So, we now have 11 missionaries here in Valinhos, 7 of which are in my Ward - Bela Vista! aí sim, Bela Vista!
We have another companionship of sisters in our Ward, Sister Alexandre from Bahia, Brasil, and Sister Carranza from Argentina (she was serving in the other Ward here in Valinhos, but moved to Bela Vista), and the Elders are in a trio! Lunch with the members is like thanksgiving every day because of the ridiculous amount of missionaries!
We divided our área with the other sisters, and it's such a good thing! It was so hard to follow up with people, because our área was so big. Now we only have 4 or 5 diferente neighborhoods, and it's a little bit easier now.
Marilsa is so adorably awesome! We taught her on Tuesday, and she made a delicious chicken salad in little cracker boats! It was so cute! Her husband, Roberto, is super hard to find at home, but he was there and he is so open to the gospel and so supportive of Marilsa. The last time we taught them together, we challenged them to pray about the Book of Mormon to know if it really is true. When we asked Marilsa how her prayer went, Marilsa said, "I have absolutely no doubt it's true". She was just smiling from ear to ear, and I could feel the power of her testimony. It was so awesome! Roberto said they were both going to stop drinking coffee. They went to church yesterday, and just loved it :) Before we left, Roberto said he wanted to ask a question. He asked us when the temple is open for visits. We're going to plan a day this week to go with all of them to the temple :) It's going to be awesome!
Fast and testimony meeting was awesome. It was kind of cool, because at the end, all of us missionaries went up to the stand and bore our testimonies. It was really cool. The ward is getting super excited about missionary work, and I hope we can help in whatever way we can :)
I love you all so much, and hope you have a wonderful week!