Hello hello hello!!! Oct. 17
This week went by so fast!!! (Again) This week I went to Curitiba because my companion had a leadership meeting, and was able to see my first two companions!! Sister Pattee and Sister Angulo!!!!! Ah it was super great. And great to talk in English XD Super strange that I have already had 3 companions XD I also got to see my mission president and his wife!
I almost got bit by a dog again, so that was fun.
Guarapuava is craaazzzyy. Last week it was pretty cold one day. Another day it rained really hard, and now it´s SO hot. What ?!!!
Not too much else crazy or exciting happened this week.... BUT...
WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A BAPTISM THIS SATURDAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yall. I´m seriously so stinkin excited. Elizandro and Paula!!! They are so prepared and I can hardly contain my happiness and excitement! This last weekend was stake conference, and my mission president was there and we introduced Elizandro and Paula to him, and that was great! ohhh here´s a funny story for you. So everyone who has served a mission knows that there´s a pretty standard way to teach. "invite. promise blessings. testify..." Well my companion and I decided to do this with President Cuvelier! We invited him 100% seriously with straight faces to attend the baptism of Elizandro and Paula. "President, today we have a really special invitation for you. We know that Jesus Christ was the perfect example for us. We know that He was baptized. Today we invite you President, to follow the example of our Savior, and attend the baptisimal service of .... we promise you that you will feel the joy and happiness of this special moment..!" OH my gosh it was so funny. The best part is that he didnt realize we were joking about it. haha good times.
This week I had a "okay Adelynn, you need to put more effort into being a better missionary" moment. Meaning, that I really want to just be better. Not because I have to, and not because I want to be the best missionary in the Curitiba South mission. Because i just REALLY want to be the best Sister Councill can be! But okay, why am I telling yall this? Because it plays a part in an "epiphony moment" I had at Stake Conference this last weekend! (stake conference is when all of the members in a large area meet together for church) One of the speakers said, "repentence is a change of heart and mind." For some reason it just clicked for me in that moment. A lot of times we get caught up into thinking that repentance is only this huge long process where you have to go and confess your sins. Sometimes it is this. BUT more often and more likely, it´s different.
It´s a desire to change.
A desire to be better.
A desire to be more like Christ.
A desire to be happier, friendlier, more loving!
It´s a change of heart,
and a change of mind.
I think all of us have a desire to be better at something, right?? When I heard the speaker explain that repentance is a change of heart and mind, I realized that my desires and goals to be better were repentance in a way!
It´s a wonderful and happy thought to think that repentance is growth, and change for the better. That it leads to greater happiness! I know that our Savior and Heavenly Father only want the best for us, and they´ve laid out exactly what we need to do to be happy! We just need to do our part.
Our purpose on Earth is to gain experiences, learn how we can return to Heavenly Father, and do it all with JOY. Let´s live this next week with a smily on our face and joy in our hearts!!!
com muito amor,
xo Sister Councill
ps. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THOSE WHO HAVE BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK !!! ☺🎊😉🎉🎶❤