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!
May 22, 2014
A short one!
May 19, 2014
Short email this week, I don’t know where the time went!
Saturday morning we helped a single sister in the ward with
yard work. It was a lot of work and a lot of fun. I was reminded of how
important it is to have priesthood in the home. This sister is like a mom of
the missionaries, but she doesn’t have any priesthood and its hard and
beautiful to watch how the elders take care of her. Give priesthood blessings;
help with yard work, etc. Its amazing to see the difference that a good
priesthood holder can have in the home. Its all about service. I never, NEVER
can imagine home without my dad and my brother, and I wouldn’t be able to live
without being married to a strong priesthood holder.
Enough trunkiness. I have a while on the mission still hahah
We baptized an INCREDIBLE young man yesterday! His name is
Avila, he received all the missionary lessons and then started leaving with us
to go visit all his friends! We are already planning the baptism of his best
friend Donovan! I have never met a 13-year-old that grasped the principle of
service so quickly. (He got up super early to make his mom breakfast on mother’s
day. This is rare for 13-year-old boys). Avilais basically already a little missionary, it makes me so excited to
think where he is going to be in a few years :)
Annnnnnd obedience brings blessings, but obedience with
exactness brings miracles. And missionaries need miracles every day :)