Wednesday, March 31, 2010
So I went to the Sao Paulo temple again this morning! It was so amazing! The traffic is horrific here. It´s so hard to explain how the Brazilians drive here. haha It takes us forever just to get there. I´m learning so much! The total immersion in the language is so neat. The other night was the best night ever. I had just finished my prayer and laid down in bed and some Brazilians decided to have a party on the street next to the CTM. And it started to bother me so I just said a quick little prayer that the music would stop and that they would find something better to do with their lives. When I was done I began to think if I had enough faith and hope for my little prayer to work, we had been focused on faith and hope the last day or two, but as soon as I began to think about my faith and hope the music just stopped and they packed up and left! It was the most amazing experience ever! Last P-Day though we had to send an Elder in our district to the hospital because they thought he had apendisidus (sp?) and he hasn´t come back yet. he was suppose to be home like a few days ago, but they keep holding him at the hospital. We had the biggest storm we´ve had here last night. There was thunder and lighting for a good 4 hours straight and it poured like you´ve never seen the whole time. So much rain that it flooded our "field house" where all our volleyball and basketball courts are. Oh! and the other day I was eating lunch and all the new americans walked in and I saw this sister missionary (we don´t have many), but she was in my international political science class at BYU-I it was the weirdest thing ever!! Not everything here is cheaper than back home. Some things are, but other things are expensive so I have to watch how much I spend when we go out. Thats whats so cool about the CTM, at Provo you are confined to the MTC but here we get to walk the streets of Sao Paulo!!! Its so fun to not understand anything and to just go to all the stores and shop around! Apperently Fortaleza is really really hot. All the natives here say we´ll be black. So I should come home and be really really dark! I bought a Portuguese hymn book that I´ll bring home becuase the tunes are even different so they can fit all the words into it. At this point we think we all, or my district, leaves on the 18th of May to our actual missions. Time just goes by so so fast. The days seem slow but the weeks are fast. Oh but I have yet to recieve a letter, but we check twice a day and our district has only recieved a few that were mailed the day before or the day of everyone leaving the US. Well my time is almost up so I hope I answered all your questions!!! And I have so much more in my journals that I just don´t have time to write it!!! I love you all so much!!! I´m so excited to get all these letters!!! I miss you all!!! Keep praying!!! Talk to you next week!!!!!!