This week flew by! Tuesday we had a zone meeting and then afterwards, I got to go on splits with Sister Arbuckle. It was really nice to see how other people teach and work. She also helps me understand all the little things a missionary should know (because I actually understand English!! haha). Then the rest of the week we just worked to find new investigators. There is a 12 year-old girl in my ward who was introduced to the church through her Grandma, but she comes to church EVERY Sunday by herself!! She has been coming for two years and wants to be baptized sooo bad, but her mom is against it. This week we have been working with her, and tomorrow we are going to talk to her mom. Hopefully she will give her permission to be baptized. This girl has been such an example to me and has more faith than any girl her age I have ever seen!! Also we have been teaching a 20 year old girl too. She is the first investigator I have had that I actually feel like we are really good friends. I have come to love her so much, and through that love I want her to accept the gospel, because I know how much happiness it can bring her!! I can only imagine how much Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love us and want us to just accept and follow the gospel. Even though I am not perfect at Portuguese and she disagrees with a lot of the things we teach, we have really connected and I know we will be friends even after my mission. I really hope that when transfers happen in the next few weeks I am not transferred, because I love the people here soooo much!!!
It is hilarious to hear people try and say my last name here... who knew Bailey was a hard name?! I haven´t met a person yet that can pronounce Bailey right, but I can't really talk because I probably don´t pronounce any Portguese right hahaha!!
Also, this week my companion and I found an ice cream shop by our house where you can get a little cup of REALLY good ice cream for only 2 reais (which is like 50 cents)!!! Best thing ever!! So we said that we would treat ourselves once a week :) It is the little things. Also, I am teaching myself piano because I can´t stand that nobody can play during Sacrament. I am just gonna learn like 2 songs and play them over and over again hahaha!!
I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!! I am so grateful for each of you. I will be thinking about yáll this Thursday. Have a great week!
Scripture of the week: 1 Cor 6:19-20
What? know ye not that your body is temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?
For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God´s.
I love this scripture because our body and spirit are temples and gifts from God. Every action and thought we have should only glorify our Father in Heaven :)