I have decided to serve a mission for my church - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I have been called to serve in the Brazil, Santa Maria Mission, and I am so excited to serve the Lord and the people of Brazil! This blog will contain letters and pictures from my mission.
Monday, July 28, 2014
It’s Winter Again
Hello family and all! I hope you’re
having a wonderful summer. July ends this week and we are heading to the end of
this transfer here on the 11th of August pretty crazy. So we said goodbye to
Elder Gray last week and got to know Elder Almeda who now has 2 more weeks
until he goes home from the mission. It’s pretty fun to talk with him because
he knows about everywhere in the mission and has tons of stories to tell.
Taking cover when it rained out of nowhere!
Anyway, this past week the
weather decided to pull a 180. On Tuesday morning the "northern wind"
came in and brought a bunch of rain out of nowhere in the afternoon and then
continued to thunder storm and almost nonstop rain for the next two days. It’s kind
of miserable to walk around in the rain haha a combination of walking around in
soaking socks and shoes or something turned my feet orange haha that was weird.
And after the rains the sun came out again but its back to being cold which kind
of stinks but it is still winter so it makes sense.
Also a cool little
experience Elder Usieda and I had was when Elza, the elderly woman we are
teaching, showed us her collection of old Brasilian money. Before the real
(hay-aw) Brasil used the cruseiro (kroo-zay-roo) but when they switched the
cruseiro lost all value and Elza had this huge wad of cash and tons of coins
and there was even a 50,000 note! It was cool and she joked that she would be
set if the money didn't change haha.
Elza's cool collection of old Brasilian money
Well, another week gone by,
enjoy summer up there while it lasts and I love you all!
Me with Vó (open o sound, short for avó grandfather, I don't remember his name we just call him Vó) and Irmã Adelina (member) who we visit and Vó gives us candy :)
Elder Usieda making corn bread for his personal progress project...