Feliz dia dos Namorados! That is the equivalent of “Happy Valentine’s Day” In Portuguese!
Alright so my Valentine ’s Day wasn’t very romantic. That being said the past 2 Valentines Days i have spent with men preaching the Gospel so not much room for romance! LOL
They say that a picture is worth a thousand words so I hope that you all like the Photos that I attached!
One photo is of me and Elder Wilde who is eating a cup of Recess Peanut Butter Cup Cereal. the other is a photo from last Monday with us, Elder Ludgero (the traveling AP that went home with honor on wednesday), and the sisters from our ward that were both transferred! We have 2 new sisters in our ward and one is from LIMA, PERU! She is super funny and speaks English; it’s easier for us to understand her trying to speak English than her trying to speak Portuguese. to the untrained ear, Portuguese and Spanish sound a lot alike but the difference is actually pretty big! The new sisters are great and they are doing a great work white washing an area!
The transfer went great! We had a group of 16 new missionaries, 10 being sisters! 4 American, 3 peruvians,1 Costa Rican, and 1 Puerto Rican, each group that we get keeps getting better and I love the energy that “Greenies” have, SO GOOD!
Our plans in the transfer changed about 3 times as we had Americans get Visas at the last minute.
We had people who had to come to the mission headquarters due to medical treatments and other unexpected challenges. But in the end, miraculously, everyone is in their areas safe and sound and the work here is progressing.
I love our mission president, he is great and I see how much weight being an ecclesiastic leader is at times. He had to interview every new missionary as well as each missionary that was going home, that seemed like it exhausted him. And we as missionaries have to be his support
I love a story in the Bible, in the book of Exodus Where Israel is at war. The account read the following;
“So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with Amalek: and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill. 11 And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. 12 But Moses’ hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. ”
It is so important to support our ecclesiastic leaders. Whether they are bishops or Branch or stake presidents, as we support them in their callings, the Lord will help his children do the work that He called them to do! That is something that I have learned here in the mission field!
Have a great week!
A fé é tudo!