Yup, I literally am in heaven here yall. Paranaguá is HEAVEN. Paranaguá é CEU.
Let me just tell you how I met our Bishop here. We arrived in Paranaguá via bus, and when we got off, he came up to us and said, "Hi Sisters! I´m the Bishop! I´m here to help you! Let me take your bags! Are you guys hungry?? You all will be my daughters!" (It´s better in Portuguese, sorry I had to translate lol) BUT YEAH. That night he brought us sandwiches, and then the next morning he brought us hot bread. YUP. Heaven yall.
I don´t know if I mentioned last week, but both my companion and I are new here.. so we don´t know how to walk around our area etc! BUT wait. The members here are AWESOME and one of the young men/recent converts led us around each day showing us where our investigators live, who is a less active, who is a member etc.
YUP. It´s heaven here!!!
AND GUESS WHAT!!! MY COMPANION IS SISTER COUTINHO. She´s Brasilian. We shared a room in the MTC! And guess what?! She lived in Provo for a year and a half before the mission to learn Portuguese! WOOP! I love her!!! So for my entire mission I have been literally praying for a companion who likes to run and eat healthy like I do. AND GUESS WHAT! Sister Coutinho does!
Guys. For the first week since my mission has started, I have been able to run 4 times!!! It was MARVELOUS. I am so happy. SO happy!!!!!! All of you have already served a mission know how stinking great it is to have a companion who likes the same things as you. Literally heaven ❤
And we are already starting to get to know our area and our investigators as well! We found a woman, Mayda, this week who came to church with us and I´ll keep yall posted on her progression!
But basically, Sister Councill is super happy and pleased with life. I just want to testify to you all that I know God loves us. I know He worries about us, about our plans, about our desires etc. I know HE has the PERFECT plan for each of us. I have felt that this week. He gives us hard times, and He blesses us with good times. And, all of it is for our well-being :)
Trust in God, because He knows YOU, and knows what is best for you,
xo Sister Councill
I don´t have a ton of pics, but here they are!
(no in particular order)
Last hug with Sister C. Silva 😖 She´s now home!
my new companion! Sister Coutinho
My AREA! There´s mountains in the distance, palm trees.. heaven..
A chocolate easter egg! It´s tradition here to buy these for Easter! And I bought one after, because it would be cheaper ✌