Dear Family and Friends,
Brasil is ótimo. I am doing just dandy. Today is my P-Day obviously. Today we took about an hour and a half long busride to Campinas to go to the temple. Crazy huh. It was in English mostly. It is beautiful, on the temple grounds you can just see these jungly mountains and nothing else. There is a big building right next to it that has the Distribution Center and a Refeitório or cafeteria. The rest of the building is for people to sleep in if they have to travel a long way to get there. Or at least that is what I´ve heard. So yeah I bought some g´s and a Sempre Fieis, or a True to the Faith. Yeah and we left around 6:45 and we got back to the CTM around 1:30.
Yeah last Friday we did this thing where we drive to the praça de São Paulo or basically the center of the city there is a big square/park thing. And we go there to go proselyting and Elder King and I placed 3 copies of the Livro de Mórmon. One of the guys name is Jonas and he just walked up to us and was like what is this book you have and we explained to him and we could really feel the Holy Ghost guide us. Another one was Jaques or it sounded like that and he was just about to light up a cigarette and we started to talk to him and he wasnt really receptive until we were like we are messengers of god and we have a present for you! and then he was surprised. It was awesome we saw 2 of the people reading the Book of Mormon for the next 20 minutes or so. Elder King and I probably understood 5-10% of what they were saying, but more with the people that see we are Americans and will talk slow for us. The park was really different. There were like couples just laying in the trees and there were a bunch of homeless people just sleeping on the ground. And its just so different and sad but awesome that we are serving the Lord here. Yeah this was a serious sketch ball neighborhood, try and remind me to tell you more about it later.....like when i get home.
Speaking of sad things as we drive through the city of Sao Paulo and see these favelas, or in other words just like open faced shacks stacked really high it blows my mind. Its just a whole new world down here!! Oh and the first day here was like super hot because we had our suitcoats on but it hasnt been that bad since. Our residence is on the sexta andar or the 6th floor but its really the 7th floor because they dont count the main floor.
Mmmm i am running out of time, but today i went out of the CTM and got 2 ties for 15 reais. thats like 8 or 9 dollars.
oh yeah and i will probably depart for fortaleza this friday like as in 2days.
well if i can type fast then i will leave you guys with a challenge because that is what missionaries do. read 2 nefi 31 and 3 nefi 27 and highlight the following words: gospel, Jesus Christ or any name that refers to him, faith, repentance, baptism, holy ghost, and enduring to the end. its fun. report to me next week. alright i gotta go but peace out.
Com um abraço,