This week flew by and was filled with both fun and not-fun experiences, as usual. For starters, we went to the giant Catholic cathedral here in Tomar and they were playing a harp instrumental of "I Want to Know What Love Is". We tried so hard to remain reverent after we both recognized the music. … Continue reading Week 51: Outras ovelhas…
My birthday was on Tuesday, and I have to say it was super memorable! I am a full adult!!! I made myself these crepes (and also sewed up the hole in my tights). I don't know how much more adult I can become. I think Tomar is the best area in the mission because these … Continue reading Week 50: Carnaval and I’m 21!!!!
Well! The church has officially announced that the Porto and Lisbon missions will combine as of July of this year. It will be in my last 2 transfers here and will be a roller coaster ride! I think it made leaving Porto a lot harder because I always planned on finishing my mission and passing … Continue reading Week 49 Missão Lisboa…?
It is crazy to think that my time here in Porto has wrapped up already! I swear I just got here yesterday but these last 6 months have been a sweet experience. I am happy to announce that I am headed BACK to my beloved zone of Santarém to the city of Tomar!! I am … Continue reading Week 48: Last week in Porto!
We met a hilarious old lady last night while knocking who was 90 and had no teeth. Sister Ngalu complimented her painting of Mona Lisa inside the house and she responded "you know it's not the real one right?" She then continued to tell us how beautiful we both were and how ridiculously pale I … Continue reading Week 47: Uma cara branquinha
This week while knocking, we encountered a lady walking her giant white lab. As I am accustomed to do, I went to pet the dog, taking off my glove to avoid having a gross dog-smelly glove afterward. Only to have the dog (named Rocky) literally suck the glove out of my hand and pretend to … Continue reading Week 46: A Dog Ate My Glove
Turns out the rain is permanent. No worries though, I´m not in the biggest hurry to get back to the blazing hot summer quite yet. It did get significantly colder this week though, I think winter has made her entrance. This week we went to spend some time with the sisters serving in Gaia. Gaia … Continue reading Week 45: It’s Always Rainy in Porto
Hello hello! This week was pretty normal to be honest, it rained a lot and we knocked on a lot of doors but we are almost always laughing together. I am so glad to have had these past 8 weeks with Sister Ngalu, we are the best of friends. First New Year's Eve of my … Continue reading Week 44 Novo Ano Novo Nos
Hello! I am not emailing on my normal Monday because we got the option to switch so that we could work on Christmas day and of course we agreed because how many times do you get to serve the Lord full-time on Christmas Day? It was incredible and we saw so many miracles I cannot … Continue reading Week 43: Feliz Natal!!!
It is still go time for the Christmas campaign here in Porto! Here's a cool Christmas tree we found near the fire station this week! I am holding the calendars we are distributing for everyone who is not the Grinch! It's actually incredible how much we find people who "hate" Christmas here because they don't … Continue reading Week 42: Glória a Deus