Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Mother's Day

 Happy Mother's Day Mom! 

So this week was filled with exciting stuff! We are teaching lotsa of great people and preparing for some really special baptisms here in Campo Bom. Campo Bom is a little branch in the middle of almost nowhere, and for the first time in my mission we don't have a Chapel, just a rented house. Its kinda funny but actually pretty normal here in Brazil when you just have a Branch. The sacrament meetings are held in the garage! LOLZ.  

We've started teaching a lot of people from Haiti and the language barrier is a little difficult but they love going to church and bring all their  friends. The last 2 rows of the chapel garage were our favorite Haitians and their friends. My favorite was when we asked one of them if he knew what commandment meant and he said "drink water" Its a learning process this Portuguese, its not easy for anyone. 

This week we taught a Lawyer, it was really interesting. I'm used to teaching preachers so a lawyer was a good change. He is real interesting and was real happy to read the Book of Mormon, so we'll see how that goes! We also are teaching some really cool couples that are LEGALLY MARRIED for a change so that is fantastic.

This week sister Hannah and I learned 50 different ways how to arrive at our first appointment and will be starting up a map reading class! We walked 5 miles in the process and I'm not just guessing because Sister Hannah uses a fit-bit! CALVES FOR DAYS Y'ALL, Nothing like getting lost to lose the mission weight. 

love you guys!

read your scriptures 
say your prayers
also shout out to my younger sister Sarah for getting baptized this week! Read Luke 12:50 Jesus is happy for you!

Sister Jolley

also pictures are gonna be rough because our internet cafe literally uses computers from the dark ages 

Thursday, May 11, 2017


So the news of the day is that I got transferred! I'm heading to Campo Bom! And my companion will be Sister Hannah from CT! 

My last week in Bento was really great! We had tons of miracles! We are still teaching the 4 sisters and 3 of them went to church this week! and are right on track to get baptized in the next few weeks! We also found Natasha! We made contact with her on the street on Saturday night and she went to church yesterday! She told us that she is going to take her husband next week! The missionary world is full of miracles!!!

I hit my one year mark this week! I never thought I would hit one year. Sister de Paula and I celebrated with cuca and grape juice!!! 

On my last preparation day we went to visit the grape vineyards with Marlene and Vanessa! The vineyards  were so incredibly beautiful. We also went cheese tasting...it was an adventure. One day when I have more time I'll tell y'all about the crazy Italian cheese man! Hahaha he's a hoot.

Line of the week
Catiele(11 years old) - "Sister are you using make up?"
Me - "Yup"
Catiele "You are much prettier with makeup"
The truth comes out of the mouth of babes

Have a great week!

Love, Sister Jolley

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Running in the rain


We had zone conference with President and Sister Campos and interviews!!! It was really good! And my comp and I had to give a training at the zone conference and it was a little nerve wracking with President there but IT WENT ALL GOOD. But lemme tell you guys we had the biggest struggle getting to the conference. So the conference was in Caxias and Caxias is about an hour and a half away taking the bus and the conference started at 8 in the morning. So we called the bus station and we decided to take the first bus at 6:30 and the lady promised us that it was direct and that it wouldn't stop at all the bus stops and would just be 1 hour. 

So we left our apartment at 6 in the morning (in the rain) and ran to the bus station and got there just in time only to realize that we had forgotten our phone and that the bus that we were taking was actually the same bus that passes in front of our  house at 6:40. Life's full of disappointments. And we didn't know where we needed to get off the bus to get to the Chapel and we couldn't call anyone.  So we finally got to Caxias and we asked a lady on the bus if she knew where the chapel was and she told us that she did! So we got off the bus with her and she told us where to go but when she gave us the directions I realized that we weren't talking about the same place and that we had gotten off the bus really early. Anyway we ended up walking/running in the rain like crazies trying to find out where the chapel in Caxias is. We ended up arriving late at the conference and sopping wet. HAHAHAHAHA IT WAS A LITTLE ROUGH Y'ALL but at least the conference was great!

Anyway on Thursday we had to go to Porto Alegre for my visa AGAIN and we left at 4 IN THE MORNING!!!! Riding buses is becoming one of my favorite things!

Senhor Osmar was baptized and it was really special and he's so happy and he already started doing his family history!!!! He's so excited to take names to the temple!

Have a great week!
Read your scriptures
Say your prayers

Sister Jolley