ANOTHER P-DAY!!! This week FLEW by!! EEE! You´ll all be so glad to know that this week was a bajillion and 12 times better than last week. Well, maybe you don´t care, but I LOVED it. YIYIYIIII!!!
K. Lawls. My life is the funniest, but it´s also the greatest, and I am just really starting to get attached to my little Mem Martins family. Seriously, it´s the funniest little area, but it´s awesome at the same time. I´m sorry that I´m so awful at explaining everything, it´s just like impossible to explain.
ANYWAYS. Remember that guy that I told you about last week that showed up to church? Well, I realized I didn´t tell you his name (and I´m convinced it´s because it´s kind of like when you like a boy, but you don´t want to tell anyone, because you´re afraid that as soon as you admit it or tell someone his name, then it won´t work out and you´ll just look like an idiot and you´re all embarrassed for even thinking something might happen in the first place-hahahah). BUT. HE´S FREAKING AWWEEESOME!!!! Guys. I love him so much. He´s so perfect. He´s 25 and talks a bajillion and twelve miles an hour and he loves How I Met Your Mother and Modern Family and I just giggle at everything he says, because he is just SO happy. Oops. Still haven´t told you his name. It´s Diogo. He´s seriously so awesome. And he rocks the deep V just like Kyle. Okay, so anyways. We met with him for the first time last week, and we find out in the first 10 minutes that he´s vegetarian!!! I´m sorry WHAT?!? Our District Leader said I smelled him out. HA. (He also has a field and he makes cookies out of SEEDS!! Kena---you guys would be the best of friends. I just know it!) AH HE´S SO GREAT AND HE´S SO ELECT!! HE´S PERFECT! Anywho, so he´s awesome and he makes us the happiest and he´s just so stoked about everything we tell him. And the other day he was telling us that he has panic attacks whenever he thinks about not being with his family again after he/they die. And Sister Barlow and I just turned to each other with the biggest smiles on our faces and we were like "BUT YOU CAN BE!!! FOREVER AND EVER AND EVER!!!" Anywho, so he´s just jazzed on everything, and everything he has a question about is like directly answered by the Gospel. It´s quite possibly the coolest thing I´ve ever witnessed in my whole life. Like when we were talking about our purpose on this life, and we showed him 2 Nephi 2:25, after he read it, he hit is head and goes, `Duh!´ It´s Elder Holland´s promise!!! They will remember the things they already knew before this life!!! GUYS--HE IS THE GREATEST. I love him. Buuuuut, like the rest of Portugal, he´s got a leeeetle bit of a smoking problem. So...we´re working on that. He can do it. He´s the greatest. I mean really, who needs drugs anyhow?
AH. And then...there´s still sweet Cesar. Okay, he is the funniest. And he thinks EVERYTHING is the Holy Spirit. (Direct translation from Portuguese--and he says it in English and it´s just so funny.) Anyways, so here´s the experience he told us this week. He was sitting in seminary and he had to go to the bathroom. So, he walked downstairs and thought to himself, `I should check the refrigerator.`So he did. And there was pudding inside. It was the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit wanted him to have that pudding. HAHAHAHAH YES. YES CESAR. It WAS the Holy Spirit. Whatever. All things that are good come from God, nao e? (Moroni 7:16-17) Like when New Moon and Raise Your Voice were on back to back on Saturday afternoon in the place where we were teaching. Yeah. That was happy.
Also, I have the nickname Sister Bolachas (Cookies) already. And this little boy came up to me at church yesterday and goes, ´Èxcuse me Sister Brooks, but when will you bring more of those cookies?` hahaha oh he was the cutest kid in all of the world and rockin this little gingham shirt. Oh, I die.
OH! And Dad! The Olivera family (that we literally do everything with, because they are the absolute best) had us over for a noite familiar last week and they had these chips that were called ´ruffles with ketchup´ and I just died laughing, because I can only imagine how much you would love them, so I hope they have that flavor in America too, and I hope shmommy can find it for you.
We saw a LOT of miracles this week, and a LOT of people were realllyyy open to us, and seriously, you guys´ prayers are working. So, THANK YOU!! I´m really excited about life and everything and I´m just so happy to be here and I just love seeing the Spirit work in people and watching them grow. It´s the coolest. The Gospel is SO true! I love it! I love Portugal! I love life!
I LOVE YOU ALL SOOOOOO MUCH!!! SERIOUS. I could not love you more. You´re my strength. I love you I love you I love you. Until next week.
|Cristo Real - Or just me. HI!!!!|
|This one's for you Kel. We HEART 1D!|
|LAWLS AT THE WIND HERE. WE ARE ACTUALLY GOING TO BLOW AWAY.|
|MCDONALDS DATE with Ces cakes!|
|My pretty little fake east coast home.|
|Fine. I'll live here. FINE.|