Letter to Mom:
That monster fruit was from when I was in Areia Branca with Sister Rodrigues, I think our first transfer there together. Good times! hahahaha Also, that's Kawê playing the guitar, making emotional faces at the camera, so now everyone knows his face hahaha! Did you all post those videos on facebook???
As of now no rule or new changes, so we just keep living life as normal, as normal as life as a missionary is. Two days ago we had an activity in the ward, and Mom, I literally am such a Neal and was willing to do pretty much anything to entertain the crowd, so we made a skit which involved singing "Você quer ser batizado?" meaning, Do you want to be baptized? to the tune of music from Frozen, also I used a lot of clothes and clothing changes, including a those baptismal unitard things and we reeled our ward mission leader into singing and making a fool out of himself with us. His wife afterward was like, "Who knew he was so talented?! I'll have to take him with me to school to present for the kids I teach." hahaha! I'll try to send the video so you all can see exactly what we did. It was pretty ridiculous and we planned it and pulled it all together in only 1 day, so you guys will like it, even though its in Portuguese and you wont understand antyhign hhahaha! The activity was called "A Night in Zarahemla" so we did some Araby decorations and made fools of ourselves, all the things necessary for a good ward activity. Everyone actually love it and a couple members told me I have the gift of an actress and should go into that when I get home hahahahha we shall see!
Funny story of the week: We had a reference and couldnt find where the street was and so we called the number this woman had given us and a man answered. He said that the woman I'd talked with was his cousin or something like that and that the street is in Santa Rosa (in our stake, but not in our ward, therefore not my area) and I was like, okay, thank you such and such and he said, "Wait, whats your name?" of course I didnt answer, but he started introducing himself and asking me what country I'm from and saying I could call to talk to him anytime and creepiness and such, so I just said thanks, bye and hung up. The next day he started sending text messages to our cell phone and the day after that he started trying to call us. This when on for like 3 days straight so We talked to our zone leader and he said to tlak with our ward mission leader and the bishop first. So that night we talked with our LMA (ward mission leader) Joel. He is our LMA, lives in our building, and is also a fireman, who is part of the army and works also as a lifeguard here. He is a large man and super hilarious, but if he was mad I'd be scared haha. We told him abou the situation, he asked for the number that kept calling and said, "Don't worry, I'll have a chat with him." Lets just say that we havent received another message or call since, so shout out to the LMA's of the world who also work as our older brothers/fathers while we're out here on the mission.
Pray for all of my investigators, but especially Kelner and Marcela!!! I love and miss you tons and I LOVED all of the photos as always! I'll send photos if I have time.
Letter to Dad:
Hey Dad!!! Yep, my goal is to write a letter to each one of my nieces and nephews before I come home, needless to say, it's gonna take a while hahaha I've gotten Rich's family down and will be moving onto Beau's family one day soon, so send me his address when you get the chance. We had transfers today and my companion, Sister Alencar, was transferred and I will be training again! Woohoo! Actually, I really do like training, so I'm excited to get to know my new companion and move the work forward here in Enseada. Not many changes were made here in the mission, but I'm the only Sister training this transfer, so I do feel pretty honored, especially considering I don't know Presidente Obata at all. Should be cool to talk with him a little more tomorrow and see how he and Sister Obata do things.
The work is going good, but toooo slloooowwwwlllyyy! Our investigators aren't going to church much and that means they aren't truly progressing, which makes things hard for us. We're trying to work more with members, because yeah, an investigator might leave you waiting for them for thirty min. in the rain and just sleep and not go to church, but if you say that someone special is coming to pick them up or someone thats not us, suddenly everyone goes to church! Thats something truly that we need more of, members that are willing and ready to give investigators rides (which is hard, because there are only a few families that have cars) or just pass by and walk with them to church. Pray for all of our investigators, but especially Kelner, that he'll feel the desire and we'll be able to find him at home enough so that he can be baptized this week!!! Pray especifically for this for me! And that my new companion is ready to go and cute hahahaha thats all I truly want from life lol! I hope all goes well and that you survive the summer! I cant beleive that I'm finishing 11 months of my mission soon....time goes by way too fast foreals.
LOVE AND MISS YOU SO MUCH and I'll be going to the mission office tomorrow, so we'll see if there are shoes and a card waiting for me;)
Tchau for now!