So today I'm just going to type out a journal entry that I did the other day that sums up how this week has been. I was feeling a little bit of discouragement during the week, but it ended up super good.
17-18 may 2014
"What a fantastic couple of days. And it all ended with me being extremley tired and spiritual.
"Yesterday was Sandro and Jessiane's wedding, which was super fantastic. I was realy happy to see them taking such big steps in preparation for her baptism. And Jessiane was absolutely beautiful, it was so great to see the two of them together. Their wedding was up in Leporace's area, so we ended up spending the night there.
"This morning we came back to our area and pretty early in the morning had to teach a lesson to Jessaine and Kemily to get them ready for their baptismal interview. After lunch with President Marlon we made our way downtown. We did some pretty interesting splits today. I went with Elder Hanley and Elder Valente to eat lunch with a group of students learning English. We talked with them about out families, ate waffles with maple syrup (importe, Wal-Mart brand) and just had some fun. At the end we were able to get the names of everybody and their addresses, so we'll see if it leads somewhere.
The other dary I wrote about the spouts of discouragement that I had been experiencing, and today I learned a little bit more why God lets us pass through these problems. When we left the English-speaking lunch, we had to return to Portuguese becase a young lady who expressed some interest started to speak with us. Elder Hanley is having some struggles with Portuguese stil, and today it kind of reached a head.
"When we got on the bus, he gave two bucks to the bus man, but the bus fare is 2.80. The bus man and Elder Valente were trying to help him understand, but he wasn't able to comprehend right away. I ran up the aisle and gave him another coin to even things out. When Elder Hanley turned around, he accidentally spilled his change al over. It was a pretty humilhating experience, and when he sat down I could tell that he was pretty embarassed. He was sitting in front of me, so I couldn't see him directly, but after a bit I could tell that something was wrong."
Alright, well I don't have time to finish the entry, I'll tell you more the next time. Forgive typos, I didn't proofread.
Until next week!