Monday, April 25, 2016


lols didnt have time to plan an email, but im alive, and imma just attach some pictures, aight?

1. We ordered zone t-shirts! an elder in my district drew them! hehehe guess which one is me (hint: everyone calls me barbie

2. I made sister condeña celebrate her 8 month mission mark even though she thought it was ridiculous WOOHOO for being an annoying companion!!

3. A pretty solid picture-description of my area in São Gabriel. It has to be the most CHILL place in all of brazil. Its just surrounded by miles of fields and trees and horses and cows and its super beautiful

4. ME AND MY BEST FRIENDS. Ugh I love these little girls

5. Us and our rapaz that were making him to vists with us because were going to turn him into a little missionary hehe 

And these next pictures are all going to be an activity and our branch president, who works in a bakery, taught us how to make "sonhos" which are basically just donuts and I ate 9 of them I think...........

ANYWAYS, nothing really happened this week except for ridiculous thunderstorms that keep people from coming to church on sunday..............but hey, life is good, at this point 3/4 of my dreams at night are in portuguese so thats a success!

AAAAAAND my reading assingment for y'all is the family, proclamation to the world! Because I love my family at home and I love my family here and we could all use a little reminder of what this life is all about. Preparing for our eternal life WITH our families!

Sister Lippsie 
(thats what my 4 year old best friend Manuela calls me and its the cutest thing in the whole world)


Monday, April 18, 2016


I want to start my little email off this week by thanking all of you lovely people who write me all these weeks and remember me in your prayers every once in a while. Seriously I LOVE YOU GUYS SO MUCH. It makes me so happy to see an inbox full of names of people I love. I SO wish I had the time to respond to every single one, but trust me I read them and love them and pray for you all too! 

We survived transfers this week! Both me and Sister Condena will be staying in Sao Gabriel and workin' our bootys off too!

BAPTISM OF OUR PRECIOUS VICTOR! Hes so cute guys. Go look at the pictures. He turned 12 this week so we already have interviews set up to get him ordained to the priesthood and serve a mission in 6 years (just kidding about the mission part) (kind of)

Friday was the baptism, but saturday was the best day ever because we freaking killed it, worked so hard even though it was 100 degrees and we were melted, managed to teach a ton and really good lessons too, and THEN I GOT A NOTICE THAT MY BFFS FROM PARQUE PINHEIRO WERE VISITING FOR THIS GIRLS MISSION FAREWELL! SO we ran to the church building before our hour to be at home, and I GOT TO SEE FELIPE AND BRUNO, Ugh it was the best day, our two future elders!  

AND IF THAT WASNT GOOD ENOUGH, they told me that SATURDAY MY TWO INVESTGATORS FROM THE FAMILY I TAUGHT FOR 2 MONTHS WERE BAPTZED!!! AH i cried literal tears of joy. 2 months ago I had marked the 16th of April with them for their baptism, and it was ALL worth it. I feel so content, everything real is worth it, even if we cant see the blessings or fruits immediately!!

Happy happy happy, 
Sister Lipps

Victor's baptism!!

District pics

MY LITTLE SISTER, ANALY. Actually shes victors little sister, but everyone calls her mine haha shes so cute


Thursday, April 7, 2016

Bitten by the Beast

insert creative way to say "hey family and friends"

IM 5 MONTHS OLD TODAY. Whoever said 18 months is a long time lied straight up because this is going so fast. too fast. Ill be home in a year and a few weeks, HOLY COW

Insert here a funny transition to tell y'all about my week

I heard myself speaking Portuguese in a video this week and realized "wait i kind of sounf competent??" so I dont know when that happened but i aint complaining. This man yesterday thought I was from Brazil too, so VICTORY! Also funfact theres alot of germans that immigrated here so a large amount of these "brazilians" actually just look like tanner americans haha.

I got news this week that one of my investigators I had taught for 3 months back in Parque Pinheiro was baptized last saturday! Victoryyyyyyyyyyy. Some missionaries get so protective and competitive with baptisms, and "their" baptisms, and im like "dude chill, its not your baptism, or their baptism, its a soul coming unto christ". So yay for Tatiana in Parque Pinheiro! (the mom of that little baby with bright blue eyes that i adopted)

A member has an avocado tree in their backyard, and we basically did it like a pinata with metal poles trying to hit them down and we ended up taking up a giant bag and i was SO HAPPY.
also theres lots of orange trees along the streets and when were hungry during the day we just pick one and eat it so thats pretty cool amiright?

its especially cool because we are so poor here, haha our mission has the lowest weekly allowance of all the missions in brazil, and i asked brazilians if thats because the food is cheaper here, and they were like "HA no the food here is WAY more expensive" so like WHAT. We get equal to 80 dollas a month for everything

We have an investigator and hes freaking adorable, and his name is Victor and hes 11 and his grandparents are members and hes going to get baptized on the 16th! So you guys will get to see pictures of how freaking precious he is in a few weeks :)

Ok so heres the thing, I love dogs. and Sister Condena doesnt. So this week we were leaving a house and there was this freaking cute little dog, and Sister was like "yo dog stay away from me" and i was like "no sister, dont be afraid, look at him, hes so cute--" AND THEN THE BEAST BIT MY FINGER. WTH. LIKE I JUST CALLED YOU CUTE AND I TRUSTED YOU AND EVERYTHING. Hahahaha so it actually really hurt but dont worry, i dont have rabies, I cleaned it really well and bandaged it and its all healed now. Like, it didnt hurt that much physically, but emotionally.........................yeah it hurt.
(side note: i already know what my mom is thinking. yes momma, im a big duncecap. Ill never reach down to touch a dog again)

OK so now to the good stuff: General Conference was amazing this weekend. Its almost better than christmas. I learned so much, got so much inspiration for myself and my investigators! I want everyone to watch the talk my President Uchtdorf again, and apply it in your own life. There is no destruction too great, no problem too overwhelming, no mistake so devestating, that it cannot be cured by our Savior Jesus Christ. He is the good shepard. He knows his sheep, and loves them so much, he gave his life to save them. I love my Savior and I love this church and i LOVE being a missionary!

ate mais a gente,
Sister Lipps :) 

K dont have time to explain the pictures but just figure it out, k? ;)