Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Week 58 Tchau Marcilio!

 May 26, 2014 


Well, we got transfer calls last night and I am getting transfered. But that's ok, I am really hoping I'm not in a trio this time. The strange thing here is that when you get transferred you have no idea where you are going or who your companion is going to be. So this will be exciting!

The sister training leaders came to our area on Wednesday and we went on exchanges. One of the STL's is sister Peterson from my MTC district in the MTC! That was great because I was able to ask her some of my questions and get some more suggestions on how to study Portuguese. I also was able to help teach 2 of our lessons which was really nice. I miss teaching so much and in my trio right now I don't really get to teach or talk.

We had a baptism this week- Nelton. I really don't know him at all, but we were able to do service for him. I think when you serve others you are able to love them more. 

Oh, before I forget...I made pancakes last Monday. They were interesting ha ha but my companions liked them and they loved the syrup I made.

I think that is pretty much it. I know Heavenly Father is helping me so much, and I am so grateful that he answers my prayers. Have a great week and keep on smiling everyone!

Eu amo voces!
 -Sister Kaycee Davis

Monday, May 19, 2014

week 57 Macaco

May 19, 2014


Well Brazil seems to get more and more interesting every week. Like this week....I saw 3 monkeys (macacos) in a tree. Monkeys....outside of a zoo...weird. We also ate fried bananas this week, they are actually really good. And thats just two of the interesting things this week.

So my Portuguese is getting a little bit better, it is definitely hard. But I know Heavenly Father helps me everyday. Even with just recognizing a few words in a sentence.

We have been doing a lot of walking so I have a lot of time to think. One of my companions and I kind of had a short conversation about how this is the work of the Lord. If this was my work I probably would be home right now because it is hard. But its not my work, its His and He has given me the amazing calling of being a missionary and I'm grateful that I get to assist in His work.  When I feel like giving up because I'm tired, or frustrated I just have to do as Henry B. Eyring said and "REMEMBER HIM". He is my Savior and I am never alone while doing His work. 

 Well I think thats about it. The only other thing I can think of is that I'm making my companions pancakes today. They are really excited ha ha, hopefully they turn out good!

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

Eu amo voces!
-Sister Kaycee Davis

Monday, May 12, 2014

week 56 Vitoria Brasil...

May 12, 2014
Oi! Tudo bem?!

Well its been a really crazy week. I left the CTM on Tuesday and flew to Vitoria, that is when I really started to realize that I dont speak Portuguese. Trying to have a conversation with my new mission president and his wife was so hard. But everything has worked out so far.

I am in a trio with a sister from Brasil and one from Argentina. We use lots of hand motions because we really dont understand each other very well.

I think the best parts of my week were the small miracles that happened-

1. Our office secretary (they dont have senior missionaries here, just a companionship of elders working in the mission office) is from the U.S., was  a visa waiter for 6 months and speaks English! 

2. One of my zone leaders and my sister training leader are from the U.S., so I can always call them if I need help. My STL was actually in my MTC district in Provo so I know her really well.

3. I got to skype with my family yesterday! That was the best part of my week. I am constantely reminded of how important families are and I am so grateful for my family! I love you all so much!

4. Heavenly Father has answered so many of my prayers. I hit 13 months this week and this week has been stressful with not knowing the language, not understanding anything, and feeling completely lost most of the time. But everytime I feel like I cant do this, like its too hard and have prayed for help Heavenly Father has comforted me and helped me keep going. Prayer works.

Some interesting things that have happened- I woke up one morning and my eyes were completely swollen, they arent swollen anymore but that was really weird... We had a pizza with hardboiled eggs, some kind of meat, corn, peas, and onions on it. It was actually pretty good. 

The work here in Brazil is really different than in the states but I am grateful that Heavenly Father has given me the chance to serve here. Yes, its hard. But everything will work out the way its suppose to. I know Heavenly Father has a reason for everything.

Well I have to go but I hope everyone has a great week! Keep on smiling!

Eu amo vocês!
 -Sister Kaycee Davis

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

week 55 Sister Davis Arived!!!!!

May 6, 2014

We are very grateful to have Sister Davis with us in the Brazil Vitória Mission.  She arrived from the CTM in São Paulo.  Although a little tired due to an early plane flight, she was anxious to begin her service in the mission field. 
President and Sister Araújo