Sunday, December 4, 2016

Week 38 July 18, 2016 "Slow Week, but New Goals."

So, this week has been a little slow, and not much has happened. We visited with our investigator family, but they still won´t go to church.... We have some new plans for how we can help them, but if the don´t progress, we will have to drop them :( We found a less active family who were baptized five years ago, and that practically everyone forgot. We have a fhe with them today, and the bishop´s family will join us, so it should be good :) I got sick onFriday, and to stay in house for two days, but I am back to healthy normal again! <y companion and I had clear impressions Friday night to clean out our area books (we have five) and found a lot of old investigators|!! We have plans to visit them all in the next two to three weeks! I am so excited! Well, not much to say about this week! Até mais!

Week 37 July 11, 2016

Week 36 July 4, 2016 "I Love Training"

Nossa!!!! I love training!! My new companion is Sister de Lima! She is from Natal, and is 27 years old. She is the only member in her family, and her desire to serve the Lord is incredible. She is such a good example, and I am so blessed to have her as my companion (e filha :) Our investigator family (Willian, Ramona, and their two little children) is progressing a little (except for the fact that they were not ib church Sunday :( We will visit them on Tuesday. They accepted our invitation for baptism, if they recieve an answer to their prayers. I know that they will, because on our third lesson with them, we asked Ramona if she had prayed, and she told us that she had, and with her whole heart. She then told us that there was a presence really strong, and that it was good, but that she was a little scared. Ww have many plans for them this week. My ward is so wonderful, and I feel so blessed to serve here. The members are maravilhoso!! I don´t have much more to share, but I love you all!!! Have a wonderful 4th of July!!!! I will celebrate Brasilian style (....) 
Até mais!! Tchau!
-Sister Randall

Week 35 June 27, 2016

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Week 34 June 20, 2016 "Feliz Aniversário Mãe!!!!!!"

Happy Birthday Mom!!!!! I love you so much, and I hope that you are well!! I don´t have much time today, but I was transferred....Surprise!! It was an emergency transfer, so I am now in Matto Grosso do Sul, Mante Libano. My new companion´s name is Sister Jennifer,and she is Brazilian. I will be finishing her training for two weeks. I will send you fotos next week, the computer that I am using is having trouble reading my sd card. My foot is feeling better, still hurts a little, but is getting better :) I am so excited to see the new floors, they will be beautiful in the house!! I love you so much mom!!! Have a wonderful day and week!!! Tchau :)

Week 33 June 13, 2016 "I Love You!"

I am feeling much better, and after spending five days doing nothing but sitting, I am pumped to get back to work!! I went to another hospital Saturday night, and they told me that the medecin I was taking was weak (the other hospital practically told me nothing.....) So they told me I can walk, but I still have to use the boot for t another week. I am so grateful for this trail. and what I learned. I love this work, and i am so happy to be apart of it!! I love you mom!! Tell the family that I love them very much too|!! Transfers are next week, so wish me luck ;) Até mais!!

do you have the pattern to make that fabric cooker thing that Sister Frandsen made for you? I have a sister in my ward who is so interested in doing these things

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Week 32 June 6, 2016 " More Hospital Time & Member Blessings"

Hey mom, so not much happened this week because I twisted my foot last Sunday, and it is gradually not getting better. My companion also had to go to the hospital again because she wasn´t better. The past four weeks have been so interesting. We have been trying to do the work, but we can´t right now. After visiting the hospital Saturday night from 6:30 pm until 2:30 am, I was told that I shouldn´t be walking for 5 to six days, and to continue wearing the boot that I have been using. Sister Bogado is getting a little better, but still needs to use specific medications to help her get better. From this whole experience, I have been learning valuable lessons that I never want to forget. I I remember calling the Bishop Saturday night (because it´s hard to ask people to help us because of work, or their phones are disconnected), and he and his wife were right there to take us to the hospital and wait for us until we were done. He also picked us up for church, and a little bit later everyone knew of our situation and were ready to help. Honestly, I haven´t cried in church since my last Sunday in Texas. I cried like a baby sharing my testimony, and expressing my gratitude for the members during this physically hard time for us, and that missionary work is literally impossible without the members. I am SO grateful for this experience because I want to continue to change and work hard. I will be staying in the house of one Sister in the ward for 5 days, while Sister Bogado is on splits with other sisters in the ward. 

I love you Mom, thank you for your emails, and prayers. No need to be worried, I am well taken care of here :)
-With love from your missionary, SIster Randall