Y'all have no idea!!!!!!!! I am so excited to talk to yáll on Christmas!!!!!!!!!!! I really can´t believe another year has come and gone and it is already Christmas time again. Let´s all say a prayer that I will be able to speak English :)
Here in Manaus we are in the rainy season. Which is kinda good because it is a WHOLE LOT COLDER, buuuuuut it stinks to be walking in the rain 24/7. My poor Chacos are going to just break in half any day now. And they stink because when it rains the streets flood with water... which isn´t actually water... it is 50% sewage and 50% rain water :/ Manaus has a real problem with their drainage system. And yesterday my umbrella broke :(((( It almost lasted the whole 18 months... all my stuff is breaking or running out.
It is super funny because my companion is very short, and I am huge here compared to everyone else soooo we are using that to our advantage. When the people are staring, we stop and use the opportunity to make a contact! This week was pretty uneventful. My former companion, Sister da Rosa, is training a new American Sister. She hardly understands anything...poor thing. But the struggle makes you stronger! I am amazed that is easier for me to speak Portuguese than English now. The Lord has blessed me so much!!!! Time is passing so quickly. I am trying to take advantage of every moment because I know I will miss it so much when I get home.
I am happy and healthy. On Friday of this week we have our mission Christmas conference and since they celebrate Christmas on the 24th here, we are going to an awesome family's house to eat and celebrate with them on the 24th!!! I am so excited. I hope yáll feel the Christmas spirit and most of all remember why we are celebrating. I know Christ lives. I feel Him close to me in every lesson, every time I read the scriptures, and especially when I kneel and pray. He is real. He is the reason for this wonderful season. What will you give to Him this Christmas?