Update: The Road Back to the Mission Field!

I feel that I can make this post now, that I have made my decision and I have had time to figure everything out. First, thank you to all who have stood by me and supported me through this whole mess! I’m so grateful for the friends and family I have!

After meeting with the Doctor’s here in Texas, I had been advised NOT to get the surgery to remove the needle in my foot and here’s why…

-The incision on the bottom of my foot would be about 3 to 4 inches long.

-The needle is about 4 layers of muscle deep inside my foot. Meaning the doctor would have to cut 4 layers of muscle to get to the needle.

-There is a risk of the needle being wrapped around tendons or nerves and during surgery the needle could break and another surgery would be needed to take it out.

-There is a chance of paralysis in my foot after the surgery because of all the vital nerves and tendons around the area.

-I was even told that if it were the doctor’s daughter…”no one would touch her foot”

This risks to this surgery are very high, and the benefits are low. The doctor has confidence that despite what I was told, the needle is not moving and should not cause any pain.

After much prayer and fasting, I have decided NOT to get the surgery. And to return back to the mission field, hopefully within the next two weeks or so.

I am working on the papers and letters necessary to get me to that point! I would appreciate prayers, that all might go right and I can be headed back on the plane to Brazil as soon as possible!

It has been a huge emotional rollercoaster, and after having been worried over this whole thing for the past 3 months I finally feel at peace!

-Quincy Adelman

 

Good Ole Southern Hello!

Boa noite from good Ole Katy, Texas!
Just wanting to let everyone know that I am back in Texas for what we think may be a couple of months!

Due to a few complications at the hospital in Brazil…
I have come home to have surgery on my right foot. During a minor surgery on my toe, it is thought that the anesthesia needle broke off and with in the 3 months time has moved from my toe to the middle of my foot. After a few months of waiting and a few x-rays later the doctor’s have decided that it’s best to receive the medical advice and attention of Doctor’s in the United States.

Soo after 6 months of being away from the States and a 20 hour flight process, I have gathered all of my favorite American junk food and will be eating my feeling for the next month’s 🙌🙆

-Sister Adelman

I’m 20 Yo!

Oi gente!

I have like 5 minutes to write this email BUT IM LITERALLY LIKE CRYING BECAUSE I HAVE THE MOST INCREDIBLE FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND WARD!!!!!
Thank y’all for all the birthday wishes and videos that were sent to me! Seriously I love each and everyone of you guys. I can’t believe that I’m 20…
IM OLD. Like never will I ever be a teenager again….
Weird, like I’m almost an adult…
I didn’t have time to write last week so we’ll see if my super speedy typing can explain about these past TWO weeks!
Two weeks ago…
1.) The olympic torch ran through our city!! At the very same hour that I was needing to go to physical therapy, in the middle of downtown Joao Pessoa I might add. We ended up riding de onibus and it took about 2 and 1/2 hours to get to physical therapy, when it should take about 20 minutes. It was cool to see the crowds of people, I didnt get to see the torch but I experienced the mess it caused lol. Our driver went through neighborhoods and was complete lost. Everyone on the bus was telling him where to go and everyone was screaming “Viva Brazil!” It was actually pretty cool. We talked with a few of the people on the bus about the gospel as well. I was like….”hmmmm we are literally stuck on this bus….and they can’t run…and if they reject me they have to sit in awkwardness…” so yeah.
2.) Cool experience that we had! We were looking for a less active member but only had the house number and street. We went and talked to the family that lived in the address we had. And the person we were looking for had moved. So we started talking to those people there and they we at first like…”SAI” which is like “leave youre annoying me”. But we warmed them up a bit, gave them some of that southern charm and they ended up loving us. BUT THATS NOT THE POINT.
There were two kids playing around and the mom was telling us that the little 4 years old girl woke up that morning saying “Jesus Christ is going to visit me today. He’s going to find us today!”
3.) Our town has these old school sound boxes hooked to the lamp posts on our street and they play old 50’s Brazilian music and I love it and it always makes my day and Brazil is incredible.
4.) This week with the torch and everything I’ve seen alot of people with fake torches riding around the town screaming “VIVA BRAZIL” and something about the Olympics! Anyways SUPER EXCITED FOR THE OLYMPICS.
5.) The sunsets here are incredible and our area has a bunch of hills and I love walking from the top to the bottom of the hill at sunset! With all the cocnut trees and green and gahhhh.
6.) Aqua de Coco is the bomb.com.
LOVE YALL!
Fico Tranquilo!
IM 20 YO!
-Sister Adelman

The Very Wet Walk…

Oi Gente!

