This week was super fun! Our little group of four missionaries in Morrinhos has come to be unstoppable! We have seen so many people changing and growing in ways that we never imagined! Transfers were today, and we are sad to see Elder Rocha go! We will be recieving a new bee in the area (Elder Márquez is training). Sister Cunha and I are staying and we got a new companion today! That's right we are in a trio with Sister Hale now! I am starting to feel the ground shake in morrinhos because of all this power!
This week we starting focusing on teaching families... right now we have four families that are working toward marriage and baptism! It is so cool to teach families, and help them to become eternal! I am so blessed to be a missionary and get to know these families! When you teach families, as a missionary, you become part of the family. It is something so wonderful, it is hard to explain!
We also had stake conference this week. It was a wonderful experience. The theme was missionary work. The São Paulo temple president spoke, and invited us to be "forgetful"! He jokingly said that the reason we become forgetful in our old age is because we are being prepared to return to Heavenly Father with a clean conscience! So it pays off to be forgetful! How can we become forgetful member missionaries? We start to forget Pass Along Cards in public places... such as the super market, the doctors office, the dentist, or a package of daipers! If you want to step it up a little you can forget Liahonas and Books of Mormon too. He said that once we are a little braver we can begin giving gifts! Like the Book of Mormon, Liahonas, Church DVD's. And once you have gotten over your fear to talk to people you can invite people over for Dinner or Game night and charitably invite the missionaries!
I know that missionary work brings a new kind of joy into our lives! I hope that we can all be missionaries and start to forget things!
Be forgetful, Love lots, Laugh lots, and don't forget to brush your teeth!
And don't forget that you can't bring others to Christ if you aren't at His side!
I love you all so much and hope you have a great week!
Love Sister Culley