Dear Family and Loved Ones
This week, not too much happened that I have to report. My English is getting continually worse and worse, but I guess it~ll be a little funny here in a few months. But don~t worry, I won~t be that person who comes home and is like... I forgot my native tongue!!! Don~t worry, I think after a solid 30 minutes, I~ll be talking normal again. I~m teaching English to the Elders. Guys, learning a new language is rough. Some times I think.. man.. how did I learn English. And I think... how did I learn Portuguese? I think I just don~t speak any language any more. People say that your grammar gets better when you learn another language. I think my grammar is just getting worse and worse in two languages hahah.
This week, I can officially say that I lived in Goiania. Why is that, you may ask. This week, I ate Pequi. Ooooooohhh.... Pequi!
Pequi is a native fruit of Goiania, but I dont know why they call it a fruit. It should be called a Brasilian death trap. You have to be EXTREMELY careful while eating this fruit because inside there are thousands of spines. If you bite this fruit, it explodes in your mouth. It~s kind of like taking a bite of a porcupine, you~ll end up in the hospital. To eat this fruit, you have to scrape it with your teeth. It smells pretty awful, and there~s nothing redeeming about the taste. I just did it to say that I ate Pequi. The worste part is that the people of Goiania ADORE pequi. They think its just about the worlds best fruit. All I have to say is that their high, because clearly mango is 100 times better. 1000 times better. 100000000000 times better.
Another fruit we had this week.
Jabujicaba. I think in English, their just called Brazilian Grapes. Our recent convert, Luiz, has two Jabujicaba trees and so Wednesday, we passed by his house and he was like... I have Jabujicaba for you guys! Woooooo!!! He comes out with this GIANT BUCKET filled to the brim with Jabujicaba. Oh my gosh, their so good. I ate about a thousand... and then got sick. #it was still worth it.
We passed by his house yesterday, and he gave us another huge bag. We ended up giving it to Polliana because she loves Jabujicaba. She ate about a thousand... and then got sick. #im sure it was worth it for her as well.
Monday, it rained. It rained. It rained. It rained. Me and my companion were coming back to our area after P-day. Everyone was playing soccer at the church because president said it was okay because this month our zone baptized a junk ton of people. When we were coming back there were about umpteen billion people at the bus stop. Finally the bus came, and that umpteen billion people scratched and clawed and bit and hit to enter that little bus. Me and my comp were thinking... not worth it. So we took another bus that passes a bairro relatively close-ish to our house. So we~re on the bus, and it starts pouring. We run home in the rain. It was glorious.
So how is everyone?? Today I have been a missionary for
Can you believe it? Me neither. I~m excited to see everyone, but at the same time sad because man I love brasil. I can~t believe I~ve been a missionary for 16 months. Oh before I forget....
happy birthday allie and dad!!!
Thats about all I have for this week.
Love you all!