Monday, October 26, 2015

week week week!

Well. We taught a lot of potential this week.

It was a good week but it didn´t end exactly how we had planned. We had a
fun time in the center of Aracaju last pday. We went looking for the post
office so I could send a letter to Wyatt (I almost sent the letter to South
Africa but that´s another story) and then we got almost too excited seeing
all the Christmas stuff in the stores and then we went to a place that is
chock full of touristy stuff.

We had an awesome lesson with John and his wife Rebeca. They are super
excited about the gospel and can´t wait to get sealed in the temple. John
has a ton of questions and it is great to see him learning.

We taught a lot of people the Restoration this week but they didn´t end up
progressing. It was pretty funny to see a few of them running into their
houses to hid when they saw us coming up the road. You´d never think they
could run so fast!

Last night we had a great FHE in a member´s house with some of our recent
converts and an investigator. It was super fun and everyone had a good
time. I learned to make acerola juice with milk and I made some today in
preparation for our lunch. (If you were wondering Sister Lopez and I we´re
going to make french toast) We also made plans to have a real Thanksgiving
Feast in this member´s house in November. And so Sister Lopez has to be my
comp for one more transfer (feel free to pray so that this happens)

Sunday mornings always have miracles. This week it was a Mayara that we
thought didn´t want to hear more about the gospel. When we walked in the
Sacrament Meeting she was there early and ready to learn more! It was

This week we will go to Estancia again to do divisions with the sisters
there. SISTER SATURNINO is there and she is training and so I will get to
do division with them both! wooo we are a happy family!

I am doing super great here and I love this work. It is such a blessing to
get to walk around in the hot sun and talk to people about the love of the

Love you all!
Sister Helm

Sunday, October 25, 2015

My Week

It was an interesting week.

We entered in this week with a lot of hope. We had a bunch of cool people
to visit and lots more to find! But, it didn´t go exactly as we had

When we returned to teach Luiza she was totally closed off and wouldn´t
believe anything we taught. We taught about the BoM and she said she would
read and pray but that she knows that everything we need is in the Bible.
So that was sad.

But we set off looking for new people to teach and we found lots of great
ones. And then when we returned they too didn´t want anything more. So here
we are. Looking for new people to teach...again.

Yesterday we had some miracles. We had been working with a family for about
a month but they would never come to church. So we stopped teaching them
for a while. When we went there on Saturday we shared a little message with
them and invited them to go to church the next day. They said they would
and guess what....THEY ACTUALLY WENT. Wooooo!!! So that was great.

This week too one of our investigators came to church with his white shirt
and black pants and was looking spiffy! It was so great to see him
interacting with the bishop and the other men in the ward. We are super
excited to teach him tonight!

We saw some big rats and I killed a cockroach this morning. That´s about
all for the newsflash.

Boa semana a todos!
Sister Helm

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Let´s talk about holidays in Brazil

Well, for one. Yes, it´s Tuesday and yet again I am using the internet
because yesterday was Children´s Day here in Brazil. And so as always with
holidays here it is the same thing......EVERYTHING CLOSES. It was a
blessing the the food store was open for a few hours and so we ran there to
buy food. Heads up because the 2nd of November is another holiday and it
will fall on a Monday and so yet again I probably won´t write.

But all´s good!

We had a crazy week last week with conferences and divisions and and our
baptism that didn´t happen. :( But I am still alive don´t worry! Yesterday
arrived and we were dead beat tired and our zone wanted to have an activity
and we ended up playing volleyball and football and so now we are even more
tired and sore to boot!

We found some pretty great people to teach in our area. We are taught a
daughter of a less active named Luiza and she is sooo awesome! We taught
her the Restoration and the Spirit was super strong and the prayer she said
at the end of the lesson was amazing. Later in the week she called us and
told us that she had talked with her pastor and she was sad and said she
wanted to talk with us personally. We will visit her today and I hope that
everything goes well.

Our baptism that fell was super sad. Vitoria is awesome. She has a super
strong testimony and really wants to get baptized. But her mom didn´t sign
the paper and it was really sad. We talked with her a bit and she is super
determined. She said she won´t give up and she will keep going to church
and everything. Her testimony is growing more each day as she reads the BoM.

Sister Lopez and I are doing well together. It´s so strange that we are
together literally 1 year after! How does this happen? But we are doing
great, learning to make brazilian food and laughing on the street and
making great contacts.

The line for this week as we do contacts has been, Wait this church has
members that are women? and we are like, yes....obviously....we are women.

Well I already have to go! I love you all lots and lots! Keep listening to
GC and ponderizing everything!

Beijos e cheiros
Sister Helm

Thursday, October 8, 2015

what a week...and we´re going to have another one just like it!

Hello everyone!

I first want to tell everyone...I love you!

Well, I am sure everyone is feeling good after such a great conference
weekend. It sure was a great one.

I am super excited to read the ensign already. I took notes and everything
but nothing compared to the mountain of amazingness that we get the month
after GC. If you didn´t have the opportunity to watch it, make sure you
read it! We use the talks from GC in FHEs with our investigators and
members. Revelation continues!

We had Mission Tour with Elder and Sister Fernandes on Thursday. Funnily
enough, I completed one year on the mish this day too. It was a strange
feeling. It is even weirder that I am with Sister Lopez again, literally
one year back we were comps in the MTC! How different we are today than we
were one year ago. (Thank goodness right haha)

We had a miracle! yay for miracles! So we were trying to find the house of
one of our less actives. It was night and so it was a bit hard. Also all
the streets look the same. Anyways, Sister Lopez thought she had the right
house but I was looking at the address and I was like no, this isn´t it!
But, like all good missionaries do we just tried it anyway (if it isn´t the
person it just becomes a contact) When we knocked a man answered the door
and we asked if our less active was there. He said, who? she doesn´t live
here. But then he said that he knew someone who would like to meet us. He
invited us in and when we entered we saw an old woman that gave us a huge
smile and said SISTERS! HOW DID YOU KNOW I LIVED HERE?? Turns out she had
moved recently to the area and was praying to have the missionaries knock
on her door so that she could come back to church.

Let me tell you, miracles are real.

The Lord uses us to help others. We need to pay attention the the Spirit so
that he can guide us to these people.

Como Presidente Monson said yesterday, Be thou an example of the believers!

Have a great week gente!
Sister Helm