We spent the first half of the week in Guaratuba having exchanges with the sisters there, we even took some time on P-day to see the beach! :D
On Thursday we had an AWESOME conference with Elder Costa, the Area president of Brazil!
and I am now famous in the mission, because I said something funny in front of him and he made me repeat it TWO times in front of everyyyooneneeeee...hahahahah.
now, everyone sees me and puts up a fist and says, "Nunca, Sister Huskey..."
sooo here´s what happened.
We had a leadership meeting before the real meeting with everyone, with all the Zone Leaders, District Leaders, and Sister Training Leaders. SUPER coool. at the end, we were all waiting for the rest of the missionaries to get to the chapel.
He said, "Vocês estão cansados?" (or in english..Are you guys tired?..he probaby asked this because EVERYONE got on a bus at about 2 in the morning to be there....and we all probably had HUGE bags under our eyes....)
Sooo naturally..(YES WERE ALL TIRED)....no one really answered....
but. being me and not liking awkward silence or disanimation (aka being un excited in portuglais) when a GENERAL AUTHORITY is 2 feet away from me, I (aparantly) made a fist and said fervently, "NUNCA!"
"Isso aí Sister Huskey!!"
he made me get up and do it again for the leadership...and then AGAIN when the meeting started with all the other missionaries.
He went on to tell a story about Élder Perry, how he is NEVER tired:
"Elderes e Sisteres, nos presicasmos ser como Élder Perry and Sister Husky, 'Nunca' Cansados!"
o_O did he just....yeah, he just compared me to an even BIGGER general authority.
hahhahha...soooo that´s how I´m famous in the mission now.
after the conference I went and talked to him for a little bit. "Sister, you only have a few days left! Keep working HARD!!"
I will! I WILL!
SOOO MUCH more happened at the conference, it was sooo coool. I got to reunite with some old companions and friends. I´ll get to see most of them again at the Conferencia de Natal in 2 weeks :D
We came home from the conference and passed out.
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday were all regular days.....
but. yeah. it was all good stuff.
Until NEXT WEEEKKKK!!!!
I love you alllll!!!!!!!!!!!!!
PS Hope everyone is getting PUMPED for December 18th!!
He drives around in his car that has a BIG OLLLLL megaphone on the top that yells for EVERYONE TO HEAR, "30 OVOS PARA 10 REALLLSLSSSSSS"
that´s like 4 bucks for 30 eggs!
I wanna get on that deal SO bad, but every time he drives by....were.in.a.lesson. -__-
This week was good.
We started out with MLC Monday and Tuesday.
It was awesome. President is just a big kid.
You´ll see the pictures when I get home.
The training was awsome, I am DEFINITELY a better missionary because of it.
He also always gives us candy.
Wednesday we were back in our own area.
We had an awesome family night with a Less active family and then made a pizza burrito for lunch :) #SpanishComp
Thursday was also good. WE had ANOTHER family night with a family of Gators and some members, Churrasco and Pancakes (the brazillian kind) so good.
Friday we had a Zone meeting with president, and Interviews.
and then after ALL THAT, we had our Zone training meeting.
freaking, it was a LONG day.
but it was awesome.
Saturady was a bust...we´ll just leave it at that :)
Annndd finally Sunday. SUPER good. We gave talks about missionary work...which I SUPER don´t like to do...because I´m already a missionary...but whatevs. I talked about missionary work. We have this SUEPR cool thing we´re giving to the members to help them get pumped up to do their part, and so far it´s going pretty good. :)
There´s also a family in the ward for the next 3 months, from THE USA!!!!! I tried speaking english, but I seriously sounded like an Idiot...I could hear all the mistakes I was making but I couldn´t do anything about it!!!
It should be interesting coming home :)
Lunch on Sunday was amazing. we ate lunch all normal, rice, meat, tomatoes, all that good stuff...but dessert....dessert was THE BEST..
First off I will just say that I don´t know when I´ll have a chance to send pictures. Sister Lima said that these computers ruined the memory cards of another sister a while back....soooooo I´m definitley not going to risk it.
Ya´ll will just have to be patient :)
This week was good.
Monday I traveled and arrived here in Joinville
Tuesday we spent the day running back and forth with sisters leaving the zone. (EXCITING)
annnddd the rest of the week we spent looking for people to teach...the area is weak. and it´s hard. but it has potential!
at the end of the week, we bought pizza as a reward. SO YUMMY!
Today we´re going to Floripa for MLC, should be pretty exciting.
annndddddddd, that is just about all the news for this week.
I hope everyone is doing good and getting PUMPED FOR DECEMBER 18TH WOOOOOO!! :D hhehehehehe.
This past week was NUTS. It all went by SO FAST, but when I remember EXACTLY what happened.....It feels like that thing happened FOREVER ago!
I told Grace that she´s gunna have to translate for me when I get home, because people I CANNOT SPEAK ENGLISH OUT LOUD. It´s THE weirdest thing. I can talk in my head and write, but my mouth just doesn´t work....soooooo GOOD LUCK everyone understanding me when I get home. #brazilianmissionaryprobs.
