Friday, June 20, 2014

June 20, 2014

Hi everyone. its hump day here in the mtc. We only have 3 more weeks of training til the real training starts lol. Its been a good week. well.. good enough week. When i have a good day I will get a bad one the next day. Maybe its cause im hoping for good days like that everyday.
Anyway last friday after emailing we went out and looked around the boundaries of our mtc. Elder taylor was yelling boa tarde to everyone we saw and some workers called us over and we went and 'talked' to them. We dont really know a ton of Portuguese still. They offered us JACA. Its a Brazilian fruit and is really sweet and has a weird texture. I'm assuming you can look it up so i wont try to explain it haha.
Koby played the piano at the devotional on Tuesday. Mom you'll be happy to know i played prelude it ;) It was fun cause koby had just arrived and couldnt understand the Portuguese people were saying so i went and sat by him and translated haha. Its fun seeing how far i've come. I'm playing sunday though and should be a lot of fun. I get to pick 5 or 6 songs and play for the congregation.
Wednesday we went proselyting(?) at a "park". It really wasnt a park just a big area between buildings. We all were given 2 BoM and told you gotta get them all out in 2 hours. Well to get to the park we had to take the bus. If crazy could explain it i would use it but it doesn't even come close. I talked to a family on the bus and tried to make out what they said over the loudness and the getting thrown all over the place. I was able to give them a book of Mormon though and was way excited about that. We then continued to go look for people. We were there when there was a fan fest for a soccer game though so not a lot of people wanted to come talk to us. Well not come, have us come to them haha. We ended up getting the rest of our bom out to 9 lucky people and was a way cool experience. There was one man named George who i would like to talk about for a second. I wasnt going to talk to him cause he was smoking and i didnt want to talk to someone WHILE they were smoking. i dont mind the fact that they do it just around me. Anyway we made eye contact and that was it. We walked over and he was way happy. He didnt believe in god, had 2 kids, worked IT and spoke some english. He even helped us out a little bit by telling us how to say 'for free' cause everyone always is wondering how much a BoM is haha. All of the Brazilians who i have talked to are way patient and way helpful. They will kinda root for us while we are talking haha. While we were there we got 2 references from members. On the way home i tried to talk to another guy but its hard. my Portuguese isnt all that good.
Companions stink. i cant get them to follow the rules or hurry up or anything. Its way annoying and no matter what i say they just wont. Really frustrating.
Ya koby has pday on wednesday but i see him at desjejum and the end of almoco and jantar. (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) I go to his room at night and see how he's doing. He seems to be enjoying himself.
I hope you are all doing well and i pray for you everyday. I'm unfortunately out of time but just know that i'm not sure if this visa is a blessing or not. haha. I love you all and cant wait for next week!
Tchau! ate' mais!
Elder Sullivan
ps... Vai Brasil! ;) its nuts with the world cup here!

No comments:

Post a Comment