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June 2011

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Love and Sunshine

30 June 2011

One of my peace calendar quotes this week was 
“What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.” -Mother Theresa
Everything starts with us, with all the small and simple things.

We have transfers tomorrow. And WOO HOO! Sister Dias, Sister Michelotto adn I will stay here in Aracruz! And I’m getting another newbie copmanion and will be with her training her for two transfers. Woo hoo! New missionaries are the best! 

And our dear Presidente and Sister Pickett finish on June 28. Tomorrow will be the last time I’ll see them until after the mission. Oh they’re just the best! The best of the best. But our new mission president and his wife will be so fantastico as well ofcourse. It’s just hard to say goodbye to people you love so much.

This week we had zone conference and it was celestial. Oh my goodness being a missionary is thebest and so sacred and good. We learned about patriarchal blessings and also Presidente talkedto us about JOY. And whenwe progress, especially with the spirit and with the atonement, that is what brings joy. I’m learning how completely infinite the atonement is, the thing od most importnace, that cures and heals all problemsand all the wrongs in the world.

There’s always lots of sunshine and my love is growning every day!


























Olá e opá de Aracruz

28 June 2011

Olá e opá de Aracruz, Espírito Santo!
This week I’m learning lots of things like how you feel so much better when you do the right things!
Found some cool new peeps to teach this week and remember Edimilson, the hippy we taught who is livign at the bus station? Well the circus is in town and he’s working at the circus now. :)
Our dear President and Sister Pickett only have two more weeks here. They will be missed so so vrey much. We have transfers on the 21st and there’s probably gonna be some changes. New compnaions or new area or something. You never know. But I do not want to pack my bags! And I love this place and my comps and the peeps we’re teaching.
PS I finally saw elder Buttars yesterday (from the mtc)!!! It was so so happy and he brought me two jars of peanut butter! Que felicidade e amor!
This is soooo good.
happy week to you all!!!


27 June 2011

Woo hoo! Today marks 8 months on the mission! Parabéns para mim!
This week was full of highs and lows. And isn’t it great how when we have those lows, we know there has got to be something great ahead. And the highs seem so much better and more glorious when you have a bad day to compare it with. Hooray for opposition!
One of the highlights of the week, making and eating heavenly cookies. Our stove didn’t work, but we got a new one and I made cookies for a district meeting! Our district is so so good. There are four other elders and they´re just so querido! And my companions, oh my love just grows for them everyday. So much fun wandering around, searching for the elect, teaching people, sharing the lovely blessings of the gospel.
My love and testimony of the gospel grows everyday too. How can all of this not be true? It just makes so much sense and it’s all so perfect.
Been reading general conference talks this week. Love love love.
I love you all muitos and am praying lots and lots for you all! OBrigada for the mail and prayers! Tchau! Bye buddy hope you find your dad!


Baptism and Confirmation!

5 June 2011

The mission is the best and my companions Sister Dias and Sister Michelotto are so fantastico! We’re just laughing all day long in our search for the elect.

The work is going pretty good here. Aracruz is lovely and the members here are so so good. My companions are pretty brand new on the mission and I just love them lots and lots. I’ doing pretty good staying focused these days too. You just have to work.
I love Brasil, especially during winter. Oh hallelujah it’s not so wicked hot. Hallelujah.
This week we got a new stove and a tanquinho! Woo hoo! Less handwahsing clothes and more cookie making now! Yay! A tanquinho is joke though. It just fills with water and swishes your clothes around. Tis almost better to just hand wash. Oh blessed washing machines and dryers.
We had another baptism and confirmation. Fernanda, she’s so wonderful. And she’s gonna serve a mission in three years. Woo hoo! I looove this place and this life. Definitely has its difficulties, but life is so much easier with the gospel.
Com muito amor por todos de vocês, Sister Owens
PS. my dear companion, who has only been in the field for two weeks, fell down the stairs the other day, lots and lots of stairs. Why is it always so funny when people fall? I’ve never laughed so much in my life.