GREETINGS FROM BRAZIL HOMIES!!!!!!!!!!
What the poop. I'm in Brazil. I'm a missionary. What?!
The CTM rocks!!! Okay that's kind of an exaggeration. The first, like, 4–5 days were the hardest days ever. Portuguese is really frustrating because we only have 6 weeks here and half of the missionaries here are Brazilians and they try to talk to you and then you feel like a big nub because you literally don't understand a word they say. BUT IT'S SO FUN! My district (the group I am training with) rocks. It's like a big family now. I'm in a companionship of three with Sister Nevin from Texas and Sister Rushing from Washington. They're pretty great. I've only met one other person going to Fortaleza so far--Elder Massey--He's in my district. We´re basically going to be best friends.
BRAZILIAN FOOD GIVES ME REASON TO WAKE UP IN THE MORNINGS
People. Mingau. Thats all i have to say.
I think Brazil turned me into a different person because I like eating weird Brazilian cinnamon cream of wheat soup for breakfast. It sounds gross, but it's the greatest. Especially if you put bananas in it. Love.
Also the meat. Wowza.
Desserts are the only area that could improve...we should import some ice cream up in here.
Now that I've thoroughly analyzed the meals served in the CTM...
This place is so fun! It's so hard to wake up early and only have 30 minutes to get ready and to sit in class until 9pm and to try to learn Portuguese.
But for real, I think I'm already better at Portuguese after 1 week than I was in Spanish after 5 years. The gift of tongues friends, it's real, and its coming in hot.
We went to the São Paulo temple this morning (pday, my day off, is Friday, btw) and it was amazing! So pretty!
Brazilians are so nice! São paulo itself is... not Roseville... hahaha (cue Jordie singing "in the ghettoooo")
District meetings are basically comedy hour. Everyone is so funny.
Teaching "investigators" (aka practice teaching our instructors) gives me anxiety lol. you have to like actually speak Portuguese to them and try to tell them something important. *pained smiles and nervous laughter*
we only get 45 minutes to write so I'm sweating like I'm trying to disable a bomb here. Sorry for being all over the place. I MISS YOU GUYS!
Eu amo vocês muito!!