Monday, February 10, 2014

Not Sure What to Call this Weeks Post.

My Family

Another wonderful week here in St. Antonio!  I love it here!  My companion is AMAZING!  I’m learning so much from her.  Ah, I really wish you guys could meet her.  We work so well together, we really have the same mindset and pace of work.  This week was a little slower cause it rained and rained.   It’s summer I don’t know what’s happening! It’s still not even close to being cold, but for Bahia it’s quite chilly.  I’ve used a sweater two times this week!  But by noon it gets hot again, then it starts raining randomly, it’s great!

We almost died this week. Seriously, we were walking down the main road in our area and there’s a sidewalk in the middle of the street. It was night time and we were coming back from an investigators house. Anyways, we were walking and heard this huge crashing sound.  We looked back and a car had flipped onto the sidewalk. We were literally 20 feet away from where it crashed.  Just a few seconds earlier we were walking right there!  We both looked at each other completely shocked.  The protection of a missionary is real!!

We’ve been having really great success using the ward list.  We’ve found a lot of new people to teach using it.  Some are little rude, but most are nice.  We met one man from the list and he is awesome!  He invited us to teach his 4 sons and introduced us to his neighbors.  He came to church yesterday for the first time in 10 years, it was such a happy moment to see him there, and the ward was so awesome in welcoming him.  It’s so wonderful to see someone come back to church. It’s truly like seeing them get baptized again, it’s so beautiful.

I really can’t believe how quickly time is flying by.  Pretty soon it will be 6 months, 1/3 of my mission already!  I love serving here.  I am so grateful I made the decision to come here. I can already see that it was one of the best choices in my life and I know that I will continue to see that with time.  Everyday I learn something new about myself, about others and about my savior.   Everyday is such an opportunity to do something good, to grow and to help others grow.  Our time here is short, it goes by quick and we only get it once. How do we want to remember it?  When we return to the Father we will remember everything, our life before, our life here and our future.  Take every chance learn, even if you don’t remember every little thing you study, study anyway!  Because one day it will all come back to you.  The same goes for serving.  Always look for the good in others, yourself and the world.  Make the best of what you have and continue to leave things more beautiful than when you found them. I love you all so much and I’m so grateful for you!

Bejus from Brazil!
Love Always,

Sister McKenzie

All this fruit was 7 American Dollars