Mother, I did get the Kohls shoes and I can't wait to chuck the gray ones. they are quite literally falling apart. Thanks so much for the packages and love. I'm just taking it all in before I'm out of the country. Suprise! You get to hear from me on Thursday Night when we get our travel plans. So I will be calling you latish SO PICK UP or I lose 100 minutes. That is essencial. Next week I will call from the airopuerto before i head out to the field. It's weird tot hink I've been here this long.
I got a letter from Amy last tuesday, and I'll write her so she'll be getti9ng a letter soon. I just love the MTC. I'm trying to think about all of the things that happened this week. I just love being here so much. They are going to have to pry me from the MTC! You really grow to love everyone that you are with here. Our investigator, Plino, is "getting baptized" on Saturday. Our other pesquisador... we were just working through things with him regarding the Word of Wisdom. Yesterday I bore testimony that the Book of Mormon is a source of strength, and I felt the spirit so strongly. I've worked a lot this week with Irmao Walker. It's been really hard with him because he critiques A LOT. But I know that is what I need, so I force myself to get help from him. I feel like I've learned a lot this week. A couple elders in my zone got reassigned to Jville, Fl, so thats cool. I was a host this week. What that means is that I go and rip crying sisters from their screaming mothers, and say, "see you in 18 months!" I do it a little nicer than that, but I had to console many a crying mother. Oh, we taught Plino and asked him what kind of music he wanted at his baptism. he said he wanted metallica. He's so freaking hilarious. Sundays are awesome. We get to watch movies at night. We watched the Joseph Smith movie which was BOM DE MAIS!
I heard a quote today: "You can pray to God in any language, but he only responds in Portugues." Haha... I just thought it was funny.
yesterday was a bizarre day. One of the siters in our zone got really sick. My comp, who is the sister training leader and Sister Jory Miller spent the day helping her. Sister Hathaway and I were comps for the day, so that was super cool. We taught her pesquisador, Edmilson (Olson), and then we taught my pesquisador that night (Walker). We taught Edmilson the plan of Salvation, and I guess my drawing was really funny or something because he started laughing at it. I thought it was rather artistic. Our lesson with Helder (Walker) was the most spiritual lesson we had given. It was awesome. I'm sad because I think today was the last time we had Olson as a teacher. He was a really good teacher and you could tell that he really loved the people he served on his mission, and I can't wait to just go to Brazil and just love the heck out of people! So animado!
Anywhoo.... If I think of anything else to say, I'll tell you later. Talk to you thursday. PICK UP YOUR PHONE.
Love sister marshall