|Sisters Bowman and Hodder|
|Friends Forever! Happy B-Day Brandee|
I imagine that it is not like that.
So... I saw this thing once... I think it was on Ellen. It was this actress who was so excited to see a sloth that she cried like a baby. Unfortunately her boyfriend caught it on camera... anyway, she made the comment that on a scale of 1 to 10 (sad to happy) if she was below 4 or above 7, she was crying. That basically sums up my week.
Update on the Dobrevi: They are having financial problems, so we've backed off on teaching them and are just trying to help them and love them. We still do things with Gabbi and Mario a lot. They are my best friends. They come to English class and I get to teach them while Sister B. teaches the adults. We end up talking about the gospel because they are so, so cool and love talking about the gospel. The parents couldn't come to church, but Gabbi said that she still wanted to come. We told her that she would have to wake up and be ready by 830. So we came. She was waiting for us. We walked to church together. I asked her if she had read the chapter that I had asked her to read. She said no. But then without me asking, she read it as we walked to church and then gave me a perfect summary of it. She's too cool. I don't believe that she is 12 years old. That was a long paragraph sorry.
My companion had to stay in for most of the week. I started to get sick at one point too... The nurse told me to drink basil and thyme tea and gargle with salt water a couple times a day. I was not about to get sick, so I made myself a giant pot of tea and while I wasn't drinking that I was gargling an insane amount of salt water. Made myself sick from all the salt.... but it worked. I don't have bronchitis!!!!!
My district leader found out that I was going a little crazy being couped (?) up in the apartment, so he gave us the permission to do exchanges whenever we wanted. For the entire week, we could only send two missionaries out of the apartment. I went to rdvs with Sister Riechelt and Sister Hodder. It was great. I learned a lot from both of them. Sister Riechelt is fearless. She doesn't speak much French, but when she talks, people listen. German power! Sister Hodder is my best friend ever! We got to spend a whole day together and it was awesome!!! She's leaving me again. Lame. she's always doing that!!
Transfer calls... I'm staying in Carcassonne with Sister Buonanotte. Sister Hodder and Riechelt are leaving. A french and a Finnish sister are replacing them. I will be the only American in the apartment. only native English speaker... :0 It'll be good.
So this week, I had a lot of time to myself.... So I decided to pray. a lot. And to read the Book of Mormon. in English. It's been a couple years since I've studied it in English. Oh man it is good!! Joseph Smith said that a man would get nearer to God through reading and applying the principles in the BofM than by any other book. I really needed to be near to God this week. Its a little lonely spending 9 months of your life working all day long with another person constantly at your side, and then have to be basically alone for hours on end... doing nothing... while your comp tries to sleep.
But it has been one of the greatest blessings. I know more than I know anything that God is there and He hears and answers our prayers. I've felt so close to Him this week. I just want to tell everyone how great He is!! Gabbi asked me this week if God really answers our prayers. I got to tell her how He always answers mine. She was so happy. I'm so happy. Life is good. I know without a doubt that God is there. He is in the details of our lives. He cares when we feel lonely. I know He loves us.
All is well. love you all. have a great week!!