Monday, October 24, 2016


Olá Minha Família!!

Well I hope you all had a great week because I just lived one of the best weeks of my mission! Because guess what! Bruna was baptized!!! I honestly can't put into words how wonderful of an experience it was! She was so so happy and we all laughed and cried and had a wonderful day celebrating her baptism. So many members came and they have embraced her into the branch family which is all that I could ask for. After the baptism we were all chatting and Bruna was talking to the ward mission leader who was talking to her about the temple. A few minutes later she announced "In a year, we are all going to Madrid to go to the temple!" I am so happy for her and so excited to help her prepare for that incredible day! I wish I could describe how much I love her and how grateful I am for the wonderful experience it has been to see the gospel change her life. 

It is starting to get cold over here and we are getting some rain! And when it rains...IT RAINS! But we love it and still have a great time as we get splashed by cars driving by. :) But we saw some miracles this week! We were able to teach 3 complete families and have plans to go back to all of them! From one of the families, the mom and daughter came to church yesterday and loved it! I have such a good feeling about them and am excited to continue teaching them! :) 

Other updates:
1. Transfers are this week! Do you know what that means? I am done with training! How crazy is that? We find outtomorrow whether we stay or go and who knows what will happen! Until next week! 

2. Yesterday we were visiting a less active family and they were trying to guess our ages and apparently I look like I am 27... Let's just say they were very suprised when I said 19!

3. Last but not least, I found letters from Clarissa and Sariah this week from when they were on their missions and they were so fun to read because now I am in the same place that they were in! I am so grateful for such wonderful examples in my life!! :)

Last but not least, I remembered one of my favorite quotes this week from Elder Hales: " With your own testimony of God you will be able to bless your family, your posterity, your friends, your own life--all those you love. Your personal knowledge of God is not only the greatest gift you will ever gife, but it will bring you the greatest joy you will ever have." And he is so right! I know that this Gospel is true and that it brings us the most happiness and peace in our lives. I know that God is our Heavenly Father and that Jesus Christ is our Savior and through Him, we can repent and recieve all the blessings Heavenly Father has in store for us. I am so grateful for the Gospel and the happiness it brings me every day. And I am so grateful for the opportunity I have to share the good news of the gospel every day!! It truly is an incredible work!

I love you all! Thank you so much for your examples and all that you do for me!! 

Com muito amor,
Sister Morey

PS Sorry I don't have as much time to email today but know I LOVE YOU ALL AND WILL GET BACK AS SOON AS I CAN!! But I pray for you all on the daily! 

PPS No I did not buy the Bastille CD I was just overjoyed to see it in the store

Monday, October 17, 2016


Olá Tudo Mundo!!! 

I hope you are all ready because this was one of THE BEST WEEKS OF MY ENTIRE LIFE!!! Miracles happened and I am so excited to tell you about them! :) 

On Wednesday Sister Smyth and I had a division with the sisters in Braga! I was with Sister Costa (once again a native Brazilian) and we had a blast serving together. I was able to ask her lots of Portuguese questions and she is just the happiest and nicest person in the world and we had a great day together! What made it even better was our lesson with Bruna!!!! As you know, Bruna has been doing wonderfully, coming to church, and loving everything that we were teaching! There was only one thing missing! She still wasn't wanting to get baptized. We didn't know why, but Sister Smyth and I decided that division day was the day to invite her again. So Sister Costa and I planned a lesson on faith and went in with prayers in our hearts. Well, we got in and Bruna started telling us about how much she liked Alma 32 that we had asked her to read the night before. She was talking about it and then said something about baptism. Now, my Portuguese is improving but I still have a longs ways to go and am slow at understanding. So she said something about baptism and I thought she was saying she still didn't want to talk about it. I WAS WRONG!!! All of a sudden Sister Costa got really excited and they were both looking at me and it hit me! SHE DECIDED SHE WANTS TO BE BAPTIZED!!!! Oh my goodness I cannot even describe the joy I felt! The lesson switched to planning the baptism! October 22nd is the day and we are all so excited! The members were all so excited when we announced it in church and I know it will be an incredible day! Stay tuned!! 

Other than that we knocked doors, talked to people in the streets, and had a great week! It is crazy to think that this week is the last week of the transfer! Time flies! 

Funny story of the week: To begin, if any of you don't know, one thing the Portuguese do is whenever you are greeting or saying goodbye to someone, you give beijinhos, or a kiss on both cheeks. And everyone does it! Obviously as missionaries, we give beijinhos to women and a nice firm handshake to gentleman. Okay now for the story! Yesterday we had the opportunity to teach a less active and his wife with the elders and had a great powerful lesson! But afterwards the member was dropping Sister Smyth and I off at the church. We all got out of the car, Sister Smyth shook his hand and then I went to shake his hand. Next thing I know he is going in for the beijinhos and I had to jump out of the way and apologize because it's a rule. The elders were laughing and Sister Smyth was crying she was laughing so hard. Welcome to the struggles of Sister Morey! 

Anyways, have a great week everyone! This gospel is true and I am so grateful for the opportunity I have to be a part of this great work. Tchauzinhos!! 

Com muito amor,

Sister Morey

Ps Here are pictures of our division, district p-day at the bowling alley, and the pumpkins Sister Smyth and I carved today! 

Well Folks...She's Married!!

Dear Everyone,

That is right! My big sister got married this week and she was the most beautiful bride in the world! Congratulations to Meredith and Kyle!!! I have absolutely loved seeing all of the pictures and hearing about the wonderful wedding day! Everyone looked amazing, the house looked beautiful, and Kyle and Meredith looked absolutely wonderful and so so happy! I thought of all of you so much on Friday and was praying for you and I am so grateful that it was such a wonderful day. I thought so much about our family on Friday and how grateful I am to be a part of it. :) I am so grateful to know that I am sealed to the best people in the world for all eternity!!!! 

This week was a great week and we were able to knock a lot of doors and have a lot of lessons! Bruna is doing well and we are just working on helping her build her faith and feel the love that God has for her. We had a great lesson with her where we followed up on conference and we asked if she liked it and she said she loved it and knows that the church is true! She came to church again this week and we are having a lesson with her tomorrow!! Hurray!!!!! 

But other than that this week was great! We worked hard and were able to meet some very cool people! We met this one man named Francisco who met with the missionaries 30 years ago! We had a long talk with him and he remembered a lot of things about our church and had some questions about the plates and about baptisms for the dead. He said he wasn't interested but he came to the English class the elders teach this Friday so who knows! One interesting thing he said to us though is he asked "Are you doing missionary work for your salvation, or for mine?" And that really struck me! Of course we want to be serving missions because we want other people to know about the gospel, but it was a reminder to me to check my heart and see what my motivation was. 

I love you all! Have a wonderful week! Thank you for everything!!! A Igreja é vededeira, o livro é azul, Moroni está acima de bola....e amo vocês todas!!! 

Com muito amor,

Sister Morey