Monday, November 16, 2015

2015-11-16 Sweat, Sweat, and More Sweat

And now, O my son Helaman, behold, thou art in thy youth, and therefore, I beseech of thee that thou wilt hear my words and learn of me; for I do know that whosoever shall put their trust in God shall be supported in their trials, and their troubles, and their afflictions, and shall be lifted up at the last day.
(Alma 36:3)
This photo was taken at the mission home in Maceio with President and Sister Gomes.

First of all, Brazilians have gorgeous eyes. They are either a deep, dark brown or the most radiant bright golden brown. And they love chocolate. More than Americans sometimes. Everytime we go to the store, my companion and the other companionship we live with stock up on chocolate. They also eat Halls cough drops and tic tacs like candy. They find it really weird that I do not want to eat them all the time. 

My first area is Estância. I love it here. When I got off the plane the first thought I had was: this is home.
Do I know portuguese? No
Do I understand what is going on? Nope
But I love it here. I do not know how it is home yet, but since the first day I landed here I have seen miracles. The first night in Maceió we were looking for food and a lady came up to us asking for a blessing. We told her we could not because we didn't have the right authority, but we did say a prayer with her.
I know Portuguese is hard, but it has to be hard because as in Ether 12:6, it says we cannot receive a testimony until after the trial of our faith. So these next few weeks are going to be hard, but I am standing shoulder to shoulder with the single most greatest life that has ever lived helping every step of the way. 

There are 2 American Elders and 4 other American Sisters (2 of which arrived with me). One of the Elders is from Denton, but does not know my grandparents, which is weird because I thought everyone in Denton knew my grandparents. 

That is all for now,
Sister Morgan Ruiz