What a week, What a week!
Foot Update:
-Physical therapy today for Biggie Ben…my uhh big toe.
Soooo we went to physical therapy today for the first time…and it was interesting. Our apointment for the physical therapist is in Manaira and my area is Ipes…long story short it was about an hour walk…that turnned into a 2 hour walk in the rain because we were absolutely and completely totaly lost.
My morning went a little like this…
*8:30: Leave our house…
*8:40: Realize that I forgot my very important doctor paper….start walking back to the house.
(Begin light drizzle of rain)
*9:00: Quick sonho (donut thing) stop at our very favorite and very cheap 1 real ma and pop shop!
*9:10: ENTER BUCKETS AND BUCKETS OF RAIN.
*9:30: Our caminho begins on the side of the high way…on a dirt, flooded and muddy road….
(Enter fast passing cars)
*9:45: The first of many passing cars….thinking “Hmmmm those two missionary girls look a little dry…why dont we give them a little something to cure that thirst. AND….like in all good movies, there was no way to avoid it….every car that passed by us…splashed bucket and buckets of water.
*10:30: After passing the physical therapy place 3 times…we finally made it for our 9:30 O’clock appoinment!
I was thinking about the process of the whole foot thing, from the time that I found out about the needle in my foot until now. Im not gonna lie, its been a huge emotional rollercoaster. One minute Im like oh cool I have a needle in my foot and the next Im like oh crap I have a needle in my foot. But looking back at this past week, I honestly havent felt any pain other than the usual soreness of walking 8 hours a day! I just want to thank all yall for the prayers, fasting and thoughts that have gone into my mission!
Favorite quotes:
“The Savior can’t be a Savior if he doesn’t save anyone”
“There’s a difference between believing in Christ and Believing Christ”
-Do we really believe Christ when he says that he can save us? That through the atonement which he already paid, we can make it back to our Heavenly Father.
Area Update:
-This area is pretty great, we have a bunch of hills….(Working off them Hamburgers) so it’s pretty much grandma walk up the hills until I can finally get accustomed to the up and down!
-Ipes is seperated into two parts, the poor and rich. Our part of the area is the poor parts, more at the bottom of the hills. We have ALOT of villas. Which is pretty much like this…you walk up to a house, it looks all normal and stuff. Knock on the door the person opens the door and you realize that there’s a whole community of houses behind that little door. All of these villas are really small and squished together houses pretty much!
Other Stuff:
-SAO JOAO IS COMING UP! AND IM SUPER EXCITED!!!! Its a holiday here (Im pretty sure Catholic…like all other traditions here) and our chapel is the stake center. Anyways we’re going to have a stake party/activity there and Im super excited. It’s a bigger Holiday here in the North East than Carnival!
The traditional dress for Sao Joao are these super colorful and bright obnoxious dresses….I want one! Lol but its been cool to see everyone walking on the streets in these dresses, selling this delicious corn pudding thing.
Uhhhhh what else…
I was teaching a lesson this week, sitting on the street talking to a less active about the atonement. And I was in the middle of my testimony when I go to scratch my shoulder and feel something weird…I look over and its this giant slug thing just chillin. I screamed and did a little dance. It was great, and yeah.
I love you all! Thanks for the prayers, fasting and loooovvveee!
Fico Tranquilo
-Sister Adelman

Change of Area!

Well hello there gente!

TRANSFERS. Happened today and after almost 5 months in Mangabeira I have been transfered! And I was up until 12 packing, then woke up at 5:30 this morning. So Im exhausted but still alive so thats good lol.
1.) New area: Ipes (pronounced E-Pez) Its a more rich area in the mission and closer to the mission office/ hospitals/ shopping! The bishop here is actually the dad of one of the members in Mangabeira that I loved! Sister Ferriera and I are opening a new part of this area so we have no idea where anything is…pray for us lol
2.) Our house is GINORMOUS! (really really big) All of the missionaries that are going home always stay at this house right before they leave SO we have about 7 people sleeping there tonight!
3.) Companion: So my companion is Sister Ferreria! She has two more transfers left until she finished her mission SO I will probably stay with her until she goes home!
This past week was pretty stressful to be honest. It was a weeking of walking and walking and more walking. We marked a lot of lessons and every single house and every single person we went to go teach either wasn’t home, told us to leave, gave an excuse or pretended to be someone else. We knocked on almost every door in our area BUT we found about 3 families that are incredible! Sister Wheatley and her new companion are going to do incredible work there!
Im super tired and probably will spend the rest of P-day sleeping BUT ILOVE YALL and Im so grateful for all the prayers and love!
Alma 26:22!
-Sister Adelman
Ficando tranquilo
Also the computer I used last week deleted a lot of my pictures SO no pictures this week!
ALSO FOOT UPDATE:

