Mom, when I got your letter this week about the first day of school I was in shock haha. I had never really thought about how time was still moving in America. I knew it was August here, but never thought that summer would end up there and school would start. The first day of school already!!???Wow! Have I been here that long? I guess so! I hope everyone's loving it! (Well, as much as someone can love school...)
I'm going to try to keep this post short this week so I can have more time for individual emails.
Português, Português, Português. It's getting better everyday! Once this week, a Brazilian could hardly believe I've been here for only four weeks after I spoke to him for a few seconds. It was pretty cool haha. Our whole zone had an English fast yesterday, which went pretty well until about the last 1/3 of the day, and our district, along with the others, slipped back into the easiness of English communication. One reason it was so hard to continue with Portuguese was that we watched a devotional broadcast from President Nelson in the Provo MTC. It was awesome, and we all had a lot to discuss about it afterwards, in English haha. They showed a lot of missionaries during the broadcast, and I think I saw McKay on the screen! I hope he's doing excellently in Provo!
Since Mom sent me a bunch of good questions this week, I'll answer them for all of you:
There are two temples here that we go to, São Paulo and Campinas. I like going to São Paulo better because it's an hour closer so we get more time for P-Day here, but Campinas is great too. SP is in the middle of the city, and Campinas is up on a huge hill with an awesome view of the city in the distance! I'll send pictures as soon as I get to the field.
Towards the end of the 6 weeks, they switch who is district leader in a district to give more people leadership experience. This week Elder Hull and I switched, and it's nice to have a break! He's doing a good job, and now I can relax a little bit haha. All the companionships in our district are doing well, and everyone's having a good time.
There are about 10 missionaries here now going to Goiânia, and there will be around 25 or 30 after the new load of Brazilians gets here today. It's exciting to have a lot of people going to the best mission in Brazil haha!
Now that we've been here for 4 weeks, my perspective is different. At first we were the young ones who couldn't speak Portuguese, but now we're some of the oldest ones here. It's crazy how fast it's gone by!
I love it here and hope you are all doing well! I love all the emails, keep sending them! I wish I had way more time to reply, sorry my replies are so short haha. Love you all!