Once again I have zero time to email!
Hey fam & friends!
This week was pretty great for me. Teaching, learning, the usual. Last p-day Irmão Alvin took us out and we had a great time. That guy cracks me up. And I had a milkshake, it tasted like birthday cake, and love. I almost cried.
Monday was the last day here fo my roomates and the district just above mine. I already miss my roomates, they were so sweet. And Sister Smith and Sister Oswald had become my close friends so it was bittersweet to see them go.
Tuesday we had an awesome devotional as usual with Pres. Degn. And our musical number was I am a child of God (in Portugesse) it was so beautiful. And we have the best choir director ever. Tell you more about him latter.
Any who, things are going pretty great with my “investigators” they both agreed a couple weeks ago to be baptized so I’m just going over the commandments and baptism prep stuff. It’s great. “Gabriel” continues to crack up, but “Diana” is serious as always. And now I’m getting two new “investigators”, two elders from my district. Yeah we’re now taking turns being investigators and teaching each other. They told us to portray some one we actually know and care about, so Sister Chilson is going to be my mom, and I’m going to be my aunt. It’s great stuff.
Thanksgiving here was really great. Everyone in my district said it was weird to have t-day when it’s so warm, but I’m used to it. Side note, all the other people in my district can not handel the heat. They complain if it’s over 75. I guess the Lord is preparing me for Maceió. Any ways, I sugested we go out and buy a turkey to kill, but no one else in my district liked that idea.
Instead we ate here, and it was the best ctm meal we’ve had. Actually cooked corn, mashed potatoes, turkey, endless ice cream. It was amazing. Just a really great day for me. A lot of people asked me if I’m missing my family, but honestly no. I have all eternity to spend with y’all. Plus I have a new family here.
And today has been great too. I mean I went to the tempel, what more could you want.
Unfortunetly Sister Chilson is having a very hard time. She found out that one of her aunts she was close to died last week, and she took it pretty hard. Plus she’s still struggling with the language, just a lot of things. Please pray for her, or fast for her if you can. Fast for all of the beloved Elders and Sister here at the CTM.
I can’t believe I only have one more full week here, it’s crazy. I love it here, but I’m trying not to get too attached. I didn’t serve a mission to staty at the CTM.
Oh and I got new roomates, they’re super funny.
In the spirit of thanksgiving I want to share what I’m thankful for.
That I have the gospel in my life. That I can share it as a missionary. That I’m here in Brazil speaking Portugesse every day. That I have a loving family, and the best friends. For America, the greatest country ever. And most of all for my Savior Jesus Christ, and Heavenly Father. I’ve always loved them, but since I’ve been here at the CTM my love has grown so much. I don’t even know why exactly, but I just love them so much. My heart has grown to fit all this abounding love and gratitude I feel.
I love you all, and hope you will study the life of the Savior more, and feel your love for Him grow.