Week 51: Avelinea and Adilson's Baptism

So just in case you didn't already guess, Adilson and Avelina we´re baptized. They are just amazing! It was lovely, but that day was soooo stressful. But thats a story for another day. (lets just say we ran all over our area doing a whole lotta stuff) We did get frijos(don't know how to spell that) and cake from the landlord of the new house we are going to move into. It was super good. We also had a lunch with the other missionaries here that our relief society put together. it was super good, but I was SOOOO stuffed. Flan is the best thing on the planet. I could eat it all day.

I really do wish that I could explain how that day went (because that all happened on Saturday) but I don't have much time to email today, my bad.

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And ya know, just gonna make ONE YEAR on the mission on Thursday!!! Anyway, Sister Lee and I are going to celebrate by making couscus at Maria´s house and eating brigadeiro. Its going to be divine. And the wonderful holiday of carnaval is coming up, so maybe ill have some cool stories from that, who knows! 

The other sisters on Sal had a baptism this week, who we (Sister Lee and I) actually taught the first lesson to. He was a boss. I called that he would be baptized on the baptismal date that we marked with him. 
Anyway, we just keep on going out here. Just a few more weeks and I'll probably be off to another island.

Love you all!
Síster Kohlert

Week 50: Baptismal Prep

Tu Dret!​

So this week... was a pretty normal week. I really do wish I had some crazy stories to tell, but today is not the day. We have some amazing investigators though! I just love the people we are working with right now. They are truely amazing, I wish you all could meet them. Avelina and Adilson are working towards baptism this Saturday, praying that all goes well there. We did have divisions on the day that we needed to fill out the forms for them, so Sister Lee, who only has 2 months in Cabo Verde, and the BRAND NEW sister from Angola had to fill out the forms, but luckily they turned out all right. But we did run into a slight problem with Adilson, who fell back into an old habit, but only once, so all your prayers would be greatly appreicated for him, as well as Avelina, as they prepare for baptism this week.​

The usual with Maria and José, but Maria did get to teach with Sister Johnson and me on divisions, seriously an anwer to our prayers. She testifies and teaches so well! If only she was a member so we can count it as a member-present lesson! (all you past missionaries will understand that one)

We did find a new family, Zá and Paulino. She´s awesome, he just has a lot of things to say, but we still love him haha. We got to help them shell peas a few days ago. That one of my favorite things to do. You just sit and talk and shell peas. they probably do it for hours on end because they grow them and then harvest them in MASSIVE quantities. And then they always give us some to take home and make for lunch. But every single time they always give us way more tham what we peeled. I just love the people here! They are soooo loving! One time i´ll get a video of us shelling peas so that you can see it. For a moment, you feel like your truely in Africa, especially if they are speaking Kriolu. Oh you´d all love it! I just gotta get a video of someone speaking Krioluso that I will always remember what is sounds like. 

Anyways, I love you all! Sorry this weekwas pretty lame... I´ll try to have some crazy experiences nexty week so that my email is actually cool... maaa me ka sabe.

Síster Kohlert

Week 48: The Seven Week Transfer

Sorry, don´t remember if i told you guys before, but last transfer was 7 weeks to avoid the high travel costs of christmas, so we had transfers today. I´ll be here in Sal finishing Síster Lee´s training. No surprise there, but in another short 5 weeks i´ll probably be off to another island! Anyways...

This week was a bit crazy! Sister Johnson (the sister training leader here and my trainer) went to Praia for counsel to we were in a tripla with sister park. She left on monday Wednesday afternoon, so sister park stuck with us. Sister Johnson was supposed to return early friday morning, but for some reason their plane wasnt going to leave until that night. so we were in a tripla for a few more days than we planned on. So on Friday we decided to go to sister park´s area so that they could talk to some people, but we also lost a lot of time and appointments. so it was kinda a sad week. and i got sick (probably because i drank milk...my bad), but it was only for one evening and i was better by the morning.

I did receive some very sad news yesterday from Maria and José. They will not be getting married before I leave. I went through those one stages that happen for some reason that i cant remember... haha. well at first i was sad. then i didnt want to believe it. soon after I was upset. But now i´m just kinda bummbed. Sometimes I just wonder what more I could have done. It´s not so much that I wont be there, but mroe that they just keep pushing it off when I know that they could get married in two weeks if they really wanted to. One day they will get married and Maria will be baptized. 

We do have some amazing investigators right now who are working hard on receiving answers. Adilson is one of them, he has a cousin in Porto Novo that I know who is a member, so he already likes the church. He came last week and to a ward activity. He already gets along with all the members so well. What a blessing when your investigator integrates themself! He has a baptismal date for the end of this month, so we´ll see how that goes!

Oh and Tanha (who was baptized with her two kids about two months ago) recieved a calling! She´s the very first ever Door Greeter here in Sal! We gave that idea to our branch president who didnt know what calling to give her.... haha she´ll be amazing and it will help with the investigators that we bring to church as well.

Well, thats all folks!
Síster Kohlert