Monday, June 30, 2014

Thank the Lord for Julio Cesar!

This week was Loooonnngggggg. 
Lots of thing happened.
Brasil played Camarões on Monday night- It was intense-
Camarões had their arms ALL over the place and Brasil was 3 men down because of it.
(lucky day for the 2nd string players!) 
But in the end, everyone got what they deserved.
Brasil won! 
Eat that Camarões! 

Gotta love Brasil. People here generally think that I´m from Argentina. SOMETIMES they think I´m from Brasil, but then I start talking and that idea jumps out the window...haha. Argentina is usually their next guess.

Tuesday Virtually NO ONE was home. But it was ok, because on Wednesday, we saw EVERYONE!
Ok, not everyone, but a TON of people. 
What was cooler was that lots of people just started talking to us, instead of the other way around. haha. 
Some were weird, that´s normal for everyday, but there were some really cool ones too. 
Weird One: We were walking for the bus terminal when we see one of our investigators in the square! So obviuosly we stopped and talked with her. A couple seconds later one of the Hippies (homeless drunk/high dude with dreads) comes up to us, sticks out his hand and says, `Bom Trabalho Americanas! Bom Trabalho!´ (Good work Americans!Good work!) We each shook his hand...a little reluctantly...and then we all shared some hand sanitizer too. haha.  
Cool One: We got on the bus later and were talking about school (in English) and a man taps me on the shoulder and says `VOCÊ FALA NOSSA LINGUA!??`( Do you speak our language!? )
It was funny, because I think the idea that if you speak loud enough and slow enough anyone can understand you is a universal idea. 
At least, he definitely thought it would work. 
And it totally did because YES I SPEAK YOUR LANGUAGE! haha. 
We talked to him about why we were there and where we were from and al that good stuff. By the end we gave like 7 people on the bus Convites for church. 
After lunch we taught a pretty interesting lesson with a woman who has a Suuuuupppper huge crush on Jesus...haha...I guess the stained glass depictions in her Cathedral were pretty good? Who knows, but she hasn´t read the bible...
We also went and saw a less active and her daughter. 
Guess what their names were....
Maria and Maria! 

Ok, I just have to make a side note here. I never realized how much Catholics LOOOVVEE the virgin mary until I got here...They love her a lot. And whenever I see people praying to the Massive statue of her in Centro I just can´t help but think..` know she´s not a virgin anymore...right?`

I just crack myself up. 
Seriously. I think I could be a horrible Stand-up Comedian if I wanted to..haha
Gotta love the Catholics...
Moving on. 

Maria and Maria, They love us- They made us Pão de Queio.
Maria the younger went outside and picked some kind of grass...who knows what it was, but she put it in the tea pot and boiled it and out came delicious Chá!
They kept trying to feed us more food, somehow we got out of there without being too stuffed.

Another cool lesson was with a lady we met on the street, she was taking out her trash when we started talking with her. She invited us in and told us how the Missionaries taught them 15 years ago, and she still reads the book of mormon ALL the time, she told us about what she had been reading lately.--Sayyy  Whaaa!?? 
Not even joking. 
They would´ve been baptized, but they weren´t married back then (and still are´t)  Sooo.....even though they know it´s true, they wont get baptized because they don´t want to go through the hassle of getting married..

Foorr realll!!

what a shame.

Later on we had our meeting with Bishop. He wants us to do another ward activity. Last week we decided on a Pizza night, but today someone piped in and started talking about how they could get a bunch of yogurt for free. `Let´s have a Yogurt Night!`
Bishop was sold, I think the word free did it. 
SOooooo yeah, we thought real hard about what we could actually DO for the activity, but nothing came. haha. 

