Monday, April 14, 2014

Brazil: Week 8 - BUT WAIT! There's more!

 I had the opportunity to watch General Conference this weekend....but in Portuguese. After the first session my head just hurt from trying to understand even a tenth of what they were saying. Então, I would ABSOLUTELY LOVE hearing your thoughts about General Conference! (aka. fill me in on what happened ;) 

 Also, this week, something has come to my attention. I SERIOUSLY do not know how people meet their significant other on the mission! Either missionaries are blind or just truly see with Christ´s eyes, because I try SO hard to look decent, I really do, but it lasts about an hour.... After extreme heat, then attacked by wind, then drenched in a flash of rain, then baked in heat again, I just look like a complete mess. I think the only reason people acualy talk to me is because they feel bad for the poor american! ha. After my mission I will definitely photoshop some pictures.....

Sister Kimbrell loves to work, which is fantastic becuase so do I! And, she is really good at grammar and always corrects me. We have been working so hard, especially this last week to serve and find new investigators. Last week we had to drop a couple, which is always sad. BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE! Miraculously there were more people in the streets this week and we talked with the whole world. seriously.We had exchanges this week and during exchanges, I was on exchanges this week, we found this family (from a really old teaching record!) that just barely overcome a lot of problems with drugs and stuff. We asked the father what made him stop everything and he said because of his new baby and the importance of family. We had a really good lesson and I am excited to teach them. Also, on Saturday morning as Sister Kimbrell and I rolled into the church (not literally, its just a 30 minute walk....up hill.) for the General Womens conference, we had a miracle happen! A member was showing this guy and his grandma around the church and we started talking with him and found out that he is really interested in Geneology and found the familysearch website and wanted to come see our church. So, he took his grandma and just came! SOZINHO! How cool!? Amazingly enough, they came when the church was open and they stayed for the General Womens conference! 

I have been studying the atonement recently, and I just want to let you know that I know that Jesus Christ atoned for our sins. He truly knows everything you go through. I know that through the atonement we can be forgiven and also become better. Through Christ all things are possible. "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten son, that whosever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. And, He shall go forth, suffering pains and afflictions and temptations of every kind... He will take upon him death, that he may loose the bands of death." (John 3:16, Alma 7:11-12) As we are preparing for the Easter season, I challenge you to truly study the atonement and to gain a personal testimony of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

I know that my Redeemer lives. I hope that you have a blessed week.   

Sister Keeler

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