Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Joseph

This week I gave a  15 minute talk in church!  It was super short notice (like a few hours before chuch), so I decided to talk about Lehi’s dream and about the different people in the dream and applied it to missionary work. 
We also met Joseph this week haha.  Turns out that there's a family here that their daughter joined the church a while back and served a mission and then moved to New Zealand. They loved how much she changed from learning so much on her mission and growing in such great ways that the dad decided to name the son Joseph.  Anyway super nice family.  We’ll definitely be returning.
We also had zone conference this week and we talked about living the higher law and see what heaven sees in you! Which I was like "What? Where's my mom?"  Literally was a mom devotional. It WAS AWESOME!! Loved it!! But it's soo true. We need to live in a way that we always do all that we possibly can because when we do all we can, we will be blessed with so many great things from Heavenly Father!! I know it's absolutely true!!
I love yo all soo much!! Have a great week!!!
Sister Neuberger

2 lbs of chocolate chips. Cookies for days!


Saturday, April 21, 2018

Truman Show

April 16, 2018
Anyway so real fast this week went by fast with a new area and a new comp.  My new comp is Sister Guimaraes and she's from Curatiba, and she is 26 years old.  She's been a member for 8 years and she has one other sister.  She loves eating and sleeping and she's been in this area for 4 and a half months.  My area has a total of 15 streets and it's like a little beach town that is nowhere near the beach.  It's closer to mountains than to the beach.  Basically it's like this transfer is the Truman Show in real life if anyone has ever seen that show (thank you 7th grade science class).  What's funny though is that on the other side of a main road dividing our area is a mall.  And everyone seems to know my  comp here, like everyone! It's great! 
This week we did a lot of finding people and meeting some of the recent converts here.  The area is small, but my zone is huge. It's the first time that I have other sisters in my district and more than 3 duplas in my district. 
I also ran into my “brother” from Itaperi this Sunday.  He was visiting the other ward and it was so fun to see a familiar face from my other area and even though its just been a week it was fun to hear all about Itaperi and how everyone is.  
I was reading a talk from Elder Hales this week and he was talking about attributes of Christ and how we need to weave in those attributes into our life tapestry.  I like this analogy because if we weave it into our daily lives just think about how much prettier our life's tapestry will be!    
Love you all soo much!!Have a great week!!!
Sister Neuberger

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Conference

This week was crazy fantastic and fast!!!  Also Happy Easter!! I hope you all took time to reflect on the amazingly wonderful gift of the atonement in our lives and how as we learn to keep the commandments we can become closer to Christ!

We got to go see the Easter show that a few wards put together every year.  It was soo fun because we got to see the other mission too! Fortaleza. Which was so fun because we got to see a few of our friends from the CTM!!! 

We also had a baptism this week!!! Remair was baptized and it was great!! along with a family of 4 that the Elders had been teaching!!  Just a spiritual moment and at the end of the baptism all the missionaries of the zone got to sing to everyone!  And then after, we all went back to watch the second half of conference.  

Conference was amazing this weekend!! Sustaining of the Prophet and 2 apostles and one being from Brasil.  (people lit up with excitement with the announcement here).  Also with 7 new temples being announced; one being in Russia and one in India.  How cool is that and the changes with visiting and home teaching!! I'm soo excited about the announcements!!!  The Church is moving forward!! And these new changes will help us even more to come closer to Christ as we work together and love one another!  Conference was amazing. If you didn't get to watch it, GO WATCH IT!! You will love it!!! You can find it on lds.org  


Have a wonderful week!!!

