I am so sorry about last week....lots happened! But Kassandra was progressing so much and she read everything we gave her, she organizes her family nights with her friends, she changed all of her clothes to be more modest, fed us really yummy Brazilian food, and we saw her basically every day!! (: Then last Saturday she was baptized!!! Last week we also got a new district leader, and the first night he called us, Hermana Smith was talking to him and burped so loud on the phone (; hahaha we couldn't finish the phone call because we were laughing so hard!! There were a few days where no one was home and so we walked, walked, walked, and walked. My feet have never been so sore!! Then, at 1:30 in the morning one night, Hermana Smith started talking to me in her sleep. I was so confused why she wanted to talk so early, but I just went along with it, then finally was so tired I looked at the phone and told her it was 1:30 and we needed to go to bed hahaha I love her (: She makes me laugh all the time!! Unfortunately though, we had a HUGE rainstorm on Sunday and so no one came to church ): But the rainstorms here are CRAZY!!!
Then this last week:
Mon.: Kassandra was interviewed and it was AMAZING!!! She walked in and the first thing she said was, ''I'm already living all the commandments (:'' Then we had a really amazing family night with Kassandra and another investigator called Guillermo. We talked about the Book of Mormon and all shared our favorite scriptures with him and testified of the power this book has had and still has in our lives. We also went bowling as a zone and it was super fun! But I was horrible and lost...
Tues.: We had an awesome district meeting about the atonement and how important it is to remember it every day. I was thinking about this a lot, especially as missionaries, we are here to help people have hope that they can change and become perfected through Christ. I also had the spiritual thought and shared Alma 49:14 about how Moroni focused on the weak cities first so that they could become strong. We need to do the same and strengthen the weak parts of our lives so that they are strong and Satan can't attack us and win.
Wed.: Lots of great lessons, we ate with the Zacarias family and they showed us how they have soda fights by spraying soda at each other, taught a Jehovah's Witness and he listened and read Moroni 10:3-5, then there was a CRAZY STORM and we were visiting a recent convert named Delia. The storm scared her so much, so we just sang a hymn with her (:
Fri.: We visited a new lady named Lisa, her daughter recently passed away, and wants to know where she is so we had a really powerful lesson with her! She invited us back this next Wednesday and we are going to teach her the plan of salvation! (:
Sat.: BAPTISM!!!! We went to go fill up the font and no one emptied the water from our last baptism....hahaha whoops!! So we had to drain it and then re-fill it again! STRESSFUL!!! But everything turned out great! The spirit was so strong and she was so happy!
Sun: We ate lunch with Kassandra and had donuts and we made German Pancakes!!!! (: So yummy...and healthy (;
So we are doing a lot of work down here and it is the best! I love being a missionary and helping serve these people! They have so many problems that we don't understand or know how to help them, but luckily we represent someone who does. Jesus Christ knows us all perfectly and is the only one who will ever be able to heal us. Love you all so much and hope you have a great week!!! Keep smiling and being good examples to others! Be obedient<3
Con mucho amor,