Whoa that was fast. I was just here last week. oh wait. right.Hey darlin's. Well I am speechless. We had a great week and worked hard and ran every morning besides Friday and Sunday. The devil held our blankets over us until 7am so we couldn't get out of bed on time to run. But we blasted EFY music and danced around the house.* (*sister Shumway did. Sister lybbert is a beast and did sit ups and push ups)Olivia is eating everything up! It's been awesome cuz it's worked out for us to have a different member or member family present at almost every lesson, so she's gaining a strong testimony and fast. Her boys are seeming to enjoy it all too! The three are marked for the 18th of March and we are SO happy :) They make everything worth it.This week went all SUMMER on us. We are sure it will get rainy again but we are SOOO enjoying not having to wear tights and coats every day with our rainboots and umbrellas. The sun has been oh so welcome and lots of people are out and about on the street it's almost overwhelming.Well here are some pictures worth a 1000 words.Sister Shumbuckets.
letter to the PRESIDENT OF PORTUGAL missionaries
PRESIDENTE FLUCKIGER! OLA! Melhor semana da missão! Bom, eu gostei imenso. Senti mesmo boa primeiramente porque minhas costas não doerem quase nada e também agora tenho um GRANDE testemunho de EXERCISIOS de manhã! Sempre tive mas eu sempre fui preguiçosa então talvez eu não tinha. Mas nos fomos a correr CADA dia alem do domingo e segunda feira (nos limpamos a casa de manhã.. isso é tudo bem fazer nesta hora no dia de p-day? ou deve ser durante o dia?) Nos REALMENTE tivemos uma mudança grande de coração, eu tinha pelo menos, e posso dizer que eu QUERO ser obediente agora. Eu sempre sabia que eu precisava de ser obediente mas era algo difícil e estressante mas agora eu procuro ser obediente. Tenho sublinhado cada "faça isso" e "não faça isso" no MM e SdMM. (a maioria dos dois são sublinhado agora haha) Mas antigamente eu sempre me dei a desculpa de "ah eu não SEI se isso é uma regra ou não" mas não foi nada, agora quero SABER de TODAS as regras e guarda-las como se fosse minha salvação. O espírito tem me ensinado muito esta semana. Ele me lembrou do emprego que eu tinha em que minha tia foi minha chefe e algumas vezes eu não fui exatamente obediente em o que ela queria que eu fizesse e depois de um tempo fiquei desempregada. Então o Espírito disse que este missão é a mesma coisa e ainda mais importante! Se quero que meus chefes, Deus e Jesus Cristo, fossem felizes comigo e confiarem em mim (com muitos pesquisadores e conversos), preciso fazer tudo em meu poder para obedecer-Los e não apenas trabalhar mas trabalhar arduamente, todo o poder, mente, e força. Eu posso dizer que eu realmente estou a fazer isso agora. Tenho energia. Tenho animo. Tenho fé!
the Google translated english language:~
Shumway , Eliza Ann
PRESIDENT FLUCKIGER ! HELLO ! Best week of Mission! Well, I liked it a lot. I felt really good at first because my back did not hurt nearly anything and also now have a BIG testimony EXERCISIOS morning ! Always had but I 've always been lazy so maybe I did not . But we were in the running EVERY day besides Sunday and Monday ( cleaned in the house in the morning .. it is all right to do this time on p- day 'or should be during the day ? ) We really had a great change heart , I had at least, and I can say that I WANT to be obedient now . I always knew that I needed to be obedient but it was difficult and stressful but now I try to be obedient. I have stressed each " do this" and " do not do that " in MM and SdMM . (most of them are stressed now haha ) But once I always gave me the excuse "oh I do not know if that's a rule or not," but it was nothing , now I want to know all the rules and save them as were my salvation. The spirit has taught me a lot this week . It reminded me of the job I had when my aunt was my boss and sometimes I was not exactly obedient in what she wanted me to do and after a while I was unemployed . Then the Spirit said this mission is the same thing and even more important ! If you want my bosses, God and Jesus Christ , they were happy with me and trust me (with many researchers and converts ) , need to do everything in my power to obey them is not only working but working hard , all power , mind, and strength . I can say that I really am doing it now. I have energy. I cheer . I have faith !
Love you !
HOLY CANOLI i had a great week peeps. GO RUNNING IN THE MORNING IF YOU WANT TO BE HAPPY i am high on happiness right now. happy happy happy not even kidding. i have even lost like a kilo or two. HAH plus sister lovely lybbert and I don´t eat chocolate, cookies, cake, and a few more other crappy things anymore so i am like a little ball of health. my back hasn´t been a problem this week hardly either! YAY!
WE HAVE AWESOME INVESTIGATORS!!!!!!! Olivia, whom we said high to in the backery today while grocery shopping and her CUTE LITTLE BOYS Bruno and Ruben (14 and 9 y.o.) RUBEN UG IS SO CUTE just like a little version of JENSIE BO BENSIE love you jens. high five. We just need to pray for her hubby to be interested himself.
AWESOME SENIOR COUPLE ON THE LOOSE in Santarém! They arrived from Bluffdale utah last week and we already love them. The Crossmans!! Please pray for sister crossman cuz she doesn´t speak any portuguese and she´s getting a little downhearted. I know how she feels but it was a long time ago that we first got to brazil and i didn´t even know how to say " i don´t speak portuguese". They are both awesome though and Elder Crossman and President Fluckiger served in the same mission at the same time so that is fun!
Love you all!