Monday, July 17, 2017

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


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 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
our zona on our pday 
Sheilas baptism with Gleice, her neice, Felipe, Adelino and Valdeci
and me and rabelo :) ​

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

7/3/17 11 months and Progress!

Hello everyone :) Well, this week wasn't that exciting. We met some people, that don't seem very interested, but we are gonna change that after talking about Cristo a little bit more :)
Well, this week Sheila and Gleyce came to church yesterday and we had a lesson with them too :) They are so great, but something came up with Gleyce... so we can't visit her or her mom is going to prohibit her from going to church. She can go and learn.. but if anyone from the church goes to her house... she can't go to church anymore. soooo sad... she's so great and loves the church..... so we´ll have to see what happens in the future.
Well, also... yesterday at church when we were coming in... I saw Adelino and went to say Hi to him... when I saw what he was wearing I almost fainted of happiness. He was all fancied up in a suit, tie, fancy shoes, man... he looked like a real member. He was a little embarrassed, but man.... it was so amazing to see him making a complete 360 in his life.... literally... he looks and acts like a respectful young man with the PRIESTHOOD!!! He also was ordained to the Melquesideque Priesthood :) Im so proud of him :)
We are also teaching his cousin, Antonio, who is older... like 50, but they are almost exactly the same. We are working with him now.. but it's hard cuz he is only available Saturday nights..... so he can't progress fast... but he is already progressing over these last 3 weeks :) 
we also met a lady, Rosa, and her daughter, Eudélia, who seem interested..... just that they are members of another church.. but they don't really like it... so we are gonna help them. Rosa also has a grandson that loves to visit other churches cuz he is looking for one that he feels is right...... well, what's more right than the Church of Jesus Christ?....... :)
Well..... so yeah, that's basically been it this week. 11 MONTHS!!!!!!!!!!! Oh and sister Rabelo made 1 month on the mission on the 30th, so we bought some pizza to celebrate and we had some ice cream for my 11 months with the zone :) 
Well, I love you all and I hope that you guys continue looking to Christ and follow His example. I have a quote by President Howard W. Hunter:
"If our lives and our faith are centered upon Jesus Christ and His restored gospel, nothing can ever go permanently wrong. On the other hand, if our lives are not centered on the Savior and His teachings, no other success can ever be permanently right"
Remember this quote and keep Him in your lives :) 
Love you all and until next week!!!!
Love, Sister Ferguson

-pics with some of the youth in the ward
                                            -Sheila and Gleyce with Sheilas son, Kelvin.

                         Me and Elder Oto doing a move in our dance that we always do 
-Our district :) Sister Rabelo, Me, Sister Brandão, and Sister Ramon, with Elder Casciano and Santana in the back... Casciano is with the glasses. 

6/26/17 Where The Even Heck Did She Come From?

Hello everybody!!!! Man... well this week was good :) We met some real cool people and one of them...s he isnt real... she is literally the perfect investigator.. also a miracle happened. It was just amazing.
First off, I love Sister Rabelo, shes great :) Shes from Sergipe :) MY DAUGHTER! MINHA FILHA!!!! Shes amazing and its only been her first week, but she is already a pro missionária :) She knows how to teach and talk to people, so well. :) Shes a blessing :) 
Well..... to explain the subject of the email.... Sheila. She is literally a dream of an investigator. So She came to church last sunday and said that she wants her neice to have part in the church and also her son. I have never met her before, but she was so excited. So we met with her this last week and talked to her about how they can have part in the church... aka baptism.... and she said that she is all for it.. she also wants to, but she was living with her boyfriend, who is a less active and served a mission. He has a testimony so strong... so he knew that them living together was holding he, Sheila, from doing what she wants to do, wich is to follow Christ. Sooo.... she came to church this sunday and said that she needed to talk to me about something. She came to me and said that her and her boyfriend split up and that she is living with her grandma now...... OOOOHHHH   MMYYYYYYY!!!!! She said that he wanted to so then she can do this important step in her life. He really does love her and broke up with her so then she can do this thing that she desired so much to do :) He wants to marry her, but is going through a divorce, which takes a while.. so while he was doing all that business they were living together.. but now... he is really showing his love for her and I know that they are gonna get married. :) 

She literally knows everything cuz he's been teaching her for so many years about the church and she said that she has been to every church in the world... but never felt the Spirit like how she felt when she went there.. or just even listening to her boyfriend talk about the gospel. She knows that the church is true and is so excited to be baptized :) Shes gonna be baptized saturday and maybe along with her neice :) They are literally angels. They kept talking about how they love the gospel and are so happy to be able to have found the True church of Jesus Chrsot her eon the earth. Sometimes when we were there to give a lesson for them... they taught us. Things that we knew... but never taught people cuz it was a lot of doctrine. Man, they are just amazing.  We are so excited for this saturday :) And they are too :) Rabelo and I had been praying so hard this past week for them.. not that they would split up, but that her bpyfriend would have a change of heart or that maybe she would say something to him. I love them so much already and Ive only known them for a week :)
Well.... they are literally the highlight of the week and pretty much for the rest of my mission. Sheila and Glace. :)
Other than that miracle, we haven't met some new people. I'm here in Londrina with Sister Whitehead again to do our vistos so we don't get deported and we won't be going home until tomorrow... my companion is with another sister, companion of Sister Whitehead's in Maringá still... but yeah they are doing alright there :)
I am just super happy with the mission and I am exited and not excited to make 11 months tomorrow..... already... so fast... but it's goin' to be a great rest of the mission :)
Well, I love you all and I hope that you all have a great week :) Look for the blessings in your life and you will be so much happier :) Literally Count and Repeat your MANY blessings :)
Love you all :)
Sister Ferguson
Well... I have a lot of pics again.. its cuz the computers in Cidade Nova are super old and they cant read my sd card... so i upload and send all of my pics when I am using a computer that is newer :) So sorry :) pics overload.
-I have pics of Josés baptism, which Willian baptized him.
-pics with some other members
-the man and lady that I took a pic with are some ex pesquisadores that are suuuper sweet and always make us food. Maria and Joaquim. 
-Gomes made 6 months on the mission
-the billboard board that im standing next to is a board that we always pass and the guy thats on it is our friend. his name is Wegg, which in portuguese, you pronounce it is Wedgie XD XD XD So its hilarious :)
I forgot all the other pics I put.. but they are all great :) I love them all and yes, I miss Gomes and also Sister Leite went home last wednesday :) I cried yes :)

Rabelo and Presidente e Sister Pereira

 Leite and Rabelo