Monday, August 22, 2016
Oi! What´s up everybody? Wow this week has been full of pushing on doors that say pull, saying thanks to people that ask me my name and a bunch of craziness. I feel like I already have so much to say and it hasn't even been that long. os the first couple days I was the only one here because all the missionaries flights got cancelled due to the Delta systems going down. My companions showed up a little later. I am in a trio so i have two other companions: Elder Nydegger and Elder Herlin. They are both super awesome and we are all best buds which makes the days a lot easier. Every day consists of breakfast at 7 am which is some sort of fried milk thing and paninis as well as every type of juice you could imagine. We get time to study the language by ourselves and then we are in class all day. The teachers are super cool. My district, which is 7 missionaries is who I spend all day with. The classes are in all portuguese so it was pretty tough for a while to get anything out of it. It is tough but the teaching style is super effective. You are speaking in the language 24/7 and it is crazy how much you learn. I already talk 75% of the day in portuguese and say all prayers and such in the language. It has been super crazy but the days are just flying by! Every lunch and dinner is some random meat that I couldn´t name and rice and beans for daysssss. I haven´t gone a meal without rice and beans. I have two brazillian roommates that are super cool and it really helps you learn the language to be able to communicate with them. They are both super nice and super funny. We all have a really good time together. All the water fountains have a natural and cold water feature. Natural is like hot mineral water which is interesting. The toilets have a tendency to reverse flush so that´s the funny story of the week. One of my first days we walked into the bathroom and the toilets are just overflowing all over the floor and there is like an inch of standing water in the bathroom! This morning we got to go to the temple which was super cool. Its beautiful. The são paulo temple is closed for cleaning so we went to the campinas. Every night we play basketball but all the balls are basically cubes and it is super funny. They bounce more like footballs. We can't send pictures in the MTC because the computers aren't great so expect a lot of pictures in a couple weeks! I can´t believe I am already entering the third week here! I don`t have a lot of time to email now so they will be short for the first couple weeks but I am loving life! OH and cutest couple award goes out to my parents this week who had their anniversary! Love you all!