Monday, August 7, 2017

7/31/17 Transfers!!!! Im Goin To PARIS!!!!



Well... its official.. im leaving Cidade Nova..... IM GOIN TO PARIS!!!!!! Im changing missions and im gonna speak portuguese in France. :)
Jkjkjkjkjkjk.... im not that cool... but i am goin to Paris. Theres a ward here thats called the Paris Ward. So thats exciting :) Its in the same Zone as Cidade Nova. Its literally right next door to Cidade Nova :) also the same Stake :)
So thats exciting :) Im happy with being transfered because we were running into a brick wall with each pesquisador and no one was progressing. So maybe the next missionários that are gonna be here will help them improve.
So this week was good :) Had lots of stuff happen :) So first yesterday at church I gave a talk about missionary work. My first talk on the mission :) It was good... i was a little nervous but what evs.. its in the past :) Also we are planning a wedding for a member. He was baptized and then started living with a lady and she wants to get baptized, so theyre gonna get married first and then she is gonna be baptized.. but this is gonna be for the next missionaries to do.....
Also this week we had A conferência with Presidente. It was good.. i learned soooo much and i dies from laughing because it was just hilarious what they were doin :) XD XD Our Zone leaders put on the baptismal suits and they started teaching about batsimo while wearing htem... XD XD I wish i got a pic.. but it was hilarious XD XD Me and Whitehead would not stop laughing XD XD XD XD
Well.. also this week we talked to a lady that we had aready teached, Cida, who we taught about hte Restoration and she liked it... she was super intersted.. but when she prayed and read the Book of Mormon.. she felt nothing.... she felt like hse was just reading a book..... so we are trying to help her..... or the other missionaries are gonna help her.
Well... i know that a whole bunch of other stuff happened thsi week.... but i am just so nervous and excited that i am forgetting everything...... but yeah.. i love you all and i am excited for these next 6 months :) maybe I'll finish my mission there? who knows :)

Well love you all and dont forget that there is someone who loves you more than you know :) Me... and also someone who loves you waaaaaaay more :) Heavenly Father :) Love you all and have a great week :) 

love, Sister Ferguson
pics from the Conferencia with presidente and with jose and maria walking to church yesterday :) 




Saturday, July 29, 2017

7/24/17 Batismos!!! Batsimos Are Fallin EVERYWHERE!!!!!! :(


pics:
-party of Devanir
-us walking to her house at night with bolo, cake and her tiara next to a fusca azul... which everytime we see one we hit each other.. like slug bug.. but only with the blue ones. 
the 2 girls are Alana and Amanda... they're members in the ward :)
And the pic with the Elder in the front is Casciano.. our District Leader with two guys that we met friday night.. .they were super cool :) 

















Well pessoal :) This week was....ok. Lots of weird and new things happened this week. Also..... we had 2 batismos marked...and they both fell through.... :( Or in Portuguese.. they fell, caíram... :/ I'm not so happy... but they are just gonna happen some other time...It was Vitória and Gleice. They both said that they wanna wait a little longer..That it's too early for them... so we're going to wait for a little more :) But they said they are going to... just when. they don't know... so yeah.... also this week... we stopped teaching Antonio cuz he doesn't want to do anything... he doesn't even want to read or pray at night...also he is saying that God has to give him something first and then he is going to get baptized... so yeah.. he doesn't want to show the faith that I know he has... and we can't keep going anymore... real sad cuz he's suuuper great.. but he doesn't want our help anymore.
But... on a better note, we found some real good people!!! They seem really interested, but they didn't go to church.. barely anyone did.... even the members..... it was sad.. but next week is going to be better... I have faith that it's gonna be :)
Well... also this week, it was Devanir´s Birthday... so we wanted to do something special for her :) She planned a little party for us and herself on Friday and we ate there and then we went over again on Saturday and had another party... but a surprise. we made a cake, bought a crown and made a card for her :) Then we went to her place and with the help of our accomplice Felipe.. we surprised her :) That night was hilarious. Rabelo kept dropping everything. She dropped a candle in the shape of a number five and it broke 2 times..... there was no way for it to stand up on the cake.. so we layed it down and the other candle was stood up XD XD We baught candles to say 15... because her spirit is 15 years old XD XD So yeah :) Also that night we met a guy named Lucas who seemed interested in the church too :) We're going to visit him this week :) 
Well... nothing else much happened....     I'M GONNA MAKE 1 YEAR!!!!! woohoo!!! Man is time flying by....   Oh also.. I got a Book of Mormon in Spanish.. so I'm gonna try and learn Spanish :) I can understand everything when I read.. it, it's just speaking.. I don't know a thing.. so yeah :) That's exciting :) And President told me that I am staying here for one more transfer. I'll be staying till' September. I'm happy... but also not so excited.... I love this ward.. the people.... everything.. it's just I've already been here for 4 months and I'm getting kinda tired of finding people here... I feel like I have spoken to literally everybody... maybe not everybody. but you know what I mean...