Thursday was a another Tuesday.
No one home
Stale Salgadinhos 
Pouring rain
Someone gave us bad directions, and the bus didn´t take us where we needed to go...
But it was ok, because we made lava cake when we got home. haha. 
And I whiped some whiped cream all on my own. (we don´t have beaters) 

Friday we figured out the ward activity, and it´s  WAY cooler now. haha. It was also POURING RAIN. It was sooo hard, it went straight through the unbrella half the time. haha. horrible. 
Lunch built my testimony of God´s love for me. We walked into the members house, and of ANYTHING their daughters could´ve been watching, they were watching ´She´s the Man`WOOHOOOO!!!
LANNGUAGEE STUUDYY!!! haha..jk..but really. 
After lunch we just got on the first bus that passed by- it was an adventure. FO SHO. 
Those busses go WAY faster than they ever should. Going through puddles was awesome. The big ones shot up water, probably 15 feet, at LEAST. It was sick. We thought we were going to die...but we didn´t and I consider that a MIRACLE!!
Thursday also marked the last day of President Fernandes and the first day of our new President! President Hamiful Silva! woop! woop! 

BRASIL vs. CHILE!!!!!!!
We were supposed to watch with our member at lunch, but somehow no one told us that they were leaving right after.....soo we got like, the first 10 minutes and then we had to walk home in the least we could hear whenever something exciting happened! haha
We caught the last bit with the Porteira (door man) of the complex. 
Brasil and Chile.....Sudden Death. 
I think I almost had a heart attack...
Sudden Death is THE WORST! 

But thank the Lord for Julio Cesar. He did an AMAZING job. 

And because of that Brasil WONNNN!!! 

Lages was on FIRE after the last attemt, Fireworks goin off right and left, noise makers echoing everywhere. It was probably the loudest walk to the church ever haha. Everyone was Honking and blowing air horns and waving their flags out the window in the pouring rain. 
Everyone was SOOOO HAPPY!!!
Everyone we passed had a HUGE smile on their face! 

Ahh...gotta love it.

They will play again on my birthday!! 
Sorry Chile...

After we stopped by the church we taught our new family. They are amazing, they have a daughter and just want her to grow up with good values. The dad found the church on the internet, and since the family has watched just about every video the church has put out. They just ask us question after question! It´s so cool! `Soooo...say we wanted to get baptized, what would we have to do?` `Sooo..say we wanted to get sealed in the temple, how do we make that happen?`
AHHHHH! They are awesome. 

Sunday was beautiful. 
We had a bunch of investigators at church. Our family and two others! Yippee!!!
On top of that, somehow, whenever we bring someone to chruch they know someone else there, all our investigators were swept away by our members, we didn´t even have to ask anyone to take care of them, THEY´RE THE BEST! 
Bishop announced the ward activity, we hadn´t mentioned our new plan to him yet, but it was pretty funny watching him realize how dumb, `Night of Yogurt`sounds. haha. Here´s the announcement he gave...
´on the 11th we will have a ward activity, Night of (Realization) Yogurt...we will have various activities..and after...yogurt...If you like yogurt, you´ll LOVE this activity.´
Two thumbs up bispo. 
don´t worry we gotchyoback.
After church we saw some of our favorite investigators that we haven´t seen in a while because we haven´t had money on our onibus pass ALL MONTH...anyway we saw them today, 
They love us. They literally would not let us leave. Every time we got up ´to go´they´d say `Senti mais, sisters! Senti Mais!´(Sit down, stay longer sisters!) hahaha. Eventually we got away, but not without them, they gave us a ride home in their Fusca Azul (Blue beatle) 
Gotta love em. 

This week was awesome. 
LOTS of little trials, LOTS of Success, LOTS of fun, LOTS of Football, it´s the life- Everyone should serve a misson. 
It´s the best. 

Until next week! 
Love ya! 
-Sister Huskey #2 

Monday, June 23, 2014

It´s officially WINTER....yet again...woohoo!

Soooooo This week....READY!?

Monday night we had American Pizza Family Home Evening! Woohoo!
Tuesday we watched the World Cup.
THAT game was stinkin INTENSE. 
If I ever saw war...that was it. Everyone played HARD... 
But I have to say that still to this day I really don´t like that offsides rule. 
I´m trying to get over it, but it´s pretty hard...
( For those of you who didn´t watch the Brasil Mexico game, Brazil made a goal in the first half, but they were offsides, so it didn´t count...the game ended out 0-0) 
The member we watched with made us DELICIOUS pizza. 
One with lots of really good meat 
and another with sweet and condensed milk, strawberries, and chocolate.
People eat a LOT of Sweet and Condensed milk down here, 
it´s awesome. 

