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.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Just keep swimming...

Dear Family,

That is really funny that you saw Elder Lopez again! His brother is actually the ward mission leader in my ward. Yesterday he asked me about his brother. Really small world.

My companion is doing better. This week there wasn´t any gluten in the food we ate so it was a good week.

Story. We began teaching a brother and sister that just moved here from interior do Alagoas and they live Very humbly. Well we taught them the first lesson and gave them the pamphlet of the Restoration even though they couldn´t read. We returned two days later and the pamphet was nailed to the wall open to the page of Joseph Smith receiving the priesthood. I was shocked and thought it was pretty funny at the same time.

We have been really struggling to find new investigators this week. A big challenge. There are many aspects of missionary work that can be hard and there are a lot of things like you need to remember and be aware of. But every area has its different challenges. Here the members are very involved and help a lot but it is hard to find people to teach. I spent today studying PME about how to find people. And the two most important things about finding is FAITH and having the Spirit. And it is amazing how sometimes you take the responsiblity upon yourself to find people (what techniques. who to talk to. what to say) when really you need to have faith and the Spirit. When you believe that the Lord is preparing people and when you know that the Lord will help you find those people of course you will find them! of course people will be put in your path! And you have more excitement to get out and find those that are ready. You see the Lord blessing you more. Everything is better basically. I loved your story, dad, about praying for missionary opportunities. And they appeared. You had faith that you would find the chance to talk about the gospel, and you were ready to talk about it. So it happened! Amazing. Our Heavenly Father is an amazing one isn´t He? Sometimes I stand all amazd at how He has so much time to help each and every one of us. How organizd He is.

Well anyway after that rant....

Time has been passing so fast. We are here in the last week of this transfer and we are more determined to work than ever before. I know that I will have stories about miracles to share soon.

I love you all and wish you a very good week!

Com amor e carinho
Sister Martin

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