Note: I am piggybacking Courtney with Tyler's letters. She has 4 more months so I will keep this account for Tyler as well. Familiar and easy to use!! Enjoy!!
Yeah, I have pday today, which is great! And so are those times,(Cross Country) and they’ll just get faster and faster. I am really busy like all the time, whether its in class or studying outside of class. Mainly Portuguese, but like spiritual Portuguese. The food is good, especially considering there are a couple thousand of people here they have to feed. The drop went really well, I didn’t even cry haha. Actually, 500 people entered the MTC that day, it was crazy busy, but awesome. I am going to get exercise time every day, just the first two days have weird schedules. I actually did go on a run this week, only like 2-3 miles though. i am the only Elder currently in our district going to Brazil, one just left for Manaus, his name was Elder Collins. One sister is going to Brazil as well, and everyone else is going to Cape Verde, Mozambique and Angola. Both my companions are going to Mozambique and Angola. They are pretty great, really funny and spiritual. (yes, I’m in a trio) one is from Norway, but doesn’t have an accent and the other is from Utah. I am in one of the residences, although I do visit the main building for meals. The MTC is great, really hard but super fun! Love you!!!!!
Love Elder Hilchie
|Tyler, Grandpa and Royal at the drop off|
Oh, and I am pretty sure I meet Elder Smiths twin; he talked, acted and looked exactly like elder smith, and his name was smith. Also meet some guy who is a really good singer and does all sorts of music videos. oh, story time, so I walked into Portuguese class the first day, and the teacher was speaking Portuguese(surprising right?) so I sit down and he starts asking me questions in Portuguese, and I’m just looking at him like what the heck are you saying, then he would point at the board to the question he had written down and I had to respond in Portuguese, thing is that for 3 hours, he didn’t say a word of English, I was so lost. But the next day when I went back, I understood a lot more Portuguese than I thought I had got and suddenly I was fluent! haha jk, I wish. nah, but I’m definitely picking it up super quick, like I can say simple prayers and give verryyyyyy basic lessons. Oh, that’s right, we had to teach someone the third day we were here, in Portuguese, and she didn’t say anything in English either. But again we went back the next day and we could actually somewhat understand (just a few words) and could reply in very basic and broken Portuguese. it’s really fun though, loving it!