Monday, August 22, 2016

look who's writing this week

Ok. I guess I owe you all an explanation as to why I havent been writing...its because I had no idea what to write about since we weren't really teaching...

Here, when your companion is going home and you're their last companion, we say you're killing them. And wow killing people is hard. I don't like killing people.

We spent the last 3 weeks in going away parties, spending time with all the members because they were all so sad that Domingues was going home, trying to figure out how to get money from her mom since she lost her debit card, making all the plans in the world to get her to the airport, and then more going away parties, interviews with president, and then STILL saying goodbye to all the members. IM TIRED. Oh gosh when I go home I don't want any of that. Like, members, if you wanna say goodbye to me, show up at church my last sunday because I imagine my companion won't have the money to take a bus to every member's house. But I'm set to stay here another 6 weeks with Sister Brito-who literally just left São Miguel so thats weird that she's already coming back.

Anyway, this was a really fun transfer, but like, not that great for missionary work. I mean, we had 3 baptisms, but all 3 were eternal investigators, not people that we found ourselves. So. Its time to get to work.
yeah so basically i have nothing else to say...I took some AWESOME pictures but it was on someone else's camera so who knows when ill be able to send them home haha

Monday, August 15, 2016

im sorry i ran out of time again i was printing photos and forgot. i am not very good at sending emails. next week i promise ill tell you all everything.

Monday, August 8, 2016

the birthday continues

the awesome thing about how horrible the mail system is here is that im getting birthday wishes for 3 weeks now, and I have no doubt that I will yet recieve more.

THANK YOU EVERYONNNEEE. I looooved all my cards. Especially the ctr5 class, I think that was the CUTEST thing ive ever seen in my whole life.

I'm sorry I keep doing this but this internet place is about to close so this week I'm basically just sending out an email to let you guys know I'm not dead (moroni 9:1)

and thats it 

i am sorry for the lack of information here

i promise. ill be better next week.

Monday, August 1, 2016

10 months, 20 years, and 3 cakes.

ok. this place is not letting me send pictures. BUT. at some point. you will recieve pictures.

 IT WAS MY BIRTHDAY also my mission aniversay (10 months down!) but IT WAS MY BIRHTDAY

and my lovely companion and roomates made me a cake THREE TIMES. I was not expecting that.

So they all woke up early and I somehow did not wake up even with all the noice they were making, and they put pillows under the blankets so it looked like they were still there, and when i woke up and opened the door and there they were with pancakes with sparkler candles and cameras and i was very much not pretty so thank you for the warning girls.

then we went about our day normally and there was going to be a broadcast at the church, cool, so like, I showed up at the church and lo and behold another cake (it was delicious.)

and then at the end of the day I came home and took a shower and as I was leaving the shower they showed up with yet another cake.

I am getting fat here in Sao Miguel.

but yeah. it was a good time. my birthday was also a BAPTISM DAY. Itamy is a recently-returned-member's husband and it was super cool to see how much he changed because when I got here, Angela talked about having an eternal family one day and he just made fun of her and was like "forevers a long time why do you want that" but now he's all about that temple sealing. He was super excited to be baptized and that his whole family can go to the temple next year and it was awesome, and Angela was sooooo happy. <3