Tudo bem pai! I see you´ve been studying up on your portuguese. Keep it up haha. When you use those automatic translaters it doesnt work out so well, cuz thats not the way they would say those things you said haha. Thats crazy about the floods in west weber! Good thing we dont live by the weber river! This week has been good, we are finding and teaching a lot of people, along with several baptisimal dates. It really is crazy how much we have done in just two weeks after opening up an area. Tonight we have a baptism, and he picked me to baptise him! We also have 3 other people this sunday that will be baptised, its gunna be sweet. The language is getting better, but its still really hard. The people speak so fast, and use slang. It will just take time and work, and ill have it down. Everyone i talk to says im really good and have a good accent, and that im progressing really well. Its just hard! haha. So about the baptism tonight, his name is wellington and he is 9 years old. His brother is a member, but no one else in the family is. He is awesome, and so fun to work with. The other baptisms this sunday will be clair, leonardo, and joão. Clair and her husband live right in front of us, and her husband is a none active member. He is excited to get back to church when his wife is baptised, and to eventually go to the temple. They have a kid together, but they just got married last week, just in time to be baptism worthy. She knows everything is true, and we are super stoked to have her baptised. Leonardo and João are brothers and their parents are members, but less active. They were offended by someone so they dont go anymore, but elder evans and i worked with them and now they are ready to come back to church! Its awesome building eternal families. So this week i got to go to center city curitiba twice. Once, for getting a brazilian identification, and the other for a training for new missionaries. The training was good, but it was funny cuz they just told us what our purpose was as missionaries, and they talked as if i was just fresh out of the mtc. Its funny when they call me a greenie, when ive already had a lot of experience in philly with missionary work. In center city, people like to do entertainment for money in front of the cars at stoplights. These kids were standing on eachother juggling for the cars waiting for a green light, wanting money. They were actually really good! This sunday in sacrament meeting i gave a talk in front of everyone! It went good, even though i was nervous hah. Im speaking a lot better than when i got here! Im still loving the food, and loving the fact that we have meal appointments every day with the members. It gives us the chance to have legit home made brazilian food. Rice and beans every day mmmmm! Ha im lucky, cuz i love the rice and beans, but a lot of missionaries dont like it but they have to eat it every day! The dessert here is super good. If you guys come get me in brazil you~re in for a good treat food wise! Its the best! The hot dogs and pizza here are so much better than in america. You~d think that american would have better pizza, but nope, here its amazing! The weather has been so hot! Man, im getting cooked haha. The humidity makes it so much worse! The humidity sealed all my envelopes haha, so i gotta pry em open before i can put letters in them haha it sucks! But yeah, Everything is going good, and im learning a lot! Pray for me to get the language down quick! Mission pres said that i have to learn super quick , because hes gunna be using me soon leadership wise. This next transfer were getting 17 missionaries. wow! Thats a lot. Maybe ill even train ha that would be crazy! Well, all is well, i love you and hope you have a great week!
Love, Elder Harper