Monday, August 13, 2012
Another week has flown by and I cannot believe how fast time is passing. I do not even know what to write, it feels like I just wrote you all yesterday. This week we worked a lot, but sadly this Sunday we were left disappointed. Yesterday was father's day in Brazil so getting to people to church was hard. We had a lot of people who committed to go Saturday, but when Sunday arrived they left us hanging. We still have people that we are helping get ready for baptism though and they had some legit excuses to not go to church. Almost all of our good investigators were traveling for father’s day to visit their dads who live in other places. I am excited for this week though to get back to teaching them had helping them get ready for baptism. This zone is having some difficulty because it is a lot of new missionaries but we are trying our best to help. I am still trying to figure out this zone leader thing. It seems like we depend a lot on the district leaders and cannot really do everything and sadly my district leaders are a little unexcited. One is going home in 2 weeks and is ready to go, the other has a year and 4 months on the mission and is tired. We are going to do a division with him this week to up his vision and leave him excited. So, that is my life right now. I love the mission and as I am about to complete a year and 6 months, and am really feeling a sense of urgency in everything. I really have a lot to do in this 6 months and I want to do more. I did get the package and I loved everything in it. The ties are all super awesome and super clean, I think that I am going to only were them on Sundays to go to church. The socks were much needed, and the shorts are great. Elder Marque loved the shorts, he is wearing them today for P day and he really liked the peanut butter to. I forgot how good PB is. It is heaven. Also, American candy is incredible. Here they eat cough drops for candy, so you can imagine the situation. Now I see why we use halls for cough drops and not candy. I think the man that opens an American candy store here in Brazil will be rich. Anyways, it was great to get that package. I loved it. Thank you so much!!!! Anyways, that is my week. Just on an interesting note, this week I ate bull tail for the first time. It was actually good, but it is really heavy in the stomach afterwards when you are walking in the sun. It was good though. I knew from the bones that it was something interesting. They asked me to guess what it was and I said it was the spine because of the bone structure, but nope, it was tail of bull. Cool, right? I have already eaten cow tongue too. Lots of good stuff here. Fish head is a specialty, and I have already eaten a piranha, if that is how it is in English; that fish that has teeth and eats people, I ate one of those once and you eat it all, head to tail. It is interesting, but I liked it. Well, there you have it. I love you all and wish a great rest of the summer!!!!!!!!!