Monday, December 15, 2014
Week 47 - Boa Viagem

Hello everyone!!

Ok first off my area is the prettiest thing in the world. Look up Boa Viagem (which means good vacation) to see pictures. I think you guys will feel the need to come and get me at the end of my mission :) And also a lot of people speak English here so you guys wouldn’t be completely lost. It is sooooooo pretty! I love it here!! The area where most of the members live and where we work during the day isn’t as pretty as Boa Viagem but it’s still awesome! It’s right on the beach too! I love being in the city. I definitely have no idea what I’m doing but luckily Sister Cariola is from Santiago and understands the buses here haha. We got lost on the way to church yesterday and a member had to come and get us. We took the wrong bus and went to the other side of the city hahaha. The members here are awesome!!! This is the biggest ward I’ve been in here in Brasil. The Bishop is the best!!! He is so excited. He doesn’t want us ever knocking on doors. Yesterday in a meeting he was getting after the leaders for not giving us enough references. He wants us to have like 20 every week! He reminds me a little of Uncle Eric the way he talks haha. He said "I don’t want to see any of those shy sister missionaries who just sit there and be pretty. I want missionaries that work!!" Also he gave us homework to fill out a family history pamphlet and wants us to try to find people using that. This is also my first ward here that has a family history center so it will be cool working with that. So we are super excited with our ward and this area! 

This week we pretty much had to start everything again. There were only like two investigators that are kind of progressing. We have been talking to everyone we can and finding a lot of new people to teach. We have been using the video “He is the Gift” and it is awesome how it touches the hearts of every person that watches it. I love Christmas! I’m learning so much about the true meaning of Christmas. I am so grateful for the first present that was given to us from a loving Father and all the hope and happiness that came with it.

We took a few pictures on the beach this morning and I also have some from a few weeks ago that I’ll send. The rice worked and my camera is back to normal yay!! Thank you! This week for me should be awesome. Wednesday we have a mission conference with our whole mission!!!!! Thursday I’m gonna help a lady from our ward with her English class for little kids. I’m gonna bring the money that you sent. She said that they are all excited to meet a real American :) Friday is a ward activity/dinner. And Sunday is a stake fireside of Christmas music and the missionaries in this area are going to sing! I love Christmas!!!!!! I hope you all have a great week! Love you all!


Sister Bedke


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