Wanted to start off giving a HUUUUUUUUUGEEEEE shout out to my momma DARCI BARTON for her special day today.... HER BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🍫🎅🙌🙉🙌🙌👲
Happy Birthday mom I love ya soooo much and couldn't be more grateful for ya and everything you do for me!!! Hope ya have an AWESOME day!!!!
This week was another one of those solid weeks here in Baronesa!!!! We had a super cool experience that I wanted to share will ya guys here real quick! It was actually last Sunday, but wasn't able to talk about in my last letter!
So last Sunday Elder Ferriera and I were doing some contacts headed to our lunch appointment and trying to close up the week strong with some contacts when we saw a woman with 3 little kids headed to the Favela Santa Rita when she stopped and looked at us as we were approaching her. She asked us "hey do you guys enter the Favela to teach people??" with a smile on her face like as if she had talked with missionaries before. We responded yes, and that is why we wanted to talk to her, to see if we could share a message with her another day. She all the sudden began to cry, and Elder Ferreira and I looked at each other not knowing why... She began to tell us that she used to go to church a ton and has a really good friend whom is a member in the neighboring ward. She wasn't ever baptized because of some pretty crazy difficulties she has, but she told us that every time she feel like she cant take anymore in her life the missionaries appear in her life. She said she knew it was a sign from God and promised to go to church that very day and went!!!! She brought her 3 younger kids (10, 7 and 5 years old) and said she felt soo much better after she went to church and just loved it. We started visiting her during this week, and are preparing her and her son Marcos (10 years old) for baptism and also found out that she has another son Paulo who is 15 and had already been baptized like 5 years ago!!! The family of 4 went to church yesterday, and was truly such an incredible experience.
I know that Heavenly Father puts people in our paths, and that none of this was in vain. I am so grateful to be teaching such incredible people and seeing miracles like this on a daily basis. She said to us this week that when she stopped and looked at us that last Sunday, that we looked liked angels to her. When I heard that, I became so happy. I know that The Savior Jesus Christ is by our side as missionaries, and that he puts His lost sheep in all of our paths so that we can help return back to his presence. I love this gospel with all my heart, and am so happy to be serving. This week was an incredible week, and hope you all have an awesome week as well! Thanks so much for your guys support!!!