I forget that people are actually worried about the thing in my foot lol.
So yeah I still have a needle in my foot. Im pretty sure it hasn’t moved or anything and I honestly have not felt any pain!
BUT cool fact, the foot specialist that I’ve been visiting is in my area now! Blessing 🙂
All is well is footland and I’ll probably just end up leaving the needle there until after the mission! Thank you all for the prayers and fasting!

The Sweet Potato Miracle!

Oi there Gente!
This week was one of miracles anddd SKYPE WITH THE FAM BAM 😀
And as Always because I have like NOOO time please enjoy the following bullet points!
1.) I saw a beetle dragging a trantula (<- where’s my inglês auto correct when I need it). Like literally a médium sized beetle dragging a trantula up a hill. I dont know why this is importante enough to put in the email to yall but I thought it was weird and cool and yes I have pictures.
2.) I sat in the house Reading the Book of Mormon/Bible/Jesus the Christ the first four days of this past week because dun dun dun I could not walk thanks to the needle in my foot and the confusion about how it even got there.
Anyways Thursday was the big hospital trip. I went to na actual foot specialist this time. He looked at my X-ray and said “Welp, you’ve got a piece of metal in your foot.” It looks like a needle about half the size of my pinky finger. Anyways I dont know how it got there, dont really remember any day in specific when I stepped on a needl…and I feel like its something I would have remembered. ANYWAYS because the surgery is a little tricky (he’d have to move inbetween the muscles in my foot) he wants to wait 3 months to take another X-ray to see if the needle moves closer to the boné in my foot.
So in short, the surgery isnt mandatory right now BUTTT if the needle moves any closer I will be getting surgery (oh joy!). So I’m able to walk normally and work normally until my next X-ray which is A BLESSING!
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3.) The Patatoe miracle:
So I like to call this experience the Patatoe miracle because…well it involves patatoes! So we have a recente convert/less active in our Ward that we have been visting a lot. And her living conditions are very humbling. Her house is literally one room with a little curtain that seperates the bathroom and the kitchen. (Remember the story about the like 10 cockaroaches and the clothing holder? Same person!). She lost her job (which paid only 100 real each year) and she has absolutely NO food and 5 kids.
I was fasting for her on Friday that she might be able to have food to feed her children and find a job or be given the means to provide for her Family. (Her husband is a drunk and doesnt do anything all day except drink) Anyways we went there to help her clean her house but ended up tirando mato. I think the word in english is like pulling out plants and weeds.
These weeds were about up to my knee and her whole Yard was covered in it. So we start using…a make shift Garden hoe to literally wack the weeds down (I feel like my english is great). Anyways as we are taking out these weeds underneath all of the weeds were TONS of sweet patões! As we are wacking the weeds we just see TONS and TONS of these sweet patatoes and she starts crying and said something that just broke my heart. “I can feed my kids tonight, I can eat today.”
During this process as well she found 10 cents and was the happiest person in the world. So I had an idea. As missionaries we cant give Money to people directly. BUT if they dont know it was us… Anyways I had a bunch of coins in my purse and I got them out of my bag and started placing them in the dirt as I was wacking the weeds. And every 10 or so minutes she’d find them, or I’d “find” one or my companion would “find” one as well. At the end she had about 1 real and 50 cents. And she was SO HAPPY. We took a Picture with her at the end of the Project and I have the cutest Picture of her with just this big smile and patatoes in her hand and coins in the other!
It was a prayer answered and a real strength to my testimony about the power of fasting!
*SIDE NOTE: This sister has two kittens and one of them is now named “Adele”
I think that’s all for this week yall! I had the opportunity to Skype my Family yesterday and it was incredible. Also our room has a Family of cockroaches the size of your hand living behind our dresser. And I think we’re gonna try to kill them with poison this week…so stay tuned!
LOVE YALL!
Fica Tranquillo
Sister Adelman

Tests and Trials…

Oi Gente!!!

