¿Como vao voces? (missing a few accents but...) I hope you are all doing well and loving life! It was a great week here in Quarai. We had zone conference and divisions and I ended up going to Montevideo for Pday to pick up my Uruguayan ID card. It was a crazy week!
We experienced a lot of rain this week, like for 3 days straight it just poured! We are super happy to see the sun again. It made me reflect on this time of the year! Having just celebrated Easter and just studied the Saviors Atonement, that everything in this world and in our life testify of Christ! When we experience days of rain and wonder when we will ever see the sun we can always have hope that the sun will rise. I love Moroni 7:41 so much, it says because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ we can have a hope! I like to think of it like this. As we keep our eyes focused on Jesus Christ and have faith that he will keep his promises to uplift us, heal us, forgive us, guide our lives and so much more, that we will be filled with the spirit of God, being filled with HOPE and Charity. :)
With that being said, one day this week we were out in the street working, it was dark and POURING rain. (I really felt like a missionary, :D) We had about 45 minutes until we needed to go back to the apartment and so we started to knock doors. We came to this one door and saw a couple sitting inside so of course we knock, they opened the door and let us in, pretty surprised that 2 young, "GRINGAS" we were out in the pouring rain. It was pretty funny! We got talking to them and they were a super awesome couple about in their early 50s with a lot of faith in God. We had a super amazing conversation with them about the restoration and the life of Jesus Christ! It felt like such a blessing that night to find such a wonderful family to share the gospel with, in the midsts of a terrible rainstorm!
The gift of tongues is so real. This week we had divisions or splits, where for a day we swap areas and companions. I got to spend a day in another part of Quarai with Hermana Ferderber from Alabama. She's been in Quarai for almost 4 months so her Portuguese is pretty good by now! We had a day of miracles and it bore testimony to me that the Lords work goes on no matter the language or your experience in the mission. We were able to invite two people to be baptised in one day and they both accepted! I know that the guidance of the spirit IS the key to this work. I know that Heavenly Father loves us and knows us individually. It was manifested to me that day with Hermana Ferderber that as we follow the spirit and love His children, that we were able to invite more people to come unto the Savior! :)
I love this work! It's the work of the LORD.
Scripture of the week is Omni 1:26
"E agora, meus queridos irmaos, quisera que viesseis a Cristo, que e o Santo de Israel, e participasseis de sua salvaçao e do poder de sua redençao. Sim, vinde a ele e ofertai-lhe toda a vossa alma, como dadiva; e continuaiem jejm e oraçao, perseverando ate o fim; e assim como vive o senhor, sereis salvos."
Have a wonderful week!! I love you all so much.
Hermana Smith and I with the other Hermanas in our zone
Where I go to chruch everyweek
Hermana Agular and I in Montevideo getting our Urguayan IDs and some Icecream
This is the group that I arrived in Uruguay with. We have all been out 6 months. So fun to be back with my CCM companions. Hermana Agular and Hermana Padgett. I just love these girls!!
Hermana Smith and I getting good at making cinnamon rolls
Hermana Ferderber getting ready to eat lunch that a member made for us. We are so blessed.
Hermana Smith and I with our yummy cinnamon rolls
Hermana Smith and I! She is amazing and I love serving with her. She's gentle and happy and reminds me of a princess. I love it!!