Sister Post and Sister Overson left this morning and yesterday morning. Sister Post had her visa to Brazil so we got up and took her to the travel office and to the shuttle yesterday morning. It was so sad to see our mama bear go! Sister Overson didn't get her visa to Brazil so she got re-assigned. The first re-assignment she got was to her home town in Arizona, and then I think they realized they had made a mistake because the next day she was re-re-assigned to Reno, Nevada. We took her this morning to the shuttles. It was so sad to see our friends leave but i know they are all going to do great! Our district is now the oldest district in the zone! We even get newbies tomorrow. 14 missionaries total with 8 elders and 6 sisters! We are so so excited!!!
Last p-day we got to attend the temple again and it was so wonderful! The weather has been beautiful here and so so warm! It all makes us happy to get out of the classroom and just be outside! We can even study on the benches outside on our personal and companion study. We ate lunch at the temple and then attended the session afterward.
On a more spiritual note, on Sunday the new MTC presidency spoke at all of our meetings. And guess what!? They all speak Portuguese! One of the couples were even mission presidents in Portugal! We always get to watch a movie on Sunday night and we chose to go to Elder Bednar's talk, "Becoming a Missionary" that he gave at the MTC in 2011. Ahhhh it was just so so wonderful. One of the things he talked about was getting out of the way so the spirit can teach! A lot of times missionaries just talk, talk, talk and teach neither people nor lessons, but rather talk to themselves in front of people. I love how as missionaries we get to teach by the spirit and be instruments in the Lord's hands. At the end of the talk he said "YOU CAN DO THIS!" I really just needed to hear that. Sometimes it gets frustrating and discouraging trying to give lessons in Portuguese with very limited knowledge of the language, but if we trust in the lord we can do all things in his strength!
I love you all and I am grateful for all the letters I have received from you! Just 2 more weeks until we get to enter the field!