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.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


Dear Family,

Are y´all enjoying the World Cup? It's awesome! This week started the craziness right? I don´t know about there but here it really is craziness. The month of June is also São Joõa with is celebrated with fireworks and bonfires in the street and drinking so the two combined has been big! Next week I will send a photo of this crazy house. The owner painted the front for the Cup! Its cool. So during a Brazil game (and maybe during Germany) we have to stay inside our house. But Thursday we still got to follow the game. Every time there was a goal made hundreds of fireworks went of and you could hear everyone yelling GOALLLL so naturally we joined in as well. The yelling, not the fireworks. It was fun even though we were in casa. We sat waiting for the fireworks and talked and ate popcorn with brigadeiro (something that is very very tasty. I will make it for you at home). 

But some other exciting things happened this week was well. 

Aline was baptized Saturday! She is nineteen and also from São Cristóvão. She has been coming to church with Barbara and Almir for about a month now. It was great! and It is amazing how much speakers at a baptism are inspired to say the things that the investigator needs to hear. The Spirit was definitely there at that baptism!

This week I really studied about the Atonement in relation to love are charity. Just imagine the love for each one of required to do something so painful and completely self-less like the atonement. I started with trying to understand love. which in its most perfect and elevated for is Charity. and without charity we can not have eternal life. and it was only through charity and love for us that Christ had the strength and will to endure. To suffer for each one of us. To not give up. I am so grateful for Christ our Savior. For the perfect example of love and charity that he gave us. 

I love you all and am sorry that this email is short but next week will be better!
com carinho e amor
Sister MArtin

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