Monday, March 23, 2015

The Mish Life

Yet another week on the mission. Strange how life is here. BUT,

I am loving the mission. It´s great and Brasil is awesome and the church is

We had our investigator Jessica at church yesterday. She has three
daughters and one more on the way! Her situation is sad but yesterday the
members here stepped up and are helping her get back on her feet. She will
hopefully be baptized this Saturday! When we started teaching she wasn´t
very excited about everything but her testimony of the gospel is growing.
It´s incredibly cool to help her with this. She is amazing and I love her
so much!!!

Nothing incredibly strange this week.

We had splits with the Sister Training Leaders this week. This is pretty
much when they see if you are a good missionary or not. Well, more or
less.... Anyways it was great because all of our investigators were at home
and we taught a whole lot and no one said they couldn´t understand my
Portuguese. Yay! I learned so much from Sister Santana and it was a great

Speaking of Portugues... I was trying to write a letter to Aunt Wendy and
was looking it over when I realized I had written a whole lot of it in
Portuguese. Ooops! So I had to restart and try again.

Well, I love this gospel. I am so thankful for everything I have. I love
you all sooooooooo much and pray for you all every day. Thank you for your
prayers and your love. Keep being awesome! 
Love Sister Helm 

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Esta semana

Another week come and gone. Each day is incredibly long but the weeks fly.
(Don´t ask me how that makes sense.)

The work continues on.

So yesterday we woke up to rain. A lot of rain. When we were walking to
church and we crossed the river, I mean road, I was thinking about our
investigators and if they would be able to make it to church with all this
RAIN. We arrived in the church soaked and a little bit disheartened.
Luckily, it stopped at about 9:45 and we called them and they still wanted
to come. Amazingly a member offered to get our investigators with her car
and we rushed down to get them and mangaged to fit 9 people in a 4 door
sedan. (yes illegal!)

So that was our miracle. This family we are teaching is amazing! They have
7 children and 6 are girls! The dad likes to run and he has a bunch of
medals he won. We are teaching the 3 oldest girls and the mom right now and
they said they want to be baptized! Yeah! Also blessing upon blessing the
mom and dad are married legally! Yay! The girls are so cool and can´t wait
to get started on Personal Progress.

I am doing well here. I love Eduardo Gomes and I am not looking forward to
transfers at the end of April. I will probably leave here :´(.

Our other investigators are progressing. They didn´t make it to church
yesterday but we will keep working with them and helping them!!

I don´t have any scary bug stories right now but yesterday we were walking
and then passed a guy who just casually had a massive lizard on the end of
a string.(this is normal by the way). Why is everything here massive? It
was already dead so that was good but not good when he told us that here
has a lot and they like to attack. yay.

I am continually amazed by Brazil. The people are great! How blessed I am!
My testimony is strengthened every day. Thank you for your prayers and

*I know this church is true. *

I love you all so much!
Sister Helm

Monday, March 9, 2015

Woop for the Mission

Well another week passes. Brasil hasn´t changed much. It was a quiet week.

I have one story I have to share about a......SPIDER

We were in the house of a recent convert and had just taught a lesson and
we´re preparing to leave when all of a sudden I turn around and there is a
massive spider on the wall right behind me. And I mean massive! Like, the
size of my palm! What?! And everyone was so chill I got up really fast and
moved to the other side of the room and my companion was like ooohh oohh
can we take it home with us and I was like HECK TO THE NO WE CANT.  and our
recent convert and her dad were just like oh she´ll leave soon

Well that´s my story.

This week we taught a mother of three daughters and she has another on the
way (7 months). They have almost nothing. For breakfast that day they ate 1
egg. 4 and a half people and only 1 egg. She came to church and we are
hoping we can get some people in the ward to help us help her.

Sister Lopez (not from the MTC) went home this week. It was pretty sad but
all´s good. She is awesome and I´ll see her at BYU when I get back. She was
a great example to me and helped me soooo much with everything!

We had a surprise party for her with the ward this week. Literally everyone
in the ward knew about it...but not her! It was awesome!

I really love Brasil. I love this work and I love all of you. You guys are
the best and keep up the good work there!

Love you all!!

Sister Helm

Wednesday, March 4, 2015


That´s right. I have been on a mission for 5 months. The mission is already
flying by and it´s getting me worried. I don´t want to leave! a

So this week was good. We didn´t have as much rain so the work was much
better. We found and taught some awesome families and we had an
investigator at church yesterday! It was great and we´re working hard to
bring those souls to Christ.

I am loving my companion. She is the best daughter a missionary could ask
for. Also she´s brazilian so what else could I ask for??? haha but really
she is great.

The sun is still really hot and the food is still really good. I have been
learning some brazilian dishes I will definitely make for you all. The
members here are still amazing and are the ones teaching me how to be a

We taught a family this week about the Plan of Salvation. It is a young
couple and a little 6 month old baby. The father is more interested than
the mother but we are working on it! The best part was his face when we
told him he could be sealed to his wife and son for forever. Those are
truly the best times.

We taught a couple that is soooo cool. They are 70 years old mais or menos.
They have one son. He was baptized in the church when he had 13 years,
served a mission in Sao Paulo, married in the temple, studied at LDS
business college and now is living in Canada with his family. Yup. The
couple we taught (his parents) are staunch Baptists but are incredibly nice
and receptive. We are going to have FHE with them and a family in the ward

We taught another family that is awesome! The best part was when they told
me they understood everything I said and so that was nice of them. We
talked about the Book of Mormon with them and we´re excited to see what
happens next!

We are teaching a woman that is amazing and she will hopefully be baptized
on the 14. She is a bit depressive because of hard things that happened in
her life before but she always smiles when we visit and at church yesterday
with her it was great!!

As you can see, I love this work. I love this church and I love my Savior.
I know that we can receive revelation through the scriptures. I love you
all with all my heart!! Eu amo voces para sempre!

Com amor,
Sister Helm