Dear Tud Alguem,
This week was full of blessings and learning experiences.
The first was that I was sick this week. It mostly hit me thursday morning, and we were in the house for two days. I tossed and turned in bed from 9 until 3 on thursday every 20 seconds trying to turn away from the suffering. It finally reached the point where I realised that if it kept getting worse I would probably suffer brain dammage or something so I called Sister Mathews who is our medical personel here again. She converded my temperature from celcius to ferinheit and found out that I had a fever of 102.2. We took some drastic measures which included a cool bath and lots more medicine and drinking cocacola for the first time in my life (not a huge fan). The fever started going down about 6:30, and it was good. Those 6 hours from 9 until 3 where some of the most miserable hours of my life for sure. During those moments you are willing to do anything in the world to relieve the suffering. However, during the whole time, I knew that it would pass. I caught a glimse of how Hell must be though. knowing that there is no change. There is no relief. There is no repentance. That all open wounds will have to stay open for all eternity. When it reaches that point, you are humbled so much. But, Being humble will not matter any more, nor, I think, will it be really possible.
I was and am so full of a feeling of gratitude for being able to feel that and take a new resolve to do what is right and to follow Christ whatever the cost.
Happy 4th to everyone. Here on the 5th on cape verdian independance day, everyone went to a beach party and there was no one on the street. We went through all our plans and backup plans very quickly.
One Saturday we went to Tarrafal so Elder Barrus could witness for their baptism. It was the first baptism ever in Tarrafal. It is a blessing to be here during this important time of the church here.
So one of our members, one who has the melchesadic preisthood, has been mostly missing for the last 3 weeks. He is still here, but is lost spiritually again. I had mentioned to Elder Barrus that we should be more worried than we actually were. But, we had a feeling of peace. We found him yesterday, in the Lords time, when we showed up to teach his brother right after church. It was such a complicated situation, and we had the feeling of, why should we children be dealing with something so real as this. But, the Lord blessed us and he is doing better now and starting a repentance process.
I am grateful for the Gospel.