Dad's Questions: What are your thoughts about seminary and have they changed from when you were attending? Yeah id say theyve changed pretty dramatically. So seminary is super important and even if you dont understand why you are memorizing these scriptures, later in your life, on your mission, or when someone says something, you can use them to defend the faith or to help you keep the faith. I was always wishing that I had still memorized the simple scripture masteries of the bible and book of mormon cause they will seriously help you on the mission.
Are the kids there just getting ready to start school since it is fall?
no they are in school right now. The school system here is super difficult to understand, like i dont even know where to begin. you can study at 3 different times during the day, morning, 7am-12pm 12pm-5pm 5pm-10pm. and its like you do different years and stuff its weird so really I have no idea I think they just took midterms.
Me, G, M and H sucking on some sugar cane. You cut it up and suck on it to get out the sugary juice. ahha
But yeah this week was pretty chill, we started working with our references that the members are giving us now so that's helping a lot. We normally try to track down 2 or 3 references a day and when we dont find them, or they dont want to hear our message, we start knocking doors. I actually realllly like knocking doors cause its cool to think that I have 30 seconds to try to convince this person that what I have really is their salvation, their peace of mind, something that can only help them. And the best part is I have to try and convince them to work for their own salvation! Its like Im going door to door giving away free candy and people are like, "yeah no thanks." So I think the irony is pretty funny. And you always get really weird people answering the door or saying something stupid so with Elder H, we joke around with a LOOOOT of people.
So yesterday i was dead tired so I went to bed at like 10:30 and H said he was gonna write in his journal and then go to bed. So at 2:33 in the morning Howard wakes me up and is like, "dude Im hearing noises." and im like, "Oh I KNOW you did not just wake me up in the middle of the night to tell me you believe in ghosts." And hes like, "No its like comming from the oven bro you have to check it out with me." So we go over there and sure enough every 5 minutes there´s a noises comming from the oven. So we close off all doors in the house so this thing doesnt have anywhere to go and H grabs a broom and I grab a knife (from a macumba which a macumbeira gave me and we use for nothing because im convinced that if this knife cuts something it will be impregnated with a demon) and he starts beating the oven and literaly a rat the size of a cat falls out from underneath the oven. And im not sayin like Rizzo the rat jumped out ready to do some song and dance. I´m talkin R.O.U.S.´s - A Rodent Of Unusual Size came out of that oven and was coming to bite my shoulder like he did Wesley. So we're literally chasing it around for 20 minutes trying to kill it and this rat is literally doing damage to the doors he's headbutting. So we finally corrner him in the bathroom and just when we thought we had him, he jumps like a puma and starts scaling up the freakin wall like spider man. The rat runs up the wall jumps from one wall to our toliet pipe and from there he makes a clean jump to the window and runs away. BUT not before I cut off his right front paw! I think im gonna stuff it and hang it on my wall or maybe use it as a glove man cause that thing is huuugggeeee. so Im literally like wellllllll great. So now I dont feel safe in my own freakin house. needless to say we will be calling sister C today cause its big game hunting time here in petropolis.
but yeah thats about all the excitment for this week. well see if we can catch this sucker and send you guys a picture cause he is literally huge. but yeah Iove you guys! miss you guys!.. and the United states... haha Love you guys
We ate hamburgers 3 times this week cause lunch kept falling though with the members... so were on our own when that happens. so we made hamburgers 3 times the way they make them in the resturant the H's have in Texas.