Wednesday, March 22, 2017

a trip to the hospital

Olá Família!! 

This week was really good! Lotsa of crazy stuff happened!

So on Wednesday I woke up all normal and left to go work with Sister Villanueva (we were on splits) and as the day went on I just started feeling lotsa pain and had a huge stomach ache and couldn't eat a bite of lunch, so we went back to our apartment and Sister Villanueva called Sister Campos and I got sent to the hospital!!!! (I had a goal to never go to the hospital during my mission más JÀ ERA) and then after hours of waiting I got an iv and threw up a few times and left feeling fantastic! I don't know what they put in that IV but it did miracles.

The hills in Bento are not joke y'all

So on Friday we went to sleep with the sisters of Farropilha so that we could all leave really early to be in Porto Alegre to see Elder Christofferson! It was a blast being with them! We left at 5 in the morning and the whole zone was one the same bus! The whole mission got to listen and participate in a devotional with Elder Christofferson! It was really amazing and really spiritual! I learned a ton! One thing he said that really touched me was "keeping commandments brings blessings but keeping covenants brings exaltation" Anyone in the world can decide to keep the commandments and be blessed, but only through the the saving ordinances of the gospel, like baptism, can we enter into the kingdom of God to be exalted and these ordinances need to done using the priesthood or God will not recognize them! Keep your covenants y'all! 

After the devotional we went back to Bento and got here at 5 o'clock! Just in time for Muriel to have his baptism interview! and then an hour later he was baptized! It was amazing and really spiritual! He's been waiting so long to be baptized. He started going to church alone in January (he's 11) and hasn't missed a week since then and has a really strong testimony. The only problem was that his mom didn't wanna let him be baptized so Sister Montecinos and I were just praying and fasting that she would let him be baptized and miracles of miracles she signed the ficha batismal!!! She even went to the baptism! Afterwards me and Sister Montecinos gave her a tour of the chapel and in the sacrament room she started to cry as she told us that she "felt something really special and really different during the baptism" and "knows that Muriel being baptized was the right thing" and "will support him" It was so incredibly special to see her so touched by the spirit!

line of the week
"Sister, losing weight is like the parable of the ten virgins, when the apostle arrives there just isn't anymore time to lose weight"

Sister Jolley