Thursday, October 13, 2016

October 10th, 2016

      This week was absolutely wild and next week is going to be too!
      So I think I found the only place where the weather changes more frequently than it does in New England. This week started off in my winter coat. Freezing and super windy all day but we were sweating the next day in short sleeve shirts. AND THEN we had the biggest rain storm I have ever seen in my lifeeeeee. It was nuts. So the houses here are all cement walls and share a wall so our little driveway had about 4 inches of water in like 30 minutes of rain. We were at lunch and it was sunny but we were absolutely soaked on the way home/all day. It was hailing like no other too! Just outside of where we were they got like 3 inches of hail so basically snow. Everyone was showing us pictures of the madness cause they never get snow or anything this crazy so it was a huge deal. 

     Anyways this week was amazing! We got rejected more times than I could keep count! Awesome right? YES it actually was because every night ended in crazy miracles that made everything ok and we definitely saw the hands of the Lord in our work everyday. After 4 appointments that fell through that NEVER fall through we were walking, wondering what to do when we randomly ran into a recent convert on the sidewalk. He invited us in and we got to have an awesome lesson with his family who are not members and now have frequent lessons with them! THEN the next night the same exact thing happened with a different recent convert. It was awesome! THEN the coolest story of the week. We were doing our thing; walking, knocking, talking. The usual. We found this one family where the mom was suppper sick and and could hardly walk. She was super struggling but allowed us to come in. She talked about some difficulties and we had an awesome lesson and ended in giving her a priesthood blessing. We set up an appointment for the next day. We returned the next day and nobody was home so we were a little sad and started to walk away when suddenly she comes running down the street from the market with hands full of groceries! She who could hardly walk less than 24 hours before. Priesthood power is real!!!!

      Ok and the funny story of the week happened like 10 minutes ago. Today we had a zone activity and played lots of games, basketball, fun things wooo. So first, the buses here are craziness. Always packed and the roads are filled with potholes but, the buses just fly, and everyone inside just bounce all over the place. It's the best cause it's so funny. But anyways I just so happened to be the last one on the bus this time and I kid you not there was no room for me on this bus anywhere but I had to be on it cause all the other missionaries were. I was half way on and the door closes and the bus just peels out. Meanwhile I am like halfway out of the bus with the doors trying to close on me and I have a bunch of things in my hands from zone conference. I am trying to push on the bus but there is literally no where I could fit. I am just dying of laughter cause when does this happen? I finally got in and am just smashed up against the wall. We get to our stop, the doors open and this bus is spring-loaded and just shot me out lol man the funniest things happen here everyday! I love Curitiba! I love being here and hope life in the states was as good for all of you as this week was for me! Life is crazy but it rocks! You all rock! wooo go everyone!!!! BYE (oh next week i will email on Wednesday cause we are going to the temple!) 
 After the giant rain storm!


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