Wednesday, December 25, 2013
December 2nd Brazil!!
Well the flight was way long, but it went well. Elder Hunter & I were the only missionaries to fly to New York & then to Brazil, everyone else went to Atlanta which was weird, but it was cool going to New York & flying over the city at night. Our flight was 10 hours long from New York & since I have great luck the person who sits next to me doesn't speak Portuguese at all haha he speaks French & only a little bit of English. I was hoping to practice the language, but that of course didn't happen. We flew into Sao Paulo. It was way cool, it definitely looked just like I thought it would. We then flew to Curitiba. When we got off the plane we met our mission president, President Monteiro. He is way short & speaks absolutely no English haha. We got on a bus & headed to the mission office where we dropped off our bags. It was definitley way more humid than Nevada that's for sure. We headed to the mission home & had lunch. It was some wierd food, but good none the less, I drank plenty of Guarana :) We went to the mission office again for transfers & I saw some people who were in the same zone as me in the MTC that I have kept in touch with which was definitely comforting considering at this point I couldn't communicate with anyone. They announced companionships & everyone who had been reassigned was put with Brazilians. My companions name is Sister Lopes. She is from somewhere up north, she says it too fast for me to understand so I'm just going to say it's by Menaus. She speaks absolutely no English which is great because I speak absolutely no Portuguese. She has been super patient with me though. Although this is a big change & I miss Reno I know that this is where I need to be. I know that Heavenly Father has a plan. I just need to work hard and rely on the spirit and everything will be okay..