Monday, August 28, 2017

Learning My New Area

This week has been a super fast but slow week. i cant believe its already Monday again but slow because I'm learning a new area where i don't know anything and it's difficult!!! but I'm doing GREAT!! 

Matão is so beautiful!! so many green trees and pretty flowers and soccer fields on every corner!! right now in the mission (6 months) is when normally Americans finally "get" the language and it's pretty much true, it's still difficult to understand everything but it's is so so so much better now!!  i still have a long way to go but i am so happy where i am at!! if anyone who speaks (Brazil) Portuguese i would love advice to learn congerações much faster this is my one thing i struggle with most!! 

this week we have been looking for the less active members because there are so many, the ward here has about 300 people but only about 60 come to church each week! crazy right, so us missionaries are going to be focusing on the members a lot to help strengthen the ward.. 

my new companion, she is great. she is super funny! i have learned that she loves to bite people and is the only girl in her family, she didn't really want to serve a mission but she felt she needed to so she is here.. she is 21 and has about 4 months left in the mission, i live with 3 sisters that are all trunky one is Sister Poulsen she is the most trunky because she only has 5 weeks left:( :) and then Sister Dias and Sister Diniz have the same amount of time. its pretty funny!! 

oh on the way to church the bishop stopped us in the road and asked me (30 minutes) before church started to give a 10 minute talk... my heart dropped. i had no time to plan and write what i wanted to say i was close to saying no because i am not comfortable with my Portuguese enough to do this but i didn't. i said yes i would, he smiled then left me to panic about this!! hahah we arrived in church and i looked for scriptures and i started thinking about about what to say and i was kind of freaking out, but he got up to conduct the meeting and he didn't announce my name to talk, he had decided to speak himself... oh my heart was so happy!!! but at the same time i was sad i didn't get the chance to speak. weird right.. i was sad i didn't need to but more than excited too!! 

But i love you all so much and miss you all everyday!! have a great week!! 

com todo meu coração 
Eu Amo Você <3
Sister Moss


Monday, August 21, 2017

Yes, I was Transferred

yes i was transfered and it was super sad to be leaving El Dorado, but it's a good thing to!!!
i am now in Matâo! i do know one sister here SISTER POULSEN!!!! hahhah i am so excited, my new companion is sister Diniz she is Brazilian and that's all i know other than she was companions with Sister Munson too! hahah i receive all Sister Munson's companions!
Yesterday we had a family home evening with A and E (recent converts) i love them, at the end they wanted to give a speech about me and it was super sweet then they wanted me to say something and you know me a big baby i cried but so did everyone else there - other members and missionaries, it was sweet and i will miss them so much! i am glad A has posted pictures!! 
i have been on the bus all day... we left Rio Preto at 7am and arrived in RB at 11 then waited for an hour there for another bus to (another city i cant spell) arrived there at 2:30 then waited until 4 for our last bus to Matâo which was another hour away!!! very long day on the buses!!! so today all i had planned was to sit on the bus!
i am glad you got my letters. i love to send them. it's fun <3
i love you all so much and i am looking forward to a new week in a new area! by the way everyone i talk to about Matâo says i will die here because so so so so so many hills we walk!! i hope to lose more weight!
have a great week everyone <3
Sister Moss

Monday, August 14, 2017

Weddings...and baptisms!

ola family

a lot of photos in dropbox

this week was super slow for work because we spent a lot of time planning and preparing for a wedding and a baptism, they turned out great and it was so great to see them so happy!! i am glad this wedding is over too!! as for me i was homesick this week with the wedding but i know that "both" weddings turned out great i saw pictures yesterday and i cried!! ahahah in sacrament i just cried - my investigators got confirmed members and they literally have the light of Christ radiating off of them!! i cried for them and because of the photos!!! 

this week we had meetings with president and it was good, we always talk about Makenzie... ahhah and it was good he gave me advice to help my companion, and we talked about what he could do to help me, and honestly i don't know, a lot of people ask this question but i don't have a answer!! this upcoming Saturday is transfers and i will probably be leaving El Dorado:( i am so sad but excited... i love all the people here and i finally kinda understand them!! 

i am grateful for this chance to serve my mission, i am grateful for my companion i truly love her so much! when she told me all these things about how i need to be better yes it hurt but it has helped me see that i need more work and i need to be better. i try everyday to do this. 

i love you all so much and i am so excited for Parker and Jordan and i am so happy there were all of people there to celebrate with them!! 

com todo meu coração 
eu amo vocês<3
Sister Moss

Monday, August 7, 2017

You Are an Answer to my Prayers

hey this week was a little better thank you to everyone who wrote to me i have been crying the whole time I've been reading them i will respond in the next week not much time today. but thank you so much i love you all!!

this week we have been finishing planning a wedding and a baptism, it's exciting to see them come to activities and church and are excited to be there!! we have a lot of teens that we are teaching and it's so good we have 5 people for baptism this upcoming Saturday but i think only two will actually be there. so next week! as for my companion and i we are doing a little better. she still is closed off but we did talk a little, thanks for the advice i will continue to love her and serve her..  

this week i have been reading in 2 Nephi and about the prophecy of the BOM and how important it is. i love the BOM. i start to read and i don't want to put it down, i am also continuing to read about the Christlike attributes and how i can grow them in my life, as well as how i can use them to teach my investigators!! 

i truly love this opportunity to serve my savior and i am grateful for the love he has shown me this week, i am so grateful for everyone that wrote to me. i had been praying all week for the Lord to put people in my life that love me to help me, and i know that you all are an answer to my prayers. i will continue to pray for you all everyday and i continue to study more and more!!

i love you with all my heart <3
Sister Moss