Another week

Family and Friends,
So this week started off with transfer, and I got my new companion. Her name is Sister Caetano, and she’s from Pará (it’s Brazil).
Really this week we hit the streets just talking with everyone, visiting ex-investigators. All that sort of fun stuff. But it wasn’t without luck. We were actually able to teach a lot. The problem is getting these people to actually go to church. Everyone’s like “9 a.m that’s too early!” But I just tell them that I went to church every day at 6 a.m for 4 years, and I hate mornings. Doesn’t seem to help much, they just think I’m even weirder.
The ward here is really great. I really like the people here. They’re very well meaning people that want to help. The problem is that every one in the ward here is related some home (seriously) because they’ve been living here thier whole lives. So they’ve already gone with missionaries to visit thier neighbors and friends and stuff. So they don’t give references to us much.
The one thing they LOVE to give us is food. Everyone here wants me to be fat. Like yesterday for lunch we had lasagna (northen Brasil style), and the loving Irmãs served us. I wish y’all could have seen the look on my companions face when they handed her her plate, piled with lasagna. The rest of the day we walked really slow. And the juice that they make there, I’m pretty sure better juice doesn’t exist.
But I’ve gotten used to eating a lot. If you don’t the members are all “Eat more Sister, eat more!” And I’m like “Irmã I already ate three servings!”
It’s ridiculous. I think it’s gotten to the point where I could probably eat equal with my older brothers. Not sure, let’s see when I get home 🙂 haha
I’m not sure how I haven’t gained weight here… Maybe it’s from all the walking.
But any ways, I’m taken care of and never hungry 🙂
thanks for you’re love and support,
~Sister Pew

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Another week

Family & Friends,
This week it started to POUR rain. Non stop for days. And the roads here aren´t the best, so they became rivers. And yet another of my umbrellas broke. Ugh. I think I´ll start buying boxes of umbrellas. They´re so cheap, and the rain here is super strong.
Despite all the rain we managed to have a pretty great week.
Last sunday we fasted so that we could meet more new people, and the Lord definetly heard our plead.
Tues we were walking to visit one of my recent converts when a little girl I´d never seen in my life ran up and gave me a hug. Then she started walking with us, and a bunch of other kids started following too. My recent convert wasn´t home, but that little girl was all “come to my house, talk to my mom”. And I was like “Sure, why not?” And then all the kids wanted us to visit thier parents. So we ended up meeting a lot of new people. kids are pretty great 🙂
Wed we were walking down the street after lunch when a lady called out to us. She wanted to know if we were missionaries, and of which church. She said she´d always wanted to visit our church but felt weird going alone. Then she invited us to teach her, and we had an awesome lesson. Her name is [Redacted], and she´s really great.
So yeah we had a great week and really got to see some miricles.
Yesterday was transfers call and I was expecting to be transfered. I almost started packing my things already. But life is funny. Surprisingly my companion was transfered, and I´ll be staying. Different… But the area here is really great so I´m not too sad. It is a little sad that Sis Barker will leave, but it´s not like I´ll never see her again. 🙂
I´ll be finding out who my companion is tomorrow, and I´m excited to work 🙂
have a great week,
~Sister Pew

Another week

Family and Friends,

Well this week I kinda hit a landmark in my mission. Wed was my 9 months anniversary in my mission. And as a sister that means that I’m officially in the middle. Which is… Weird.
And how did I celebrate this momentous event? By going to my favorite place. Yeah you guessed it… The hospital. Again.
I’d been having a few pains and problems hearing in my left ear for a couple days. And then monday it got worse. And tuesday was even worse. It was super super painful. I couldn’t concentrate or anything it was so painful.
So we went to the hospital, and got to sit around waiting a lot, again. They gave me a shot for my pain, which I recieved unwillingling. There may have been screaming.
But any ways I’m doing better now. I’m having to apply medicine in my ear every day which is annoying. But at least I don’t have lots of pain.
The rest of the week was pretty boring. Just normal missionary type stuff. Teaching and what not.
We’re doing all we can right now to meet new people to teach. It’s a struggle. Or I should say good people to teach. Any time we want there are plenty of drunks in the streets or crazy people to teach. But people that’ll actually go to church is a different story.
But the members here are trying to help, and I have hope. 🙂
Thanks for all your support,
~Sister Pew