Week 19: Baratas, Mice and the Barco

Well do I have some stories for you! I wish I had pictures of some of them too. But words will have to suffice for some. So white washing is fun. and hard. I dont think i have ever been so tired in my entire life every night. but I guess that means we´re working hard. Man. I dont know how i wake up every morning with energy. A gift from God. 

Speaking of gifts, yesterday we found a huge cockroach in our house! We killed it after letting out some squeels. Then when we came back that night there were two more! So huge and nasty! Sister Corbett screamed right when we walked in and I thought there was a robber in the house or something! Scared me so bad. But baratas (cockraoches) are always super gross to kill. so we killed them after screeming a lot and huddling in the corner when they moved. They move fast! Freak! So we got over that and threw them out the window after we m~smashed them real good with a chaco.
But thats not the end... This morning, I was going to grab a skirt out of my suitcase and something moved. Freaked me out. Not gonna lie. Wasnt sure if it was a cockroach, but I was kind of scared it would be a centipede. Luckily it wasnt either of those. After removing a few things and it moving some more, we discovered it was a mouse! Ah! So gross! Must have just spent the night in my suitcase. thats chill. yup definitely cleaning all my clothes again. But we didnt know how to get it out of the house, so we ended up closing the suit case and putting a sheet around it because we cvouldnt zip it up, and carrying it into the stairwell of the building and the removing the sheet and it jumped right out and basically fell down the stair well than we let it out when it got to the bottom. So yeah... the things that happen in Cabo Verde. Love it. 
Then today, we went to Sao Vicente (different island) to go to the bdoctors for sister corbett, and we.... almost missed the only boat back today. Ah! It was crazy! So we were kind of stupid and thought we could eat lunch in like 20 minutes and then head over... but 40 minutes later we ran to the cais (dock thing) and the lady wouldnt let us buy tickets because it was leaving... so we thought we were screwed and would have to stay the night and take the next boat tomorrow morning. We ran to ask someone else, and ended up running to the boat to see if they would lower the ramp again so we could get on. At first they were like yes no yes no! ah! They let us on! What! Stopped the whole boat and then they found out we hadnt paid... oops. but luckily they still let us get one and we just paid once we were sitting down. super crazy. Man, the Lord takes care of his missionaries. It was a miracle.

And this week we found out that one of our investigrs used tobe a cocaine addict. And dealer. and he servfed in prision for 3 months. and he stole a car. hahaa that was an interesting lesson. But he has been clean for a year and a half now, but he drinks and smokes, but he has such a strong desire to change and follow Christ. He reads and STUDIES the scriptures everyday. What a boss. He´s a character. 

Okay one last thing, we learned the power of prayer this week. We were VERY short on investigators. like we had 3. So we were just preaying a lot to find people. and man did we! We found so may people who were ready to hear our message. One time, we said a prayer and the next people we contacted, 3 girls, took us to their house and we had the first lesson with them and commited them to baptism. It was a huge blessing. We had been walking for 4 hours straight. and to just have that one lesson, it just strengthen my testimony of prayer and God´s love for all of us. Amazing.~

I love my mission. I love this island. I love this people. And I love all of you! Keep sharing the gospel. The missionaries need you. Never let a impression from the spirit pass. Talk to new people in church. We all have the need to feel loved, whoever we may be, whatever we may look like

I love you guys!
Sister Kohlert

1 comment:

  1. Good morning, how are you?

    My name is Emilio, I am a Spanish boy and I live in a town near to Madrid. I am a very interested person in knowing things so different as the culture, the way of life of the inhabitants of our planet, the fauna, the flora, and the landscapes of all the countries of the world etc. in summary, I am a person that enjoys traveling, learning and respecting people's diversity from all over the world.

    I would love to travel and meet in person all the aspects above mentioned, but unfortunately as this is very expensive and my purchasing power is quite small, so I devised a way to travel with the imagination in every corner of our planet. A few years ago I started a collection of used stamps because through them, you can see pictures about fauna, flora, monuments, landscapes etc. from all the countries. As every day is more and more difficult to get stamps, some years ago I started a new collection in order to get traditional letters addressed to me in which my goal was to get at least 1 letter from each country in the world. This modest goal is feasible to reach in the most part of countries, but unfortunately, it is impossible to achieve in other various territories for several reasons, either because they are very small countries with very few population, either because they are countries at war, either because they are countries with extreme poverty or because for whatever reason the postal system is not functioning properly.

    For all this, I would ask you one small favor:
    Would you be so kind as to send me a letter by traditional mail from Cape Verde? I understand perfectly that you think that your blog is not the appropriate place to ask this, and even, is very probably that you ignore my letter, but I would call your attention to the difficulty involved in getting a letter from that country, and also I don’t know anyone neither where to write in Cape Verde in order to increase my collection. a letter for me is like a little souvenir, like if I have had visited that territory with my imagination and at same time, the arrival of the letters from a country is a sign of peace and normality and an original way to promote a country in the world. My postal address is the following one:

    Emilio Fernandez Esteban
    Avenida Juan de la Cierva, 44
    28902 Getafe (Madrid)

    If you wish, you can visit my blog www.cartasenmibuzon.blogspot.com where you can see the pictures of all the letters that I have received from whole World.

    Finally, I would like to thank the attention given to this letter, and whether you can help me or not, I send my best wishes for peace, health and happiness for you, your family and all your dear beings.

    Yours Sincerely