week 34 - We have the same Birthday!

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Looks like an awesome time!!!! I love our family!!!
So this week was a little rough! We had our Zone conference in Caicó so the other sister from our zone came over Wednesday night because we had to meet at the church to catch the bus at 4 in the morning to go to caico by 8. it was rough getting up at 3 but I was just like walking dead in the street to get to the bus haha! but the Zone conference was soooo good!! I felt the spirit so strong...`Presidente and Sister Soares gave really good treinamentos!! I loved every second of it! We watched a clip of Elder Holland’s talk when he is talking about Easter and the Lord´s sacrifice for us...minha nossa it was just such a powerful spirit that I felt really testifying of the love that my savior has for me!!!
We got back from the trip the same day, Thursday, at like 9 at night so we went straight to bed!! It was sooo hard to get up in the morning the next day, but the work must go on!!!!!!!
so we had a baptism for Carlos this week!!! it was amazing, but so stressful because all week we passed by there to get his parents to sigh his baptism form. But they were never home or they just didn’t want to talk to us!! al week we were praying for his dad to be home and sigh the form and let Carlos be baptized!! Al week Carlos was like no my dad said more time ´mais para o frente´ and we were like nooooo, pray about it, don’t be desanimado (I hate writing in English, its hard cause I’m starting to forget some words) but yeah it was just a tense week! But Saturday Elder Harris went there to interview Carlos and try and help us et to talk to his parents to sigh the form!! We waited and waited and waited, but his mom was busy making food and then after she went to bed so she didn’t want to talk with us she didn’t even come to the door and his dad never showed up! So we had to leave because it was almost 9, and Carlos was like leave the form with me and I’ll get him to sigh it!! I was nervous, but Carlos said something after that and I was just like ahhh I love this boy...he was like we should say a prayer...! I started to cry. I’m just so happy that I am a missionary!! I could just see the happiness in Carlos´s life just by getting a taste of the gospel!! He´s going to be an amazing future missionary!!! Love him!! but yeah we let him keep the form and we went on our way! The next morning, we got to his house and I was just so nervous! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!! haha and WE saw Carlos and he came running to us with the ficha in his hand and he was like my dad let me be baptized, he sighed the form!!! I almost cried right then and there!! WAHHOOOO I was just sooo happy for him and you could just see the happiness in his eyes!! 
I just feel so privileged to do the work of the Lord!!
I love you guys and next week I´ll write a little more,
but just pray for some our investigators...Normando, Alice, Eduardo, Junior, João Vitor, Ricarlos, Livia!! 

Love you...happy Easter...enjoy conference this week with cheesy waffles and pajamas!!!


sister Talentino


week 33 My health is 100% now!

sooo I don’t know what happened to my camera but the pictures don’t show up on the computer when I hook it up...so over these computers!!! but also. maybe its because I don’t have more room on my memory card!! can you guys send another. Ill look this week for one and if I don’t find one that fits the camera I will let you know!! it´s a 16 gb
but yeah this week was great!! It´s great being a ´mom´on the mission, and training someone because I feel that I’m learning more and becoming a better missionary while helping my filha!! I’m so grateful for this opportunity!! but yeah anyway, with that..this week my health was at a 100 %!! YAHHOOOO!!!  minha filha is amazing!!! I love being with her...she’s from Curitiba and she´s just the best!! we had some crazy experiences this week...miracles!!!
we have this one family that we are teaching...Daniel, the oldest was baptized last Sunday and confirmed yesterday! but he has a cousin that lives in the same alley as he, Carlos! and we have been praying for him cause he has a lot of fear of his dad! he had fear that his dad wouldn’t let him go to church and he kept saying that he cant say that he will be baptized cause it only depends on if his dad lets him...so sad!! but he´s seriously the best little kid ever!! so this week, sister Stadler and I decided to fast for Carlos and for his dad to have a soft heart and an open mind and let his son follow our Saviors example...we did the fast on Thursday and we didn’t get to see or talk to his dad until Saturday! when we went to talk to him Carlos was all nervous and what not and he was like no, no don’t talk to him...but the gente went up and started to talk to him about how Carlos wants to go to church and we just wanted to let him know and invite him too to go to church and whatnot, and in the end he was like oh sure he can go with you guys to church no problem! we also talked about baptism with him and he was like yeah that sounds great for my son, but not right now! (goleiro) he said that when Carlos is a little more prepared and when he has gone a little bit more to church he can be baptized.... MIRACLES!!!!! hahah Carlos was like a new person after that, all happy and telling everyone that lives in that little alley that he´s gonna go to church, showing people his book of Mormon that he got and telling every one that he´ll be baptized!! haha it was just the greatest!!
another miracle happens where I just know heavenly father was looking out for me comforting me! (this will be the last experience cause running out of time) but yeah! Friday morning Elder Harris called and he asked if we could go and help them in their area with some investigators!! of course we said yeah, so we marked to go there after lunch! Lunch we went to Brad and Fernanda Stewart´s house (American that married a Brazilian) We had the most trunky lunch that I have ever had...ribs with mashed potatoes and gravy and corn with chocolate chip cookies for dessert! and the message that we left with them was families can be together forever, we even sang the primary hymn...and we all started to cry! And I just felt really homesick at this point cause this family speaks English and everything and I’m just like what the heck hahah where´s my family!! and I was just like really down...but we had work to do (SOO GRATEFUL for the Stewart family, they´re seriously such wonderful people) but yeah so sister stadler went to help the elders!! and let me just tell you, sooooo many funny things happened where I was literally in the street laughing out loud with tears streaming down my face haha!! The 2 people that Elder Harris and Elder Aguiar wanted to take the gente to visit just didn’t turn out! one wasn’t home, but his mom was home and when the gente got there she didn’t say hi or anything she just said, no, he’s not here...while waving here finger in the air hahahahah it was just such a funny scene!! (maybe a had to be there) and after that we went and visited Kalyson, a young boy, and he literally woke up in the moment hahah! he came down the stairs and he was like me when I woke up for seminary..not really awake just like a walking zombie haha!! and we were talking to him and nothing was going through to him and he was not talking just leaning against the door haha it was just sooo ridiculous!! he was just sooo out of it minha nossa hahah....so the moment that I need to laugh the most, heavenly father put these 2 situations in my path so that I could laugh a good laugh and feel happy again!!

