Thursday, June 1, 2017

May 29, 2017

It has been quite a while since I have written a weekly email! All is going great here in Ala 2, Ponta Grossa! I have been out on the mission for 11 months!!! 

Sadly my companion Sister Salvador went home because short term missionaries are not allowed anymore! She was an incredible companion and I was able to learn so many things with her!

Tereza and Albari my Brazilian grandparents :)

Fancy french fries 

Knocking doors at the hole in the ground  "Who knows? Maybe we will find people down there who are waiting to hear about the Gospel!"

Transfers- Saying goodbye to Sister Salvador and meeting my new companion Sister Gonzalez! 

Luckily, I received a great new companion. Sister Gonzalez from ARGENTINA!!!! I will try to learn Spanish with her and will help her with English! She is super excited to work and be here! She has 4 months in the mission! :) 

On Tuesday  a week ago it was raining sooo much! I found out that my boots are NOT waterproof. So my feet were completely soaked and all of our meetings fell through and we had nowhere to go so we decided to knock all of the houses on that street. After about 4 houses of nothing... we knocked on a door and a guy looked out the door and we were trying to talk to him but it was hard to hear because it was POURING! He said, "let me grab an umbrella!" So he came out in the rain with a broken umbrella and talked to us. He invited us to come back on Saturday when his wife would also be home! We returned and shared a message with them and were able to get to know them better! It was incredible! :)

We are teaching quite a few people and trying each day to find more and more! 

We must all have faith that everything that God gives us and everything that we must wait for, is for our benefit. Sometimes we pray asking for Option "A" but God ends up giving us Option "B." I know that God knows all things and that He knows our hearts and our desires. I know that he loves each and every one of us and that he want us to be happy here in this life. I also know that he gives us challenges so that we can learn and grow and also so that we can humble ourselves and put our faith and confidence in him. We must have faith with a PURPOSE, and we must be willing to act with our faith to accomplish the things that God wants us to accomplish!

Thank you all for the love and support! 
-Sister Hancock

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