December 13, 2013

Week 17 (2 December 2013)

Tender Mercies:

Segunda- We had THANKSGIVING today and it was great!  I mean they don't have some ingredients here that we wanted, but tudo bem.  We ended up having rolls, chicken, sweet potato casserole (we think, it was some type of vegetable...), stuffing, apple juice, mashed potatoes, and gravy. It turned out great and I am proud of us.  Pode casar... (haha).  People in Brasil say this when someone cooks well. :) I also made an apple turkey and he turned out quite handsome.  I will send you a pic.

Terca- I have been reading the New Testament recently and have been able to rediscover stories about the life of Jesus Christ that have really touched me and inspired me to be better.  I am so grateful for personal revelation and the scriptures!

Quarta- So my knee has been bothering me off and on for the past few weeks and I have been praying really hard lately that I can have days without pain.  Today was one of those days.  We walked to and from our lunch appointment that is about 45 minutes away and I felt no pain.  It was such a great blessing.  (I haven't really had pain since...) :)

Quinta- We are teaching a young man right now who has a great testimony and even shares the gospel with his friends and invites them to activities and church.  Today we challenged him to pray about a certain date for baptism and his heart was changed and he realized that he really does want to be baptized.  I am so grateful for youth, and the potential and power that they have.

Sexta- We did splits and Sister G~ and I were set free in Brasil.  We were able to teach a lesson (with the help of a member) and invite tons of people to our branch activity Sabado, and they understood us! Overall it was a good day, and boosted my confidence in my Portuguese. :)

Sabado- Our activity was a success!  We had 61 people there which means that we overreached our goal!  We played games, shared a message, sang a hymn, and then ate churrasco.  It was wonderful, it was one of the first times that I felt like I was in a ward again.  We really need to help this branch grow so that every Sunday and activity can feel like this.

Domingo- The President of the Branch here is really getting into this missionary thing.  I am so grateful for his support.  Seriously, the help of the Presidente and the members is crucial and the support is growing here in Panambi; I couldn't ask for anything more.

Overall it was a good week.  The work has been slowing down in some aspects, but picking up in others.  I am so grateful to be a missionary and to be serving the people here in Panambi!  Keep up the good work in your own ward too!  Be best friends with the missionaries and ask what you can do to help them reach their weekly goals!

Love y'all! (Amo voces)!
-Sister Phelps

Henry the Apple Turkey

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