Happy New Year!!! I hope you all are making goals and enjoying your time off from school still :)
This week has been a bit of a whirlwind!! Many highs and lows. On Tuesday our energy cut out.. which is kinda a normal thing here in Brazil. But after a few hours we knew something was wrong. Let´s just say we have been without power since Tuesday and our air conditiong burned up so we don´t have air conditioning!! Luckily a member gave us another fan so I am surviving :) Apparently someone is coming out to fix things tomorrow. I am just praying everything gets fixed :)
Christmas was good!! Definitely a lot different than normal. Here in Brazil they celebrate on Christmas Eve. We went to a members house and ate lots of yummy food and just hung out. Skyping was THE BEST!!! I am already counting down until Mother´s Day :) haha.
Sunday I gave my first talk in Portguese!!! I was pretty nervous but it went better than I thought! I spoke on hope and obedience, two of my favorite attributes of Christ :) Also on Saturday I started to feel pretty sick.. head ache, achy body, sore throat. I got kinda worried that I had dengue, but I wasn´t running a fever. On Sunday I woke up and felt a lot worse so after church we thought it was best if I went to the doctor. A member drove us to central Manaus and I got checked out... I don´t have dengue (thank goodness!!!) just a virus. I am trying to rest up and take medicine.
Saturday we had the baptism of Daniel!!! It was probably one of the most spiritual expierences on my mission yet. I forgot to tell yáll but when he met the Sisters, he was in school to be a pastor!! He has completely changed his life around. I know he is going to be a great leader in the church. He is even thinking about serving a mission!!
A can´t believe it is 2016 this week!! Please pray that I start to feel better and we get our energy and air conditioning back soon!!!
Read Scripture: Doctrine and Covenants 58:3-4, 16