Monday, March 9, 2015

Week 59 - Camaragibe

Dear family,

Thank you for the pictures and letters. Congrats Rae for your track meet. I can’t believe that it’s already starting again. Wow time passes by so fast!

A lot has happened this week! I’ll start with the biggest and most exciting. The family that we have been teaching is going to be baptized!! They have made the goal to me married on April 10th and their baptism is going to be the day after on the 11th. I am so excited!!! I’ve always wanted to help someone plan and get married but it always seemed like such an impossible task. But God has been working so many miracles with this family and truly has touched their hearts. They have made night and day changes in their lives. The husband this week told us how grateful he is for our help and that his family is a lot happier now. It is just amazing and I’m super grateful to be a part of it. We still have a lot of things to teach and do but everything will work out. We had a meeting with the Bishop yesterday and he is super willing to help in whatever we need and also the other leaders of the ward.  It’s gonna take a lot of work, but we are excited. Keep this family in your prayers!

Another thing...we had two meetings with President Bigelow in Recife this week for the leaders of the mission. He is awesome. I love listening to him and learning from him. In the first meeting we talked about some of the changes that he wants to make, but the second I liked even more. We had trainings on how to be leaders. I learned so much. He talked about not just being examples, but being models for others. He explained how we can just keep to ourselves and be a perfect example but not always that will make a difference or make someone follow our example. But our role is to help, uplift, inspire, and all those things. I don’t even know how to explain everything that he taught us but it was awesome. We had to do like role plays of how to correct directly but with love. It was really good. The whole day was perfect.

The last thing...  I ate a bug this week!! I still can’t believe that I actually did it and I feel sick when I think about it but I did it! It’s called tanajura so you can look that up on google to see what it was that I ate haha. We were at a family’s house from the ward for a FHE and they showed us all these bugs that they caught to fry and eat later that night. But they said that it’s good to eat raw too. And then the dad and all the boys ate one and asked us if we wanted one and I just thought what the heck I’m only in Brazil one time! It was alive too! So the dad pulled off the wings and legs and I ate it!!! hahahaha It tasted like cheese. It wasn’t that gross, just the fact that it was a bug was gross. I have a video on our cell phone that I need to figure out how to transfer to my pin drive to show you guys. But yeah so now I can say that I’ve eaten a bug!!

Thank you so much for everything. Everything is going great here. The weather is turning into "winter" or a lot of rain. A few nights ago there was a thunder storm in the middle of the night. I woke up to a lot of squealing because the girls I live with aren’t used to thunder and lightning.  Hahaha it was funny. Sister Vasquez made me go to the bathroom with her because she was scared to go alone. But anyways love you guys and hope you all have a great week!


Sister Bedke


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