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October 2011


Last week of transfer in Itaparica

27 October 2011

Tis the last week of the transfer here in Itaparica. I think I’ll stay here, but you never know.
We had interviews and zone conference this week. Sooo lovely. I learned a lot and just want to do better. So many things to improve, but that is the beauty of it all, we can always progress! Ser feliz e progredir!
Last week Gabi and Raquel from my first area came and played with us. We ate cookies and I made about 2000 paper snowflakes and played a little ukulele. :D I also made smores on the stove with flavored marshmallows and maisena crackers. Yummo. And this week we had lunch with one of our recent convert families and ate fish. Yum yum fish is heavenly.
Has been lovely and rainy here, thank goodness. It’s not too hot and I’m not melting. But as you can see from one of the pictures, a car drove by and splashed me and I got all wet. :) Funny.
I like this area and tis lovely being here. There are good days and better days and it’s so fantastic when the people understand what we teach. We have two baptisms this saturday of Geter and Maria Teresa. And then two confirmations sunday!
I got a glorious pile of mail this week when we went to the mission office. As always, Lenny and Lexxy and Carolyn, I love everything you all say and send! And Kanasa and Katie and Carla and Buddy… muito obrigada!
Hope life is swell and that Halloween week is happy!


Saved a pigeon

24 October 2011

Twas a rainy week, hallelujah that it’s not too incredible hot. 
Sunday morning we got up nice and early to go fetch some souls to go to church with us. We got up extra early too because the time changed. And we left nice and tired, trekking in the rain, and no one went to church with us. Poo. I don’t like walking to church in the rain when nobody comes with us. But them when we finally arrived at church nice and late, our lovely Maria Teresa was there! 
I love when people live the gospel on their own and do the right things because they want too. Que alegria!
And then my dear Gabi showed up at church too! Alegria de novo! 

We have interviews with our dear Presidente this week and zone conference too. Shall be marvelous and much needed. 

And good news! I just saved a bundle on car insurance by switching to geico! Okay, not really, the closest I get to driving a car down here is just getting run over by one, which has not happened yet because of some little angels I think. hehehe :)
Oh but the real good news… we helped save a broken pigeon yesterday from drowning in the sewer river. Always oppurtunities to do good deeds! You just have to look for them! 
Com amor, Sister Owens

P.S. I making lots of snow flakes these days. I could really go for a snow storm.


Misericórdia! Um ano!‏

11 October 2011

Here’s some lovely pictures from a funny week. We’ve been having some heaven sent rain and it’s not too hot. Hallelujah. But the mosquitos surely are out and about. 

October 6th, I woke up, with one year as Sister Owens!! I also woke up with what appeared to be chicken pox. My goodness the mosquitos attacked me. But all is well. I have now started to use my mosquito net.

We’re finding some lovely souls here in Itaparica. We talked with a girl on the street yesterday who was just sitting on the sidewalk cryign, with a guitar and a backpack. She basically has a horrible life and it’s amazing how the Lord works through others to meet our needs.

I’m sooo grateful to be here. We’re lucky peeps we are.


Itaparica week 2 :)‏

4 October 2011

Here are my pictures from last week and from this week too.
The rodoviara like always was a lovely festa. So good when everybody is together! 
This week we had sisters conference and it was soooo very lovely. I just love these missionaries and learning so many wonderful things! And I got mail too! Yay! Obrigada lovely Cottams and Hayley and Connie and Shara!!! I love mail. 
We had general conference too and it was so lovely and famílias eternas and o livro de mormon and marvelous and true. :D
We are lucky blessed peeps. 
Love you all. Have a splendid week!