This week we got to meet some actual Brazilians who speak authentic Portuguese! It is a blessing being here because you find so many new people from all around the world speaking crazy languages (some name tags look like they spilled Ramen noodles all over it. I think that language is Camobodian). It is cool finding people who are speaking the language that you are learning!! We met them after helping put chairs away (I thought I would get a break from doing that, but it's true, the church is the same anywhere you go!). We then sat with them at lunch the next day. Although it was fun listening to them speak super fast and with a crazy accent, it was a little depressing because I got maybe 5% of what they said. BUT I know that with the Lord's help, I can do what he wants me to do.
Our district is the best district. Ever. I thought before coming into the MTC it would basically be me and my companion, but being with the district for 12+ hours a day really makes you close. Even though we have known each other for a little over a month, I feel like we have been friends for years. It's going to be so sad when I have to say goodbye to all of them in two weeks.
As a district we do have a problem falling asleep in personal study. People claim they are studying Lehi's dream ...but everyday? It's not that complicated. So I got the bright idea of buying a squirt bottle from the MTC store. You'd be surprised what that thing can do. Now we feel bad squirting people to wake them up so we use it for language study. If someone gets verb conjugations or vocabulary word wrong they get soaked. It definitely brings the results we want. But I leave the room the wettest, always. Tudo bem!!
Well that basically sums up my week. Cookies, Brazilians and squirt bottles (besides the usual 10 hours of studying a day). Thank you so much for the weekly updates! I love hearing about all your fun adventures! I love you guys and the Lord loves you too!!
Fun fact: In my district I am known as the milkman. Why? Well I drink 2 glasses of milk every meal x 3 meals per day x 7 days a week. We figured I am drinking about 3 gallons per week of milk. Gotta love BYU creamery milk! And I know when I get to Brazil it is going to be Coke or "juice" so I am enjoying it now while I can!