Sunday, December 18, 2016

Food for the Ward Activity
Entertainment for the Ward Activity

Week 20

Hey, so this week was interesting. As you all know, I have a new companion, Elder Almeida from Quiaba, which is apparently the hottest part of Brazil. He is great, very excited. He has 1 year and 1 month in the mission and he works hard. Also, we now have a brand new American in our house-Elder Fisher of the great and wonderos land of Lindon, Utah. He is great. I promised his trainer, Elder Sosa, that I wouldn't speak English with him unless he needed to, although at times, I slip and speak a little English. But it is great to help and see where I was just a few months ago and where I am now. 

We also had a huge activity at the church. We had lots of food, some crazy fruit artistry and even a few bouncy houses and water attractions. It was great. I will send pictures. As far as teaching goes, we have two people that we are going to try to focus on-Leandro, who is a youth of 16 and has a friend in the church (although we are going to cut him if he doesn't attend church this week). The other person is Issac who started to talk with us one day when we were sitting down and let's just say we were quite shocked about how much he knows especially when he asked if the Spirit World was close to Kolob😵. But, we talked with him more the next day before church and he has basically frequented our church and he says that this is his favorite church. He just needs to feel firm before he will be baptized. 

As for strange things, the strangest thing I have eaten was in the Missionary Training Center and it was cow tongue, which I didnt know was in with the fashion. The weirdest thing I have drunk is suco do acerola, which basically tastes like they juiced a pumpkin 😧. Needless to say, I am not the biggest fan. Our apartment is one of the nicest in the mission and we have a washer and a few drying racks for our clothes. they don't use clothes dryers here, but it's all good. I am loving the Brazilian people; they are all really nice and a very pleasant people.

But, I am well and it is always good to hear how you guys are doing. Keep having awesome weeks and keep telling me everything. Can't wait to Skype you guys on Christmas. Keep getting better, mom, and keep working on the house, dad.

I love you all so much and I can't wait to talk to you guys.

Elder Jardine