Weekly posts of Sister Laurel Dickerson's 18 month mission in Belém, Brazil for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
"There is sunshine in my soul today!"
My crazy week! 11/21/16
So first off, I discovered that the craziest time here in Belém is when there's a mission conference. Since our mission is huge (and the missionaries in Santarém, Macapá and Marabá don't even come), we had 16 sisters in our house Wednesday night, and about five on Thursday that would only be going back to their areas on Friday. It was pretty nuts--we had sisters sleeping on mattresses on the floor, in hammocks... but it all worked out it the end.
The mission conference was absolutely AMAZING. Pres. and Sister Stasevskas gave trainings about the importance of batism, the new Christmas initiative the Church is putting on (IT IS GOING TO BE SO AMAZING), and obedience. A few other missionaries also gave trainings about taking upon us the name of Christ and revelation. All in all, I loved it so much! Also, two days before the conference Sister Stasevskas called and asked Sister Dustin and I to do a special musical number... She played the flute, Sister McKinnon played piano, and I sang, I'll Go Where You Want Me to Go. It all worked out in the end! But I got so nervous that I was shaking all over. Also, I was feeling super creative this week since we are making a skit for our mission Christmas party in our zone--it is going to be Elder Scrooge. Super excited! And other news... I'm the ward's pianist now, so that's been fun.
As for the work, it's still going very well!! One of our investigators, Marlon, is absolutely golden and will be baptized this Saturday! (Pray for him!) He loves the Book of Mormon and is progressing very well. The only problem is that he drinks coffee like... five times a day. But when we taught him the Word of Wisdom he accepted it super well and said that he would drink something else instead. He really is the perfect investigator. I love seeing how the Lord prepares His children for the gospel. :)
As always, I'm out time, but I love you all so much!