Sister Ostler has been called to the Brazil Piracicaba mission, reporting December 6th, 2016. Her weekly updates will be posted here. If you would like to email her her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Kenzie got to go to the temple!!
Sorry!!!! I know I didnt write on monday. But I have a good reason!!!! But I will start off by just telling yall about my week!!
Monday: Went on exchanges!!! I learned so much it was great.
Thursday: We had interviews with president. Then after the interviews my companion and I rode with president in his car to piracicaba, because my companion needed to renew her visa. We stayed that night at presidents house and had waffled, and popcorn, and played uno!! It was very fun!
Friday: Woke up at the crack of dawn to go to the police station, but when we got there it was closed all day!!! soooooo awkward. We took a bus (3 hours) back to our area. We will have to return to piracicaba tuesday
Saturday: We taught Iris (remember her??) about temples!! She was so interested and really wanted to go to the temple.the temple here is in Campinas, and about 2 hours from my area, but its not in my mission, and we are not allowed to go. But iris wanted to go with us. So when we left we called president and asked for permission to do baptisms with her. HE LET US GO!!!!!! He gave us permission but said we had to use the day we go as our P day (which is why I didnt write) He also wanted us to try to help her find names to bring
Sunday: Iris got her temple interview done and passed!!! Woot woot!! I also said the prayer in sacrament which was nerve wracking
Monday: Normal work day. We planned to meet with one of the women in the ward at the church with iris to try to find her names. but we were all waiting at the church and iris never showed up or answered her phone!!! Very frustrating
Tuesday: Went to iris house in the morning to see what happened. She was in the hospital and her phone died and thats why she never showed up! But all is well and we started to gather the information from her documents to baptize her grandma and her husband who passed away. She didnt have any information on her grandma, and the only way to get the information was to go to the cemetery (about 2 hours away walking REALLY FAST) and iris couldnt go, so obviously we volunteered to go find all the information. I have never walked so fast in my life. I was dying. But we got there! It was in the middle of no where and we went and found the grave. One of the weirder things I have done on my mission thus far. Then about 5 we went again to piracicaba. this time we sayed at a hotel! Very cool
Wednesday: I woke up in Piracicaba with a really high fever and I was really sick, so I stayed in the hotel all day with a different sister. Then at the end of the day we got back to our area about 9:30 and My fever was at 102.8 so we called a member and I went to the hospital. I was there until 2 am, and they gave me some sort of shot and some sort of medicine and sent me home. I was able to sleep thankfully
Thursday: Woke up and felt a little better, but still just felt crappy. We took it easy and rested, then went out at night and taught some awesome investigators. The bishop was supposed to bring the temple recommend of iris to us at our house but he never showed up. We called him and he said he wasnt able to print it because the mission hadnt put her into the system yet!!! talk about stressful but at this point it was 10:40 at night and we couldnt call anyone to enter her in until the morning
Friday (today): Woke up feeling kinda sick, but today is the day we planned to go to the temple. we planned to leave at 7:30. We called the mission office at 6:40 am and made them run to the office and enter her in. THen called the bishop and he filled it all out, printed it, and brought it to us at our house. everything worked out and we went to the temple his morning. it was so amazing. Iris has a little bit of fear of the water so sister ramirez and I did the baptisms and iris did the confirmations, but I have missed the temple so much. It was such a spiritual experience. We were the only ones in the baptistery and the temple workers made it really special for iris. It was amazing.
That was my week!!!! i how I didnt loose anyone, sorry it was such a long email
My challenge to you all for the week. Dont take the temple for granted!!! You are so close, take advatage of it. it is a blessing