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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Letter from 11/17/2014

Hey everyone! I didn´t like this week at ALL until Sunday! It was one of those weeks that feels AWFUL while you´re living it, but once you look back, it actually was pretty fantastic. We worked worked woooorked and WORKED and saw lots of success. We got 7 people to come to church with us and one of them was a contact that we´d made the week before. We contacted him and he said he didn´t want to hear a message, but we invited him to church anyway and he decided to go and he loved it :) We´re seeing tons of miracles in Ananindeua, and it´s AMAZING to be a part of this ever growing work. I´ve learned that if we just do what we´re asked and TRUST in our God, we WILL be blessed. Every time. Just trust in Him and have hope. I love you all, have a fantastic week! If you could, please keep praying for Arthur and Kelly. Thanks so much and Love ya!!

Sister Neal

She and Seth were having a conversation about her giraffe

Sis. Neal and Sis. Domingues

Letter from 11/10/2014

Hey everyone! I loved this week, it was wonderful. We´re working hard and seeing results. This area was dead and now it´s super alive and we´re loving it! We´re really having a blast. Thanks for the prayers...Arthur DID recognize an answer...but he´s still wanting to wait on baptism. We invited him to pick a day...and he picked the 20th...a thursday. Silly goose. Oh well, we´re praying for that!! Kelly made it to church with us and is keeping the commandments, thanks so much for the prayers.

I´ve been learning that if you wanna see results, you gotta be willing to do what you´ve never done before. I was reading in Alma today about the war where the bad guys were upset because the Nephites were super prepared and were doing stuff they´d never seen before and couldn´t win....I´d go into more details but time´s we´ve been trying to think of new ideas of what we could do differently to help this work along. We decided to sing a hymn before every lesson, and it really has brought about miracles. The spirit is a lot stronger during the lessons and the people can feel a difference between our messages and the messages of other people. It´s been wonderful. 

I´ve also been thinking about the phrase ´if you want to go to God´s presence, you gotta repent.´ I´ve learned that that phrase is wrong. It should be ´You´re gonna go back to God´s presence whether you´re prepared or not. You should repent.´ It´s the truth...we´ll go back no matter what, and it´s our job to work so we´ll b comfortable there. It´s a good thing that we have the Atonement, what a blessing! We can always be clean and always prepare. Christ is with us every step of the way. 

I hope you all had a wonderful week, keep keeping the faith!!  

elder of the angels (elder dos anjos our district leader) hahaaha
Merry early Christmas!

Kelly at church!

Sis. Domingues and I


we wanted a cool walking picture and the elders kept ruining it

Friday, November 7, 2014

Letter from 11/3/2014

I´m loving this area everyone! We´re having tons of fun and tons of success. We're having tons of lessons and seeing lots of things change in this area that everyone said was awful. It´s amazing to see the hand of the Lord in the work.

Sorry, I ran out of time for details, but if you guys could pray for Arthur that he might recognize the answer from God that he already has, and for Kelly that she might have strength to keep the commandments. I LOVE YOU ALL. have a WONDERFUL week!!!