My name is Diana Martin and I am a not so secret agent for the Lord in beautiful Maceio, Brazil. I am serving as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for 18 months.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013


August 12, 2013

Dear Family,

Transfers were a bit crazy. They pull all the missionaries that are being transferred and their companions together in one meeting. President gives a short message mensagem. He talked a little bit about Facebook and text messaging and how we will begin preparing for these advances (obviously still a long ways off). Then the assistants begin to announce the pairings by zone. The big shock was now we have two sets of Sister Training Leaders one dupla in Alagoas e the other in Sergipe (the two states that make up my mission). Sister Moraes is now Sister Training Leader! I miss my mom but it is cool that with so few months on the mission she is already helping so many. The other big shock was that the two new sisters ended training early to train other sisters. Thats what happens when you recieve 8 sisters and two of the seniors get moved to leaders. 

My companion now is Sister Baldomir. She is awesome, 24, and from Brasilia.   She is bem mais calma and reserved than Sister Moraes. It is cool to see how another missionary works. Now I can take what I like about them both and use it to become a better missionary. It has been a little difficult this week because we really started over and from the beginning with no investigators and since I know the area I did almost all of the planning and decision making even though I am techincally junior companion. But it was good. I feel like I learned a lot this week and relied even more on the spirit. And for the first time people turned to talk to me before my companion. Yay for people knowing me! 

Does Elder Marquez have a friend serving in Maceio agora? Because last conference an Elder said that his best friend was serving in Boston MA but I don´t remember then name he said. 

This week our shower head was fixed and for the first time in three months I took a warm shower. It was GLORIOUS. It is strange because you would think since it is so hot you would only want to take cold showers but I say unto you nay. Don´t take advantage of your warm showers. 

I love you all and I know that a lot of things are going on but I´m so glad that you always remember to write me! I love reading about the happenings there. 

Sister Martin

Last photo com minha mãe. Isn´t Maceió beautiful? I think so 

This one shows our personalities a bit better

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