A.P.'S ARE CALLING RIGHT NOW TO TELL US THAT WE ARE GETTING A NEW SISTER TO STAY WITH US IN A TRIO UNTIL THE END OF THE TRANSFER-- SHE GETS HERE TONIGHT!!!! TODAY WE HAVE TO GET ANOTHER MATTRESS BROUGHT INTO OUR APARTMENT AND EVERYTHING! WE WILL PICK HER UP AT 11:15 TONIGHT!
Monday- I bought a new black dress-- simple and cute.
Tuesday-- we had lunch at the irmãs house- L.- she is the one who made us that cute fourth of July lunch! We had Sister Araujo with us because it was transfers and her new comp hadn't shown up yet-- we ate yummy chicken stroganoff and chocolate fondue with bananas and strawberries! Then, right after lunch we went and bought more chocolate and fruit to eat fondue again later that night! So fun!
We got Sister Araujo to her companion and then made it to our ward activity- THE TALENT SHOW-- MOM, CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT I DID THAT? I HAD SOLO PARTS AND IT WAS IN FRONT OF MY WHOLE WARD!!! WE WERE EXPECTING ON PERFORMING CAUSE WE DIDN'T THINK WE WOULD BE ABLE TO GO, BUT THE WARD CALLED ON US TO PERFORM AND WE DID!! #HAVE TO GIVE THE GOOD FOLKS WHAT THEY WANT..... #DEDICATED TO MOM, ALLIE, KENNEDY, AND ALYSSA WEBB!!!
My voice is still kind of weird from having that cold a few weeks ago, so it probably sounded terrible, but I SANG A SOLO!! And all of the ward showed us all of your guys comments on the Facebook post about it! lol!!! I thought you guys would be shocked... I shocked myself!! SISTER BOTT likes to perform. IMAGINE...ME...ME...ME..PERFORMING A DUET WITH SOMEONE IN FRONT OF TONS OF PEOPLE!! WHAT ARE EARTH?
I AM LEARNING SO MUCH! Sometimes we do things out of our comfort zones to make other people happy and to bless their lives.... we can't be selfish with our talents...hehehe look who is talking... these people have blessed my life and I had to give them what they wanted! lol!
Wednesday-- zone meeting-
We almost meet our last goals for our mission! Our goal for the transfer-- 168/170 confirmations!! yay!
We had a yummy lunch at bishop's house! It was so good and so glad that his wife finally let us wash the dishes after!! Bucket list item! haha
We visited some menos ativos and some widows! So great!!!
It's so cool! We have seen so many miracles this week just by being at the right place and the right time, doing the right thing--- R3!! SUCH A BLESSING TO BE FEELING AND TRYING TO FOLLOW THE SPIRIT SO MUCH IN THE MISSION!
LUNCH AT STAKE PRESIDENTS HOUSE--- OUR STAKE PRESIDENT WILL BE RELEASED THIS WEEK AT OUR STAKE CONF- THIS WEEK 12/13--- PRESIDENTE PEREIRA WILL COME TOO!
On Saturday we took I. out for ice cream to see how she was doing this week after her baptism and to teach some things to her-- she said that she felt so clean and welcomed at her baptism and that she was excited to meet new friends at church too! We were thrilled! It was a great recent convert lesson with a 9 year old! Gotta take them for ice cream!!! Soooo precious!
We got her dad to confirm that he would bring his whole family to church yesterday and we were so happy--- unfortunately--- they didn't show up.... in fact, all of the people we had confirmed for church hadn't shown up! So sad--- we will find out what happened at then go back and help them this week!!!! WE LOVE THEM SO MUCH ALREADY!
I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT THIS IS THE WORK OF THE LORD--- I AM NOTHING WITHOUT HIM-- I CANT SPEAK PORTUGUESE WITHOUT HIM, I CANT FIND, TEACH, BAPTIZE, BE A GOOD COMPANION, or ANYTHING ELSE WITHOUT THE LORD!!! I LOVE MY HEAVENLY FATHER AND AM TRYING TO SHOW HIM THIS BY THE WAY I AM TRYING TO SERVE.... IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT SERVING A MISSION- ITS ABOUT HOW WE SERVE!!!
One fun challenge for you guys this week--- I love doing this during personal study sometimes--- all of you take a piece of paper and write down your stresses, personal questions, worries, etc--- all individually-- then ask Allie to open the Book of Mormon to a random chapter and read it together... Start with prayer of course-- and see if that chapter answers any of the questions that you guys had about life- to resolve worry, stress, etc. I WANT TO HEAR HOW IT GOES--- SIMPLE THING, BUT HAS HELPED ME WITH MY TESTIMONY OF THE BOOK OF MORMON- I LIKE TO DO THIS WITH MY INVESTIGATORS AS WELL!