Monday, October 26, 2015

Week 92

Hi! This week's baptism was sweet! It was honestly the easiest one in my entire mission because he had tons of members supporting him. Sosa and I are working a lot better with all the members, so it's making the work run way smoother.
But I was super sick for like 4 days. It's been raining here too and I guess walking in the rain finally caught up with me. I was in bed with a fever unable to walk for like 24 hours, then spent the next 24 hours recovering, but I'm all good now, no worries. I grew a beard though, haha. When I felt well enough to leave the house I realized I hadn't shaved for like 3 days, and I've never let my beard grow out so it was shocking to see it there. I've never tried growing a beard, but I'm probably gonna try it when I get back home just for fun.
Also, Sosa tried making cinnamon rolls... they didn't come out too good. I don't know how he managed to ruin them like that, but I don't trust him in the kitchen... or in many other places to be honest, lol. 

Monday, October 19, 2015

Week 91

This week was great, we worked a ton, found new families and marked a lot of baptismal dates and even a marriage! It will be my first one in the mission so I'm extremely excited. They have a baptism date for the 7th of November, so the wedding will be before then. We have a baptism this week! Finally!! I've gone through a tough couple of months, I feel like I worked harder than most in my mission, but sill had no baptism for a while. Hopefully this weekend will break the spell.

I had my interview with President Mathews just a couple of hours ago... So uhmmm... me and my group kinda extended our mission. We are serving more than 24 months... more like 25 in total. It was President's request because our original date lands in the middle of a transfer, and we all agreed to it no problem. We love 'Merica! But we can only serve one mission. My mission will end on February 16th if all goes well.

This picture was taken at the mission council. 10 Zone Leaders, 2 AP's, 8 Sister Leaders, 2 Secretaries, and Pres. & Sister Mathews.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Week 90, Transfer 15

Hey you!! Sorry last week the power went out in the city so we couldn't do internet again. 
Today has been a bit stressful because transfers were yesterday. Sosa and I are staying together for another 6 weeks, which was a bit of a surprise to be honest because we both go home on the same day and 2 Zone Leaders can't leave at the same time because the next Zone Leaders would be completely out of it. So one of us might be finishing the mission as a ZL. 
I have a lot of pics to send, I just hugged Burch goodbye! He's done!! It was kind of depressing, he's definitely one of the best friends I've ever made. I think we are going to be roommates for college, that's the plan so far at least, haha. This is our last picture together, I was so sad. 

Mission council was great, I enjoyed it a lot. We had our Zone meeting and it was dope! This is our whole Zone. 
And like every week... we got soaked again -.-' I hate rain now...

Everything in Assomada is turning super green because of the rain. There's tons of mosquitoes at night, so we bought those mosquito repellent things that you burn so we don't get eaten alive in our sleep. 

Monday, October 5, 2015

Week 89

I was able to watch Conference but it was in Portuguese. I understand it, but I don't like how the translators don't really show emotion when they talk, so it was a bit boring and I didn't pay much attention to a lot of them. I'm downloading them today so I can listen to them at night in English if I have time during the week. I did really like Jefferey R. Holland's talk, it was way sweet and made me miss mom a lot.

We are also still looking for a house, the nicest one we have found is still under construction for like the next 2 weeks, so I don't know if we'll wait that long.

So tomorrow is my 3rd Misison Council, I'm pretty excited. And then next month we might have a Seventy there with us, Elder Dyches, so I'm even more excited.