Monday, July 25, 2016

Thoughts on the atonement

Mallory has not submitted a blog post in a couple of weeks, so we are just going to post part of her letter to her parents from this morning.....

....I have a new outlook on life in general that the more challenges Heavenly Father gives me the more He loves and trusts me to grow personally and to overcome them. On Sunday some good things happened! We found a man that is less active and his family and they are a really cool young family that doesn´t have problems with addictions or abuse and that’s honestly super hard to find, and his wife isn´t baptized yet. They also aren´t legally married so we are going to help them be married and then baptize his wife. They accepted our help so easily and they want to start going to church because they know it will help their family!

I also learned something new this week that added a new aspect to my testimony and is helping me teach better. I was studying the plan of salvation, and I was thinking about the pre-earth life, and how before we were born we probably witnessed Jesus´s life and how he suffered for us and how he did everything with love and was a perfect person. We probably watched his crucifixion also, and I imagine being really sad, but I imagine also almost cheering for him in a reverent way and hoping that he would be able to really do it so that we could all be saved. And then I was thinking about our lives right now, and how He is in Heaven watching us and cheering for us. I was trying to wrap my head around that he died for every single person, and how much one soul means to him. 

This week I tried to make every single person understand that they really are a special child of God, and it was cool to see them process that. When I´m constantly thinking about the atonement, it changes the way I teach. I teach more about repentance than basically anything. The struggle is that people don´t trust the atonement and don´t believe that they really can change! If more people understood that, everyone would repent and be baptized! ....

Monday, July 11, 2016

Eu Sei Que Vive Meu Senhor

This past week I learned so much.. about patience, and trusting in the Lord´s time, and all of that kinda fun stuff! Haha, but seriously I learned so much, and I felt SO much of God´s love for me and for his children.
            I also learned a lot about repentance, and what it means to truly have a “mighty change of heart”. We are teaching a man who we heard a lot of things about before actually knowing him. We heard that we “can´t help him” and that he has “already done things that can´t be forgiven”, and quite a few bad things, but my companion being the SAINT ANGEL that she is suggested that we should try. We taught him about repentence and he cried when he started to understand that he can start over. His daughters are already members, and when we visited their family before he never wanted to listen, but now he accepts all of our visits, he listens and understands, he is being KIND to his family, he is being kind to his animals, and he went to church for the first time this week! His eyes aren´t so dark anymore, and I know that he is changing. His wife told us yesterday with tears in her eyes, “I don´t understand what is happening!” and we told her it was Jesus Christ! Our Savior can do anything, and he can change any heart that is willing to let him in!
            We also had our first #mishconf with President and Sister Leite! They are really cool. He said a lot of inspired things, but my favorite quote was that we need to “pray like everything depends on our prayers, and work like everything depends on our work”.
            THE HAPPIEST BIRTHDAY SHOUT OUTS FOR MY 16 YEAR OLD SISTA SIsTA, MIKENZIE! Holla at her! @mikenzie @swag @slayinandprayin

 For a service project we cleaned up this lot, and after this we were trying to take pictures doing yoga & a selfie stick was involved and I fell head first in to an ant pile!! #mems 

Sister Bispo doing weeerrrrkkkk

 Vitoria is my favorite because she chose the date of her baptism (March 1st) because it´s Justin Beiber´s bday! The beibs is loved everywhere.

 Divisões (splits/exchanges) are my favorite but the worst at the same time because you make new bffs and then leave the next day! Sister Amorim (left) will go home in the same group as me!


 I made a new bff during divisão with Sister J.Santos!!
Monday, July 4, 2016


HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!!! Today I was eating breakfast, and Sister Bispo asked me how America gained their independence, and it was basically like “AH I THOUGHT YOU WOULD NEVER ASK!!” moment! Lolz.

This week was fab & I´m happy with my area/companion and everything is awesome. I know this is vague, haha but I´m just excited to be sippin watermelon/lemonade (which one is more Beyonce I´m confused?!) & getting #primetimerays!!

Here is a quote that I read this morning that I loved:

"To me, the parable of the lost sheep is one of the most hopeful passages in all of scripture.Our Savior, the Good Shepherd, knows and loves us.   
He knows and loves you.
He knows when you are lost, and He knows where you are. He knows your grief. Your silent pleadings. Your fears. Your tears.
It matters not how you became lost—whether because of your own poor 
choices or because of circumstances beyond your control.  What matters is that you are His child. And He loves you. He loves His children."
 – President Uchtdorf.

I´ve seen this more than ever in the past few weeks. 

I know that God cares about and truly loves all of his children. Everyone we talk to is going through some sort of difficult time or has some sort of problem, and I can feel the love that God has for them. I know that none of us are ever lost! God has an intricate plan for every one of us, and more than we want to be close to him, he wants to be close to us. I´m so thankful for a perfect, loving Heavenly Father.

LOVE YOU ALL BUNCHES!! Have a wonderful July 4th!!
Sista Moon

 Evila's Baptism

 Messejana Zone