Sister Neuberger




Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Hold to the Rod

This week real fast cause I've got to go.  Anyway, it was a very loco week!! We literally walked every rua (street) and knocked every door in the ala itaperi (Itaperi Ward) this week!! Luckily we have two wards haha, but we knocked every door (500 fliers) to tell everyone about our talent show and open house this week!!  It was a great show we had a few people come from interior to present!!! They were fantastic!! We also had ward conference and had it packed with 180 people.  Our building isn’t that big so there were a few people standing in order get everyone in! It was awesome!!! And we had lots of new people there!! So this next week is going to be fantastic!!!!
Also my best friend Rosangela left for her mission this week to Londrina Brasil! I'm so excited for her!!
The most exciting part of this week was when we had a power outage and we were at the end of a big street in our area.  We could see the emergency lights of the church building in the distance and we were like, "Well, what to do now?"  Luckily I had my flashlight on me this day I don’t now know why, but I had it, so we at least had a light and we had the light of the church building in the distance to get to.  So we started walking and wow the amount of people in the streets, kids screaming basically chaos.  But we made it to the building and when we got there luckily Bispo was still there and to top it off he had coxinhas (fried chicken dumplings) for us!! Yay!!  Anyway I was thinking about this experience this morning and I thought about the iron rod and how we have to hold to the rod, but also keep moving on the rod to get to the tree or to the church building in this case.  We also need to be prepared by doing those small and simple things to be ready when disaster hits because we never know when its going to be and we don’t want to lose sight of our goal or lose hold of the iron rod.  It's crazy how well it was like the iron rod because there were so many people screaming and lost in the street, but as we shared our flashlight light with thethey could make it to their destination safely and we could get closer to the church building.  As we do those simple things we also have to share our light to help others come to the light of Christ to help them make it home and to his presence. And when we make it there it will be a festival of happiness and coxinhas!! Haha  anyway hope that makes sense because I'm writing fast.  Anyway I love you all soo much!!! Have a 



wonderful week!!
Sister Neuberger

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Fourth Floor Last Door

I almost forgot to write a group email hehe whoops. I've been responding individually to all the other emails I've received. Much appreciated!

This week was another full week of lots of walking!  My legs are all muscle now haha. I also think we're hitting the heat of the year.  We had a bunch of appointments fall through this week so it was a little bit of a challenging week, but at the end of the week we found some great miracles!

Our less active is coming back to church and she is starting her mission papers! And her family now wants to possibly be baptized because they remember those times that they went to church and felt such great peace.  We also found a family that lives close to the bispo's house so we're hoping that everyone will keep wanting to learn more!

The bishop's wife made us pancakes well pancake-ish type food this week which was delicious!!!

We also had zone conference this week!  Also was a great inspiration to get to work and work even harder than you're working.  Lots about "fourth floor last door"  if any of you remember the conference talk from Elder Uchtdorf a few conference ago when he talked about the elders that knocked every door in the apartment building and only at the last door on the last floor did they get invited in to talk to the family and because of that they ended up baptizing the family.  Exactly what we needed to hear this week.  Also, always a great reminder that we have to remember to do all that we can to receive the blessing of heaven,.  We have to be ready to receive those blessing because if we're not prepared we can't receive those blessings in full.  Heavenly Father is always extending his hand to help us. We just have to reach out and grab it!  I love seeing those little miracles in people's lives here everyday that help them see the hand of Heavenly Father in their lives.  I hope we all prepare for those amazing blessings that Heavenly Father has in store for us!  

I love you all sooo much!!! have a wonderful week!!! 

Sister Neuberger


Monday, March 5, 2018

Living on the Sun

This week it poured and then two days it was blistering hot and I got
ridiculously burned wahoo!! I love having super inflamed skin! Haha
(sunscreen here does nothing haha)


My new comp is from Sao Paulo (Campinase). She wants to be a lawyer. She
loves chocolate. She was basically raised in the gospel, has one other
brother, and she and he live with her mom.


Also, we had a super spiritual lesson with our investigator Kelly this
week and as we talked about answers to prayers, she told us about
how she's been praying for her sister to get better and a few days
later her sister's health was perfectly normal again and didn’t have to
have surgery or anything. Which is an amazing answer to her prayers.
We're also super happy because she and her future husband have been
reading the Book of Mormon together and they also taught whole family com a familia
dele!  How great is that!!!!!


We also worked with a less active member who is returning to church.
She worked with us all day on Thursday and absolutely loved it. And this
week our bishop is going to see if she wants to serve a mission!! So
excited for her!!!


Our mission president has been talking a lot about M&M (members and
missionaries) and BIZ (a chocolate they have here that’s like kit
kats)(Baptisms endownments sealings). It kinda works with the translation. He talks a lot about how if we work with the ward and the members in the ward we will have more
baptisms more people firme no evangelho which means more people going
to the temple and more families having the chance to be sealed
together forever!  So share you're testimony with everyone you meet
this week! Beause everything comes from those small and simple things!!


Love you all soo much!! Have a great week!!
Sister Neuberger