Sunday, January 17, 2016
One thing I have learned on my mission is to always follow the Spirit. We have a little family that we're been teaching who are progressing SO WELL. I remember when we first found them I was out knocking doors with my companion and I saw this little house out across this super sketchy ditch/pile of boulders, and I knew we should go knock it. I was a little scared it suggest it because it would be so hard to reach it but I did anyway. This week the husband told us that he spends all day thinking about our church and he is ready and hungry to have the same testimony of it that we do. SO GLAD I KNOCKED HIS DOOR!
Monday, January 11, 2016
This is the beginning of my second transfer of my mission and I’ve been serving in a place called Assomada! Its on the biggest island and is WAYYY up in the mountains. Its so beautiful and green! There are obviously lots of Cape Verdeans here, but there are also tons of people who have moved here from all over Africa. Because of that we have run into some seriously CRAZY things. Like one time we were talking to a member and he told us that his neighbors were cannibals from a tribe somewhere in Africa! What!! We also run into Muslims a lot too. And also, whenever people hear the name of our church (Latter Days SAINTS) they think we worship saints like the Catholic church. Its so annoying!
Things here are... different. Like for example, no one has addresses, but everyone knows where everyone else lives. If we need to find the house of someone, you can just walk up to any random person and ask, "a onde mora Eder??" And everyone knows! Can you imagine trying to do that in the United States?? Credo!
Also, because the people are so poor here and their food/houses aren’t very clean we can’t eat dinner with the members...and so.. we just don’t eat dinner. I'm literally always hungry but its fine!