Thursday, May 16, 2013

Mother's Day 5/12.2013  -  something beautiful happened today! listened to primary children sing "Mother I love you" in Portuguese!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Sister Leader Trainers

With the increase of Sisters in Mission Service we are now calling Sister Leader trainers.  These Sisters can do division with other sisters in their area.  They help to train, teach and help with any problems that the Sisters in their area have.   We also include our Sister Leaders in what use to called Zone Leader Training meeting.  We now call it Mission Leader Training meeting.   Sister Carvalho and Sister Luca our Sister Leader Trainers in the South Area.  We are pretty excited with the added responsibility now for our Sisters.   This change is going to be awesome.

Dinner with President and Sister Oliveira.  He is 2nd Counselor in the the Mission Presidency.   He helps us so much with the South area of our Mission area.  The area in Mato Grosso do Sul.  This couple is a great leader in the the Mission Presidency and in the church here.    We love this sweet couple.  They recently went to AZ to visit their daughter's family and new grandbaby.  They went to the Mesa Temple.  My family all live in Mesa and my parents work 1 day a week at the Mesa Temple.  My Dad was working the front desk and they actually met my parents.  It was such an unplanned surprise.  Exciting for both of us.  

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

April 30, 2013 - 11 New Missionaries -  We love receiving new missionaries

They arrived on different flights, a group from the CTM in Sao Paulo and then 2 Sisters from the Provo MTC.  The flight from the States was late so we had to feed them lunch in shifts.  Other than a few glitches, It was the perfect day!  5 of the new Missionaries are Sisters.  We are slowing starting to feel the wave of New Missionaries in Brazil and are beginning the increase of more Sisters.  We are happy to increase our #'s from 10-16.  We have 4 more waiting on their Visa's so are expected soon to double.

above:   Elder's in Rondonopolis
below:  I love to catch these pictures ot the Elders walking down the street