Things I remember:
HAHAAAAAAAAAAAA YOU GUYS I LOVE SISTER VERA. SHES THE MOST ADORABLE FUN AND FORGETFUL PERSON IVE EVER MET IN MY WHOLE ENTIRE LIFE. Seriously. HA she forgets EVERYTHING so its forcing me to have to be the one to remember everything.
example: she had a SUPER important doctors appointment one morning that we were doing exchanges, so for like a week we figured out how to make it work so we could still study and do exchanges and get to lunch and everything. At 10 oclock, i asked her "are you guys getting ready to leave for your appointment?" Sister Vera "what appointment" me: "HAHA SISTER YOU ARE KIDDING"
and things like that happen every single day, forgetting names, appointments, streets, so it keeps life interesting and is keeping me sharp on my feet and more organized
We had a whole day this week when we did visits with our bishop to a ton of less actives and recent converts and it was SUPER cool because our bishop is awesome and a hard worker and loves the ward SO much!!
When we teach, we always try to ask questions to help the investigator understand and apply what we are teaching in their lives and truly to make them pay attention to our lessons hahaha. yesterday, we were teaching this lady about the restoration, and how joseph went to the forest to pray, and we recited the whole first vision (when God and Christ appeared to him) and we always seek to make it a super spiritual moment. so we paused, and asked "Maria, who do you think were those two people he saw in the light?" and she was LITERALLY like "He saw himself in the future, and he told himself that he didnt need a church, because the light was inside of him. He was the church" and it was one of those moments when i didnt even know how to respond without being like "yeah thats actually not what happened at all and i dont have any idea how you understood that but OKAY MOVING ON" HAHAHA it was hilarious and awkward...............
Other cool/weird thing: this week one of our investigators taught us ALL about Umbanda, which is basically the voodoo type religion that HALF the people here in uruguaiana belong to, and it was super interesting/freaky because they kind of pray to demons that they think are saints and make deals with them to "improve" their lives. SO COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (NOT)
Alrighty then, today I was studying about humility (lol because I need alot of it) and I found this really great quote by Presidente Spencer W. Kimball: "How does one get humble? To me, one must constantly be reminded of his dependence. On whom dependent? On the Lord. How reming one's self? By the real, constant, worshipful, grateful, prayer"
How cool is that?????????? PRAYER IS SO EASY AND THE ANSWER TO EVERYTHING!
Im so grateful for prayer, and for the relationship that I form with my Heavenly Father everyday. Im so grateful for this gospel, because it is SO freaking simple, everyone can follow it!!!
LOVE LIFE LOVE THE MISSION LOVE BRASIL LOVE XIS AND PIZZA
SISTER LIPPS :)
I FOUND A BAG OF MAIONESE WITH MY SISTERS NAME ON IT HAHA COOL RIGHT!?
lol we played volleyball this morning and the big jerks forgot to tell me that we were all going to use our matching zone t shirt. ahhhhhhhhhh im such a reject.