Also.. sorry for any grammar mistakes.. I'm out of time and am using a super poopy keyboard... so sorry :P But yeah :) Also this week the Elders.. our district leaders came to help us with our work. It was good :) Had fun with them.. it was kinda weird though.. but they helped a lot :) and Sheila isn't in our ward anymore.. she has to go to another ward... so that's sad.. but she's gonna stay here until Gleice gets baptized :) and yeah..... that's pretty much it :)
I know I have a lot more I could say.. but I can't remember now and I am OUT OF TIME!!!!!! But, I love you all and I hope you all have a great week :)
Love Sister Ferguson




Monday, July 17, 2017

7/17/17 Party All The Time!!!!..... After We Work

Hello!!!!!!!!! 

Man... is it cooold!!!! It's getting pretty cold here... it was suuuper hot this week and now today and tomorrow are gonna be in the 30s in farenheit. Man.... what a difference. But.... i'm excited :) 

So, this week was super fun and we were able to meet some cool people... even though they didn't go to church... but they seem like they have some real potential :) There's Alan, who is suuuuper cool and was super welcoming. Also, Larissa, who said that she has been waiting and looking for an answer from God to help her with some problems she is having and said that we were that answer...... no I'm not crying........ and also João. He is suuuper interested and was asking a whole bunch of questions :) I am so excited for them cuz they all are such great people and have some great potential too :) 

So also this week we had a PARTY!!!!! FES-TA FES-TA FES-TA!!! It was pretty great :) There is a holiday here called São João or Junina that celebrates the pioneers or the settlers here in Brasil :) I'm pretty sure that's what it's about... i don't really understand the holidays here..... but if i get to party... it's all good with me :) So we had that and had a blast. Sister Rabelo was crazy!! She loves this holiday soooo much :) 

Also this week we had Sister Whitehead and Sister Favorito, or Sister Souza, come over cuz their house is being refurnished, so they partied at our place this week :) But then the party shortly ended when the Sister Training Leaders came over.... just kidding :P But they came over too, so this week there were 6 sisters at our apartment :) It was great :) We had french toast and pop and just got real fat and then danced it all off to mission music :) 

So with the divisions we did with the Sisters, it was real good :) I learned so much :) I thought that I was training Sister Rabelo totally wrong and that I'm not progressing in my teaching skills, but the STL told me how I was doing and that I am doing everything fine :) So that was good to hear :) 

Well... that's basically all that has happened this week. We talked to Gleice and Vitória and they are gonna be baptized this week :) Vitória Friday and Gleice Saturday :) 

Well, I love you lots and I hope you all have a great week :) Thank you for all your love and support and if you need any... I'm here for ya.. also your Heavenly Father too :) LOVE YOU ALL!!!! 

Com Amor,
Sister Ferguson


                                                                       Shiela's Batismo!













                             -our pizza we bought that was suuuper delicios and cheap :) 
 -Sister Favorito being herself in the blanket






 - the festa at the ward. Pics with Devanir, Fabiana and her husband Eduardo




 -pics at Sheilas place on bikes







Monday, July 10, 2017

7/10/17 Sheila and More Bênçãos

Well... this week was just amazing :) So first of all.... BATISMO!!! Sheila got baptized Saturday and then yesterday at church she received the gift of The Holy Ghost and was confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints :) So exciting :) Irmão Valdeci baptized and blessed her :) He's the teacher for the Gospel Principles class in the ward :)
Well... Sheila is now officially happy and now we are goin' to help her sobrinha, neice, to be baptized too :) She wants to soo bad... so we are gonna help her... it's just her mom is a little complicated... so we are gonna work with them :)
Also, we met a lady who is just amazing. She is always finding a way to help others and sometimes she forgets to help herself. We met her Friday and went to her house yesterday :) She was so happy to see us cuz she has been so focused on helping others that she was so grateful that there were some other people that wanted to help her :) She said she's gonna go to our party in the ward this Friday and also to church Sunday with her neighbor :) She is literally amazing :) Cristiane :) We´ll have to see where the Lord is goin' to take her :)
So... also this week we are talking to another menina whose same is Vitória. She has a friend in another ward...so she wants to get baptized.. but go to the other ward... but she lives in our area... it's kinda complicated.. but we are gonna talk to her and her mom is all for it.. she just needs to receive the lessons and then.... she will be a follower of Christ!!!! :)
Well... that's basically all that happened this week, but it was great :) Have some great people to teach.
Well.. nothing much happened.. but im happy and excited :) Cidade Nova (New City) .. is becoming more like Cidade Velho (Old City) cuz i have already talked to everyone here, knocked at every house... but just gotta #dealwithit so yeah.... but i still like it :) Rabelo is soooo amazing. She is so funny. The other night we stayed up reeeaall late... just talking in the dark and laughing our heads off XD XD I cried so much XD XD She is literally another sister :) She's great :)
Well, love you all and hope you guys have a great week :) I know that the gospel is true and that Chrst lives and loves each of us :)
Love you all and tchau!!!
Com amor, 
Sister Ferguson
pics: 
our zona on our pday 
Sheilas baptism with Gleice, her neice, Felipe, Adelino and Valdeci
and me and rabelo :) ​