These past weeks were pretty interesting….
General:
-Soooo a couple weeks I had surgery on my toe and its been about 3 weeks and I still can’t move it. So Ive been to the hospital pretty much every week (Oh how I love hospitals) Anyways I went to the hospital last week to get an x-ray (they were thinking the doctor could have broken my toe in surgery…oh joy) and it turns out my toe isnt broken…BUT THE X-RAY SHOWED a needle or piece of wood that’s inside my foot..they’re thinking its been there for a while and Ive just never noticed…anyways we concluded that the doctor could have punctured a nerve or something with the..anisthetia (ughhh spelling is hard…let alone in english. The stuff that numbs your foot). Anyways we’re still figuring that all out. And what exactly does this mean for Sister Adelman….
HOUSE ARREST! Or at least that what it feels like. Anyways President and his wife called Sister Wheatley and I on Thursday after seeing my x-ray and told us we had 20 minutes to get to our apartment and that they were picking me up to go to the Hospital (Seriously I should have a VIP room). It just so happened that we chose to visit the end of our area that day and we were literally 50 minutes from our apartment. Anyways so we go to the hospital, Sister Noguiera gets all “mom” on the doctors saying they ruined my feet and he said some medical stuff in Portuguese and she said some sassy stuff in Portuguese andddddd I have an appointment with a foot doctor on Thursday…and until then I have specific orders not to the leave the house.
ITS BEEN SO BORING.
Im pretty sure none of that first part even really made sense so I’ll try to summarize
Right Foot:
-Cant move my big toe after surgery
-Needle inside my foot
Left Foot:
-Big toe will need surgery because I have an increpado…increvado? Something in english about nail.
BUT THIS WEEK WE HAD SOME PRETTY GREAT LITTLE MIRACLES 🙂
Sooo I had my x-ray done last week but didnt know anything for sure soo I continued working (that didnt make President happy…) Anyways this past week we only had about 2 days of good hard work.
-One night it was raining SUPER hard and there was NO ONE on the streets (seriously its like rain is a disease here!) we were praying that we might have a chance to do some contacting and we look to see one lady walking on the street and then she stops under a rain cover…building? So we start talking to her (literally Sister Wheatley started the conversation with “Hi, I broke my umbrella, whats your name?” and when we started talking to her about the gospel she began to cry and man the spirit was so strong! I felt like she was needing D&C 58;3-4 and we read it with her and she began to cry even more. We gave her a pamphlet and wrote the hours of church on the pamphlet and then parted ways.
THEN WE REALIZED Sister Wheatley wrote the wrong time on the pamphlet and we didnt get her address or phone number. Anyways for three days we were thinking about this lady and praying that we might be able to see her again to change the time. AND AFTER 3 DAYS of praying, what do ya know…WE found her! Blessing.
I love you all and I feel like this was alot of information all crammed in one but this church is true and Brazilians are INCREDIBLE. Also I ate quail eggs…which is normal I think because Ive eaten quail in the U.S. but yeah.
ALSO HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE WORLD’S GREATEST SISTER (that lives in Philly) WOOT WOOT BREN BRENNNNNN!!!!!
Until later
Fica Tranquillo
Sister (has to stay in the house and do nothing until surgery) Adelman 🙂

Obedience Brings Blessings!

Oi Gente!

This past week was definitely a week of learning and growth.
Spirtual Thought:
I learned a great lesson about obedience and its affect on our work here in the field. I learned first hand about choosing the harder right and not the easier wrong. Here on the mission, obedience really is everything, with out obedience we have no space to ask or expect for the promised blessings here in the field. I wish that each one of us could have an eternal perspective in all things. Its something that I have grown to learn about here on the mission, eternal perspective. Obediência is the answer to all of our problems, but its probably the hardest thing to do or want to do because of our agency.
Heavenly Father has given each one of us a plan, a path that will no fail. A path that will lead us to blessing we cant even imagine, a path that will bring us back to our Heavenly Father. That plan is explained and revealed in every chapter of the Book of Mormon. The gospel of Christ…five simple steps! Faith, Repentance, Bapstim, Recieving the Holy Ghost and Enduring to the end. That last step is what usually gets all of us.
As Ive been studying the scriptures more, I begun to recognize the way that Satan works. And if you look through out the Book of Mormon and Bible the word “Blind” or “Blinded” tends to pop up every once and a while. Its always describing the way Satan hows power over us, the way he affects us. Just as we knew Jesus Christ before this life, we knew Satan as well. And vise versa they know us better than we know ourselves. Anyways many times he talks about “their hearts were blinded” or “their minds were blinded”. It just makes me think how many times we let our emotions get the best of us, when we say things out of spite or anger or frustration. Its at those moments that OUR minds our blinded or OUR hearts our blinded.
Anyways I LOVE YALL! Thank you all for the updates on your life and checking up on me!!
Fica Tranquillo
Sister Adelman

New Companion, Same Area!

