Monday, November 9, 2015

Tudo Tranquilho

Boa tarde família! Tudo bem? 

This past week was definitely more like a roller coaster with its ups and downs but mainly ups actually no, about even steven mas tudo bem because our ups were maravilhoso! Last week for pday, we got together with some other missionaries, members, and investigators and played soccer, ate, played games...all the get togethery stuff! Foi muito legal! I was the only sister to play futebol and man did it feel great to kick around a soccer ball for a bit! Mas the fun has to end sometime and after the wonderful hours of pday, it was time to get back to work. So we walked to our first appointment of the evening with one of the members (Jeronimo). We taught a great lesson and afterwards went on our little merry way to our next appointment. Well our investigator wasn't home and it was close enough to 9pm that we decided to go home. At this point it was sprinkling a bit--nothing to be too worried about--but I was the only one with an umbrella so we hoped and prayed that it wouldn't get any worse....then of course out of nowhere BAM! Let it rain, let it pour--literally. It went from a little sprinkle to raining cats and dogs and there were three of us and one umbrella. AH we tried our best to squish underneath the umbrella with Sister Oliveira and Jeronimo in the front and me in the back. Well this was not exactly working because my back was getting soaked and you might as well give up on trying to avoid the puddles. Haha so Sis. Oliveira had had enough so after about 5 minutes of this, she took her coat, pulled it over her head, and yelled "tacho gente" and took off. By the time we said goodbye and thanked Jeronimo and got home, we were drenched. Our shoes were mini swimming pools and our skirts...let’s just say they gained a pound or two (I'm sure they didn't but it sure felt like it). Welp that's my exciting news for the week. Things around here in Jordanópolis are pretty tranquilo. 
Oh! But we do have a new investigator named Leandro (aka Jack Sparrow) who is pretty awesome. He's pretty chill, go with the flow kind of guy, knows a good bit of English but doesn't have much faith because of some events that happened in his past. Anyways last week when we first met him na rua, we were talking when he asked me where I was from to which I responded "Estados Unidos." Apparently he didn't understand me because he gave me that all too familiar "what did you just say" face. I had to repeat myself 3 times until it finally clicked. But the best part is that he thought I was speaking English and trying to figure out where in the world the estados unidos was! No wonder he didn't understand me! Made me feel a bit better. 

My Portuguese is definitely getting a lot better! I am understanding a good portion of what people are saying (when they talk a bit slower and clearly), read a scripture and understand what it is saying, and am able to respond for the most part. At times it is hard because I am not able to truly express myself mas tudo bem! Um dia! Welp everything else is totally tranquilo com um grilho. We're working hard and livin the missionary life! Thanks for all your prayers and support!

I LOVE YOU GUYS SO MUCH!!!! Have an último semana! 

Sister Hilchie :)    

Soccer in Brazil! On a basketball court nonetheless!

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