Wednesday, April 30, 2014

week 54 Sao Paulo.....que!

April 30, 2014
 Well this week has definitely been different. Last Monday I went to the mission home for the departing missionaries dinner and testimony meeting. Then Tuesday I was on an airplane for about 16 total hours. The funny thing is I flew from Pasco to Minniapolis with an elder who was heading techniquely we were companions for a couple of hours. Can I just say it is so weird to be by yourself for almost a whole day when you have been within sight and sound of someone for an entire year. The best part of the whole trip was talking to my mom and dad at JFK, finding out I have a new nephew, and seeing Baylee once I got to the way we did not plan to match at all ha ha, it just happened.
 The rest of this week has been full of studying Portuguese. Seriously all we do is study, all day long. But my Portuguese has gotten a little better. I am the worst in the class and its definitely frustrating trying to teach in Portuguese because I know exactly what I want to say in English but cant say it in Portuguese. But I know Heavenly Father will help me with the language because He wouldnt have sent me to Brazil with 6 months left if there wasnt something for me to do here. Everything will be fine, I just need to be patient.
 I think the best thing about being back in the MTC (ha ha not many people can say they went back to the MTC, weird) is that we have devotionals twice a week. Last night President Pinon (an area 70) came and spoke to us. We had to wear headphones and listen to the interpreter but it was a really good talk! He talked a lot about the missionary purpose which is so important to remember as a missionary, I definitely need a reminder every once in a while. He also said something I really liked- 'The Lord is molding your heart right now...learn to be molded and become what He wants.' I know that everything we go through hard or easy is for a reason and will help later. There is a lesson to be learned in everything we go through and we can either choose to be happy and learn the lesson or be miserable. I choose to be happy and learn. Heavenly Father has a plan for each of us and He loves us so much, I know He wont let me fail as I work hard.
 Well I think thats it for now! I still am kind of suprised every day when I look out the window and see Sao Paulo ha ha. Have a good week everyone and keep on smiling!
 -Sister Kaycee DavisEu amo voces!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

week 53 part 2 BRAZIL!!!!!!!

April 23, 2014

Well I made it Brazil! It still doesn't even seem real that I'm finally here. Baylee and I found each other right after we landed here in Sao Paulo...the crazy thing is we are wearing the exact same thing ha ha...we must be twins or something.  From the airport we drove to the CTM, which took 2 hours. By the way drivers in Brazil are crazy! Seriously all of us in the car thought we were going to die multiple times. But all is well so far and I've already learned a lot. Its beautiful here and I am excited to get to work. My time as a visa waiter is finally over, I'm a little nervous about the language but I know Heavenly Father will help me. Well I have to go! Have a great week and keep on smiling!
Eu amo voces!
-Sister Kc Davis

Monday, April 21, 2014

Week 53 I'm leaving on a jet plane...

April 21, 2014


 Well this will be my last email from the WKM. I never thought I'd have a hard time leaving Yakima but its so hard to say goodbye to people who I've grown to love in these last 7 months here. I know Heavenly Father had a reason for having me stay in the WKM for a year and now He has a reason for sending me to Brazil. He has a plan for all of us :)
 We had a pretty fun week though. On Saturday we got involved with two pranks...the other sisters in our district pranked the elders and we helped with that. We put string all over there had to crawl everywhere and sprayed perfume and moved a lot of there stuff around. It was fun :) Then about an hour after that we helped the elders prank the sisters...confetti in the air conditioner vents in the car :) Now there is confetti all over the car but it was fun. And no one expected us to get in on both of the pranks ha ha. 

Oh...I also turned 21 yesterday. Not my best birthday but that's ok.

 I think our biggest miracle this week was we had 2 investigators come to a Relief Society activity and they both liked it! It They weighed our purses at the activity and it turns out sister Steen and I have the heaviest bags out of the whole Relief Society, I did not expect that.

 Well I think that's it! My next email will be from Brazil! Have a great week everyone and keep on smiling :)
Eu amo voces!
-Sister Kaycee Davis

P.S.- Our district took a lot of pictures after district meeting and lunch. We spelled out 'Yak City'. 

Monday, April 14, 2014

week 52 fishing line

April 14, 2014


 This week was pretty great :) We were able to do a lot of service which is awesome! I love service :)

 I can't remember if I told all of you but last week we got a new investigator, Linda. Well this week we saw her twice. The first time we saw her we taught the Restoration and it went really well. We got home that night and were talking about the lesson and it turns out that Sister Steen and I had both had the feeling during the lesson that we should put her on date for May 4th. But neither of us did because we wanted to be united in the decision. So we went back the next day and invited her to be baptized and she said yes! She didn't even question it like a lot of people do. So awesome! And then she came to church on Sunday! I am excited to see what happens :)

Our zone leaders also thought it would be funny to prank us about 10 times during the week. On my year mark after we finished planning that night we went outside to take a picture. I pulled on the door handle and it was really hard to open...the elders had tied our door handle with fishing line to a tree, a rock, and a light pole haha. Luckily it wasn't tight enough so we could still get outside. But that was definitely surprising. 

 Well I think that's about it. This is my last week in the WKM and I am a little bit sad, but I am really excited to get to Brazil too! Also...I turn 21 on Sunday and its going to be Easter...should be a great week!  Have a good week and keep on smiling everyone :)

Eu amo voce!
-Sister Kaycee Davis 

P.S.- Pictures...The fishing line that was holding our door shut. 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Week 51 Harmonicas and singing

April 7, 2014


We had a really great experience this week with our recent convert Angie. Angie lives with and takes care of an older couple in the ward- the Glenn's. We stopped by 2 Sunday's ago and it turns out brother Glenn use to play the harmonica but really cant know because he cant get enough air. Well it just so happens that my district leader also plays the harmonica. So this week we took the elders with us and went to see Angie and the Glenn's. As Elder Johnson played the harmonica we sang. The spirit was so strong and it was great to see the Glenn's smiling because they have been really lonely lately. That was probably the best thing that happened this week :)

General conference was definitely one of the highlights of this week! I felt like so many of the talks were directed right at me and I got some answers to some questions I had in my head. I love it went that happens.

This week marks my 1 year mark (on April 10th)! Time has gone so fast. My mission hasnt been what I expected at all, I didnt think I would end up in the WKM for a year and then get my visa. My mission has been hard, just like every mission is.  But...even with all the hard parts of being a missionary I have learned and experienced so much good. I know what real joy is now. I know the power of the priesthood is real. I know what the atonement is and that its for me. I know Heavenly Father is always mindful of us. I know I have changed as a person and I want to change more. I know the path that I want to be on for the rest of my life. I know I want to be a missionary forever. I know the gospel of Jesus Christ is true. I still have 6 months left and I am excited to learn more :) Being a missionary is the best!

Well I hope you all have a great week! Keep on smiling :)

Eu amo voces!
-Sister Kaycee Davis

P.S.- It must be almost Easter or something...Hi we're missionbunnies from the church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints! (these bunnies were on the front porch of a house we knocked one answered the door.)