Mom....name the singer!! haha!
This week was the fastest week of my mission I think. When I say time is flying by I mean it. This week is already the last week of the transfer! I hope I stay one more because I want to finish training Sister Corrêa and we have lots of baptisms planned for next transfer!
We have been teaching a man named Wellington. He is sooo prepared by The Lord. When we went to teach him the first time he asked, ``Ì wanna know if Christ´s church is actually here on the Earth. What happened after he died!!!`` I looked at my companion and then said, ``Well that is what we are here to teach you about today.`` However, every time that we are trying to following our Savior, Satan is right there tempting us!!! We need to persistent and read our scriptures and pray everyday!
Sunday we also had a baptism of a young woman that had already received the missionaries since last year. We went to her house Thursday and just straight up said, ``Sunday is your baptism, okay!!!`` She agreed and the baptism was great. Her grandma broke out tears because she felt the spirit so strong. We had to leave our house at 7:00 am to pick her up at her house and bring her to church. Sundays on a mission are sooo stressful because you are always running around picking everybody up for church, but it all turned out :)
They also called a new bishop in our ward!! Our whole ward is excited again and ready for lots of activities.
I don´t really have any funny stories or anything, but I am doing well :) My hair is blond now because of the dang sun!!! hahah
I love yáll so much! Thanks for all the prayers.
This week was pretty hard for me. I am trying to always think positively and be happy. I have learned that that´s the key. Time is flying by. I will probably get my box tomorrow because we have interviews with President Castro. I am hoping and praying that they bring stuff from Manaus. For my hump day I didn´t really anything... we had an activity at the church so I stayed pretty busy. But Friday night my companion and I went out for Pizza and ice-cream :)
This week has been super eventful. At the beginning of the week I was in Manaus and had to renew my Visa... it only took ages and ages haha!!
Tuesday I got to go to the Manaus temple which was a huge surprise and much needed since I have been serving outside of Manaus for some time :) I love the temple, because it is so peaceful and the presence of the Lord is so strong.
Wednesday afternoon we left Manaus and arrived back in Rio Branco at 1 am. I had arranged with a member to pick us up at the airport. Welllll let´s just say that he fell asleep and his phone was on silent. hahahahaha thank goodness for taxis and I learned the importance of having extra money on hand. When we walked in the door of our house the phone rang, ´´SISTER OH MY GOODNESS!!`` hahaha!!
Friday we had a training with Elder and Sister Leal. He is a member of the Seventy. It was soooooo good! I learned sooo many things and my testimony was strengthened. I know that the leaders of this church are men called of God, and we will be safe following their counsel. Also on Saturday, I had one of the most spiritual moments on my mission. I have a recent convert that I have come to love so much.... the only problem is that she has an addiction to smoking. We have tried everything to help here... I didn´t know what else to do. She is amazing and progressing sooo much in the gospel, but couldn´t seem to leave behind smoking. My companion and I prayed and prepared a really spiritual lesson. At the end we invited her to offer a prayer and make a covenant with God that she would never smoke again. I can say that I have never felt the spirit like I felt during that prayer. When she stood up I saw a difference in her and she said she no longer felt the desire to smoke. Then Sunday she stood and bore her simple testimony of the gospel. I felt a joy that I have never felt before. To know that I was an instrument in helping change one person's life is something hard to explain. I love serving a mission. It is the best decision I could have made.
I am learning patience and how to love. I have spiritual experiences everyday that are helping shape me to be a better woman and future mother. This gospel changes lives.
I wouldn´t want to be anywhere else!!
Have an amazing week :)
Saying bye to Sister Arbuckle!! I'm going to miss her soooooo much!!