Do people even use Hashtags anymore?!
It´s starting to hit me that it´s the last transfer, yesterday I said goodbye to all my people here in Caçador...Im headed to Joinville! If I remember right, there are 14 sisters in that zone...sooooooo basically I´m going to have like 2 days in my own area the whole transfer. bahahaha. Oh well #STLProbs.....ok enough hashtags.
I was pretty sad to get the transfer call, but I knew it was comming. Last Sunday I prayed that I could stay here to finish out... I got a VERY distinct "sinking" feeling...and figured it wouldn´t happen the way I wanted to, but I began thinking about the possibilities....on thursday we went to pickup our bus tickets for District Meeting in Videra on Friday, I had three tickets... one for Videra, one to return...and One to Joinville...with no return....again I got that same distinct SINKING feeling....I almost ALMOST started to cry. AHHHH!!! But, MAYBE it was bought wrong, so I called the Mission Office and talked to Elder Hardman.
"Elder, why do I have ticket to Joinville?!"
"uhh.....Sister, Why are you in the Rodoviaria!?" (Lots of fubecas go early to see where they´re going for transfers...but I wasn´t doing anything wrong!)
"Getting my tickets for District meeting tomorrow!"
He passed the phone to Elder Gallegos (an MTC buddy that´s also working in the office)
"Elder Hardman just had to....go do something realllll quick."
(I figure that he was just going to talk to president and the Assistants...."SHE KNOWWWWWSSSSS!!!!"" hahaha something like that probably went down.)
Elder Hardman again "Sister? uh....it might just be wrong...."
Me, "But you bought the ticket Elder, you bought it with a purpose...you don´t make these kinds of mistakes often..."
Elder: "Well, just hang onto it, you´ll use it one day....probably.."
...yeah, that´s what I thought! haha.
So when transfer calls came around, Elder Lima says: "Sister Huskey, where do you think you´re going...?"
and so it is. I´m headed to JOINVILLE for the last few weeks and I will be DYING of heat...I will probably come home a Lobster. WATCH OUT!
My companion will be Sister Emilima...she´s awesome, from Argentina and stinkin hilarious. So, I´m stoked.
Our area is ONE Biarro of the city..ONE it has TWO streets. A few Elders that I know already served there. They say that I´ll get to know everyone reallllll quick. haha. Should be interesting, but I´m excited!
This is how I have to spell my name for brazillians....
My breakfast this morning...Chocolate soup (cocolate milk) and Ham and Cheese tortilla! WOOHOO!
My BFF David
That´s all for this week, The computer is being stupid, but you´ll all see the rest soon enough!
Ohhh man, this week was great. It was super long, but great, let me just start off by saying that I am BEYOND excited that dad got the Job in Oregon!!
I think I put in about 1,000,000 exclamation points in the email I sent back to him. haha.
Love ya, Dad!!
The second biggest news is that Last night I probably got THE BIGGEST Charlie Horse in MY LIFEEE!!!!
Right in my Calf...Or Batata (potato) as they call it here. I was screaming/almost crying in pain....
And, because I am a missionary, I thought of Alma the Younger during this very "Wrack of Pain" and thought, "Hmm....Alma the Younger was Wracked with pain/torment for three days until he finally prayed and was released from his burden.." and then I thought...."I don´t want this pain to last for 3 days...." So I said a little prayer and BAM. pain gone.
It´s weird how prayer works like that....
It´s always the LITTLE things that get me...like...When I pray at night I ALWAYS pray that I can have a good nights rest and good dreams....and I do..as silly as it seems...but when I forget...I am up, tossing and turning ALL night long...
Needless to say, I don´t forget very often for a good nights rest and good dreams. hahah...
also. Remember last summer...a year and a half ago, when I was in my first area in the USA and I was complaining about the Mosquitoes? WELLLLLLLLLL....here in Brazil..they´re like 15x worse....probably because there´s MORE than JUST mosquitoes that bite....it´s brutal..I feel like I have chicken pox sometimes...and the first few days it was super hard to sleep and not rip my leggs to shreds...so I thought....
"Hmm....If i can pray for and RECIEVE a good nights rest and good dreams....i can probably pray for and RECIEVE a good nights rest without having mighty wishes to amputate both of my legs."
sooooo I did it..annnddd it worked.....andddd
God loves me!
anyway last monday was the ONLY regular Pday I had here in Caçador this transfer...weird stuff. But, it was awesome.
Tuesday and Wednesday I had Divisions with Sister Hallenberger and Sister Rosa...they´re aweosme.
Thursday had District Meeting in Videra and then the rest of the week sort of flew by...but at the same time it was SUPER LONG. but it´s ook. It was a good week. :)
You´re gonna have to turn your head for these..I can´t figure out how to turn them on the computer....my technology skills are lackin lately..haha
Divisions with Sister Hallenberger!
