Climbed to the mountains last pday! Was awesome to get a break and to see all of Brazil!
So I'm on the top of the mountain and I hear this weird howling sound so I'm like what is that? And the member that drove us says, oh, that's just a howler monkey. I'm like what? A monkey! So I followed my crazy Brazilian comrades into the jungle to find a monkey. And after it was done howling it fell to sleep and then later we saw 10 of them swinging through the jungle is was soooo cooooool!!
Then after the monkey we returned and we saw people jumping off the mountain on hangliders and paragliders.
And then we headed back. It was awesome!
This week was awesome. We have a boy named Juliano who is super spiritual and awesome. He's only 14 but he really wants to go to church, and he is scheduled to get baptized this Saturday so that will be super exciting! We had another family attend church with us and they are super elect. They want to be baptized but aren´t married but we´re going to help them to acheive their goal of getting married. The husband is named Eder and it was fast sunday so everyone is giving testimonies and my companion says to me go up there and bear your testimony. And I'm like no way I can´t speak Portuguese! Then my investigator turns to me and says get up there! So I went up and bore my testimony and it was awesome! He gave me a hive five and the other members seemed impressed that I went up there for not being able to speak very much and it was great! So I have a lot more confidence in myself and I know quite a bit of Portuguese. I was quite surprised! All in all a great week!
That is crazy Blake is in the hospital again! He´s following in my footsteps of breaking his bone super badly but it looks like his is a lot worse! Bones dont gross me out and I was grossed out a little when I saw the x-rays! Blake being high has got to be the funniest thing ever!! Man I want to be in the hospital to hear him sing and say randome stuff! I went to the hospital this week too. We have somthing in common! Don't worry nothing bad! The tendons in the top part of my foot were sore and the doctor said that my shoes weren´t good for walking and that the tendons were stretching apart and so I have permission to wear running shoes. It feels stange to wear running shoes as a missionary! My shoes were totally worn out after 2.5 months on the mission. The outside was totally fine but the inside was caving in and covered in cracks from all the walking. I walk about 2 miles a day on average- sometimes more. It is almost completly better now so don`t worry I caught my problem super early on and so in a few more days it will be totally fine. And so I think for my mission I will just use running shoes because I have special permission from the president. Enjoy the pictures of me at the mountain! still stressed and confused a lot because I never know where I am or what people are saying. I understand a lot of words but I can't piece the sentences together. I feel like I'm 2 years old and I have to rely on my companion who for me is literally my father - haha because I have to do and go where ever he goes. And with time I start to grow up - right now I'm about a super intelligent 4 year old that can talk about church stuff but doesn't understand adult things yet. It's weird comparing myself to a four year old but when you learn a new language you start from the beginning. At least that is how I look at it. But I'm learning and I love Brazil. It is aweosme to live here and meet people. A missionary just returned home in my area and he learned English on his mission and it was fun to talk with him in English. My companion knows a lot of English also. He has been studying for one year and I've taught him a lot. Hope Blake feels better. The beach house needs to be named after me. It sounds like life is very normal with lacrosse, and me and Blake visiting the hospital ahah! Well all in all I'm not feeling super stressed out and I'm learning a lot more Portuguese and I met a super pretty Brazilian girl who is a member but inactive hmmmm. Haha, and she is learning English maybe I can teach her some more? Haha if you don't hear from me or if I'm living in Brazil you know why ;) Haha. I think I get to go to the temple soon. I was supposed to go tomorrow but my companion never called and I'm kinda glad I want a day to relax a little so I think next week I might go or soonish! Well I love you guys. You're awesome. I'm glad you liked my letter I need to send more. I haven´t sent any in awhile sorry!! I'm going to write more today and sent them tomorrow I hope!Peace out!