lot to say this week, I will be giving my Hero testimony this week at the zone conference and I am so nervous but i am always nervous to speak in front of people.... hahah 
I love you so much have a great week 


Sister Moss

Monday, July 23, 2018

Another week...

Okay so this week was a tough one we don't have an investigators that are willing to work and keep the commitments that we are giving... I am a bit unexcited right now, I want this transfer to be a good one, to be able to help my companion because she just finished a transfer that was very hard for her. but she is sad very fast and I dont know what to do. We are having a hard time finding people who really want to learn and it's sad..

The area is VERY big and when I say big I mean VERY big... but I like it. it's harder because it's center of the city and everyone we talk to lives somewhere else.. and we have a lot of buildings that we can go knocking on doors..  I live in an apartment and I don't know my neighbors I never see them because our time to be in the apt. is very different than them..

Sister Torres, yes, she's from Natal, she's very cool.. we are still trying to get used to each other she is a lot different than Sister Santos.. we do laugh but not a lot. she's a bit more shy, it's hard to always push the subject with her... I am trying though!! 
The ward is great. they take great care of us and are always searching to help in anyway .. but I know that everything will be alright.. Heavenly Father is helping me out!! 

Have a great week and I love you so much <3 

Sister Moss

Monday, July 16, 2018

My last transfer...

So this week was a good but difficult one, we are having a hard time finding new people who care to be baptized and care to continue to receive the lessons.. I am a bit discouraged for this.. this last transfer we had 3 baptisms ready and they all fell through. this last week we were supposed to be having a baptism for Paulo he passed the interview and was ready to be baptized but the day before the baptism he called and said he needed to talk to us and we went there and she said he didn't want to be baptized anymore.. it broke my heart!! i just started crying after we left his house. 
A lot of missionaries are more worried about the numbers and goals we have to hit, but i truly feel the love of the Savior for everyone of my investigators and i just cry knowing that they have chosen to deny what they have learned.

Today is a start to the LAST transfer... how cow! how did the time go by so fast... I cant believe it, and no offense - I don't want to come home yet!!! hahah I love it here and I am happy that I am coming home but there is a part of me that is broken because I have to leave.. 
today i got a new companion Sister Torres, she is from Natal, a city close by Natal... she saw Kenzie before she came to the mission.. she has 4 months and I hope I can help her, this last transfer. for her she had a lot of problems with her comp. so I hope that I can be a good companion for her.. she hasn't stopped smiling since she got here.. I already was in the same zone as her..

I am happy to be serving and having a great time here in Brasil!! I love you all so much and hope you have a great week!!! 

Sister Moss

Monday, July 9, 2018

I can't sleep...

Not a lot happened this week

We are preparing to have a baptism this next week I pray that everything goes well.. we are having a bit of a hard time finding new people and when we do they don't really care to learn more.. but I know that everything will be alright! 

We had Paulo at church with us and it was the most that I exercised my faith. We were praying and praying that he could arrive and he did at the last minute and he can now be baptized this week!! It's going great. 
I am not sleeping really well, because my companion started talking in her sleep and it wakes me up and then i don't sleep again, but I know the Lord is helping me have the strength I need to continue to work.. if you all could pray for me to continue to have the strength and energy i would appreciate it!!

I love you all so much and miss you too!! 

Sister Moss