Monday, May 25, 2015

Findin the Good in the Bad

this week was a tough one, no one wanted to hear our message (which is strange for brazilians, they love talking about God and religion) right down to the people we tried to make contacts with. but we did have a funny experience during all this.

one of the young women was doing visits with us and she asked ``how do you guys start teaching a new investigator?`` and sister fernandes just goes ``whats a name you like??`` so the young woman says ``mmm... andressia`` and then sister fernandes goes up to a random house and starts clapping and a lady comes out and sister fernandes goes ``is andressia here??`` and the lady got super confused and sister fernandes said ``she gave us this address... weird. But good afternoon!! were missionaries from the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints... etc`` needless to say this lady wasnt interested either. BUT later we visited some members that live near by and on the way home we passed the same lady and she goes ``hey! girls!! listen, after you guys left i remembered that theres a girl that lives on that street over there whos name is andressia.`` and she took us right up to the door and we just said ``awe yeah its probably here!! we´ll come back another day`` hahahaha it was pretty funny. 

And then we had zone conference and i got 2 packages and a bunch of christmas cards!!! (half a year late.. hahaha) ah man it made me so happy!! 

also i read a talk that i love a lot! its called ``This Day`` by elder Eyring and one part i like a lot is he says ``Hard as things seem today, they will be better in the next day if you choose to serve the Lord this day with your whole heart. Your circumstances may not be improved in all the ways which you desire. But you will have been given new strength to carry your burdens and new confidence that when your burdens become too heavy, the Lord, whom you have served, will carry what you cannot. He knows how. He prepared long ago.`` 

Looking back on this week, i know thats true. This week was terrible but we were trying our hardest to serve the Lord and He helped us find the best in every situation. 

Im so greatful for this Gospel and for the joy and comfort it brings during difficult times. 

thanks for all your support and prayers! LOVE YOU ALL!!

-Sis Lloyd

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