Sister LippsCom Amor,Ate Proxima Semana!"Eyes to see and ears to here" Elder Kim Clark. (so good!)Mosiah 4:9-10John 20. Mary Magdalene is my new Home girlReading Assignment:4. We survived our 115 degree day! It is so hot here now, I am melting!! But seriously, is 115 degrees even real? That's not allowed! Especially when all our day is spent walking outside and AC is not a thing here. AHHH calor(NAO HA NAO HA NOITE MAIS AZUL AZUL DO QUE AS NOITES DO RIO GRANDE DO SUL)3. The view from our bedroom window when we get home at 9! So beautiful!Somehow my time got caught up in other things this P-day, but heres a weekly summary in pictures. All is well here! Tudo Bem!2. Our fridge after P-day. QUE COISA BOA! Isnt it beautiful? Oh yeah if you cant tell, all we eat at home is fruit haha I love it!
1. We went to Burger King last P-day and it was bomb-tastic. I miss hamburgers
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Monday, January 18, 2016
This week we had I think 8 investigators break up with us and it was so dumb. "it's not you guys, it's me" "sorry, there's someone else" "I just need some time to think" YEAH I'VE HEARD IT ALL BEFORE'! Haha but yeah we just have to laugh instead of cry and remember to respect people's agency and try not to be Satan and force people, ya know?Sister Chaves and the elders in our ward have starting joking that Im going to turn from Barbie to Suzy (the pudgy doll) because I'm always one of the last ones eating at our lunch appointments, but I'm sorry, I just get really really hungry so LAY OFF YA BIG JERKS. Just kidding. Kind of.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
1. Selfie Sunday still goes strong on the mish
2. One of our investigators Laisla. Shes only 12! But we have her baptism set for March 5!!
3. Baptism of Marta this past saturday! #SLAYYYYYYYYY
1. THE NAME OF THIS PICTURE IS "I PUT ON SUNSCREEN LIKE A DUNCECAP"2. My 2 months in the mission picture! (the day after)
1 & 2. New Years Eve at a Member's house with almost my whole district (we didnt stay til 12 though haha)
That's right guys, tomorrow makes my 4 weeks in the field! and 10 weeks in the mission in total! The days and weeks are beginning to fly by so much faster, it is crazy. You know what else is crazy? The emotional rollercoaster that is being a missionary. In my movie metaphor for the week, remember the scene from Tangled when she final gets out of the tower and is like "this is the best day of my life" and then "this is the worst day of my life" and goes back and forth for 5 minutes. Yeah that's me everyday. UPS AND DOWNS I tell ya.This week we were teaching a woman Teresa, whose daughter is in our ward, and we asked her to pick someone to say the opening prayer, and she looks at me and then turns to my companion and her daughter and says "Does she know how to say it? I know she doesnt understand much" and I was like "WHAT THE IS THIS REAL LIFE I UNDERSTAND YOU LADY IM SITTING RIGHT HERE AND HECK YA IMMA SAY A PRAYER IN PORTUGUESE THAT WILL BLOW YOUR SOCKS OFF" But really I was just like "Oh I can say it" and then I said it and yeah end of story people just think Im a big dummy.
Monday, January 4, 2016
OK HOLY GUACAMOLE, so much as happened, I dont even know what to say.
For starters, Im in Santa Maria. If you didnt know that, please try to keep up. (just kidding, luv u guyz). When we arrived in the airport here, PRESIDENT PARRELA HUGGED US ALL. It caught me so off guard. I was like "is this even allowed". Idk, it was so hilariously awkward. Imagine the hug in the final harry potter movie with draco and voldemort. It was that level of awkward. HAAAAAA good times.
My area is called Parque Pinheiro, 20 min outside of the city of Santa Maria. And it's right next to the area where my brother Matt served for some months, and ive met so many people that know him or that he baptized, ITS SO COOL. Our legacy is living on in Brazil!
My companion is Sister Chaves, she's from Sao Paulo, and shes super cute. She doesnt speak English lols so we definitely have a language barrier sometimes, but we try to laugh rather than cry. She's been in the mish for almost 8 months, and she is SUCH a good missionary! So my example right now. She's so patient with me too, when I cry she hugs me and then we eat chocolate together. So best companion ever amiright!?
The weather here switches between hot as heck and thunderstorms so intense it scares the pants off of me (the pants that I dont wear. because, you know, skirts and stuff). Ive already gotten freaking tan though, My tan lines on my feet and back and arms are awful. (refer to the picture of my feet I already sent haha)
WE ARE ALWAYS LATE TO EVERYTHING AND ALWAYS RUNNING FROM PLACE TO PLACE. Its pretty funny, sunday mornings we are literally so annoying and go wake up all of our investigators to come to church with us.
PORTUGUESE IS KICKING MY BUTT. Ive learned so much, but at the same time, the more i learn, the less I feel like i know, ya know? Its a work in progress for sure. Guys, Ill just say its tough and leave it at that so I dont sound like a big downer.
SCRIPTURES FOR YOU GUYS TO READ:
Alma 29:1-2 (THIS IS MY SCRIPTURE. IMAGINE ME READING IT REALLY HAPPILY)
2 Cor 5:7
Moroni 7: 16-17, 9
THANKS FOR ALL THE LETTERS IVE ALREADY GOTTEN. You guys are darling.
Love love love, Sister Lipps