Weekly posts of Sister Laurel Dickerson's 18 month mission in Belém, Brazil for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
"There is sunshine in my soul today!"
Yesterday I received a phone call that gave me the shock of my life... I was waiting for our district leader to call to tell us about the transfer (I was pretty sure I would be sticking it out until the end in Providência), when I saw that it was President Stasevskas. I started shaking all over. He told me that I was being transferred to Canudos (near the center of Belém), to be sister training leader with Sister Dustin (one of my MTC comps). In our mission there are only four sister training leaders, so we have to visit and divide with all of the sisters in the mission.... It's going to be a lot of work, but I know that the Lord will be there to help me! I did NOT think that I would be called to do this since I only have six more weeks here... but Pres. Stasevskas assured me that he received a revelation that I need to be here, so the Lord must have something for me to do!
Sister Lima (love her sooooooo much), was also transferred, going to Satélite, so yesterday we had to hurry to leave everything ready for the new sisters that will be coming. I felt super happy to see that we have two people ready to be baptized 11/12--Laiane and Marimar, and this week they will be able to marry Ana and Esmeraldino. So the field is white for them. :D Pres. Stasevskas is going to let me visit to be able to see the baptisms. :D It was super hard saying goodbye to everyone in the ward--they really are like family! Especially Lília, Gleyson, Fernanda, Vitor (a in-active that is returning to church) and Ana. Love them so much. I took pictures, but I forgot my cord, so I'll send them next week.... Gleyson bore his testemony this week in sacrament meeting!
This week, we saw lots of miracles. But I don't have time to write them all! One that was pretty neat was Saturday night when nothing was going right, and an elderly man invited us to come in, Sabino. He told us that he was a Jehovah's Witness. I was a little apprehensive, but I never met someone so humble and willing to learn! He happily said that he would pray and be baptized when he receives and answer. We found lots of new people this week who were prepared by the Lord. I love being able to see the Lord's hand in our lives.
I'm running out of time, but I love you all!! Happy Halloween!