Like I~ve said.... these are some things i~ve seen people do on a motorcycle this week.
change their shirt
brush their teeth
pick fruit off a tree
put gas in their tank
this is all while driving. brazilians are nuts.
clothes is optional. i~ve seen a whole lot of naked here.
also. stop signs are optional.
the fireworks are bombs here. literally. when you see little kids running away, you know that there is a firework close.
the food is so good. I love it so much. Still feeling sickly, but there are times when I am hungry haha. a lot of times. this week, i had like... a thousand blisters on my feet. it hurt so bad and i walked like a cripple. but it~s okay. my district leader keeps saying... give it a month... with my feet, the language, the tiredness. so thats that.
I had a really cool experience this week. Me and my companion have been teaching these kids, Andre and Nicole. Andre is 13 years old and the sisters have been teaching him for a few months. Anyways for a really long time andre has wanted to get baptized, but his mom keep saying no.. it happens. finally she said yes, but then something happened because satan is a sneaky devil, i don~t know what and then andre was completely shut off. sister melo would talk to him and he would straight up ignore her and this happened for days. he wouldn~t look her in the face and wouldnt respond to anything she said. i wanted to deck him. anyways, so one day she~s teachintg and i have this prompting that i need to talk. and i was like... awhe heck nahh. i can~t speakk portuguese. and i kept getting the promptingt, but i didn~t know what to say, so after a while of arguing with myself, i prayed and said heavenly father...i~ll open my mouth, you do the rest. so i did. i started telling this experience, and i red this scripture, and I was BAWLLLINNNNGGGG, Sister Melo was BAWLLLLIIINNNNNNNGGGGG, and Andre opened up again and was like... I KNOW THAT ALL OF THIS IS TRUE. The crazy thing about it is... i dont know what experience i shared. i don~t know what scripture i shared, and i don~t know what i said in my testimony. i don~t think it made any sense in portuguese because i~d say something and I would think... i don~t think thats right. But it completely opened him up again.
And then he got baptized. Just kidding. His mom decided that she ddidn~t want us teaching them anymore and told us not to come back. So..... I don~t know why things happen the way they do. But I know that whatever I said, I needed to say it and maybe it just isn~t the right timing for andre. but i know that the lord knows best. and thats that.
well, love you guys a ton