Hello Family and Friends,
There are a lot of questions that have been asked so I will do my best to answer as many as I can. First off, the food here is a mix of both Brazilian and American. I don´t really know how to describe it; it´s kind of weird. The temperature here is around 60 degrees, and yes it actually is cold for me down here. I am used to Hawaii so I like the heat. Unfortunately every one in my district, there are twelve elders in my district, is from the northwest or Utah, so they all think that it is hot down here. I have to wear a sweater sometimes in the classroom because they open the windows.
Not everyone in my district is going to Florianópolis, only half of us are. The other half are going to São Paulo North, Salvador Sul, and Terazina, or something like that. Elder Spackman is going there.
Sundays I have Sacrament, Priesthood, District Meeting, Leadership Meeting, lunch, four hours or so to read the gospel or sleep; at the evening we have choir practice, then Fireside, where a guest gives a talk and we sing the Brazilian National Anthem which is extremely fast and nobody can sing it well at all.
The gym is finally fixed so we can all play volleyball which is pretty much the highlight of the day for everyone, but every now and then they do something stupid in the gym so we can´t play that day.
Michelle, I have been doing my laundry since I was at BYU-Hawaii, so yes I know how to do laundry haha.
We got new Brazilian roomates and they are awesome. One is going to Florianópolis and he is 21 and is pretty chill, the other one is going to Rio and he is very crazy yet funny. For instance we American elders were lying in bed writing in our journals when the funny one gets out his towel and starts folding it into a large triangle. Elder Noel asked him what he was doing and he replied, "It´s a Brazilian thing." All of us were now completely focused on the Elder who then began to roll up the towel. He lifts up the towel and then, to our surprise, he slams it on the ground making a sound of a gunshot. He looks up and smiles and leaves the room. We all busted up because it was obviously not what any of us expected. The people here are great and I enjoy being here. All the days are the same so there is not much to talk about.
Talk to you all next week.
PS - Oh and I did get the watch and card so don´t worry about that, and I got a nice wallet that will not cause any of the cards to crack or smear. Love again, Elder Brady.