Date: March 30, 2011
Wow, it’s weird… I am here thousands of miles away and life still keeps on going there. That is pretty weird. I cannot even imagine David with a girl friend. that is so weird! And if their relationship is serious… That is just weird.
I am doing great this week. My comp is all good and we are working hard. It is tough being with an older missionary at times because they are usually a lot more tired and trunky but you can learn a lot with them and you usually have success because you got to experienced missionaries in one area. It is great at times!
Well I don’t think I have taken pictures of our house yet. We live in a house with 4 missionaries. I am the only American in the house. It is really funny. Man I have never had so many laughs in my life (or at least my missionary life) it is great I am living with Elder Opazo, Elder Ferreira, and Elder Feitosa, my companion.
I have never eaten so much pizza in my life. The pizza that we have here is cheap and good tasting. I love it. Pepperoni is pretty expensive but calebresa (a sausage) is pretty cheap and it tastes good.
Well this last week was a good one. It was a normal week but I just am so happy when our investigators are progressing. You know it is so weird at times to think that people of every age decide to change their lives just because we ask them. Imagine, I am teaching people who are 50 years old to change their lives, habits and beliefs after 50 years of living. I am trying to help people fix their marriages when I haven’t ever been married. This is a miracle to me.
Well these last few weeks I have been eating a lot of barbecue. It has been pretty good. Brazilian barbecue is a lot better than American.
I am pretty excited for conference too. Man, I love this time of the year. I wonder if they will set up a separate room so I can hear it in English. Conference in English is way better than in Portuguese.
It is good that Preston and Colton are liking the spring sports. I always loved spring. I love tennis too. Man, I really want to play tennis when I get back.
Yesterday and today I am with assistant Elder Hansen again. It is great working with the assistant. But this time we are in my area. The mission has destroyed his body — his was actually pretty good looking before the mission. He was 6´5″ 190 lbs. now he’s is 6′5″ 160 lbs. He is looking pretty weak, I hope I don’t get to that point. He says “hi”.
Well what else is going on here in Americana… Not much we are doing a good work here. Everyone in the zone is happy and working really hard. I am pretty happy with how everything is going. I am really happy in the mission. If I could change one thing it would be lunch It is difficult eating a big delicious lunch and then leaving to work afterwards in the hot sun. I love the mission but Sundays after lunch are the toughest hours in the mission. Especially in Brazil. Luckily where I have served up until now has been pretty mild. Not mild like spring but not 40-50°C.
So what position is Preston playing? Is Colton playing singles or doubles? Where is David going to school?
Well, what else do I have for you guys… I will take some pictures of the families we are teaching so you guys can see them. You will like it.
Well, my family I love you guys. I wish you all a good week and lots of health. Congrats on reading the Book of Mormon and all. Just got to do family home evenings now. I am praying for you guys too. Until next week my beloved family Tchau!!!