We got some pictures today! They are from the beginning of her mission when Joci was in the MTC. The people in the pictures are her district. I'm pretty sure that they are at the Sao Paolo temple and one other Temple in Brazil. I'm eventually going to put the pictures where they go with the letters on the blog, but I wanted to see them for a while first! I have to say Mondays are my new favorite day of the week! ~Momma Baker
November 3, 2014
Im 25% sure that yesterday was the best day of my life. I say 25% because every day continues to get better and i’m sure that it will be ever better when i can actually understand every single thing people say, but im focusing on the now and i’m sure yesterday was a dang good day. I will never be able to explain it because it will never do it justice, but it was the best day of my life. It was just one of those days where you just wake and and its just a good day. You just smile the whole day and in your heart you just feel good. I know that i was walking with Christ all day. He just spent the day with me. Thats the only way i can describe it. I just felt this burning happy feeling in my chest all day. it was almost tiring. I woke up and got ready for church. I am the only person in miles around that can play the piano so not only am i a missionary but i have a calling almost in the ward as the piano player. This is a good thing because they cant compare my piano skills to anyone so they think im some sort of piano god, but on the other hand they think i can play anything so they just pick the hymns and i just pray really hard. I must pray hard enough because i have been able to play the best i ever have before. I can play whatever hymn they throw at me. Heavenly Father sure loves me. I know that he helps me so much. I play special musical numbers at baptisms and stuff now. Church was awesome.
I bore by testimony in church, which was hard but the brazilians are nice so it wasn’t too scary. I love brazilians. They are very excited all the time. And welcoming so when i went to church everyone welcomed me with hugs and kisses. TONz of kisses. Then we had two baptisms after church. I don’t think i have ever been so happy for another person. They have the gospel in their lives now. They are clean and pure! Theres no feeling like it! I cant explain. It was wonderful and I almost cried.
Next we went to a members house for lunch. We ate guess what, beans and rice! and fish which was new and the crowning jewl, the most delicious mango i have ever eaten and the best pepsi i have ever had as well. It was awesome then when it started to get darker we walked around the town and i talked to so many people. People here just sit out on their (i don’t know what to call them so ill just call them porches) porches at night when it starts to get dark and cool down. So we can just come up to people and they bring out chairs and clean water and sit down with us and we just deliver our message and then leave. Its so nice. I wish that everyone would be like that. I love it.
Then we spent the evening and dinner at another members house. The little girls there love me so much. I will send a picture next week of the sweetest little girls. I love them so much. The mother of one girl died very recently and it makes me so sad but she is so sweet and i love love her. She gives me kisses and hugs and talks 7 milliion miles a minute. I love her so much. We finished the day with me playing on the guitar and people asking me to play songs. And that was the best day of my life. My companion is convinced that all the people will come to church if i sing to them. So right now i am working on songs in Portuguese so that i can convert people. I love my companions so much. They are amazing. But really though. They brighten my day. We call the first companion we have in the feild our Mother because they have to take care of us and help us learn everything and my mother is Sister Moraes. I talked a little bit about her last email. She is fantastic. I love her very much. The other companion i have is Sister Do Vale. She is crazy. I love her too. They are both incredible. We have so much fun. I didn’t realize that missions could be so fun. I love my mission. Well thats all i have time for. next week ill have more stories. I love you all!
Love, sister Baker