Wednesday was when everything broke, 
our washer backed up, 
our sink was being weird, 
our grill, 
our bathroom light, 
all of the things..
oh the life of a missionary! 
I don´t think that I´d feel like a real missionary if these things DIDN´T happen..
I mean, It´s all part of the life...
Waking up to 
(Lion King...) 
Praying on an Ice cold floor. 
Drying off as FAST as possible after showering so the water doesn´t freeze to your body. 
Putting on a million layers and a blanket to get warm.
Walking a million kilometers to Penha and back, 
just to see one person..
It´s the life....
but honstly, 
nothing else would be able to make me happy right now. 
I love every bit of it! 
Ok....I could stand the temperature to be a little bit warmer every once in a while, 
in all, 
it´s pretty good. 
so basically, our apartment exploded.
So, Sister Munafo and I cleaned while Sister Vesolli and Sister Soares went out and did their work. 
It looks SO MUCH better now. haha.
We made everyone french toast for dinner after to celebrate are newly 
Celestial-ized apartment. 
It was great. 

Thursday we had District meeting with our New district...
on the way there was this old (probably drunk) dude walking around the street, he was singing something and would yell ÒLAY!! 
...He might be cold and alone and drunk walking around at 7 in the morning,
but that guy sure is happy! 

Friday we visited a less active/single mom,
who is in school and has a LOT of tests going on right now, 
and on top of that  is working full time.
She´s amazing. 
We went over and made her lunch. 
Later she told us that she was just praying that 
someone would come over and help her! 
It´s a cool feeling to know when you are literally an answer to prayer! 

Saturday...If I remember correctly, 
that´s the day we walked to the moon and back....
ok, to Penha. 
Usually we would take the Onibus, 
but no one loaded our card with money at the beginning of the month 
and we are sick of using our own allotment for it 
and not being able to buy anything else
so we´ve just been walking. 
It took us 2 hours. 
By the time we got there it was dark, 
annnnddd our investigator wasn´t even home...
At least we got our exercise! 

Sunday we were expecting 10000 people to come to church, 
the only ones who did were the ones we thought would be the LEAST likely to show up! 
WOO! haha. 
But I guess the most exciting part of this week is that 
I´m sad that I´m missing this fresh little kid right now, but the good news is that I´LL BE HOME IN SIX MONTHS! 
Yeeeeahhhhh. (as of right now, You´re all getting me for Christmas eve!)
(Especially Arie!)

Sister Huskey #2 

Monday, June 16, 2014

Laageessss and Pinhaoo.

I don´t know if it´s the Festa do Pinhao that´s going on or if it´s just Lages, but everyone and their stray dogs are riding their horses ALL over town lately. #thingsthatmakeyoutrunky
I am in Hick Town Brazil right now.
It´s been interesting, that´s for sure.
This week was LONG...It went by fast but it was SO LONG.
Tuesday night we had 8 sisters staying in our TINY apartment. It was awful..but somehow I was able to take a shower the next morning. haha.
Wedensday we had Zone Training Meeting, and I FINALLY got dad and Jenni´s letter! woohoo! We had Churrasco for lunch, (brazilian BBQ) so stinkin delicious.
Thursday was Dia dos Namorados (aka Valentines day) but MORE importantly it was the Opening day of the Cupo do Mundo!! WOOHOO! We watched it with some investigators, it was awesome.
But I think that Holland might win...either that or Spain just sucks...Because they KICKED Spain in the BUTT on friday.
Friday the 13th...The funniest thing I have ever seen, I saw today. One of our members is an English teacher, she has this book called Watch Your Mouth...basically it´s just a book FULL of bad words in´s freaking hilarious. 
On Saturday Sister Munafo got attacked by a bunch of dogs...and I didn´t. THAT was also funny.
 Annnnddd on Sunday we had 2 investigators at church!! WOO HOOO!!

