Hi! My name is Alysha Carroll, and from July 2013 to January 2015 I will be serving as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Natal, Brazil. This is my mission blog, filled with wonderful stories of faith, hope, and the gospel of Jesus Christ!
September 17, 2013
Phew! So much
has been going on, my head is spinning. I think I’ve adjusted quite well to
life in the mission field. Here’s a quick overview of my day- Because I’m new,
and American, I have study from 8 til 12 every day. Which I’m totally fine
with. Personal study is my favorite time of the day, there is so much contained
in the scriptures! Then, we have lunch every day from 12 til 2:30. Almoço is the
main meal here, so we have a lot of time for lunch because we don’t actually
have dinner. Because I’m inside from 8
til 2:30, I miss the hottest part of the day which is reallllly
nice. I haven’t burned yet! But I already have a watch tan, just after 5 days!
We go out to proselyte from 2:30
til 9, then eat a quick snack at our apartment. It gets dark really early here,
5 or 6, which is also really nice because the night is so much cooler than the
day. Mom, I think you would really like Brasil. Everyone is SUPER friendly
here. People just sit outside in chairs and talk with their neighbors and
family for hours. When we ask to share a message, they just run into the house
and get more chairs for us to sit down and talk with them. It’s the most
wonderful thing. There is such a strong sense of community and family
K, I haven’t
gotten your letter or package yet. We only get mail about once a month here,
is zone conference so there is a chance i~ll get something. The address for
Interventor Mario Camara, 2066A
Rosado, 59062-600 Natal - RN,
home is actually a really nice apartment right on the beach, and we got to stay
there the first night. I’m about a four hour drive from Natal, very far inland.
Go to Mossoro, look around the Planalto and Liberdade neighborhoods. See if you
can find the chapel!
I am the new
ward pianist, big surprise. it was very very nice to be able to play on Sunday.
have to send you a novel next week!
happen literally every day here. Prayer is the most powerful tool we have. I’m
doing very well, everyone in the ward thinks that I’ve already been out one
transfer. It’s interesting dad, my companion (while reporting about me to the
DL) said the exact same thing you did in the setting apart meeting. She says
that I have no fear, that I~ll talk to everyone. That’s a lie, I have plenty of
fear, but it’s not going to stop me from sharing the gospel. I love the fact
that I can bear my testimony all the time. I don~t have much, but I have a
knowledge of the truth and I can share that with everyone I meet.