|Elder Hamm being dropped off at the Missionary Training Center|
I am still alive. :) I am in a district with 3 other outstanding missionaries. My companion is Elder B and the other two missionaries in my room are Elder L (who is ironically soft spoken but so awesome) and Elder T, who is equally awesome.
The work is hard and most days I only have 5 minutes to catch my breath but I can already bear my testimony in Portuguese and tonight I will say my prayers in Portuguese. We have a saying we learned the first day and its more of a "pick me up" now. It's "todo bem" (to-doe Bain) which means "All is well". I've used it a lot these past couple days because although the work is hard and the branch president is really strict, I love my companion and my roomies. There are 3 other elders in my district and they, too, are awesome, so todo bem.
I know there are people waiting to hear what I have to share whether that's in Brazil or stateside, I don't know. All I know is my fate is in good hands, God's hands. I will be sad if I get my visa within the next 4 weeks because as soon as I get it I have to leave my awesome zone behind. But todo bem.
I love you guys and miss you, but I know we would only be more heart-broken if I had decided to stay home and not serve a mission.
|arriving at SLC Airport|
|With his cousin, who gave him a ride :)|