Oi GENTE!

QUE SEMANA MARAVILHOSA!
This week was a pretty great week filled with many ups and downs but tis the life of a missionary!
Divisions:
Because my companion Sister Pivari was sister training leader she had to go on splits with other areas in our zone. Which also means that I had to go on splits in our zone. But our zone is pretty big so I ended up spending the night in different lugares cada..almost every night!
Ahhh and I dont really have time to explain my week.
Bullet points will have to suffice:
1.) Today was transfers and my companion Sister Pivari went home to Sao Paulo because she finished her mission! Anyways I cried, it was great…not used to having emotions but thats one thing I have definitely gained on the mission. Im sensitive as heck…Im turning into my mom…WHAT IS THIS?!
2.) New companion! So my new companion is Sister Wheatly…its actually pretty funny because before I came to the mission I had been reading her blog every month to learn more about the mission. But I think its weird if I tell her that…so instead I will tell all of my friends and family and facebook. Anyways she’s American too! She’s from North Carolina, super blonde curly hair and blue eyes. (I already get called “americana bonita” on the street….this will be an interesting transfer!) She has 10 months on the mission and this will be her first time as Senior! Im super excited and I feel like this transfer will be INCREDIBLE! Also Im staying in Mangabeira and probably will leave the next transfer, but man I LOVE the members here!!!
3.) We celebrated my 4 months this past Saturday..Im actually kind of stressed that time is passing SO fast! But Sister Pivari and Tota and Goes made a chocolate thing… for me. With sticky notes and a big sign that said happy 4 months. And Im rambling about things that really arent important lol.
4.) Our district made t-shirts this transfer and each person needed a phrase in portugues they always say. My companion and Sister Tota chose mine for me….sooo it was “Mae preciso papel”. So the sister that trains you on the mission is your “mom”. So I always yelled that I needed toliet paper….anways I have a t-shirt with this…so thats great. I will wear it with pride. Also for my 4 months the sisters wrapped toliet paper and put a bow on it.
Scriptural Studies:
-So Im reading the book of mormon each day in Portugues for 30 minutes. I just started this past week and Im in 1 nephi chapter 15. Anyways I was thinking about how incredible the story of Nephi and his family is and how it can help us in this generation. Anyways an overall lesson Im getting from the story is that we have two examples of ways we can live our lives. We can be as Laman and Lemuel or Nephi and Sam. Both had the same experiences and were on the same journey the difference was their attitudes!
Here on the mission, if you dont have a great attitude your day is going to be horrible. Because honestly there are so many things here that you can find to hate.
Anyways I dont remember what verse it was buttttt Laman and Lemuel are complaining about not being able to understand the dream that their father Lehi had. The Lord promised them that if they just ask in prayer having faith that the Lord would give them an understanding. But Laman and Lemuel literally said “We will not ask because the Lord with not give us an understanding”.
Its this lack of faith, that gets us sometimes. We all have a promise that if we lack wisdom we can ask of god (Tiago 1:5….James). And as well we have a promise that if we read the book of mormon and ask in prayer if these things are true. WE WILL RECIEVE AN ANSWER. God will make it known unto you that the book is true. (BECAUSE IT IS. IT SO IS TRUE).
I have a strong testimony about this church, this gospel. A testimony that I didnt have before the mission. I honestly didnt realize how little I actually knew, how little I actually was doing to be productive in this life. God if the same God yesterday today and forever, and it just wouldnt make sense if we didnt have prophets and apostles like we had in the time of the bible. There are SO many things I have yet too learn and I regret a little….about sleeping in Seminary every morning. Because I was there physically but lost so much of an opportunity to learn. But there’s no way stubborn high school me would listen to (older wiserw, beautiful, incredible, amazing….lol jokezinho) me right now.
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*We have yet to try the giant ants…but they only come out after rain (and its raining right now) so soon very soon!
*Also Sister Pivari and I went to another church with one of our investigators and it was really interesting BUT I DON’T HAVE TIME. And it wouldn’t do it justice if I talked about it now. So next week!
ALSO IF ALL MY FRIENDS COULD STOP GETTING ENGAGED AND MARRIED. THAT WOULD BE GREAT. YES THAT MEANS YOU MICHAEL HAROLDS AND AMANDA HORTON. SHEEESH!!! I WOULD LIKE TO BE AT YOUR WEDDINGS.
Fica tranquillo!
-Sister Adelman

Needles, and Surgery, Singing Oh My!

