Sister Ashlyn Brooke Unbedacht

Sister Ashlyn Brooke Unbedacht

Monday, October 26, 2015

October 26th, 2015 - This Week My Testimony Has Been Strengthened

The sun is shinning and I'm just so happy to be here once again writing you all! I'm so happy and I'm doing well! Shout out to Megan for being a Champ! I love you and I'm so proud of you for making so far! Wahoo! Keep working on it!
Celebrating winter in Brazil!  (building a snowman in our freezer)

This week was a week that I will never forget. This week honestly changed my whole mission.. and my life. This week I studied a lot about the Savior.  I studied Jesus The Christ, The bible, and The Book of Mormon. Of course I love the Savior and I'm grateful for the things he did and continues to do for me, but this week I gained a knowledge and a testimony of the role of Christ in my life. I love Christ with all my heart. He really is the Savior of the world. He really did walk here on the earth and help the needy and raise the dead. He did many miracles. I gained a deep gratitude for him. I'm here on my mission for him. This is a way that I can show just a little part of my gratitude for him by sharing the love that he has for his children with everyone. I'm so grateful for this time to be here as his servant.
Banana Plantation

Right now we are teaching many people. We are teaching many people but not many families. We are focusing our time right now on finding families to teach, so they can receive the blessings of the temple together. We find our investigators just by talking with everyone! I use the excuse that I don't know the streets here and that I need help, then they realize that I have a strange accent and then we talk to them. We literally talk with EVERYONE. Everyone here is always outside and so we just talk to them on the street.

This week we didn't have a baptism of our investigator but the group did have a baptism! This baptism was in the river, but to get to the river we had to hike through a banana plantation. It was crazy! I felt like George of the Jungle. It was so cool though to have a baptism there.
Sister Santos, Sister De Sousa and I

The new news of the week. I received a new companion. Sister R. Santos and I'm now in a trio with a New sister named Sister De Sousa. She is from Fortaleza and will be serving a short time mission to see if she wants to serve a full time mission. She was set apart and sent here to learn with Sister R. Santos and I. She is a hoot! She is hilarious! I have enjoyed getting to know her and her help has been so nice to have! The missionaries here are still doing almost everything. There are callings now in the group, but we are working harder than ever to find a place to have to our own for church and to keep the group growing for when we will have a branch. We are walking more than ever! We don't bike anywhere, just walk.
That is all for this week! Love you all!

Sister Unbedacht 

Monday, October 12, 2015

October 12th, 2015 - Transfers today!!


Today is transfers, but I still dont know if I will be transferred or not.  We find out the day of and then we pack up the same day and trade locations.  So, you will find out next Monday if I left or not.

This past week has been great, but really hard as well.  Physically, I am so tired and it is very hot! 
I have learned that the Lord really will help missionaries physically in this work.
This week I pondered the scripture 2 Nephi 11:7.  I thought that I would start with the basics, like article 1, there is a God.  I love this scripture because it proves that God exists.  I have met people that don't believe this.  It is so sad.  As I pondered this the last week I thought of the things in my life that has shown that God exists.  I am so grateful for him.  I love him and I love His son, Jesus Christ.

I'm so grateful for Conference. I'm so happy to hear that everyone is picking scriptures to ponder. It's so important to apply these things to our lives. 
I love you all!  I'm doing well!  I'm happy in Iguatu and so happy to be a missionary!

Com amor,
Sister Unbedacht

October 5th, 2015 - What A Wonderful Weekend!

On our way to mission conference in Juazeiro
Wow!  My spiritual battery has been filled!  I'm so grateful for the things that happened this week.
This week we had mission conference.  It was at a place called Juazeiro, which is 3 hours away from Iguatu.  We left for there at 3 in the morning and returned 12 at night.  It was such a good day!  President Fusco spoke about how we need to be 100% obedient in all things.  He spoke about the rules of the mission and how we need to always be improving our work.  It was great preparation for General Conference.  We stayed in Juazeiro for the day to work and help  the missionaries there. I stayed with Sister Nielson!  It was so good to work with her once again.  We've both improved so much.

General Conference was amazing!  I loved EVERYTHING!  Every talk said something that I was needing!  I'm so grateful for a loving Prophet and the apostles, and I'm grateful that we have the  wonderful opportunity  to hear from them every 6 months.  I can't pick one talk that I liked more than the others.  Now that conference is over, I hope that we all will think of the things that we heard and do the things that the spirit told us to do.  Does everyone have a scripture picked out for the week? I have mine! 

I love you all so much!  I'm still in Iguatu, but transfers are the following week.  I'm hoping to stay because I know there are many people here for Sister R. Santos and I, and I hope I can stay with her for at least 1 more transfer.  I'm  praying for you all. Thank you for your support.  Never forget of the love that the Savior has for EACH of you.  He loves you.  He loves the people who are so far away from him.  He loves the sick.  He loves the poor.  He loves EVERY PERSON.  I love something that a friend shared with me a while ago.  She said that God loves each of us.  He will always love us, but he doesnt trust all of us.  Are you a person that God trusts?  I hope that he can trust me.  Do everything you can so that he will trust you and guide you to help others.  

With Much love,
Sister Unbedacht