Monday, April 18, 2016

Enseada - Week 5

Yep, I stayed! Elder Melo went to Samarit√°, my 2nd area, which is cool (I gave him a letter to take to Cristina, who apparently is less-active :/) So Elder Farias is going to train AGAIN, and Elder McCain is now my companion!!! Really awesome! Also kinda weird, I'd never heard of that happening, but it's awesome! It was sad to see Elder Melo go though.

with Elder Melo

My biggest blessing of the week...was...lots of pacience (sp? that looks wrong...oh, PATIENCE, whoops), I mean patience, to deal with Elder Farias, he just treats us like little kids and thinks he's so much better/more righteous/more spiritual than everyone, just always trys to find faults in what you're doing and then throws the handbook/PMG at you to try and get you to stop. It's super obnoxious. 

I think there have been times when I have really felt the spirit, but that's not common. Usually it's just that everything that you teach goes well, and they accept and understand, and then you're like "hey wait a second, how did that happen?". that's usually how it is. 

[About the impeachment of the Brazilian president] No, there weren't any riots here. Just lots and lots of fireworks, hahaha :) I think lots of people here don't like her. 

Breakfast has been the protein thing when I do a more "workout"-style exercise (sp, again?), or cereal when I don't :) Man, I love cereal. Here, I buy a cereal called Nescau. like...little chocolate balls. Idk. Kinda like Reese's Puffs but with only chocolate?  

Nope, no cockroaches in our penthouse :) Just kidding, it's not a penthouse. But no cockroaches, which is way more important. Just little sugar ants. 

No, we don't sleep in the hammock usually :) Just chill.  I've only slept in the hammock once, just cause it's so darn hot. :/ It's been like 17 days without rain I think. When it's colder though, I'll definitely be sleeping out there. I can't wait for winter hahaha. And then I'll come home to winter, I'm so excited :D 

The work is going well, I don't really know the area too well, because last transfer I mostly just followed my companion around, but now I guess I'll have to learn it haha. In this area, we're doing a lot better working with the members. So how that works is we mark a day to go out (I can't think of the English translation, sorry...I don't mean like a date haha) with a member, and then that member takes us to his/her friends and the other people they know. And then we just continue teaching! It works pretty well. We still knock on doors whenever an appointment falls through, but it's always like a plan C.  

So, news from this week, is we had the baptism of Adriani! Who is actually a guy, unlike the name leads you to believe! Anyways. The baptism after church was a huge mess. We were filling up the font, it got to the second step, and then the water ran out. How does that happen?! That was at like 11:15ish. So we had to start using buckets from the bathroom. Getting all sweaty and stuff. Then, we noticed that it didn't seem to have any effect, and in fact the water was going down! Which it was, very slowly! I'm still not sure why it was draining. But anyways, the bishop did the baptism, and he just sorta kneeled down and then Adriani sat down and then just laid down :D Which was pretty funny. They had to do it 3 times, just cause there was always a part sticking out because of not much water. But, Adriani has spine problems, so this was probably Heavenly Father's way of protecting him! Pretty cool. So yeah, that was my big week story. 

Sorry, running out of time :/ But yeah! I love you lots!

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