|Elder Gois and I walking in the street during the interval of General Conference handing out invitations. |
"Come Listen to a Prophet's Voice"
Hello everybody back home! I hope yáll´ve (is that correct English?) had a wonderful conference filled weekend! To be honest I don't remember much about the rest of the week... It rained a lot and we had "fun" jumping over the mini-rivers that form in the flooded cobble stone streets down here.
So straight to conference! This General Conference was really great and a bit different for me this time. As a new rule in our mission all missionaries have to watch conference in Portuguese. So I had the opportunity to exercise my Portuguese skills which was fun (aside from the American Sister who recently arrived here in Brasil and couldn't understand anything which was pretty sad). And I understood about 95% of all that was said, yea! It just takes more concentration than in English and there's the whole deal of the translators talking over the speaker and not actually getting to hear the voices of the Prophet and Apostles and such. Speaking of which I loved the fact that the speakers could speak in their native language, so you all got the taste of what listening to a translation is like too. When Elder Godoy (the Brasilian) spoke everybody here was really excited and it was nice to just listen to him speak instead of a translation.
|Ice cream on Saturday. We couldn't watch the priesthood session but we had to keep the tradition alive, YUM!|
|Elder Sargent is in Cruz Alta too! It's great to catch up with friends.|
|Here's a pic of us back in the CTM (nearly 9 months ago)|