I´m so excited for this week to study more about my Savior and everything that he´s done for me:)!!!!!

have a great week
-sister Natalie Talentino


week 32 - I am a trainer!

So this week was an adventure!! We had transfers this week and I was nervous that I would be called to train a new missionary, because everyone was saying ah yeah you´re going to train, no doubt. blah blah blah!! So Usually we get a call Monday, on our pday, if we are going to train because we have to travel the next day to get to Natal to meet our new companions!! So Monday, during pday I was all nervous and what not and jumping every time the telephone rang!! but at like 6:30 at night I was like ahh they would have called by now,de boa!! and then our LZ´s Elder Aguiar and Elder Andrade (love them) they came to meet all of us to go to a family night and they came up (I was with sister Antunues at the time) and they came up to us all smiling all big and what not and I was like...ummmm what´s up with you guys?? and Elder Andrade said that they received a phone call...and that I was going to train!! haha I started to cry and laugh and smile and everything!! haha I didn’t believe it at first but they just kept saying no no it´s true you need to go to natal tomorrow to get your `filha`haha so yeah I’m a mom now in the mission (with only 7 months!!!!!) and my daughter is Sister Stadler from Curitiba!! SHE´S SERIOUSLY THE BEST!!! LOVE HER!!!!!!

This week I hate to say it but I was sick again! The first night of my fliha was spent in the hospital! the doctor said its a virus that goes away with the medicine but then came back after...sooo right now I’m taking other medicine for my stomach and she said that it should be better now!!! this time it wasn’t as bad as the others, but the doctor said that I need to stay in house and rest for 3 days...so I stayed in a member’s house. While Sister Thomson came and stayed for a couple days to help us in our area!! It turned out great!! I stayed with a member, Fernanda, and his family!! They have an English school cause her husband Brad is from the US but he married her and they live here now in Mossoró! Their kids speak FLUENT ENGLISH AND PORTUGUESE, and now they are learning Spanish...hahah it´s crazy!! mom brad sent you a message on Facebook and sorry that it was hard for me to talk English, but I didn't know that he would let me talk and it was just kind of in the moment and I panicked!! Just know I love you and miss you a ton but I’m so happy to be here in Brazil!

We had a baptism this week. Daniel...He´s 12 years old and we are teaching his family! right now his parents are working on getting married, so it´s going to take a while to get married but it´ll be all worth it!! It´s hard with the people here cause literally everyone is getting sick and it´s a sickness that really serious, Zika, Dangue and Chikungunya (don’t know how to spell that last one) hahah but literally everyone has it and it´s so hard cause the people that say, aww we can't go to church cause we´re sick, literally are like the walking dead haha!! or we also have the other people that have like a headache and say they have dengue and they cant go t church with us..whatever!! hahah

This week was great but I’m just excited to get better and help and work with my fliha!!! She is just the sweetest and the greatest!! she´s going to help me a lot feel more excited and animated to work!! Fresh out the CTM ahah!!

I seriously am just so grateful for this church, for the gospel of Jesus Christ, for the Power and Authority of God that was restored on the Earth that blesses every single one of us in ways that we can’t even imagine!!
I got a priesthood blessing when I was sick from Elder Harris, Elder Aguiar and Elder Henriwue!! When Elder Harris said my name it sounded like Dad was saying my name and I just felt a calming and a peace that came over me!! ugh I am just so grateful for everything that I have because of my Savior!! He literally is everything. The reason we are here with our families, on this path to return to our Heavenly Father!!!

Yesterday night I also watched the LDSface2face single adult fireside with Holland...so

good!! His testimony brings tears to my eyes and a fire to my heart!! haha

LOVE YOU GUYS!! sorry no pictures. The computer isn’t working!!! 
LOVE YOU, have a great week:)

do you have elders or sister in the ward now???