We also managed to find a wedding dress for Ítalla! Isabel, one of our good friends in the ward, who actually hasn´t been super active since she usually goes to her mom´s ward and not to hers, talked to her sister, who´s going to lend us her beautiful wedding dress! She´s going to bring the dress from Recife this week, so hopefully it fits Ítalla. Plus Isabel went to our ward this week for the first time since I´ve been here! We love her!
The sad news from this week is that Renata, who got baptized a few weeks ago, still hasn´t been confirmed. We haven´t been able to find her at home, and it seems like she´s avoiding us :( I´m really sad about it and want to know what´s going on. I´m pretty sure a friend of hers spoke bad about the church.
There´s a new American sister in our district named Sister Sutton, and I got to talk with her several times this week. We spoke quite a bit of English, since she´s in that phase where it´s hard to understand and everything is overwhelming. I remember how hard it was for me when I got here, so I want to help her as much as possible.
A funny story from this week: we´ve started doing our daily exercises at a little free outdoor gym that´s really close to our apartment. And I´m pretty sure we´re the only people who go there who are less than 60 years old. Sister Gusmão struck up a conversation with a few of the old ladies there one morning and ended up teaching them the Law of Chastity, which I thought was hilarious. We´re going to make friends with all of the old ladies :)
Anyway, that was our week. It was a little bit hard, since we´ve had to drop several investigators (Francisco, unfortunately, is not progressing, and neither is Brena, who we were teaching) and we had a hard time finding new ones because of Carnaval, but this week will be better! Sorry for this super random, cluttered email :)
All my love,
Sister Amy Weatherford
Pictures: our family home evening; me, Sister Gusmão, and Sister Castilho; our zone
Me doing exercises with the old ladies
Me and my companion, Sister Gusmão
So, donuts don´t exist in Brazil, but I found something similar today and I got happy :)