Tuesday, August 4, 2015

:( September 22

You guys I'm SOOOO SAD! I'm so so so so so so so sad  I can't even express how sad I am to be leaving Cape Verde. I tried my very very best to push myself and keep working but it's been 3 weeks now and it's been HARD. Harder than teaching with the parasite in my gut haha. I kept telling Sister Mathews that I was getting better (and I have been) but not good enough. I think the main issue is that none of the best doctors in Cabo Verde know what the heck is going on. And it's worrying everybody.

I'm tired of my investigators not getting taught, and I'm sick of being sick. So the Mission Prez decided that it's best if I go home and get this whole thing figured out. Apparently it's definitely not anemia and I've never actually had it soooo pregnant lady pills aren't helping me out.

I have no idea what day I'm coming home or how long I'm gonna be home for but I don't plan on staying long. I'm gonna try to come back out as soon as I can! Even if that means getting reassigned in the states (They have TONS of Cabo Verdeans in Boston).

This week has been super interesting hanging out with my old comp in my old area here in Praia. It's been raining cats and dogs lately! And the rivers in the streets...let's just say that we missionaries will work in sun, rain, and poop hahahaha. Everybody was having such a party in the rua, shouting *TXUBA TXUBA* and cheering for us sisters and taking showers and pushing each other down in the nasty poo trash water.

A member felt really bad for us yesterday because we were soaked head to toe and so she made us eat her cooked chicken guts. With rice. Yup. That was....painful hahahahaha. And then afterwards some crazy man was chasing us in the street yelling *JESUS SAID NO!* in English. Oh how I've missed Praia.

I pray that I ll come back to Cabo Verde.

You would'n't want to go swimming in that lake

Me and the Pitts on our old stomping grounds

Monday, April 6, 2015

Still Sick- Sep 15

Sooooo I'm in currently in Brava again but I spent this entire past week in Sao Filipe (Fogo) in and out of the hospital (which isn't like a hospital AT ALL) and I had my blood tested a whole bunch and they're saying that #1 it's not anemia and #2 that there is nothing wrong with me at all. And yet I can hardly walk to a nearby store without getting tired and dizzy. I've been pushing myself these past few weeks teaching and trying to be a missionary to see if it was something that would pass and it's not passing.
So I've made it a matter of prayer and I've been having an internal struggle with this all week (stay in Brava and try to tough it out some more or go somewhere else and get better) and I decided to tell Sister Mathews that something more needs to be done. So I'm probably going to go back to Praia this week and get a few more tests done but Sister Mathews says there's a good chance they might send me home to America cause there's only so much Cape Verde can do for me and that as soon as I get all patched up again they will either send me back to CV or I'll serve stateside depending on my health situation.
I just know that God is proud of me and the work I'm doing because all the Lord asks is that we give our best, and I know that that's exactly what I've been doing. We'll see what happens this week!
Love you all!