Tuesday, June 10, 2014

So this week...

Let´s play a quick game: the country that I´m in is more excited for the world cup than the country that you´re in. I WIN! haha ok, people here are SUPER excited!

But this week. Let me start with Monday. Sister Solis and I are both triaing, so we were shipped off to Londrina to pick up our new companions and recieve our new assignments. We got there at about 10 at night and ended up staying in one of the other sister´s house with about 12 sisters! AHHHH! (That´s a lot of sisters.) We ended up all sleeping on the ground (and it was FREEZING!) Anyways, the next day we went to orientation for traininers for about an hour then the newbees showed up.... and I´m training Sister Henrik! She´s from... (duh duh duh...) ARGENTINA! And guess who knows Nada in Spanish! ME! And she only knows the Portuguese that she learned in the MTC. So there´s a little of a communication gap, but it´s actually really interesting. WE get along totally fine. She has the ability to understand what I´m saying and I to her. (well most of the time... when it counts.) 

We opened a new area in the city of President Prudente. This city is famous in our mission for having lots of baptisms, so there´s a lot of pressure. One thing about the people here in São Paulo, is that their hearts are a lot more hard!!!! We get rejected a TON! In paraná, people were really open to hear us (a little bit lazy, but they at least liked us.) But here it´s really hard. The sisters before us left us 4 investigators to teach and baptize, but what do you know, when we got here, they cut us! (this means they decided to not listed to us and our messages anymore.) so this meant that we literally had nobody to teach. And what does Preach my Gospel say? "nothing happens in missionary work until you find someone to teach." 
So this week we walked and walked and walked and walked and walked.
So we spent a lot of the week searching for new investigators. It´s been difficult. We finally found a couple really interested who promised to come to church... but when we clapped at their door sunday morning, nobody answered. So to my shame and embarrassment, we had no investigators at church. OUCH!!!!! 

Yeah, I kind of want to cry. It´s hard. Really hard. But I have faith that things will get better. I was thinking about my situation this morning. And I had a thought that I need to have patience. I need to do my best and trust in the Lord. 

I hope you are all doing well! HAPPY FATHERS DAY DAD! (I totally forgot because father´s day here is in October... I think.)

Um, well I´m out of time. Hope you are praying and reading your scriptures EVERY DAY. But really, that is what is important. 

Sister Eliason

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