Urchins

Lindsay Nov 2013Don’t you hate it when you get a sea urchin needle stuck in your finger?

So this week was good! A lot of our baptisms fell through but it was still good. We had two investigators baptized, Sister M and Brother H. Sister M is one of those people that when you teach and ask a question she gives you the right answer and then says what you were going to say. We weren’t worried about her. Brother H is just awesome. He’s only 20 years old but is more mature than his age. His testimony grew really fast and he accepted all the commandments like a boss.
The baptisms were awesome! One of my favorite things to do after a baptism is ask the person how they feel. It helps remind you of how you felt the day of your baptism. Sister Willey and I got to overhear a conversation between Brother H and another young member who was a friend of his. They said,
Friend: “How do you feel?”
Brother H: “Light… like new”
Friend: (with a smile) “Yeah, that’s just the beginning.”
GAH I love our members. They’re such good examples to me.
On a random side note while we were standing by the ocean our bishop plucked a sea urchin our of the water and handed it to me. It was so cool! It moved is spikey things in my hand. Then I went to throw it back in the water and one of the spikes got stuck in my finger. It was like a nasty bee sting. It’s still chillin there cause I couldnt get it out hahaha.
Oh haha random funny moment. In ward council we were reviewing our progress record which talks about what help the missionaries need from the ward. Sister Willey had written that one of our investigators needs a “member friend” but the guy misread it and said really loud to the ward council, “She needs an ancient member!” Sister Willey and I were gripping our chairs and biting our tongues trying not to bust out laughing.
So anyway, life is awesome in Cabo Verde. I’m pretty settled into this area now. We had our interviews with our mission president this week which were so amazing. I love our mission president. He’s definitely going to be an apostle some day. You can tell everything he said is inspired. I walked out feeling like a new person.
Hope you all have an amazing week!
-Sister Sharp
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One Third Party!

Boa tarde everyone!

This week was another one of those weeks that flew by. There is so much to do in so little time. On the bright side were starting to cut our inventory down so we can focus on certain people now which is good. On the down side, I still can’t get our members to work with us…
It was a good week though!!! One of our investigators named Brother N got baptized so that was cool Oddly enough we weren’t even planning on baptizing him last week. We went to go teach him the first lesson on Thursday and when we got there we realized he already had almost all the lessons because he was always there when we taught his girlfriend. He had been keeping all the commandments, and he had been going to church. After the first lesson he asked to be baptized that Saturday. We were just like… “Well… I don’t see why not…” That baptism literally fell into our hands. This is not to say its usually that easy. We have a few baptisms planned for this Saturday that will hopefully go through.

1/3 Party

On Friday I hit my 6 month mark on the mission. So hard to believe! My companion and I came in from the MTC together which means we both celebrated. I made a cake that said 1/3 on it and we attempted to each eat 1/3 of the cake. It didn’t happen but it was good.
This morning Sister Willey and I went to a salon and painted our toes. The lady doing them painted a Cabo Verde flag on my toes. sweeeeeet. Pedicures here are less than $2. Ill be doing that more often.
So anyway, Theres not too much to report this week. I love you all and pray for you!
-Sister Sharp