So I´m in a place called Paulista Riviera, and my Zone is called Guarapiranga. It's a lot different here! haha My other area had a lot more trees, and people would say hi back to me when I´d say hi to them, but here it's more like how I´d imagine a city (well duh, haha, it is a city!) but ya, I love it here! I have a companion that has 3 months on the mission. He´s a really great missionary, and I think he listens to my counsel. He´s really cool, though. He´s from Rio Grande do Sul and has a really different accent; where he says tu ibstaead of voce and tua or teu instead of sua or seu. Kinda interesting, but ya It's really awesome here, only flavela and I´m loving it! haha It has a lot of people who REALLY need the message of the gospel! The membros here are poor but some of the happiest people I know! I´m super excited to work here!
I´m glad I started on Nephi Chapter 1 haha. I wasn't sure if y´all would read the introductio first or not haha! It's really awesome for me to read with y´all, too, because I get to read in the morning right after I workout, then I get ready for the day, then study where I was reading for so in effect I´m going to be reading the Book of Mormon twice at once haha! I start the day with Nephi and then during Personal study I learn from Jacob! I´ve also been studying Preach My Gospel a lot; there is so much information in that book! It's really interesting to read, and then I go out in the field and try it, and it usually works really well!
So this week was a little bit different. We had to stay inside our house because of the World Cup starting and Brasil was playing! Today I´ll be working after lunch and , because Brasil is playing, we´ll have the rest of our p-day! HAHA and on Tuesday next week I´ll be emailing because Brasil plays again on Monday and everyone will be closed to watch it. It gets really crazy here!
That's all I really have for now. I´m still getting use to the area so next week I´ll be able to talk about my investigators more. I would send pics, but I don't trust this computer. I´m a little paranoid that it´ll burn my memory card, so I´ll send them next week!
I love you guys!
Thanks for your support and prayers!
P.S. I finally got your package! Thank you soooo much! The Texas sheet cake sadly didn't stay fresh :´( but everything else was great! Thanks for the letters from you guys, and the ones from friends that were sent to my old mission!