Rafa decided to record instead of writing because it takes too much time for her to write. She is mixing up the two languages too much:) Here is what she has to say! Hi mom, hi daddy, hi Camilla, Kay Kay, and David So, every week we have to write a huge report to president … More Let’s record! Vamos gravar!
Dear Family, I can´t write that much just yet because I´m not in my Pday. So this is a way of saying that I’m in Salvador right now, getting ready to move to my first district. Yes, I have lots of typos but that’s because they don’t give me enough time to go over. I … More First week in the mission field/Primeira semana no campo missionario
Dear Loving Family of mine, I literally have 52 minutes to write so…. Sorry for the spelling mistakes and else. (Mommy corrected all of them.) The first day in the MTC was exciting. Everything is new. Everyone is new and Portuguese is hard. My MTC president is very strong. His last name is Swensen. He … More At the MTC – No CTM
It was a very hard week for our family with the loss of out matriarch. Dona Joana was more than wife, mom, grandma, grandma great, sister, and friend. She was an angel sent to our family to watch over us. Losing her, has been hard because of what she meant to all of us. But, … More The blessings of the Gospel when we lose someone. As bencoes do evangelho quando perdemos alguem.
We could not be more proud! She stayed with the Brazilian Grandparents for a few days, within a few days she was speaking the language like a native again! She got to the MTC and she was put with a Brazilian group. It means no language training for her. She will go to the mission … More She is in a Brazilian Group
This morning we woke up so excited about Rafa. We had a chance to talk to her before she left to the Missionary Training Center in Sao Paulo. It was an exciting morning and we all were waiting to finally see the pictures of her as a missionary. Rafa’s cousins took her to the MTC. … More She is officially a missionary!!
Rafaela had an amazing time in Sao Paulo with her Brazilian Grandparents. She said she ate too much. Everyone wanted to feed her and she loves Brazilian food so she had to eat and eat! Hahahaha She had a hard time the first few days because she missed the family but she realized that she … More Rafaela in Sao Paulo
I believe all missionary moms go through the same thing but I haven’t felt this before. It was my first experience as a mom to have my baby leave. I was probably in denial from day one. I knew she was graduating from High School and she was going somewhere after the school was over. … More A mom’s goodbye to her missionary!
In July we had a chance to go through the temple with Rafa, to help her prepare for her mission. It was an incredible experience as a mom to see our beautiful daughter make eternal covenants with our Heavenly Father. She experienced all kinds of emotions. But she knew the importance of doing this. She … More Rafa’s First Temple Experience
What an emotional day! Yes! We all got emotional and excited at the same time. We know this experience will change her life completely. We are so happy she chose to go on a mission. Get ready to laugh and cry with her little brother in the back screaming:) Rafaela opening her mission call