The first day here, we went over to this families house and their little kid started talking to me and he just kept going and going and going. And, I was soooo confused and the only thing that was going through my head was, `` I feel like he is trying to speak to me!`` (from Finding Nemo)
Well, I am in a city called Americana which I thought was pretty funny because I was the ONLY American that was a new missionary this transfer. My companion is Sister Moraes and she is amazing! I love her! She is Brazilian (from The state, Espirito Santo) and she knows ABSOLUTELY NO ENGLISH!!! Which makes things so fun! I never knew that my epic charades skills would be of such use in my life! :) hahah
Anyways, everyone stares at me, I mean EVERYONE! This guy almost got in a car accident because he was staring at me! hahahah. I am pretty darn sure that everyone stares because I look completely American (someone said I look like a doll. I'm taking that as a compliment!:)), which they don't have in the city of Americana.............Anyways! the people are so nice here! They just smile when I speak to them in Portuguese even though I know they probably don't understand me! haha But, Its getting better! I have found 3 people in the ward that speak English and they help me a lot with my Portuguese pronunciation and answer my questions. And, my new best friend is my dictionary! I have used it so much that its starting to fall apart :( Hopefully, soon I wont need to use it as much!
The first night here was so hot! Coming from -30 degrees to 90s was not my idea of fun. I think I sweated off 20 lbs that night. But, now I'm used to the weather and It is not too hot here. I actually love the weather! its high 80s and low 90s but when it rains its low 80s! LOVE IT! I haven´t gotten sunburned because I put on so much suntan lotion and everyone gives me suntan lotion because I am so white!!! Haha I have been here for 6 days and I already have 5 containers of sun tan lotion :) haha
OH! I almost forgot! (Probably because I am trying to forget the two worse days of my life.....) But, I started traveling Monday morning at 6 am and didn´t arrive in Americana until Tuesday at 7pm......I was so flippin´ tired and exhausted and my head just hurt from all the Portuguese... I think I only slept like a total of 4 hours Monday night because the Brazilian guy next to me just kept talking and talking! But, anyways, I made it here safe and I love it! maybe a little too much :) The views are spectacular and the food is AMAZING!!!! Except for Papayas,... that's the only thing that I don't like so far.
I am almost out of time but I will tell more next week! I love you all so much!!!!!!!!!! :D
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK!
|Got to meet with the mission president and his wife|
So, you have to send mail to the mission home and sadly, we only can receive mail when we transfer.......it kind of sucks. But, I guess it doesn´t really matter because mail takes so long to get here... but here is my address. AND I LOVE TO GET MAIL!!! :D ( I will try sending replies but they cost like 3 dollars...)