So, my companion and I weren´t getting along too well. Last monday we had a little heart to heart just to see why it was taking so long for us to become friends. Missions are hard, but when you aren´t getting along with your companion, they are even harder. Anyways, we had a little chat and we were super honest with each other. It was a little awkward, but we so needed it. After, it was like a different companionship. It was SO much fun working with Sister Cirino this week because we finally became friends. YAY!!
We had a ton to do this week and we were super busy. We spent the first couple days of the week visiting less actives. Less actives are a little tricky because you have to help them refind their testimony. But they are also awesome because they always give us food. Missions are awesome. Anyways, we visited like 4 LA´s and 2 of them came to church. I was seriously so happy! It is so awesome to see that something we did affected others for the better. So great.
Thenwe went and did a split in another city called Limeira. It was a super fun experience because Sister Sargent served in Limeira before she came to Poços. So, I got to meet some of the people she taught and baptized. Also, I really enjoyed my time with the Sister I was with. She is a really sweet girl and I learned a lot about loving the people we teach from her. It was a great exchange.
When we got back to our area, we worked like crazy to make up for our lost day because of the split. We have been teaching this really awesome woman for the past month and we finally were able to meet with her after like 3 weeks of nothing. Her daughter is a member and lives in Utah. She was baptized in March and came to the USA because she is going to marry the missionary that baptized her. Since she just got baptized, she has to wait a year to go through the temple. So, she has been putting the presure on her mom, the lady we are teaching, to get baptized so she can see the sealing. So, we have been trying to teach Cristina (our investigator) and get her baptized. Cristina really wants to get baptized too and not just because her daughter is getting married. She really has a testimony of the church and wants to be a part of it. The only problem is that her husband is a little more closed and doesn´t want to know too much about the church. Cristina is worried that her getting baptized will hurt her family. It´s a little complicated, but I know that it will all work out. I have a feeling that the Lord wants her to get baptized soon. Just this pastshe said that she couldn´t come to church because her family was getting together, but at the last moment they canceled and she was able to come to church. God knows what he is doing:)
I can´t believe that this week I hit my year mark. It has seriously flown by for me. I still think of myself as a new missionay, fresh out of the MTC. I am getting so scared for my mission to be over. After a year, I only know how to do missionary work and be a missionary. I don´t want to go back to real life because I will for sure be an awkward RM. So, I am trying to enjoy the time I have left. I don´t want to waste a minute of my time in the mission. It is SO special:)
I love you all and I hope that you have an awesome week!
Bright and early at the bus stop. I always look my hottest at 8 am. #can´tbetamed
A bird left a present on my arm. (Thanks for THIS one Lar...)
This is a pretty normal bathroom in the mission. I know you are all jealous. Thank heavens I had my tetanus shots.
We did a split in a city called Limeira. It was pretty cool because it´s Sister Sargent´s old area. I had a good time.