So this past week was really good. Sister Dabelko and I got 20 lessons (the standard of excellence here is 22, so close!) and have seriously been working like crazy... it´s been good. oh! And my one shoes are officially dead. my left one has a huge tear down the side and I totally didn´t realize it until like 3 days after it happened so hopefully i don't get some strange Brazilian foot disease... hahah I should be fine. =] Hopefully I´ll be able to send pics.
We also had interviews with President Tanner this week and
they were awesome! I love President and Sister Tanner so much! Sister
Tanner is so amazing. I never thought that I would ever feel so much
personal love from someone who had spoken in General Conference
before... It´s a little mind blowing. And she loves/knows all about y'all
too! She tells me every time I see her how much she loves you guys for
how supportive you are and I tell her all about you guys all the time.
hahah But yeah interviews went really well. oh and Sister Tanner made us
cookies! hahah Real American chocolate chip cookies. It was fabulous. I
have no idea where she got the chocolate chips from but we were so
Also, Sister Dabelko got bit by Bobby this week......
hahahahahahha not really... Bobby just likes to get excited and start
jumping on us and nawing on our limbs and clothes... usually it´s not
too bad but he got Sister Dabelko pretty good and actually managed to
scratch her an insy bitsy tiny winy bit and she freaked out a little bit
and thought she was going to die of a strange disease, even though bobby
is a domestic dog and had never left the yard... hahahahah she ended up
making me ask our District Leader about it, Elder Lago, and he pretty
much just died laughing (especially when he saw the actual scratch, it
was like nothing)... it was all pretty funny. But it´s actually pretty
funny, the whole mission knows about Bobby... and you are either
terrified of him or love him... I´m stuck somewhere in the middle... I
usually just quote theIincredibles to him (I´m not happy bob, not happy)
and expect him to think it´s funny and stop... that usually doesnt work
Alrighty, time for just a bunch of randomness... The sun is
bleaching my arm hair... like seriously... it glistens in the sun, it is
getting so bleached... How long does something like that last?? And is
my actual hair gonna start doing that?? Goodness... I´m gonna come home
looking like a straight up freak...hahah
Also, I am losing feeling in both of my big toes... hahaha I
don/t know if that is normal and it´s probably just from all the walking,
but yeah... part of my big toes feel like they just got shot up with
numby stuff at the dentist office... and it´s pretty strange... but at
least I don´t feel very much stuff with my big toes... so i guess that´s
a blessing... hahah
Also I ate corn candy today. No, not candy corn, corn
candy... candy that tastes like corn. It straight up tasted like I was
chowing down on some corn on the cob in hard candy form... it was
probably one of the weirdest things I have ever put into my mouth...
OH! And time for the big news of the week! Are y/all ready for
this? I don´t think you are... I have officially lost 34 pounds since
being here in Brazil! Yay! Go me! Yay for walking everywhere all day
every day! I am officially back where I was when I came out on my mishh
(yes yes yes the MTC and New Mexico did me wrong, I know...) But yeah,
that´s pretty exciting... 34 pounds in a month and a half... and I still
have 12ish months left. Who knows what I am going to look like by the
end of it... =]
But yeah... sorry this has been so random... here's a
spiritual thought for y'all. Sister Dabelko and I watched the movie "
Finding Faith in Christ" the other day in portugues for our language
study and while watching it, it kind of just hit me the fact that Jesus
Christ will never have a perfect body. We all will have perfect bodies
after the ressurrection, because of Him and His atonement, but He will
always have the scars of His death on His hands and wrists and feet...
The only perfect being to ever live on the earth is the only one who
does not recieve a perfect body after being ressurrected... Think about
that for a little bit... Or maybe I´m wrong and He will, but I don´t
think so... If I am wrong, please tell me, but that just kind of blew my
mind a little bit. The more I learn about Him and His atonement for us
the more I am overwhelmed by His love and my own unworthiness.
But yeah, I hope y'all are having a fantastic week and I love
you all so much and thank you so much for all the prayers and support!
I´m gonna try and send some pics now! =] Love you all!
Monday, January 20, 2014
Monday, January 13, 2014
So uhhhh how´s it going?? It´s going pretty good down here! This week has been pretty great, exhausting, but great! I´m pretty sure this past week is the most tired I have ever been in my entire life, but it´s been good. Sistr Dabelko and I have been working hard and that´s really what it´s all about. =]But yeah so I can´t really remember a bunch of what happened this past week so this might be a little scattered... I can really only remember super non important/interesting things like that fact that Sister Dabelko and I have been OBSESSED with smoothies this whole past week and make a giant one at least once a day and may or may not have run out of regular food this weekend cuz all we bought last monday was fruit and yogurt and juice for out smoothies (did I tell you dad?? They have like THE BEST juices down here. seriously. you would be in juice heaven...)... but dont worry... we were much smarter this week and bought more actual food as well... hahah We´re thinking about opening up a smoothie place after the mishh, cuz let me tell ya, our smoothies are dang good. haha =]
buuuuut yeah, i don´t have much time left but I hope yall are having a great week and loving life and sorry this email was so lame. OH! and i almost forgot!! Today, is a HUGE day! Today I officially only have one year left of my mission. Janurary 13th of next year I will be getting on a plane to fly home! My 6 months is on the 17th!! SIX MONTHS! How crazy is that?!? It really has gone by so quickly already!
But yeah I love you all and can´t wait to talk to you next week!! =]
Ummm... I think that´s a song right?? that goes something like that...? maybe... I´ve never actually heard it before but this elder in the MTC would sing it all the time... but it seemed pretty appropriate since uh... IM FREAKING TWENTY TWO NOW! booyahh. Yup my birthday was Saturday and it was pretty good! Sister Dabelko (my new compy comp =]) made me a cake and card and bought be mentos and a snickers! It was great! And it was cloudy and rainy all day so that was fabulous too! and I was totally supposed to use my fake snow that lincoln gave me for christmas before I left New Mexico since I forgot to use it... but I totally forgot again... That´s ok. We´ll prob do it tonight. =] I´ll send pics!But yeah so transfers was also this past week and like I said earlier I got a new companion, Sister Dabelko! She is pretty much the most awesome thing to ever happen to this world! She´s from Layton, Utah and has been out 8 months and we have so much fun together. Annnnd we´ve only gotten lost a few times since I took over the area (that was slightly terrifying but really no biggie hahah). But we are working super hard and have a goal of 5 baptisms this month... Do not ask me how we are going to do that, especially since pretty much all of our investigators decided to drop us or just straight up tell they dont want to get baptized... but that is the number that we both got while praying about our monthly goals and that is the number of people that we are going to help be baptized this month! It´s gonna be really hard work but I know that we can do it! We´ve worked really hard this past week and got 13 novos (new investigators) and had 65 conversastions with people, which is only 5 short of the standard of excellence for the mission that I thought was completely ridiculous like a week ago... but we are doing it! We are talking to everyone and hunting down all our formers and it is going to happen!
Me and my companion Sister Viana! Can you tell that I am trying not to die from exhaustion(question marks cuz they dont exsist on this computer