Thursday, November 12, 2015

1 Companion, 2 Transfers, and 3 Baptisms Later...

From the keeper of this blog -

A little bit late with this one. Kayla's 11/2/2015 blog below -


Well, you guessed it! It's P-Day again! Happy day! I love P-day!

So this week was slow, but also super fast! I don't have a lot of time though, so this week will be relatively short blurbs about some major events.

  • BATISMO! Irmã Margarida got baptized on Saturday! My goodness, talk about someone who was truly prepared for the Gospel of Jesus Christ in their life! She's awesome! In two weeks she met the missionaries (cough cough - my companion and me - cough cough), went to church, felt the Spirit, accepted baptism, and got baptized! People, that process took me over a year! She's so solid too! She's already planning her first trip to the temple to do baptisms for the dead and wanting to sign up to feed us and my goodness, she's just the best! I love love love her!

  • I went on my first divisions with the Sister Training Leaders here in Brazil! I did exchanges in Maine, but here was weirdly different. I survived with only some minor injuries. No, seriously, I have a "mild" sunburn as a result of my day in Praia Grande, but I'm alive and well!

  • Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, (known as Dia dos Finados here) is a thing! It's actually a really depressing day for Brazilians, but the Gospel of Jesus Christ makes everything better! We taught the Plan of Salvation to people in the cemetary. I wrote this about my day to my mom and thought the rest of you would enjoy it too! "We explained to them that the Plan of Salvation is God's plan for each of us. It explains where we came from, why we're on the Earth, and where we'll go after we die. It's amazing how knowledge of God's plan provides such comfort, especially in times of grief. I love that we, as missionaries, share with people that we lived with God before this life, that He sent us here to gain a body just like He has and to choose the right so that we can return to Him after we die. I think the best part is when we explain that families can be together forever through this plan. When we do all the things we are supposed to do and choose to follow Christ's example, we truly can be reunited with our families. I love to bear my testimony to people that families are forever in the Celestial Kingdom. We have the choice now to follow Christ's path so we can return to His presence and the presence of our Heavenly Father in our families. The choice truly is ours."

  • My companion hit her one year mark! I made chocolate cake and German Pancakes for her! That may have been slightly selfish on my part because I love both of those things, but she loves them too, so it worked out well!

Well, that's about it! Have a great week!
Amo Sempre,
Sister McEldowney

From the keeper of this blog, caught a few things worthy of more information. I've included hyperlinks below -

"She's already planning her first trip to the temple to do baptisms for the dead..."

"I love to bear my testimony to people that families are forever in the Celestial Kingdom."

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