July 3, 2017
I don´t think I have cried more in my life than I have leaving Paranaguá!!!! So many tears. Soooo many tears. I guess yall didn´t pray hard enough for me to stay one more transfer in Paranaguá... jkjkjk But my new area is Caioá! IT´S IN CURITIBA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YEAH!!!!!!!!!! I´M STOKED!!!!!!! I´ve never served in an area in Curitiba, so I´m excited :D My new companion is Sister Lopes! She´s Brasilian :) And this is her very last transfer, so I´ll be "killing" her! lol
I´m pretty exctied :)
First things first.. HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!! Sad I can´t be there with you all, but next year, I got ya! ;)
So this week... SO MANY THINGS!
We had a leadership meeting on Wednesday in Curitiba! And that was fun because I got to see my friends, like Sister Pattee and Sister Manhas :) Lunch that day was pretty swell because I sat by Mission President and we talked about BYU the whole time. I love my Mission President, because he is just as trunky as I am 😂
On Friday we stayed home the whole day because my companion was sick. :/
on Saturday I made Indian food for lunch at Irmá Nenas! 2 different types of curry, Naan, and two different types of salad. It was glorious. I got to celebrate my brithday a week early with that family :) It was really wonderful!
This week I took a TON TON TON of pics, but this computer isn´t reading my pin drive, so yall will have to wait until next week... sorry :(
OH! So I´ve officially been on the mission for ONE WHOLE YEAR!!!!!!!!!! I can´t believe how fast the time has passed by. It´s unbelievable. Less than 6 months left!
By the way, it´s so cold here. I´m barely able to type!
ALSO I had a super neat spiritual experience this week that I would like to share with you all. It´s an example of how I KNOW God really does watch over us.
So during a division like a month ago Sister Coutinho made a contact with a man named Jailson. Anyways we´ve been trying to plan a time to visit him for this long, but it never worked out. On Saturday we made plans to finally go there. It´s in a part of our area where we´ve only been once or twice becaused it´s farther away. And on the way, we passed by this house that had a radio playing, and it was really strange. The radio kept saying, "watch out. watch out. watch out..... etc. etc..." (In english not portuguese) And I made the comment to Sister Coutinho that it was weird, and she agreed. THEN we kept on going. But when we were almost arriving to the road we were headed, Heitor, a recent convert here, passed by in his truck and then PARKED his truck and came running to tell us that we shouldn´t go to that area because it was extremely dangerous. Woah! After he left Sister Coutinho and I started talking about how cool it was that the Lord warned us, and I made the comment that even the radio was saying "watch out" and Sister Coutinho said she hadn´t heard it saying that! She had only heard a weird noise!!!!!!!
Yall this was one of those testimony-building experiences. I felt so strongly in that moment that God was watching over us. I know HE takes care of each of us, and every once in a while a miraculous even happens that reminds us of this :)
Like my mom always says, "GO FIGHT WIN! THE CHURCH IS TRUE!"
xo Sister Councill
ps. next week I´ll be emailing on Tuesday because we´re going to the temple on Tuesday so that will be our pday :)