April 7, 2010
I have not gotten any of the Missionties letters in the Last few weeks. But I do know that they are coming. It is nice that we can still get email, Since snail mail is so slow.
Lets see what happened in this last little while… Last friday we went proselyting again. That was kinda wierd. We were dropped off in the middle of São Paulo on Good Friday in front of São Bento Cathedral and we were told to “ just go for it…” It was so strange doing that. There were just crowds of Catholic people going to and from the cathedral there were some people yelling at us because we were Mormon proselyting infront of their cathedral. It was just wierd. I am not sure how much I got accomplished that day. We did give away our Books of Mormon though. This one guy we gave it to Kissed the book as we walked away. It was a pretty interesting day in all. I got asked if I was German too. The guy who asked us that wouldn´t take a Book of mormon but we were able to leave him with a card and he asked for the website.
The worst part of last week was that I was sick for a couple days. I wasn´t sick to the point that I couldn´t do anything but I had a sore throat and was all congested and stuff. It was horrible. As we went out to proselyte I wasn´t sure how I was going to do it but I felt better once I got going. No doubt the hand of the Lord was involved.
My favorite part of the week was conference. I loved it! The words of the prophet lifted up my worried soul and instilled in me a newness of resolve and power. I can´t believe I never took advantage of that oppurtunity at home. I honestly think that was the first time I watched every session and took note on what was said. It is amazing how the spirit tells you things when you are willing to make a little effort and give you undevided attention to what the Prophet and Apostles of the Church are saying. I learned a lot and it has made this week pretty amazing so far.
I am so excited that I get to go out of the field in a week. I think I am a little more nervous though. I look back now and I am not exactly sure that I know enough of the language to be an effective teacher. But then again I have confidence that God will give me the words to say. I have felt his influence in my teaching here. I will utilize this last week here to its fullest so I am more prepared for the weeks to come. I will probably have a native speaking companion though so that should help to. I just got to make sure I know what he is saying so I can help him effectively.
The hardest part of the Language is listening. The people on the street talk in a completely different way than what is taught in the MTC. They use shortcut in the language that we are not used to and they also speak a million miles per hour. I am not worried though it will be just fine.
Its nice to hear that you are all doing good and having a good time. I hope that this week goes awesome for you all and I hope that Everything goes well with Preston and his School work, catching up from his big trip. I Love and miss you all so much! and the next time I write you next I will be in the field!
Some things that I haven´t told you about is that I have been singing in choir every week and also every wednesday we have the strangest pizza. It has corn and coconut on it other types have banana and chocolate and cheese and none of them have red sauce. So strange.
I am going now if you want to know anything else just tell me and I will answer you next week. Have a good one and make sure everyone is reading their scriptures. Goodbye.