Yea, I know that I am nothing; as to my strength I am weak; therefore I will not boast of myself, but I will boast of my God, for in his strength I can do all things; yea, behold, many mighty miracles we have wrought in this land, for which we will praise his name forever. Alma 26:12

Friday, December 26, 2014

DEC 1...Anything but Normal

Dear family,

Well this last week was difficult... So Monday was Pday as normal. Tuesday we had district meeting like normal and I went on splits like normal. Wednesday we worked (Like normal). And then Thursday arrived and from then on, it was anything but normal. 

So Thursday morning (Thanksgiving!) I woke up feeling pretty bad. I grabbed my thermometer annnnnd I had a fever of ~100. Fun! I called Sister Fusco around 8AM and she said to take some Tylenol and to rest. I took some Tylenol and took a freezing shower and about an hour later, my fever had basically broken. We hung out inside and slept basiccaly the entire day. Sister Fusco said that we could go out at night if I was feeling better, so we started getting ready and in that instant, I started feeling sick again. I layed down for a little bit but didnt feel any better. In fact, I was feeling worse and worse. I grabbed my thermometer again and my fever had returned with vengance... 103.6. Not good. I went and got under the freezing shower water while my companion called Sister Fusco. She said that we had to go to a hospital in Fortaleza right then. I called Andrea and told her what was going on and her and her husband rushed over to our house, sped us to the hospital and waited there with us until I finished. I am SUPER greatful to have them in my area! So ya, they ran a bunch of blood tests and it turned out to be a little virus (A different one than the last time). They gave me a prescription and we were out of there. I woke up the next day completely fine. Unfortunately, President said that we had to stay inside again. Andrea brought us lunch and a bunch of coconuts (which I havent drunken yet, but dont tell her!) and then basically the rest of the day we just sat around. For the rest of the week the work was slow, but I'm hoping and praying that this week will be better. We have training and interviews with President Fusco in my chapel on Thursday and I'll be able to see one of my good friends, Elder Hershberger, who was just called as Assistant to the President! Im so excited!!!

As always, Eu sei que tudo que nos ensinamos é verdadeira. Eu sei que Jesus Cristo realmente foi enviado pra terra para nos salvar. Ele nos ama. Ele sofreu tudo e morreu por nos.  Eu amo ele e vou fazer tudo o que eu consigo fazer para servir a ele. (As always , I know that everything we teach us is true. I know that Jesus Christ was actually sent to earth to save us. He loves us. He suffered and died for us all. I love it and I will do everything I can do to serve him)

João 3:16

Love you guys!!
Elder Hamstead

Pres. and Sis. Fusco