September 29, 2014 I'm Almost as Tan as Sister Adriane
Yep. I´ve picked up a bit more color here in Caicó.
But I´ve decided a few more things this week.
Número um: Exchanges are pretty sweet. And by pretty sweet I mean I
loooooove exchanges. I got to go to a little city in the
´intérior´called Currais Novas. I got there in Currais Wednesday morning
and left Friday morning. It´s an hour and a half bus ride
and is just plain awful. I guess it wasn´t too bad because the windows
were open and there was a nice breeze. But I decided/discovered that my
body doesn´t like buses because they´re so rackety and make me want to
throw up. But it was all good and so worth
it because I got to spend a few days with my homegirl Sister Porter.
She´s from Morgan, Utah. Everyone here called Utah ´a fabrica.´ That
means a factory. Haha. Utah is a factory of Mormons... Ok. This sister
is like the definition of cutie patootie with a
heart of gold. It was so fun to work with her! We were able to see lots
of progress happen in the area and we were able to find quite a few
families to teach. We started talking to two men in the street one day.
You know, chit-chattin´it up. Inviting them
to go to church with us. When one of the men starts explaining how he
got out of a surgery a few days ago. Want to know why he had to have a
surgery? Well he works for the government or something and somehow a gun
exploded on him. I don´t even know. He didn´t
explain how that happened. But it messed up his arm really bad and he
had some bullets in his chest and back. So, naturally, he had to have a
surgery to fix all sorts of things. And while he´s telling this story
I´m just standing there like... ´Dude... This
man´s life was preserved FOR A REASON. Whooooahhhh.´ Sister Porter is
still a few months fresh in the mish so she didn´t completely get what
he was saying. But he was super excited to go to church and visit with
us! I talked to Sister Porter last night and
she said that the family LOOOVED them. Whoohoo! Sister Porter and
Sister Moraes helping one family at a time! Actually... they´re helping
lots of families at the same time. So I guess that phrase doesn´t really
count. BUT. Exchanges are awesome. I learned
a lot of things with Sister Porter and we had a lot of fun.
Número dois: I´M SO EXCITED FOR GENERAL CONFERENCE!!!!!! I´ll keep
you posted on all the awesomeness that comes from conference here in
Número trés: Sometimes people just dissappear and I don´t know why.
So this week we´ve been preparing a woman named Fernanda to be baptized
on Sunday. Except that she dropped off the map and no one could find
her. Like no one knew where she went for a few
days and no one seemed really worried. Hmm. Ok. But Saturday night we
were able to talk to her and she was still excited for her baptism on
Sunday. Like super excited, inviting everyone to her baptism excited.
Beleza. So we prepared everything for the baptism
(I even made a cake) and then Sunday morning she disappeared AGAIN.
Weird. I still have no idea what happened with her. But I brought the
cake for the elders´ baptisms and it was a smash hit.
Número quatro: When I get home, I´m going to bring investigators to
church. You can hold me to that, too. (I´ve been having a lot more of
these thoughts running through my noggin´lately. Bah! Trunkeza! Naoo!)
I´m just going to be like, "yo. Elders and Sisters, who
do I need to bring to church??????" And then everyone and their
sister´s hairdresser will go to church and receive the blessings of the
Número cinco: Pretzels are a smash hit here in Caicó! Yesterday I
taught a few members how to make pretzels and they looooved it!
Número seis: Sunscreen is my best friend.
Número sete: I like to tell people I´m Brazillian and see if they believe me. You betcha I´m working on my accent!
Número oito: O Livro de Mórmon = pure amazingness. Just read it. Pleaaaaaaase.
And that´s pretty much what´s new in this neck of the woods.
Getting ready for a zone conference this week and also GENERAL
CONFERENCE!!! Do I seem excited? It´s because I am. I mean it´s only
twice a year that the Lord´s chosen servants speak to us what
He wants us to know and do. Hurrah for revelação! I can´t believe it´s
been two years since the age change for missionaries. Whoa. That one
changed so much for so many people. Including me! I never would have
thought that at 19 I would disembark to serve as
a full-time missionary, but that was the Lord´s will for me and here I
am living the good life. So now we have to continue to head the
prophet´s counsel and we´ll be blessed! Get ready! Saturday and Sunday!!
Remember who you are and what you stand for!
Lots of love and cheiros,