Monday, September 5, 2016

Less Than A Year Left

September? Como?? 

This week I will officially have less than a year left. How it's possible, I don't know. This week will literally be one week of insanity. In a few minutes we have to rush to a training session with the Prefeitura about Dengue because this week we'll be doing a Service Project with Mãos Que Ajudam (Mormon Helping Hands thing.) Visiting houses and telling people how they can prevent Dengue Mosquitos! 

And also, no big deal Neil L. Anderson will be visiting our mission. So you know, How Awesome is that!? So, actually, he isnt autorized to speak in our mission, somente the missions to the north, but since he'll be passing we got special autorization for him to visit with the missionaries in Porto Alegre, but only the missionaries one hour away can visit the conference. The 1st presidency didnt believe our President can make a 7 hour drive to the south for a one hour adventure. 

But, good news! The church will be doing a special broadcast for all the missionaries more than an hour away! Us! Yay!

I'm super excited!

Anyways, this week was super great! Loads of good news. We had a divisão with our LTS (Sister Treinadoras). I learned so much from Sister Quintiliano! Our other LTS will be leaving at the end of this transferencia so we are planning to ask for autorizaçao do Presidente in order to visit the Cassino (the biggest beach in the south of Brasil!) this next week! We were going to go today, but we have this training session, so cross your fingers we can go next week!  

We are teaching a new family, Vanessa and Felipe who have a baby girl (referencia from Angelita). They are super great! Please pray for them that Felipe's boss will change his schedule so that we can visit them more to teach and so that he can visit the church! 

Angelita: We taught her this week with her husband for the first time! We are really hoping that wil start progressing as a family! Please pray for them. We'll be talking with them this week about their wedding! Super excited! Please pray that Angelita will have a spiritual experience in prayer and will know that the Livro de Mórmon is true! 

Liane (9) and Alan(13) Recem Conversos. This kids are so great. Met them this week and we're really trying to fortalecer them so that they will continue coming to church.

We have almost found all the people the other sisters were teaching, this week we are really trying to find everyone. Please keep Jucemara in your thoughts. She lives in an area we can't visit very often since we have actually met her, but from what I know she is really special and has a lot of desire to raise her children in the Gospel. 

Also, funny thing: NBC will be making a documentary about the Gauchos (cowboys) here in Brasil where I'm serving. Only in Rio Grande do Sul! Maybe you can look it up to see the culture i'm leaving in! 

Added by Sister Hemmert's mother- NBC Special on Gauchos (Pronounced "Gaooshes"):  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8TXZpLsrpI

Anyways, Gtg

All my love! 
Sister Hemmert

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