Questions from mom for the week: So what is the season there in P? Getting hotter? Tell us all about your new place and the people there. Do you go door to door? What kind of approaches do you use? Do the members feed you? Any holidays or celebrations? Where do you do your emailing?
another week goes by in p. . . we almost have a house to live in!! we are going to see this week if the papers go through and get approved. i dont see why not, the church is stinking rich and probably has excellent credit
this area is really great, the members are always helping us by giving us references and giving us rides to places and bringing their friends to church
the weather is getting hotter. it will hover around 30 degrees (celcius) on the hotter days, and im not excited for it to get even hotter as we are get more into summer (which is really weird, we will be in the middle of summer while you guys are in winter)
me and Elder C we dont need to go door to door in this area because the members are always giving us references, right now we are teaching family members of members and friends that they brought to church. this is the real way to do missionary work. if your missionaries are knocking on doors it means that the members arent doing their part (that means you guys).
here in brazil the big meal for the day is lunch. ever day we eat a big lunch in the members homes. (not p-day though) lunches will consist of rice and beans with some sort of meat (sausage, beef, chicken, etc.) or spaghetti or lasagna.
probably much to your content mom i am learning to like spaghetti. not alot, but i will eat it.
the place here is normal, just like P every house here is made with the same red brick covered with cement-like stuff. nobody has carpet, it is either tile or cement floor. a little bit out of the city there is a neighborhood where most of the members live that is quite. . . poor. its interesting to see the condition that some people actually live in. makes me really grateful for what kind of house we have. if anyone from this city saw our house back in oak hills they would think that we are the richest people on earth. there really is a completely different standard of living between here and there.
but dont worry, the standard for the houses for the missionaries is always high, Sister Tavares (wife of the president) is taking good care of us.
very little people have internet, so we always use lan houses
Brazilians like holidays, so every once in a while they will have one, but they arent really anything special, just an excuse not to work for a day.
everything's going good over here, working hard all day. i got a bunch of letters from people, but no more of those small packets of pictures.
got letters from uncle jon, uncle jim, my roommate from college who is serving in Germany, the other that is waiting for his call in Virginia, the Taylors, the Youngs, the primary kids, Melissa, and a few more that i´m forgetting.
thank you all so much for the letters! it is especially great to hear from everybody!
I´m completely weirded out that Blair is coming home soon, and that i´ve almost been in the feild six months! time flies!
i love you all!