Mission: Brazil Joao Pessoa
Entered the MTC on: December 15, 2010
Release Date: December 2012

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Letter From October 26th and October 31st 2011

October 26th 2011

So, I have pretty much come to the conclusion that President doesn't want me to stay with my comps for very long.   I am staying in my area with my new comp, Elder Barnes.  He has 6 months in the mission and is from Washington. I was working in 2 areas because one was closed, but it opened up again so I will just be working in the one area.  Also, we have 2 more elders that are living with us and working the other area and you will never guess who they are.....Elder Jensen (my comp from the MTC) and Elder Marston, who was in my District at the MTC.  So, it will be us 4 Americans living in the same house.  It should be pretty crazy!!  I was really wanting to stay one more transfer with my other comp, but that didn't work out. I truly believe that President Hall recieves revelation about these things, so I guess that this is how it's just supposed to be. 
Hey, tell some people to write me some letters.  It's been more than 3 months since I got my last letter in the mail.  Have a great week!!

October 31, 2011

These past couple of days have been pretty good. It has been cool to get to know my new comp a little better and all.  I am really getting along with him well.   It's also been way cool being able to live with some Elders from my group. I didn't even realize how much that I like Elder Jensen until now (haha).  He is really funny!!  It's really funny to listen to him talk slang in Portuguese. Funny experience - we have a hot water shower head in our house, but you have to flip this switch for it to work.  So, before he got in there to take a shower I turned it off so that no hot water came out. He isn't tall enough to turn the switch back on (haha). So, he ended up taking a shower with cold water!!  He got pretty mad at me afterwards, but it was hilarious. Then last night he wanted to play chess against me. I haven't played chess in years. I think Dad taught me to play when I was like 13 years old.  Elder Jensen was talking all this mad trash about how he was gonna beat me and everything. But somehow I pulled off the miracle win, and ended up walking away with the "W". I  was so excited and I started yelling and everything - it was hilarious.
I think today we are going to get together and play soccer with some Elders from our District which should be fun. It's gonna be how we celebrate Halloween today.  Email me next week to let me know how much you put in my accout for my birthday.  Maybe next week I will be able to buy some ice cream to spoil myself!!  A container of ice cream here is like 17 reias (over $10 American dollars).  It's straight ridiculous!!
We should be helping another family get married this week. They moved into our area recently and they have been frequenting our church for a while now. They are really firm and have really strong testimony's, so I am really excited for that. I am sending some pics of me and my old comp.  Also me and a member when we got to take some pics close to the beach. But, hey - I'm gonna get going.   I hope that all is well with everyone and that you have a great week. Much love.  Until next Monday. . .