How are yall doing this week? It has been a really good week. I just love the MTC so much and I can't wait to actually teach people. Sometimes I wonder what people learn in English, because we are going through the ringer when it comes to language study. My teacher, Irmao Olson has been helping me a ton with the language and helping me come up with a plan to successfully learn it. I'm so excited to go to Brazil. We got our first investigator to accept baptism... His name is Plino (Irmao Olson) and he's probs my favorite investigator. On Wednesday we clappped outside the door, because apparently you do that in Brazil.. you clap outside of the gate instead of knocking on the door. Anyways, so we were clapping screaming "Irmao! Irmao!" (because we didn't know his name, so we are supposed to just say "Brother!" until you find out). So he had to hide his face from us for a minute because he couldn't stop laughing. Then he goes on to tell us this greusome work accident that involved bones popping through the skin and blood everywhere.... and I was like... "E muito triste.... Irmao, qual e seu nome(whats your name)?" And he died laughing again because it was super random and was like... "TIME OUT!!!!!! sat there for another solid 2 or 3 minutes, finished laughing, and then was like.. okay time in" It was really funny. I guess I'm just super funny or something. But he accepted baptism in that lesson. And yesterday we taught the commandments. He told us that his pastor told him that we were the devil and that we sacrificed babies in our temple and wouldn't let us in his house. I didn't really know what I was saying, but when i was planning my language study plan, he said that we handled that situation really well and he's still getting baptised So BOM. We also talked about the commandments, and I showed him a pictrue of our family. and he was like.... "spongey bobby?" But its been going pretty well. Irmao Olson is my favorite teacher. Irmao Walker is a lot more difficult. We haven't been able to get him accept baptism and he really likes alcohol and smoking and stuff, and complains that he has no money. But were teaching him tomorrow, and making a plan to quit those substances. Teaching in Portuguese is really hard, but I love it. And we do this thing called TRC where RMs come and talk to us and then we share a lesson with them. It's probably my favorite thing ever. I'm trying to think of other things that happened this week. They're all kind of blending together. I went to the temple this morning. It was super nice. I love giong to the temple on P-Days.
Things that I need:Super Gluemaybe duct tapetightsHonestly, I just want a good pair of wing tips, but whatevs.Photo Album with family pics, include some of the avengers pics. those are solid.Other than that... I cant really think of anything!But Love you guys so so muito! Have an awesome week!
Love sister marshall
Update: 5pm (Another email)
Okay, continuation. I actually don't have sterling's address :( i know so sad. Tell Sister Alcatraz I'm sorrrry! I can't think of anything else that really happened this week, other than me and my companion can read eachothers mind. It's pretty trippy, and kind of weird. I'm so excited for devotional tonight. Devotionals are always so good! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! I'm sad P-Day's almost over, but weeks are blowing by now. It's weird. I can't believe I've been gone for almost a month. Tell Amy T to write me! AHHH! I have so much I need to tell her about the MTC experience and that there are tons of girls in my zone who are going to Fortaleza. They're all super cute white girls, like herself. And Amy is going to love them because they're the best. Did you know I'm the oldest in the district? Weird right? Oh, and Happy Birthday! I'd send you a letter, but I just ran out of stamps... so... Anyways, have a great week. Tell people to write me or let my wrath be kindled against them. Oh, and tell cathrie to mail me jakes letter. I'm dying to get it.Love yallSister Marshall