1. Did you see the dentist…did you get your teeth cleaned? Any cavities?
Well I did go to the dentist, just to get an x-ray to see what was going on, because I knew that it's not a problem in the teeth but in the jaw. But the dentist just wanted to look at the x-rays. But this week she told me I have to go to Southern part of Sao Paulo to see a jaw specialist. She already has an appointment, but things are well. It's been hurting for about 4 months, but the pain is going away little by little. I think it's just because my body is slowing getting accustomed to it. But I still can't move my jaw in some parts. But I think this week I'll get an update on what I have to do. But I don't think its too serious. I can work and what not. It's not impeding on the work, haha just lunch. So it's all good.
2. Things getting any closer for Jailton on getting married?
He is still waiting for his papers. So we are on hold with him, but it's all good.
3. Are you teaching another one of his daughters? The rebellious one? What is her name?
We are teaching one of his daughters Danile (dan-E-L-E) haha but yes she is the rebel. She doesn't want to obey the law of chastity. She was asking why and wanted details. So finally we just cranked a scripture to keep her quiet and to answer the question really direct. In John, "If you love me keep my commandments..." haha and we just told her this was a commandment. She was pretty quiet after that, but she is really difficult to get a hold of.
4. Are you teaching anyone else?
Yeah but nothing is too serious yet. We taught Michelle a long time ago and we got a phone call that she wants to be baptized. And so, this week we are planning to baptize her. I guess the other Elders have taught her for a long time.
5. How is the family you reactivated the dentist? What are their names?
We reactivated the family. It's the family of Vicente. Haha but the daughter was already active, there are just a ton of problems in that family. They have a ton of money, but have other problems. The house is empty, no spirit, so it seems.
6. So is the weather getting cooler? I see that it is raining more, how are you able to hang your clothes to dry then?
Haha yeah its getting cooler, I've already lost my tan. Dang it! But yes we are able to hang up our clothes and what not.
7. Did you get a washing machine?
Not yet. haha
8. How are your English and Spanish classes you are teaching coming along?
Haha we stopped them. We only have a few members going and so we just stopped because we wanted to use our time a little bit better.
9. Are there golf courses out there?
Haha yes there are. It's pretty sweet! There is the Interlagos raceway. I did pass by this week. I got a little peek at the GT3 Porsche race. I got some pictures. Dad would have gone nuts. I'll be sure to send photos, but this lan house doesn't have a USB port.
10 .So people who are in the wealthy areas, what kind of cars do they drive? What do they do for work?
Usually the people who are rich have Fiat´s or Peugeot. BUT the Honda and Japanese cars are WAY expensive out here. Oh by the way, I did see a Nissan GTR in action on the road. I couldn't believe it when I passed. It was whipping by so fast. Everyone here loves cars and motorcycles, so it's awesome to talk and break the ice here. I have to admit, this area is pretty boss. I get to talk about cars bikes and the gospel all day everyday. Cars and bikes to break the ice and what not, or soccer. I have to admit its pretty sweet and I'm loving life :)
So as for this week. I did win a France jersey this week. (A replica, which is about 80 reais). But I did a scratch and win and what do you know I won! My companion couldn't believe it and the guy at the stand as well. Haha it was pretty great. Also, this week I plan on buying a green lazer. Yes, the ones like the military use. They go for MILES! For only 30 reais! I'm pretty stoked, since you cant buy them in the states. I'm pretty stoked. The area is progressing super well! What else, I am just loving life. I just hope everything will work out for my jaw. I'm a little worried about it.
But I did get your package this week! Thanks MOM ! :) I loved it! Also, I have a favor, you don't have to buy it now. But my companion has been so awesome! And we have been working our butts off...he is going to give me his Argentina jersey. It's original. So I have a little favor. If you could get a Real Salt Lake or Portland Timbers jersey and send it, he would freak out! Elder Beron is legit! He is thinking about going to BYUI with me. He has already gone to the states but, anyways, he is legit and I thought he deserves something.
Anyways, sounds like things are well with Alex. Alex, tell profe that I'm learning Spanish and tell her I plan on coming back to talk to her in Portuguese. I want to tell her about my experience here is Brazil as well as the other teachers. OZ, Link and what not. I think they would love it. But anyways sounds like things are going great. It's crazy to hear about the tree and the storm! NUTS!
Anyways, I love you all and wish you a fantastic week!
Com Amor, Elder Firl