I hope you got my letter?? I forgot to say that my p-day is ... so now you know.
So I don't know what Kristy and Nicole were talking about when they said the first few days are hard. It was sooo great! I seriously love my companion. I think we laugh too much sometimes, but at least we laugh! We really do have sooo much fun! When Nicole said they don't speak any English in the language classes, she wasn't kidding. They NEVER speak English! But I definitely am learning some Portuguese! Its hard a lot of the time, but im not ever like that sad or frustrated. I know that the language will come if i keep working on it. The only thing i struggle with are the in between words like "are, the, in, on , it, or, what, when, would, be..." haha So i really only know who to say like "God, Heavenly Father, prayer, Jesus Christ, happy, I know that, I am grateful, and in the name of Jesus Christ, amen." hahaha I really do try though!
We have already taught our investigator 3 times, and we only have 1 more time left before we get 2 new ones. The first two lessons did not go well. The first one we didn't know how to say ANYTHING. Then the second one we thought we could just read a lot of stuff, but that was just sad. We didn't even know what we were saying and Angelo (our investigator) couldn't understand some of our questions because we translated them wrong... oops! Here's the best one: How you pray with for you family? hahaaha it was supposed to be did you pray for your family? its okay it was funny.
So I love our district. We have lots of fun, but we have quite the mix of people. We have the quiet, and sweet ones, the jock, the cocky, the funny, and then the one that kinda gets annoying/attention seeking... but I love all of them!...most of the time... hahaHere are a few of the quotes of the day from our district:"When you are feeling the Spirit, you will feel a burning in your sins (supposed to be chest)", "This is my Beloved Son, Hear egg" whoops!At least our district made the investigator laugh!
My favorite days so for are Sundays and Tuesdays. we get to walk to the temple in the afternoon, and watch a movie. we watched a devotional be David A. Bednar called 'Character of Christ", Nicole and Kristy have probably seen it, but everyone else should watch it because it is seriously AMAZING! and I would't really ever say that about a hour and a half talk, but the entire thing is literally the best.
Well here's some Portuguese so you guys can kinda see some of the language, but dont translate it because it'll be REALLY simple. Tyler will probably be able to understand some of it because it's similar to Spanish for some of the words:Eu so grata por minha missao e evangelho restaurado. Eu sei que a igreja e verdedaira. Tudo Bem!
I hope you guys are doing well! Thanks for the emails and letters? NOT! the only person who wrote me was Dad and Kristy! And I got a package and I thought it was going to be the photo album, but it was from Sarah... so way to be on top of things.
For anyone who might be entering the MTC bring the following:Hangers, a watch, Multiple notebooks (one for language, one for investigators/lessons, and one for devotionals/talks, a water bottle,SNACKS! (if you can, have your family send you berries/fruits because the cafeteria ones, aka cantaloupe honeydew melon and pineapple, get really old really fast), BAND-AIDES! *****PLEASE SEND ME SOME!*******Shoes you know will be comfy when you get blisters from your other ones, Small Preacg My Gospel, Hymn book title translation list with numbers between English and your language, and EMAIL LIST OF EVERYONE (and addresses)! because no matter how many times you tell people to send you an email, they don't and then you cant send anything to anyone.
Well some other funny stuff: When we got to go outside/gym time for the first time (?) we were all joking about how we were like crawling out of the classroom and our eyes were burning because of how bright the sun haha we're like vampires. we stay inside all day.
When we got to go to the temple at 4-5 ish the guys we're singing the High School Musical song that says 'we're breaking free' it was prime. Then we all started cracking jokes about the people that were running to say hi to other people that they we're making a break for it and now we we're like in prison walking to The Yard. Oh and when we first we're about to walk out some of the elders were yelling: WE ARE ENTERING THE REAL WORLD! THIS IS NOT A DRILL! hahaha we were dying.
Just so you know, my comp is sister Larsen, from Provo, she looks like nicole's freshman roommate Echo, the one with dark brown curly hair, but her's is like longer than shoulder length. P.S. I'm definitely not the quietest, but for sure the shortest.
Well thats all! LOVE YOU GUYS! Hope your week is amazing! Go outside and soak up the sun for me!