for this work. This week I had this feeling where I was just like, `Why doesn`t EVERYone serve a mission? This is the greatest thing anyone could ever do!!` And then I immediately laughed at myself, because I have officially become that missionary. But here`s the thing, this actually is the greatest thing anyone could ever do. And when I got here, I could hardly understand how all of my friends who were serving we all like `Ah the mission is the greatest yada yada yada.` Because I was just like, WOAH. What did I just get myself into? Hahahha (oops...said it), butttttt...It`s so true! It IS the greatest! And I am SO lucky that the Lord trusts me enough to let me do His work.
Rosa got baptised this week!! Yayay!! Woof. That was a close one. Man oh man. She like to talk a loooot, which is good, because we can really apply the lessons to her life, but yiyiyi it makes it a tad difficult to teach. But after like a `Listen woman, if you want to get baptised, then you have to stop smoking and pay tithing and let us teach you the rest of the lessons` it happened! Miracles of fasting I tell you. And yesterday after she received the Espìrito Santo, she was just like...`Okay. I need to move my house, and I broke up with my boyfriend, and I need to find a job, and I am just going to make every possible change that you can imagine in my life right now, because what better time than this?` Pode ser woman. Fooorça.
Ana Pinto. We basically stumbled across her house....actually not at all, we were looking for another person who told us she lived there, and we met her, and oh my goodness the Spirit is SO strong EVERY time we talk to her. She is SO ready for this Gospel, and she really reallyyy needs it in her life. After we explained to her how Christ was baptized, but before we even invited her, she was like, `Yeah I really want to be baptized like that--like Christ was, and I am going to prepare myself, but I need an answer from God first, because I`m already old and I need to make sure this is really the right thing.` No worries...you`ll get your answer woman.
Also, we met this kid, Flavio, from Capo Verde #elect. When my colega asked him, `Have you ever asked yourself why there are so many churches if there is only one God?` And he goes, `Yeah, actually, por a causa, I have.` OKAY. Well, good thing we`ve got that answer for you. Literally SO excited to work with him.
Speaking of my colega....this is her last week, and I am having a mini panic attack--both for her and for me. Yiyiyi. This unknown stuff is killer. Here`s to lots of prayers that Sister J and I get to be comps again. (yeah Sister J?) Ah, transfers are so stressful, but they`re so good too.
I love you all so so so much. There are actually not words to express my love for you all. I know that we can`t imagine the love that God has for us, but truly I can`t imagine how He can love us all more than I love you all. Love you and pray for you every day. Keep being incredible. And thank you for loving me back.
LIV!! SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!! I am a little sad I am missing the wedding of the century, but I could not be happier for you!! You are the most beautiful bride there has ever been.
K8! You`re a champ. There are no words.
Why am I so blessed with such INCREDIBLE friends? Seriously. I love you all SO much.