HELLO PEOPLES. loves of my life. my sunshine. my happiness.
I am like on cloud 9056, because I have no idea what I did to deserve this perfection that I am living in, but...I could not be happier!! My companion, Sister Sorenson, is literally an angel from above. We are kind of like the exact same person, except that she just graduated from high school, so sometimes that´s funny and makes me feel old, because I feel like high school was a million years ago, but that´s fine. Literally, we are having so much fun and we work so well together and think so similarly and she is just absolutely perfect. Pray we stay together for the rest of forever. I have honestly never enjoyed just knocking doors so much or working so much, and she is just so perfectly obedient and I just love everything about her. She is so sweet and loving and patient and perfect. She is just what Lagos needs, and I am SO grateful I get to serve with her. Also, I dont think we´ve stopped talking all week long, so...time is flying here, and that terrifies me haha. Moral of the story- I love her, and I love Lagos, and I love being a missionary, and I love this transfer so much already.
So, Felizmina, our kinda crazy velinha, doesnt really understand everything we say. Well, this week...I REALLY realized how much she doesnt understand everything we say, because we were trying to get her to say a prayer and teaching her how to do it, and so, I was like okay, repeat after me. ´Pai Celestial,´ ´Pai shi les te cha chang?´ Hahahha, Sister Sorenson and I started DYING laughing. It was literally like she started speaking Chinese. Oh, it was the funniest thing and that sweet little old lady, just looked at us like, ´Did I do it right?´ Oh, she is so precious. Who knew I would ever like old people? #saidit
Remember how I told you about Qasim, our internet guy from Pakistan? Well, he came to church again yesterday!! And then afterward, we had this super long incredible lesson with him, and oh my goodness...just I am so mind blown. He´s muslim and knows so much history of the world and he starts like talking about some of the things he thinks are truths that from what he has studied and come up with and it´s actually just super deep doctrine that IS truth! Basically, he is so elect and my mind is just blown, and I am SO grateful that I dont have to know everything and that the Spirit is who testifies of the truth, but I also wish I had paid better attention in our Islam class in Jerusalem....oops. Hahah, but I also am so so grateful I went to Jeru and sometimes I think that maybe thats why I needed to go so that I could help him, or maybe not, but either way, I just love working with him and my love for the middle east and the muslim culture grows more and more each day. He is SO amazing, because he is really searching for the truth. He even said he is searching for the truth!! AND he said he is way more concerned about his eternal life than he is about his life here on earth, and that he just wants to know what he needs to do to be saved, and oh man. I LOVE people that really want to know the truth. And that GET it ya know? Like...this life is so not that important. Anyways, here´s to lots of prayers.
AND, we were teaching this lesson on Easter, and halfway through I just thought, Hey! Im teaching and testifying about the Savior on Easter...how cool is that?!
Other than that, I am studying a lot in Jesus the Christ again and I love Jesus so much. He is just so amazing, ya know? And like...it had to be him. He is the only way. He is the light and life and without Him, nothing works. Oh, I am so grateful to know that He lives. And that we get to celebrate His life everyday by feasting on the words of Christ and living and sharing His Gospel.
Fun fact. We played a game at Nelma´s house the other day where you see how many words we could come up with starting with the same letter going around the table and not repeating any, and Nelma and I won! I love feeling like I can actually speak this language! Just a year e tal later....but whatever.
I LOVE YOU ALL WITH ALL OF MY HEART. All of all of it. Really, you are perfect. Keep being perfect. Never forget how much I love you. God is good always.
Happy Easter from our sweet primary class!