- Sister Lofgreen (one of the other sisters who lives with us, aka my saving grace) after she was talking to a blind man and made him run into a pole. hahaha. it`s not funny at all, but it`s so funny.
Okay, this week. There`s always so much I want to say, and so much I can`t say, and so much that I just wish you could understand about this experience. But...I`ve decided. This experience has gotten me really excited for marriage. I know what you`re thinking, BUT, I have a point. So, you know how when you`re married, you have to be with that person forever and stuff like that and everyone`s so scared about it. BUT. It`s better. BECAUSE. When you`re married, you don`t actually have to be with them 24/7. You get to go to work. And you get to be in different rooms. And you get to go to the store by yourself and you can just call each other when you want to talk to each other and then you don`t have to listen to them if you don`t really want to. AND THEN YOU GET to see them at night, and you`re so excited about it, because you`ve been apart all day. Or at least that`s how I`m going to keep imagining it, because oh my holy cow...ahahahah 24/7 is A. LOT. OF. TIME. So, yeah.
I actually think I keep thinking this, because we are living with 2 other sisters and they are just the greatest and I love them so much, and I get so excited everyday to come home for lunch and at night just to see them and talk and share stories. It`s like having roommates all over again. It`s fun. I know that Heavenly Father sent them to me for a reason. They are my angels.
Anyways, this week, we had a baptism!!! It was so fabulous! This man named Toze and his son Hugo, and they are just the sweetest little family, and the Spirit was seriously SO strong. I could hardly handle it. It`s just such a testament of how we have to be baptized in order to be with our families forever and this is the path that God wants us to follow, and it`s just the greatest, because the church is so true!!
But...funny story. So, apparently we didn`t turn on the hot water soon enough or something for the font, and so...we ended up getting a hose and hosing the hot water from the sink in the bathroom into the baptismal font to make the water not as freezing, but hey! No one complained, so it must have worked. hehehe. Gotta get inventive.
And when they got the Holy Ghost the next day, you could literally feel it come in the room. Every single person in the congregation was crying and the people giving the blessing were too. It was SO cool. I am so glad I got to be a part of this miracle in their lives. They are incredible, and I`m so excited to start working with them to help them go to the Temple! Yayaya!
Speaking of church, remember how I`ve always said there should be a ward bread maker? Well, the bread here is SO good! And it always makes me a little bit too happy. But the other sisters confessed that they think the same thing every sunday, so at least I`m not alone.
In other news, we met this AWESOME guy this week! He`s lived just about everywhere in the world, and he speaks a hundred different languages. His name is Andrad and he is awesome. He has such a desire to learn and find out for himself. He said he wants to read the entire Book of Mormon to get an answer, but I said he doesn`t have to do that. He can just read a little bit and pray about it. But seriously, he`s so cool. And we taught in English, which is actually the weirdest thing ever. So yeah, I think I`m just gonna convert every 25 year old ish english speaking boy in Portugal. hehehe oops.
Hm...other than that, I really don`t know what to say. We had interviews with President this week, and that man is SO incredible. He is SO close to the Lord and he really does receive revelation for each one of us. He knows exactly what we need and how to help us. I am so so grateful to have had that opportunity, because it could not have come at a better time. I am learning a lot and I am memorizing lots of scriptures and singing lots of hymns and with the Lord`s help, we can do all things.
AND Mirita and Milena are getting baptized this week!! (The Chocolate Cake/Cape Verde Family from my last area!!) I am SO excited! Ah...it`s crazy how much you miss people that you only knew for such a short period of time.
I am so so so very grateful for all of you. I am so grateful to have your love and support every day. I am so grateful that even when people literally laugh in my face (yes--that happened far too many times this week. As if I don`t feel stupid enough already?), I know I have you guys and I know you love me. You are the greatest in all of the world. I love you. Heavenly Father loves you. You are all perfect in my eyes. I cannot thank you enough. I miss you so. Enjoy the free day.
I LOVE YOU.
I LOVE YOU.
|Baptism of Toze and Hugo!! Theyre mom is already a member, and we`re working with the daughter! (Omg I love her so much, she is SO funny, and SOOOO 15.) My companion is the one next to me....|
The picture doesn't do it justice, but the moon was SO beautiful this night!!
have you ever seen a cleaner jar of peanut butter? Those 5 euros were well spent :)