Monday, November 28, 2016

Adventures of Sister Abdon and Sister Hemmert: Lice, and a Gospel of Miracles

Happy Thanksgiving Sister Hemmert, you will never guess what i'm a so grateful for:

A companion who stays up until the wee hours helping me remove lice from my hair! Yes. For the first time in my life, I got lice! :( I had to call our President's wife and she prescribed a medicine for me to take. When we hung up she re-called and told us that we need to change all the sheets in our apartment (which we had already done!) but in the background we hear the very distinctive laughter of our Presidente. #vidamissionaria 

Today i'll be in the salon getting my hair done and i think I'll start coloring my hair so that this never happens again! haha! 

I was a little bit dramatic this week as a result of the lice incident of 2016, and it didnt help that in every house we visited my companheira brought up the topic of lice com (with) them. Sure, she didn't say that I had lice but only she got a kick out of it hahah gotta love my companheira 

Anyways, we have been working a lot with some amazing families here of pesquisadores and less actives. It has been such a privilege to help them return to church or see them experiencing everything for the first time. I'm truly grateful for this chance to serve so many amazing families through the gospel. 

One family, Rodolfo and Joyce, are a unique case. A few days ago he had an accident at work and decided to call a ward member to come pray for him. He was baptized with 11 anos (years) and when his family stopped coming to church he had been preparing to serve a missionary. His life took a turn and he starting working for people that he shouldn't have. Now, he is trying to turn his life around. He has a beautiful family that he is trying, this time, to bless with the gospel that he knows is true. 

Come Sunday morning it is pouring rain. On a good day we have 30 or 40 people in the sacrament meeting, but without fault, on rainy days our frequencia falls. We weren't expecting many. Clearly we were hoping and praying, but when we arrived to find Rodolfo and his son, Elizeu and his whole family(less active), Suelem and Rogerio (LA), and many more. 53 people in all, we felt extremely blessed. Such an amazing opportunity. 

I'm so grateful for this gospel and know with certainty that in this day and age, the greatest miracles are not healing the blind or sick or afflicted, because God has already blessed us with this as a daily miracle. No, the great miracle of our day is change in a life and person that comes through the principals of the gospel. 

This is a gospel of miracles. And I'm so grateful to be a part of it.

Anyways, these have been the adventures of Sister's Abdon and Hemmert, Bagé, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil

With all my love!
Sister Hemmert

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