So finally Last Monday they called to pass the transfer. I thought for sure Sister Garcia and I were going to stay together, BUT no :( I am training for the fourth time a sister from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil!!! Her name is Sister da Rosa. However, I am still a Sister Training Leader and I am training another STL too, Sister Vazquez. My official companion is Sister da Rosa (my daughter), but when it comes time to do splits and stuff Sister Vazquez and I are companions. It is super confusing and I have so much responsibility. I am not sure why the Lord has called me to train yet again. No one has ever heard of a STL training a greenie before, but I am willing to do whatever the Lord calls me to do. I actually really needed this because training helps you be more obedient, diligent, and patient....all the attributes I need :)
Wednesday was a holiday called ``Day of the Dead`` here in Brazil. We went to the cemetery and taught the Plan of Salvation; however, it is a Catholic holiday and so it was kinda difficult because all the people there are die hard Catholics. They burn candles on the graves and say some sort of repeated prayer. My companion and I almost died because it was dang hot and the smoke from the candles wasn´t helping, but an experience to remember. How grateful I am to know where we came from, why we are here, and where we will go after this life. FAMILIES CAN REALLY BE TOGETHER FOREVER :)
Then Saturday we had interviews with President. I didn´t even say what was on my mind, but he responded EXACTLY with what I needed to hear. I have no doubt he is a man called of God. I am so grateful for the scriptures, a Savior that knows my thoughts and answers my prayers.
Often I feel overwhelmed and wonder if I have the strength to continue on. I am training a new sister, taking care other sets of Sisters, planning the misson Christmas party, and trying to take care of my own area and help ALL people come unto Christ through faith, repentence, and baptism. But many times literally out of no where I get this boost of energy and I feel as though someone is pushing me up the hills. I may only have four months left, but these are going to be the best four months of my mission!!!! I know the Lord is aware of each one of us. This week if someone offers to help you... let them serve, or if you feel prompted to go and help another person... GO!!!!
I LOVE YÁLL!!! I challenge yáll to read Mosiah and King Benjamin´s talk to the Nephites.
Have a great week :)