About the marijuana, I've been hanging out in Brazil! It's everywhere! There's usually little pockets of maconheiros (translate that!) [potheads] here and there, in the neighborhoods and such. But yeah, it's everywhere.
So I'll do a little explanation of the pictures this week first. On Wednesday, we had a district meeting where we invited all of the youth and we did a little mini CTM. We taught them how to teach, ask inspired questions and do contacts. And so, Tuesday night, we stayed up until...late...making 50 churros! A little while ago, Elder Lemes bought a little plastic churro maker that just squeezes out the dough/filling). So we stayed up late doing the dough and squeezing out all the little churros :) and then we got up early the next morning and fried them, and then took them over to the church and filled them with doce de leite and covered them in sugar and cinnamon. Pretty good:
Also there's us 4, celebrating Elder Evans' 1 year anniversary with a crazy cake:
And also us 4 playing SUDopoly, which is a Mormon version of Monopoly :) Pretty funny, apparently the Deseret whatever it's called in São Paulo sells it. We borrowed it from a member. But instead of cities or whatever, you get temples and you add on chapels and stake centers :) And instead of trains, it's the 4 different standard works. Pretty funny :) And...I won! I got the Salt Lake Temple and the São Paulo temple (the last two, like times square) and wrecked everyone that landed there, hahaha. Pretty fun. Mostly when you win, but oh well :) Also very contentious, even though it's from the church:
So...here's the news from the transfer! I will be staying here in Rio Branco (btw, there's a bairro called Rio Negro too). Elder Lemes is going to Registro (5 hours away), Elder Evans went to another ward closeish here in São Vicente. Elder Lemes will stay here until the huge birthday mission conference thing Wednesday, and then go to his area. Elder Vasconcelos got a new companion, Elder Cappelletti or something like that. And I...am training! It's crazy. So I'll get my companion tomorrow, I'll have to go to President's house and do that whole thing. It'll be cool :) I looked in the newsletter, and the only 3 Elders that got here this transfer are all Brazilians. I was kinda hoping that I'd get to train an American, but oh well :) It'll be good. But yeah, a pretty big change. I'm super happy that I get to stay here with my birthday packages, hahaha :) Other than that...not too much other news! I don't know how my companion is or anything, but Sister Cabral will put up pictures tomorrow and Wednesday, for sure. So yeah! I hope everything is awesome over there. Until next week!