Okay y'all, I did not send a weekly last week because I truly had no desire to. BUT I am repenting and sending one today.
This week has been so stinkin rainy and we are L O V I N G it!!! The humidity is down and so is the temperature so we are more than okay with getting a little soaked. Totally worth it.
One of my favorite experiences this week was trying to communicate with our only Portuguese-speaking member about our Portuguese-speaking investigator. Eu não falo português. Never have I ever been more grateful for Google translate in my life. Where is Syd, Mads and all my other beautiful Portuguese-speaking friends when I need them? It was quite hilarious to watch us communicate with him, I must say.
Let's talk about desperation. I thought I knew desperate. Turns out I only knew what desperation was when talking about finding a dress for prom a week before prom (one of our investigators just went to prom so it's on the brain). True desperation is when you have been working your bootay off for the whole week and you still haven't found a new investigator and it's Saturday. Sister K is literally a champ for putting up with all the things I put her through. We didn't have a meal appointment Saturday so I decided to make some lean butter sandwiches, grab the pretzels and nutella and work through dinner. My theory was this: if we work through dinner, God will see our desperation and dedication and will bless us. And bless us he did!! We found some AMAZING people to teach!! It was such a blessing. Nevermind we were so tired our eyes were rolling into our heads. Nevermind that night everyone and their dog decided to call and talk to us. It was a stinkin' good day.
I want to brag about Sister K for a minute. She is literally the greatest human being. Remember when I tasted the devils sweat (super super awful hot sauce) with Sister G awhile ago?? Well I made Sister K do it yesterday. I for sure thought it would be funnier for me than it was. Turns out, when people cry, I feel super bad... I totally thought the mission had killed all emotions but apparently it hasn't!! #blessup
Okay my scripture for the week is from Miss Macayla Elwell (rip).
"And this is the account of Ammon and his brethren, their journeyings in the land of Nephi, their sufferings in the land, their sorrows, and their afflictions, and their incomprehensible joy, and the reception and safety of the brethren in the land of Jershon. And now may the Lord, the Redeemer of all men, bless their souls forever"
I LOVE this so much. They had hard times, they suffered and they still found joy!! Man, I have hard times, I suffer, I have literally never been more sweaty and tired but I STILL FIND JOY!!! It's the weirdest, most wonderful thing in the whole world. Joy is always there. Sometimes, you just have to look really hard. 😊
Ah, I just love y'all. Thank you so much for all your support, prayers and for pretending to read these emails (I know y'all just look for the pictures, it's fine. I do it too). Have a STEALLAR week!!! ❤