Monday, January 26, 2015

Baptisms and Glasses

Olá família e amigos,

This week was good! Lots of wonderful things happened this week. We set some awesome goals in zone conference, every companionship is working towards 3 baptisms this transfer! It is going to be amazing. We're all really hoping to see some amazing things this transfer.

Andreia is awesome. Sister Miranda and I really want to help her not feel pressured into baptism... we prayed hard and came to a conclusion that February 22nd is going to be her new baptism date. It will give her enough time to feel prepared, and we're going to teach her all of the lessons again.
She came to church yesterday, and I was sitting with her and Rodrygo in sacrament meeting, Sister Miranda was sitting with other people... she saw the ring on my finger and asked what it was. It was the coolest thing telling her that it's the tree of life, and she already knew the story because she devours the Book of Mormon. She loves it so much. She already knew it all.
And then asking her about the date, if she prayed about it too... she felt that the 22nd was the right date as well.
And... Rodrygo and her are now planning a temple date to be sealed. #perfectcouple
Exciting things are happening for them :)

We have another investigator, Marcia! We had our first lesson with a member with her and Irmã Giann! Went great. She finally FINALLY came to church!! She agreed to come for the last 2 aulas, and I think she really liked them. We still need to talk to her about how she felt about everything. She's awesome too, we're hoping we can see her baptized this transfer along with Andreia.

All is well here in Tocantins... this week poured rain... poooured. That was definitely exciting. And just when you think "Oh hey, it just finished flooding for a couple hours, so that means the heat is going to go down..." Think again. It gets even hotter afterwards. :) #PalmasTOlife #missionaryprobs

I love Jacob 3:1, that says:
"But behold, I, Jacob, would speak unto you that are pure in heart. Look unto God with firmness of mind, and pray unto him with exceeding faith, and he will console you in your afflictions, and he will plead your cause, and send down justice upon those who seek your destruction."

Sometimes it feels like the entire world is against us, like nobody is ever for us... but the Lord knows! He will plead our cause.
He literally pleads our cause. He's our Advocate. He is the One who pleads to the Father for mercy in our cause... even with all of the things we have done wrong.

I've been thinking about the sacrament a lot lately. The sacrament is literally renewing our baptismal covenant! How wonderful is that! That we can "repent as we go along". That we can re-promise to our Heavenly Father, every week, that we're sorry, that we'll try harder tomorrow. I'm grateful for the sacrament.

Wore my glasses some time this week. :)

Muito amor,
Sister Hill

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