Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Letter #85

I'm sorry if I scared you with my last letter.  I want you to know that we are absolutely safe, nothing happened and nothing is going to happen.  I was transferred to a new area, which I included a picture of.  I can assure you that nothing will happen in this new area because it's probably the richest area that I've ever seen in Brazil.

It was pretty funny our first day in our new area.  It was the exact opposite of our last one.  Our old area was Ala Ipiranga and our new one is Ala Irajá.  I would like to denote a few differences between the two.

1.  In our new area, the parks have ponds with fish instead of puddles with diapers.
2.  In our new area, people participate in running teams instead of drinking circles
3.  In our new area, there are fancy condominiums instead of unfinished brick houses
4.  In our new area, people have money and teeth instead of empty pockets and gummy mouths
5.  In our new area, people have shitzus with ribbons instead of wild jackals that eat trash
6.  In our new area, people have garages to fit five cars instead of deformed garage doors to fit the cars.
7.  In our new area, we talk with intercoms instead of talking with people.
8.  In our new area, people eat dry leafy greens instead of perfect, dripping barbecue.
9.  In our new area, thirst is drowned instead of quenched
10. In our new area, people try to sell us into pyramid schemes instead of saying that they lost their job.
11. In our new area, people have jobs instead of twelve laughing kids.
12. In our new area, the gospel is needed just like it was in the last one.

I loved my last area, the people we absolutely greaty, but I really am excited to try out a new environment to teach.  Our ward is super great, I am really excited to be there.  There are a lot of people that speak English, we're even going to teach in English tonight.  It will be good practice for Elder Zolet.

This week was super busy.  We had to supervise transfers as well as the reception of all the new missionaries.  It was a lot of fun to see the new missionaries showing up so excited about the work, straight out from the MTC.  Some of them were saying, "Wow, I can't wait to knock on some doors, when are we going to go tracting?"  It was pretty funny.

Today we're going to go to a sushi buffet.  We'll see how it goes.

I love you all so much!

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