November 3, 2014
This week was sweet. Had an all time high of people at church, and it was just a good week to be alive in Cova Figuiera. This is a little off the subject of missionary work, but congrads to the San Fran Giants for winning the october classic.
For the first time ever we went up in the mountains to a zone called Stanica Hokie. And we took the back of this hiace (a large van) to get there. When we got in the back, there was a little cow, and we thought that was really funny. So we took pics of this little cow that was riding in the back with us and it was all fun. Then right when we start going up the hill, the hiace stops and picks up 4 more baby cows haha. So here I am with my comp in the back of this hiace, with five baby cows all over us. Drooling on our legs, and peeing on my comps shoes haha. The driver told up the cows were super scared. In the pic below, they are loading in the fourth of five cows that would join us.
Ana Matilda is the funniest person I have ever met. She was so hilarious in the week preparing for her baptism. She is a little bigger, and she was soooo worried about drowning in the water haha. A couple days before i asked her who she would like to baptise her, and I said it better be someone super strong so you dont drown. Then I pointed at Elder Ayala, and she was like, yeah he needs to do it haha. Some of the funnier things shes has said. When we told her she couldnt drink coffee, she bore her testomony on how much she loves milk, and she will just drink that instead. When we asked her if she knew where Jesus lived when he was on the earth, she said of course, and pointed to Australia . After her baptism she said she felt as light as a baloon. Kind of a strange comparison.. She was just awesome and super funny.
The Spiritual Stuff
“A basketball in my hands is worth about $20.99. A basketball in the hands of LeBron James is worth $19 million per year; it depends on whose hands it's in. A tennis racket in my hands is worth about $17.00. A tennis racket in the hands of Serena Williams is worth about $20 million per year; it depends in whose hands it's in. A baseball in my hands is worth about $3.00. A baseball in the hands of Derek Jeter is worth about $35 million per year; it depends on whose hands it's in. Two fish and 5 loaves of bread in my hands would make a few fish sandwiches. Two fish and 5 loaves of bread in the Savior's hands will feed 5000 people until they're full, and still leave 12 baskets leftover; it depends on whose hands they're in. Some nails in my hands are worth about 5 cents. Some nails in the Savior's hands will provide eternal salvation for each person who has ever lived on this earth, and all of Heavenly Father's children. It depends on whose hands they're in. When we put our lives in the hands of the Savior, we can achieve infinitely more than we ever could on our own. It depends on whose hands they're in.”
Love all you guys, have a sick week!