Monday, August 25, 2014

Week 71 Os dez mandamentos...

August 25, 2014


 Well its been another went really fast! We were able to teach a lot of lessons this week and meet some of our goals so that was great!

 So this week I found one thing I can teach really well here in Brazil... os dez mandamentos! (10 commandments) In WA I learned some hand signs to help me remember what order the commandments are in. This week we taught Iago (our recent convert) and an investigator the commandments and it went really well. It felt so good to teach! 

 One night I was feeling a little discouraged and I looked at quote on our wall that I've read probably a hundred times. But this time it really hit me- "voce nao e invisivel para seu Pai Celestial. Ele ama voce." -Dieter F. Utchdorf. In English :) "You are not invisible to your Heavenly Father. He loves you." I am so grateful that Heavenly Father will always be there to help me. Sometimes being a missionary in Brazil is very lonely, especially when people choose to not understand you even when you speak clearly. But I know I am never alone. Heavenly Father loves me, and will always listen to me when I pray. 

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

Com amor, 
 -Sister Kaycee Davis

Monday, August 18, 2014

week 70 Ultimo transferência...

August 18, 2014

Tudo Bem?! How is everyone doing? Well...this week starts the last transfer of my misson...I'm not sure how I feel about that ha ha. We got transfer calls last night and we are both staying in Cacheiro.

Things that happened this week: 

Sister Belo's birthday was Thursday. I made a cake for district meeting and then we had cake again that night. 

It rained a lot! For almost 4 days we didnt see the sun. 

We got to help make some decorations for the ward activity next week. It was suppose to be this week but got cancelled because of the rain. We always ask after almoço if we can help and usually people say no. So it was kind of nice to get to help someone, even with something as simple as decorations for the ward activity.

Last thing. Yesterday a member of our ward found out that I basically have 2 missions. She asked- 'wouldnt it have been easier to stay in WA?' I have been thinking a lot about that question. Yes. It would have been easier to stay in WA. But there is a reason Heavenly Father sent me to Brazil. There are things I couldnt have learned in WA that I have learned here, and things that I learned in WA that I couldnt have learned here too. In the end Heavenly Father knows what is best for us, even if it doesnt make sense to us at the time. I am grateful for my mission and the things I have learned.

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

Eu amo voces!
 -Sister Kaycee Davis

Monday, August 11, 2014

week 69 16 meses

August 11, 2014

 Well...I'm not sure what to say this week because I cant remember much of what happened ha ha...I do remember for some reason this week I was really hungry and thirsty all the time and really tired...hopefully this week will be a little bit better ha ha :)

 One great things this week was we taught more lessons than we usually do, which was great! I love teaching about the gospel and getting to share my testimony!

 The sister training leaders came to our area this week and I got to spend the day with Sister Peterson who was in my MTC district. The amazing thing? We spoke in Portuguese basically the whole day. I definitely believe in the gift of tongues. I have learned a lot of Portuguese in a short amount of time, it a miracle. Heavenly Father definitely blesses us when we have a desire to do what is right. 

 I finished Alma this week and can I just say, I love the book of Alma! It has so many examples of missionaries and good leaders who have strong faith, always trust in the Lord, and always are thinking about the welfare of others. These examples make me want to be better. I am so grateful for the Book of Mormon and the things I learn from reading it.

 Well I hope you all have a great week! Good luck to all my nieces and nephews who start school this week :) Keep on smiling everyone!

Eu amo voces muito!

-Sister Kaycee Davis

P.S.- I hit my 16 month mark yesterday...time is going so fast! 

Monday, August 4, 2014

week 68 Pia de batismal...

August 4, 2014


 Tudo bem?! We have definitely had some adventures this week. I think the best part of the the week was our investigator, Iago, got baptized and confirmed! He is a really great kid and I know this was the best decision he could have ever made. 

 Iago's baptism ended up a little bit stressful because of the pia de batismal...when we got to the church the font looked clean, so we started filling it wasn't clean. Then we realized the drain wasn't working. So using a bucket and some rags we cleaned and emptied the font. Well today, I looked at the font (hoping the drain was working) and it was still completely full of water! So while my companion was emailing I emptied part of the font. Can I just say, you never realize how much water is in a font until you have to empty it by hand ha ha. I think I will be sore tomorrow

Last comment for today...I am so grateful for the Book of Mormon. I can really say that I love that book! The Book of Mormon has helped me so much lately. There are some days when we come home and I am exhausted and a little discouraged, but then I read the Book of Mormon and I feel so much better. 

Well, I hope all of you are having a good week! Keep on smiling :) I love all of you so much!

Eu amo voces!
 -Sister Kaycee Davis

P.S.- Picture...Iago, his mom- Samara, and Johnathan (Iago's step-dad).