The first thing we did this week was spend 30 hours cleaning our apartment, which the cute Elders had already spent 3 days cleaning. Oh my...
|At least I could see progress, and tell where I had cleaned! :)|
|BEST cleaning partner ever!|
On Friday there was a rare all-mission conference with Elder Holland. Three hours long, and it wasn't nearly long enough for anyone there. After he left everyone sat quietly in the chapel for a half hour, not wanting to leave the spirit that was there... and that was after sitting quietly for almost an hour before! Elder Holland talked about the importance of the missionaries staying active after their missions, Preach My Gospel, and how to teach on people's level. What a Master Teacher with an overwhelming spirit!!!
On Saturday we walked a half a mile, took the subway, then a bus, then walked another half a mile to get to the Temple. (1.5 hours to go 8 miles - more on that later too!) As we walked through the gates, the harshness of the world faded, and we were met not only with exquisite flowers, but an overwhelming spirit of peace that brought me to tears. It's a beautiful temple, and we were set apart as ordinance workers, and will do a Wednesday morning shift! I am so excited. So if you've been praying that we'll get our visas, you can take that out of your prayers for a few weeks! (Craig read this and asked that you leave it in!!!)
|Such a lovely way to greet temple visitors!|
|Now this is "Our" Temple!|
Goal for the week - Learn Portuguese!!! All discussions and conversations on our visits are in Portuguese - they ask for my input and translate... I just hope I'm testifying on what applies at the moment!!!!
Have a wonderful week, and please remember to pray for Reginaldo!