Monday, January 6, 2014


OI MINHA FAMILIA E MEUS AMIGOS!!!! AMO VOCÊS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This week... well, I´ll just start with what´s on my mind. I'm a little frustrated because all the people who said that they were going to go to church never came. If only they knew how important keeping their commitments is!! Because when people keep their commitments, they are THAT much closer and more prepared to make and keep covenants with God! And I just want them to have that happiness in their lives! 
Everything we do is for our investigators (everyone.) When we study, we study what we teach and how we can apply what we teach for them- so their lives can improve and so they can draw closer to our Heavenly Father. 

Anyways, something AWESOME that happened yesterday though, was when a family who was baptized 25 years ago, but hasn't been to church in 15 YEARS, came to church yesterday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh my goodness, it was so great! It was really amazing too, to see some of the branch members remember them, and give them great big hugs! Really- it reminded me of the Prodigal Son. It was a tender mercy for me to see that happen. 

We fasted this week (Fast sunday), and honestly it seems like every time we fast, we fast on the HOTTEST DAYS!!! It's really difficult, but it's worth it. And when we fast, miracles happen. A little sacrifice on our part, but MAJOR blessings!

For new year's, we honestly didn't do much. We went to a members house and had churrasco (I think that's how you spell it). Anyways, SSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOOD!

So this morning, I woke up with an absured amount of bug bites. I have 16 new bug bites on my arms. (11 on the left and 5 on the right) and 7 on my face!!!!!!!!!! It's kind of embarrassing.

 I am 99% sure that I slept with a mesquito last night.... yeah, I washed my sheets this morning. It takes a TON of self control to not itch. I have to think to not itch pretty much every other second. It gives me more understanding of how people with addictions try to overcome their addiction. Really- it's a minute by minute process/decision.

Well, I love you all!!! Share your testimony with someone this week! If you don't know with whom, pray for an experience. I promise God will help you have an experience... after all, it is HIS work.

Sister Eliason
P.S. Congratulations Sister Ashley Ludwig on your mission call!!!
P.P.S. Congratulations Sister McKenzie Toma on Your mission call!!!
P.P.P.S. Congratulations Liahona on your engagement!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (AH!)
P.P.P.P.S. Congratulations Sister Messick on your new marriage!!! (What do I call you now?)
P.P.P.P.P.S. I love you.
Christmas Pomegranate

Funny Sign!

New Year's Cake the District Leaders Brought Over

1 comment:

  1. I awoke one morning on my mission in Argentina with about the same amount of bites all over my body. Seems our landlady had let her dog come into our bedroom and sleep on my bed during the day while we were away. That night I slept in a bed of fleas. I had to go to the hospital and get some cream for them. We went out that afternoon, after washing all of the sheets, and bought a pack of smokes. I put all of the tobacco from the cigarettes under my mattress and the fleas never came back. Kind of funny to see a Mormon missionary buying smokes, though. But hey, it worked. I hope Sister Eliason was only exposed to a mosquito or two and not fleas!!