It was a good week. I love it.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Good News

I don´t have Gall Stones...

bad news...we still don´t know what´s wrong with my body! 

anyway. This week was pretty interesting. 

Last Monday there were a TON of people on the square staring at this one building. aparantly some guy had fallen of the edge..well..maybe, no one knows if he fell or if he jumped, he landed on another building, so no one could see anything anyway, but the whole would was just chillin. It was weird. 
Tuesday we went to lunch at the Stake President´s house. His kids had made these cool wooden guns, kindof like marshmellow shooters, but for beans! We played around with those for a while, it was pretty stinkin fun. 
After we went to see one of the families that we´re teaching. They haven´t been to church yet, but  EVERY ONE OF THEM are reading their scriptures.....TOGETHER and on their own! AHHH! 
so cool. 
We also lost our phone on tuesday..haha. and WE got lost on the bus system...some guy who aparantly works for them tried to help us...but he was totallyyyyyyyy wrong. haha! it was interesting...we were only an hour and 30 minutes late for our apointment though! 
On Wednesday we made about 1,000,000 clothes pins. One of our investigators is working for the biggest dirtbag in Lages. She gets paid 1 real for each bucket she makes...that like 50 cents for FIVE GALLONS! 
then we had to catch the bus BACK to Centro...we thought it was coming at 9:00 and it was 8:45 ... we BOOKED it to Petropolis...and made it in like 5 mintues. It was pretty impressive...but then we ended up waiting like 40 minutes for the bus to come anyway...we got home pretty late. 
Thursday we went back and helped make clothes pins again. It´s fun being on a mission and discovering talents...because I can make clothes pins SO FAST! It´s kinda fun, we ate popcorn and had competitons. Today she had 2 HUGE bags (like the kind we buy grain in) of pins to make before the night was up. 
Thursday night we didn´t sleep because at 3:00 a van came to pick us up for zone conference  on the other side of the world. It was a TON of fun. Mostly because I was reunited with Sister McKinney and Elder Young!!! President talked SO much about was the weirdest thing in the world. but, it was still good. After...we left...and we drove back to Lages...we didn´t get home unil 9:00...I slept like a ROCK and woke up the next morning feeling like I did after snowboarding for the first time. haha. (basically like I just got hit by a was awesome-__-) 
Sunday we got a bunch of refferrals. We´ve been getting SO MANY lately. It´s  awesome. 
Yesterday we traveled again to Blumaneau and stayed there all day for a doctors´visit. It´s a cool city...SUPER German Architecture. It´s pretty cool. 
Today I had my answers yet. 
This week we have Divisions, Zone Training Meeting, The WORLD CUP!, and Festa da Pinhao here in Lages! Should be good. 

I love you all! 
-Sister Huskey

Monday, June 2, 2014

dawww :)

I Got to Play a Trumpet this Week!

Transfers: Lages

This week was transfers! Sister May is training and we got a Corto Prazo in the apartment! (A member who is a missionary for just a transfer) She is 17, and is from the town that Sister VanWagnen is serving in right now!
It´s been a weird week or two, Sister Munafo and I are both having some health problems going on- So we´ve been in and out of Doctor´s apointments almost every day it feels like. 
Tuesday was exciting, since I didn´t get to talk to mom on mother´s day, I was giving permission to Skype on Tuesday night, which was probably a better deal, because I got to talk with Laura and Em too! 
Friday was our first real day of missionary work this week, it was awesome. Being a missionary makes me so happy, the days that sickness strickes are hard, I try to work through them when I can, but we were basically forbidden to leave the house until friday unless we had to go to the doctor. haha. it was pretty interesting. 
But, it was still a good week. 
Saturday there were two baptisms in two of the ward´s in our stake, and Sunday we saw LOTS of less actives. 
This week we have Zone Conference on Friday, a Helping Hands project on Saturday and Sunday President Fernandes is speaking at a Stake fireside! 
Should be good. 
-Huskey Child #3