Oi gente!

Essa semana foi uma semana maravilhosa e uma semana de bênçãos!
Funny Happenings:
-This week I was at the hospital…yet again lol. But not for anything stomach related. I has “mini surgery” (its what it translates to I think…or minor surgery) but it really wasnt even a surgery I think. I’ll explain in bullet points of what happened…
-So my big toe was swollen and started bleeding one week during proslyting and anyways long story short it was infected and to spare yall all the details…I had mini surgery lol
Anyways we enter the hospital and its like a DMV here. You take a number and sit and wait until your number pops up on the screen. Then you go into this little room and talk to a consultant about whats happening with you. (It was funny because I walked in and he was like “what is it this time?” with a little chuckles). Anyways after you tell him whats wrong he gives you a wrist band of a different color….yellow if its super urgent and green if you can wait a little longer. Then you talk the the receptionist about insurance information and then finally the doctor…AND then you get treated. And they dont really have privacy here…when I had the IV it was literally in a room full of other people sitting in chairs getting an IV tambem!
Sooo when I had the chance to talk to the surgeon he explained what he was gonna do. Im sure it wasnt exactly this…but this is what I heard “Alrighttt ehhheeemmm sooo now Im going to cut open your toe and its going to hurt tremendously…and its going to happen right now.”. Anyways Im a drama queen so it wasnt exactly that…and he was actually really funny.
During the “surgery” the doctor numb’d my toe…WHICH BY THE WAY STICKING NEEDLES IN YOUR TOE…HURTS REALLY BAD! The doctor’s lie when they say “Oh this will only hurt a bit” Mhhhmmm. Anyways while he was numbing my toe I was holding onto Sister Pivaris arm and said…
“I really dont like this….I mean you…I like you (to the doctor)….I just really dont like what you’re doing to me right now…” then I started singing “Why cant we be friends” in english to him. Of course he didnt understand but I thought I was pretty clever. According to my companion the doctor was laughing the whole time…So atleast some one finds humor in my pain :))))) Also I have no idea how Im going to give birth some day….I am a big baby when it comes to hospitals….Thank you to all the mothers out there, yall are like hulkmina!
-The members in my ward call me “Sister Big hair” and Sister “Adele” pronounced “Adelie”
-ANNDDD Sister Pivari and I flooded the bathroom area…where the bapstimal phew (oi…nao sei como escrever phew…) is. That was an interesting Sunday.
Investigators:
-Cesar!!!
So his story is pretty much a miracle story, its a miracle that he was baptised this past Sunday. He actually talked to us first, he saw us walking down the street and wanted to talk to us but had shame…(was shameful…ashamed?) He decided if he saw us on the street again that he would talk to us. And what do you know, he saw us walking around the corner (probably lost lol) and gathered up the courage to talk to us! He had been a hardcore alcoholic his whole life, and had been using drugs since he was a teenager. He had been 6 months sober when he saw us, and was looking for a way to change his life. BOOM enter the missionaries lol. Anyways we gave him the lessons and he was really receptive. Hed call us every couple days saying he had read something exciting and wanted to just share it with us. We marked his baptism to be I think two weeks ago. Anyways he started talking to other people about our church and they of course we telling him he was wrong to be baptized and our church was the devil. What not. Anyways long story short, he didnt want lessons any more. Then one day we fasted for him, fasted that he could have a desire to be baptized, that he might not have doubts and recieve a clear answer this is the right thing to do.
The very same day of the fast we passed his house and he told us that he would like to be baptized, that he had prayed and thought about it and that this is what he needed to do to change his life. The next day he had his interview with the Elders and Sunday he was baptized. He was really nervous but SUPER excited!!
Questions:
How does the money work there?
-So we get about 130 real every two weeks, which in American dollars is about 33 dollars every two weeks. It is as little as it sounds, and by the end of the week we are eating bread and cheetohs lol.
Ex: McDonalds cheese burger….is like 22.50$ real!
UHhhmmmm shampoo is about 13 real
Anyways Im doing great. The mission is super hard, Ive been spit at, Ive been yelled at, had the door shut in my face and chased down the street. The mission is one of the greatest and most difficult things I have ever done in my life! I know that Ill be blessed for the work Im doing here in the long run and this is what keeps me going every day!
Fica tranquillo,

-Sister Adelman