Do you believe in friendship at first sight?? I do!! This bright soul proved me it´s true.
Her name is Sofia (aka Madafa) and i met her while doing my most favorite thing: going on missions. I went there with a big group but they actually could only send us by pairs to the different communities we were supposed to go. I perfectly remember that day; “you´ll go with Sofia” they said as we arrived to the place. “Sofia?” i asked; i didnt know which girl who she was. We never saw each other before but God was obviously unhappy about that, so He crossed our paths and i could never thank Him enough for that.
As soon as we arrived we started talking and then… well i just knew i would love her. We discovered how much we had in common, laughed and laughed for hours and even shared our deepest secrets. We lived every exciting, funny, embarrassing and lovely thing any friends could live. And we lived it in just ONE week.. actually the week in which i had my first birthday away from home!
I obviously didnt expect to be celebrated at all, but even though we didnt know each other before she gave me the most amazing birthday i could ever dream of (with letters, a “happy birthday song” at church and an unforgettable party included).
This girl is the BEST missionary buddy you´ll ever find (once you accept the fact that she will make you laugh ALL day like an idiot). She is hilarious. She has so much love to give and the most enchanting personality. She is very warm and makes everyone feel like they have found a piece of belonging in her presence. She is compassionate, smart, kind, supporting and her heart is just as beautiful as her always smiling face.
I asked her why she loves going to missions so much and she said “Because it´s a way to go away from my reality and get to know what my country really is, learn about its people and their daily lives. Because it´s not only about changing their lives but about letting them change mine. A way in which you can share what your essence, what you really are”.
Sof, thanks for laughing at my dumb jokes, eating my food, inspiring my spirit, letting me be real with you and showing Jesus love all the time. I am so thankful for the opportunity of meeting you and growing as sisters in Christ. I simply adore every time you are around. You’re an angel and a light in this world.
I ADMIRE YOU DEEPLY!!!!