Tuesday, December 13, 2011
December 12, 2011
I have some good news and some bad news. The bad news is that I will not be calling you guys this Christmas. The good news is that I will be skyping you guys this Christmas with the video. The first presidency has just authorized it. So get ready to not only talk to me but to see me too. So that will be lots of fun. I need to talk to the president to see if I can talk to Michelle as well. So what I need right now is all of your skyping information so that I can find it on skype to be able to talk to you guys.
OK so someone asked me what my favorite Brazilian food is. That is hard for me to narrow down, but for sure it is not dessert. I do like pastels, and I also like rice and beans, only don't try to make those things for me at home because they are only good if they are done right. Because if not, they will be extremely bland and just awful. I also like the churrascos here, because meat is awesome. Then again, the ice cream is good since they use flavors of the different fruits they have here. The best drink here in Brazil is Guaraná, all types. (and it has to be the soda, because the juice is extremely sweet).
So my companion is gone and I went with Elder ******* up in Pato Branco (white duck) for 4 days and then came back to Chapecó with my permanent companion, Elder ******.
Pato Branco was cool since it was my shortest transfer. And I was in the same house as one of the missionaries I came from the CTM with, Elder ******. It was good to see him again.
Yeah, so this week there was not much of seeing or teaching investigators since this whole week was just getting Elder ******* ready to go, and me going back and forth to different cities.
The culture is very much different here in Brazil and I am noticing some differences. For instance with movies, ratings seem to be disregarded by everyone. I at first was surprised until I noticed how stupid some of ratings are here. For instance, the animated movie Megamind with Will Ferrell is a family movie rated PG (I am certain), well, I found here that the movie is rated 16 (equivalent to R-ratings). So, if I grew up in Brazil I might disregard ratings here as well. Pretty much everyone here watches whatever movie they want to.
Well I am running out of ideas of things to talk about, so I guess this is where the letter ends. Sorry I haven't said a lot, it has been a hectic week with a lot of changes and I don't even know what I am saying.
Love you all, can't wait to skype.
Elder Kevin Brady.