another week has come and gone here in this wonderful country of brazil and this week was a little bit different from the rest of the weeks because it was.... COLD????? i have arrived safe and sound in my new area with no problems along the way, except a little carsickness on the bus ride, and i am here in conquista. I quickly caught a little cold and stuffy nose that is still with me until this very minute but its kinda cool cuz its always warm here so i never have stuffy nose.
|Sam and Sponge Bob Square Pants|
but the new comp and area are super sweet! elder do vale is from londrina parana and he is suuuper sweet i imagine him fitting in with the boys super well but i think the coolest part is that he is actually super country and just talks about how much he misses his cowboy boots and the rodeo hahah. my new district here is pretty sweet too and the whole district speaks english except for my comp but i really think he does speak english because when i try to tech him words or phrases he has perfect pronunciation. i will do a little bit more investigating and report back. yes he is very brazilian and i love him. its just us in the house! theres like 6 more duplas (pairs) its a pretty big city. area here is a ward so thats a cool change from jequie, not that i didnt love my branch but there is just something nice about having lunch everyday with the members SUCH A BLESSING
|New companion Elder Do Vale|
i am really excited to be here in this new area, its been pretty cold and windy and rainy all week so its a big change. its a pretty flat city here so the wind gets going pretty well but it also means that i dont have to walk up hills hahahha also drumroll....... THERES NO COBBLESTONE HALLELUAH PRAISE THE LORD QUE FELICIDADES!!!!! my feet havent felt this good in months and my ingrown toenails are practically gone already im super happy. the area makes up a couple neighborhoods and has mostly asphalt and dirt roads. there is a difference in two parts of our area, one with a little more money and one with a little less but its chiill. also my trainer went home this week rip elder cruz i miss that guy. this week we did a lot of searching and contacting to try and revamp the group and excite the area a little bit.
i read elder hollands talk "songs sung and unsung" this week and the dude just threw down in this talk. i felt the spirit so strongly and encourage you all to read it. "brothers and sisters we live in a mortal world with many songs we cannot or do not yet sing, but i plead with each one of us to stay permanently and faithfully in the choir, where we will be able to savor forever that most precious anthem of all -- the song of redeeming love"
i love this talk and this thought for every one of us. we might not be able to do everything or be the perfect person we want to be but that doesnt matter. we are all unique and loved just the same. love more be happy have faith!!
i love you guys