My name is Diana Martin and I am a not so secret agent for the Lord in beautiful Maceio, Brazil. I am serving as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for 18 months.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Work, work, walk, work

Dear Family, 

It is a very good thing that I got those shoes last week. We worked our feet off this week. This week we ventured into the very end of our area. We have officially seen it all. I feel like this week we literally did EVERY thing we could possibly do. We put it all out there. There was not a single bit of energy that we didn´t use. So at the end of the day we always stumbled in exhausted. But it was worth it. Because even though we were physically and mentally dead we had a peace of mind knowing that we did all we could. 

That is the worst feeling in the world when you you are dead tired and things didn´t go right and you have a feeling or a thought that says you could have given a little bit more. You could have spoken to that one person on the side of the road. That you could have put in a little bit more. 

How we measure success here on the mission is by how dedicated we are to this work. Therefore you only feel satisfied when you know you have done your ALL even when your numbers aren´t showing that you are successful. 

This week I feel tired but happy and successful. 

Story time. We are still living in 6. On Sundays we are all rushing to get ready to go out and pick people up for church, It is a rush. Well the first person was taking a shower when the water stopped. Uh oh. That means four more people were needing to get ready and there wasn´t any water. We scrambled to find what ever source of water possible and to fill a bucket of water to "take a shower" It was pretty funny and a lot of perfume was involved. And the best part is that we had very special visitors at church. President of the mission, the stake president, and one of the 70. It was a "that would happen" moment.

I wanted to thank you all for your emails and your prayers and love and support. They mean so much to me. I love you all very much. I am so gratefull that families can be eternal. 

With love from a happily showered missionary (we got water again! woohoo!)
Sister Martin

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