Monday, February 2, 2015

The Struggle

Minha gente!! Aaahh I love email time! Thanks to everyone who has been sending me emails! I love and miss you all so much!!

So I finished my first transfer in Brazil and I didn't die!!! Woohoo! Last night, we received calls from the Zone Leaders about whether we'd stay or be transferred andddddddd.......I'm still in São Mateus with Sister Wootan. So yep I'm gonna kill her. I can't believe this is her last transfer. She's pretty dang trunky. It's pretty funny.

So this week was fun and interesting and sad and scary and exciting all at the same time. A lot of things happened, but I don't have any time to write about them...I've just decided that I'm gonna have a big storytelling party at the end of my mission so I can explain all the great stuff that's been happening haha Not sure I'll actually remember half of this stuff though and I'm sure nobody wants to hear about my life anyways...Um, so yeah fun stuff, but nobody showed up at church again :(((

We're still teaching the rapazes from the BdM Praça but a lot of them just aren't keeping commitments and only Enrique and Vitor came to church that one time two Sundays ago :( We were teaching a woman who is 7th Day Adventist but she ended up dropping us this week so that was a bummer. We really could use some prayers!!!

Oh yeah something interesting...So our area has been having a water shortage and a few mornings ago, our water stopped running. We thought it was because of the water shortage so we've been seriously stressing out, but this morning we called the dona de casa and she told us that it was just the building having problems and the top apts weren't receiving water from the pipes. So someone came by this morning and fixed everything but we have to wait and run the water more because the water is still really dirty so we have to clear it out. Don't worry, we still had drinking water since we buy that separately, but today was my third day without a real shower haha No big deal. I'm only a little smelly ;) Not really haha We just used water that we had luckily stored in soda bottles (we were using them as weights to keep our doors open) and washcloths and wipes. It was like doing trek again. Not gonna lie though, my hair is pretty gross haha But we get to shower for reals tonight!!!

So this week I've been studying Christlike Attributes in Preach My Gospel and I've been focusing a lot on charity, diligence, and patience. I've really learned a lot of patience so far on my mission. I'm so grateful for this chance to be a missionary :)

Eu amo vocês!

Com amor,
Sister Alia Yun Earls

Moroni 7:45-48

Also, sorry I've been hardcore slacking on sending photos but I'll try to be better next week! It's just so hard because I want to respond to everyone and then I don't have any time to send photos!

1 comment:

  1. Sister Earls, you rock. No water for three days would definitely call for patience! I'm sorry you've had so many people fall through on their commitments. You are always in our prayers. Sending hugs and lots of love!