Well I finally made it to Brasil. The flight from Atlanta was a pain. They had too much fuel to take off so they were trying to burn it off but idling the plane. Seemed like a waste of gas to me but oh well. Then that didn´t work so we had to redock and they unloaded fuel. We made it to Sao Paulo late and missed our flight to Salvador. So we didn´t get to Salvador until around 8. Wow Brasil isn´t america that´s for sure. I thought i was going to die in the ride from the airport to the mission home. There was a motorcyclist that ran into the back of a car next to us and we ran over the bike and i think the guys leg was under the bike and we just kept going. The missionaries wanted the driver to stop, but i guess they do things different here. It was messed up. The mission President is really good. I can´t use photobucket. I´m bummed about that. But oh well.
Wow...i don´t understand the language as well. It is really hard. I´m so used to being able to take the lead and teach and now i can barely say anything. Its going to be really hard for a while, hopefully it will start to come sooner than later though. The area i´m in is pretty much a flavela. It´s eye opening coming from America. I thought our area was ghetto. I guess american´s don´t know what ghetto is. Oh well...it will come.
My companion seems like a really good elder. He is willing to help and wants to. That will make a huge difference. Missions are all about patience though....now i need to learn the language. Prayer and patience. Oh i forgot our house is above a bar. That will be interesting. Its all about the experience right?
It was really good to talk to you all in the airport. I wish I could more often but its not possible. I tried to call Grandma and Grandpa but they didn´t accept my call. Tell them hi and i love them for me.
The weather is ridiculous here. I´m dying! It is so hot. I haven´t sweat this much in my life. When you take a cold shower it feels like its warm water, even when its on the coldest setting. I don´t think my shirts will stay very white this way. I only need them for another year and a half anyways.
Well I hope all is going well. I love and miss you all.