Being a missionary IS NOT DIFFICULT! It can be a challenge, but it is nothing unbearable. In fact - Nowadays we have everything to help us - resources, materials, plans, members and more! It's a fun job - blessed and guided. We just need to work - and in the process we develop great talents. This requires skill in organizing and pondering - and we have learned how to do it - IT IS NOT DIFFICULT. We simply need to do the basic and fundamental things - and the Spirit does the rest! Imagine the growth! The mission provides all this!
I am GRATEFUL this week for the privilege of being a missionary. The Holy Spirit guides the true servants of Christ - the missionaries here in the Salvador South mission. Our new goal is to stop by some houses on Sunday morning and bring them to church. This will require diligence and lots of faith. I plan on putting this in practice... starting next transfer. Why next transfer and not NOW?? This is where that unexpected trip comes into picture. Let me explain
On Friday I decided to take care of a problem that has been irritating me for a few weeks. That is my right foot. My big toe has had an ingrown nail for a while, and I had tried to take care of it myself. Soaking it in water, applying cream, etc. After a few weeks and no results I decided to go to the doctor to get it fixed. Also since it was swollen and purple, i thought i should go in. So Friday morning Elder Cantuário, Elder Prince, and I went to the Aliança Hospital and I was treated. The Doctor, Doctor Marcos Porto was really nice. He has been to the United States twice and has studied english for fun and for work, so he spoke quite a bit of English. He spoke lots of English with me and it was pretty funny. I felt strange speaking in English, so i would direct our conversations back to Portuguese and he would always go back to English. Anyway he numbed up my toe real well and then cut off a part of my nail on my right big toe. The worst part was the needle to get numb. After that, I felt absolutely nothing! hahaha. He showed me the huge part of my nail he cut out and let me keep it! hahaha, gross i know! He cleaned up my foot then wrapped up my big toe really well. It is HUGE! Then he hooked me up with some special soap to clean it daily, gauze, tape, and a wrap. He told me the numbness should go away in about 2 hours. He printed out some papers and I was out! Eddy Carlos took us straight to lunch and from there I stayed with Mike in the office. Around 5:30 Elder Prince and Elder Cantuário arrived in the office and will stay with me here, because Mike had to leave.
Today is Saturday. For p-day, I will just email because I can´t leave to do anything because of my foot. Today President is going to meet with the assistants to figure out transfers. I might find out where I´m going today! I will definitely know my Sunday. I hope everyone has a great week! thanks for all the love and support!
-Elder McKay Hilton