SHE LOVES COWS!! She wears those Cow earrings EVERYDAYYYYY!
Wednesday was exchanges with SIster Rosa! She is STINKIN SKINNEY..But I love her. haha
It´s been a while since I´ve took a pictures with dogs in it.
We ate icecream almost every day this week! SO HOTTT!
One of our investigators parakeets had BABIESSSS!!! AHHHHH!!!
One of the most faithful members the church has. This woman is an ANGEL. I love her with ALL my heart!
Keli (In the middle) Is a miracle, she found us a while back at the bakery and said My Mom (next to me) and my brother (next to sister santos) are already baptized, and i want to be too!
It´s dumb that these don´t come out in order..buttt this is from exchanges with sister Hallenberger. she´s a gem.
and we found this cool lookin dude while we were walking/got lost. haha
GOOD NEWS! I finally have my VERY OWN "I got robbed in Brazil" Story! Woohoo!
Bad news.....I lost my camera in the process:(
fortunately I didn´t take many pictures last transfer, and I´ve been sending just about everything good home anyway..soooo even though they´re low quality...they still exist!
Also I have the phone in the mean time.
I´m looking around for the cheapest camera I can get my hands on. I explained to the sisters in the apartment. "That camera basically is like my heart, without it a am empty and just cant live right!...now I have to find a new one to fill in that empty space..." hahaha. a little dramatic YES. but COME ON! Everyone knows how I feel about the whole camera/photo taking thing. hahaha.
anyway, I still have pictures for you this week, not many but I STILL FOUND A WAY!
anyway, it was a good week.
We had divisions in Campos novos at the beginning of the week. We only had half a p-day and then traveled there, divided on tuesday and then traveled back on wedensday. It´s pretty annoying because they don´t have a night bus between here and there and we miss a lot of time in our own area, but ya gotta do whatcha gotta do!
we were sweating bullets the whole time, luckily the Rodoviária isn´t TOOO far away from the sister´s apartment! :)
I divided with Sister Montovani this time, She´s from São Paulo, muito legal. She´s fired up to work hard, and even though she´s just on her 3rd transfer, working with her feels like I´m working with an oldie. She also has a stoumach that never ends. And I don´t know how to spell anymore. haha. Sister Santos made a comment during Almoço one day, "I think theres 2 Elders in there!" It was super funny.
It was a good exchange, we made LOTS of contacts and recieved LOTS of potentials, It should keep em busy until the next exchange :)
Thursday and Friday were pretty much the ONLY days we had in our own area this week. and it was ROUGH. But I think the hilight of the day was that...even though the winds came, the rain didn´t (insert heavenly host of angels singing here) we thought we were going to get DUMPED on...and we were super far away from home....but it never rained! YAY!
ALSO, I got to use my God given whistling skills to becon and rescue a run-away dog..that was running away..but didn´t because I whistled for him to come back! (missionaries serve in strange ways sometimes...you never know what you´ve gotta do! But Heavenly Father wants us to develop our talents so that we can be ready for when the time DOES come!)
Friday our lunch toookk foorreevvverrrrrrrrrrrr........ but we ate fresh chicken. There´s better pictures on my comp´s camera...but it isn´t showing up on this computer (probs because the software on here is ANCHIENT!) but whatever, here´s some more cell phone shots.
(Laura probbably wont apriciate this, but.....just...forgive me....haha..I LOVE YOU!!!)
and I also LOVE fresh chicken!
sooo here it is
The day beforeeee.......
and the day after!
hahaha. Well, even though they had plans to eat that first chicken, they didn´t (HE´S STILL LIVING!!!... as of now)-because when they got to the farm the next day there were 2 or 3 that had died that night due to natural causes...or something. I´m not sure exactly how, but we ate those ones instead :)
*This is yet another chicken...but yeah.
I may not be able to hold babies on my mission, but the White Handbook says NOTHIN abuot chickens! WOOHOO!
*please note that this is inside the house. haha
I was a little afraid it was going to poop on me and one of my favorite shirts, but it didn´t! yay! (but lets be real..bird poop is WAY better than a baby explosion....sooo really it´s a win-win situation)
Friday it was super windy again but today it DID rain...na verdade, it POURED...and it was CRAZY because it was like a WALL of rain..we watched it come over the hill and down the hill and then BAM we were running into the little housae to take shelter..haha
Saturday and Sunday we spent in Videra for Interviews with President and Conferencia do Distrito..It was a good weekend, but I was a little annoyed/sad that we lost even MORE time in our area.
This week, we still have divisions to do, BUT we´ll be in our area ALL week. It´s gonna be sick. We´re planning on 40 lessons...SOMEHOW...but yeah. it´s awesome.
I love being a missionary. I feel like I´ve just been doing it for forever! But at the same time, I only feel like I´ve been here for just a little bit. 2 litte mini missions sure do go by FAST! But I love em both! The time is tickin down.... it´s freaky that I have to be a normal person here in just a few weeks!!