It’s almost Christmas! It’s weird being here down under where Christmas is not cold and snowy, but thank goodness it’s been nice and rainy here do it’s not deathly hot. But with all this rain lots of peeps are sick and my companion was pretty sick this week too. (And I hope I’m not getting sick too, so I’m drinking lots and lots of water. Basically, water is the cure for almost eveything. :) ) We stayed home wednesday and thursday and she rested and recuperated and I read and studied lots and lots and wore tie dye and my new mc hammer pants and listened to christmas music and made about 1000 paper snowflakes. Good times.
I tried making brownies this week with brasilian ingredients and a recipe I made up, and it didn’t turn out too fantastically. It was basically like costco chocolate chip muffins which are uma delícia. But I just gave them to our dear zone leaders and all is well.
Sister Johnson and I sang lovely Christmas hymns for some delightful senhoras this week. Twas grand.
And my dearest Alderina, (a blessed soul that Sister Morales and I taught in Jardim da Penha), she called me yesterday and she’s doing so well and she is so firm and always goes to church and does everything wonderfully. I love her and it is so good being a missionary making a difference in people’s lives and going about doing good.
It’s been hard finding people to teach and it is wicked hard bringing people to church, and it was hard to see if I was making much of a difference or not. But when Alderina called it was so great and made everything and all the hard days and hard moments worth it. It’s all worth it in the end and you never know what a difference you are making in people’s lives.
We had a missionary work fireside last night and it was sooooo good and the missionaries in this zone are fantásticos! This is the last week of the transfer and who knows where I’ll be next week. Hopefully I’ll stay here because I love this ward so much and I don’t want to pack my bags. :) But the Lord knows what He’s doing and where we all should be and when. When you’re in the right place and the right time, miracles happen.
And what do you do when you want a miracle, you pray for a miracle.
Oh PS…. I got attacked by a bird this week. (see video)
post script- Love you all and Merry Christmas!