I am so stinking excited to tell you all about my week! I´ve been looking forward to it SO MUCH. Why have I been so excited?? Because I have some wild stories to tell..
On Tuesday my companion was sick again, and we went to the hospital again (the third time here in Guarapuava). We were in the hospital allll day, and didn´t get to work at all :( Wednesday we found out we´d be going to Curitiba for her to go to a better hospital! When we arrived in Curitiba, we learned that she had to be fasting for 8 hours, so the appointment wouldnt be until Thursday. Thursday was my Zone´s Conference with our Mission President. I was looking forward to it and being able to see my mission President, Buuut we were in Curitiba, and not in our area. But the Lord is so good, and He knew just what to do!
Thursday morning super early, we got a call that said President Cuvelier and Sister Cuvelier would pick me up and drive me the 2 hours to the conference, and then take me back to Curitiba! HOW COOL IS THAT??? I was pretty dang excited. The Conference was wonderful. My President spoke on the two specific topics that I had been wanting to study personally. The drive there and back with them was also wonderful- we talked about my family, life before the mission, BYU, his family.. it was wonderful. Heavenly Father is so good. I really wanted to go to the Conference, and I also really want to develop a close relationship with my mission president. And I was able to do both!!! :)
Fast forward to Friday.. Sister Angulo and I were leaving the mission office, and going to take the bus system to the place where a bus would take us to Guarapuava ( I don´t know how to say that in English.. is there a word for that??) The bus would leave at 3, and it was around 2:05. We bought our passes, and headed to the correct bus.
Some background info. I didn´t have a clue as to which bus to take, and then how to switch busses and continue on..
Sister Angulo was a few paces in front of me. She got on the bus, and then the doors closed, and the bus drove off.
I WAS THEN ALONE, AT THE BUS STATION, WITH NO IDEA HOW TO GET WHERE I WAS GOING. Oh also, I´m no where close to being fluent in Portuguese.
So here´s what happened: I took a deep breathe, LOLd, said a prayer, stood up straight, and talked to as many people as I needed to be able to understand where to go. Was I scared?? YES. I was TERRIFIED. Imagine. You have a companion who is fluent in Portuguese. You aren't. She knows where to go. You don't. You only have an hour to get to the place you need to be. You don´t know how to get there. All of a sudden you get separated. hahahaha yeah I was terrified. But I kept thinking to myself, "Adelynn, you´re a missionary, God won´t let anything bad happen to you." I kept saying that over and over and over and over and over in my head. I was completely blind as to what to do, but I acted in faith. I spoke the best Portuguese I knew how, in order to find out where to go- and 40 minutes later, I met my companion and the other Secretaries in my mission at the right bus stop!!!
I´ve been praying and hoping to have a "miracle" or one of those "super cool mission stories." Now I have one. I know without a doubt, that when we trust in Heavenly Father, with 100% of all that we have, even if we are scared out of our minds, if we trust in Him, and then ACT in faith, everything always turns out good.
Sister Angulo made it to our bus 1 minute before it left. Did we run? Yes XD I wish I could see what we looked like! But I´m super thankful for that spiritual experience.
ALSO this week I got bit by a dog on both legs, and had to go to the hospital :) (I´m okay mom 😉) It hurts, but I CAN walk!
ALSO, Sister Angulo will be transfered to Curitiba sometime this week to be near better hospitals. I´ll be receiving a new trainer! WOOP!!! It´s kind of funny, because I´ll be the senior companion here, even though I am being trained....
Anyways, I love you all lots!!! This week, act in faith. I promise you everything will turn out better. God loves each of us so much, and He is SO aware of every single detail in our lives. This I know,
XO Sister Councill