As stinky as this week was we were able to go to the temple on Friday and it was just what I needed. I'm so tired, the greenie is even more tired and I'm up to my breaking point with rice and beans. And then it hits me.... I'm not going to be here forever. I'm never going to be able serve whole heartedly the people of Florida. I'm also probably never going to find such good Cuban and Colombian food. So yeah as hard and tired and black bean filled and stressful this part of my mission is, I'm still so grateful for everything. I wouldn't trade anything for my months here in Florida.
Hector is doing great! He got confirmed Sunday... Probably my favorite part of his whole conversion. Every single Sunday before yesterday he has come to church with a colored button up shirt on... Blue, light pink, even purple, but today he walked in with a suit and a white shirt. I just about died of happiness. Also, like our second lesson he told us the reason he had not eaten the sacrament and he knew it's because it's a promise we renew after we are baptized, so today for the first time, as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints he partook of the bread and water. I also just about died of happiness in that moment as well.
Two words: BRAZILIAN BARBECUE. And I'm not talking about from Texas de Brazil or Tucano's, but like the real stuff. Thank heavens for Brazilian investigators. Carlos, I can't remember what I've said about him, but his exwife recently was baptized and his 7 year old son is soon to be baptized, so he wants to learn more. He's awesome. We literally invite every Brazilian in the ward to our lessons with him, which is like 4, and he just loves it. He asked me about my conversion and I explained to him my family circumstances and then talked about how a friend in middle school invited me over to her house and to young women's. He then said, "estoy agradecido por tu amiga"....... Me too, me too. I will forever be grateful for you Rachel Evans.
That's all I got for today. Yep yep yep!