Questions from Dad: President H asked me what you did for breakfast and I’m pretty sure I have asked that but I didn’t remember the answer so here it is again – what do you eat for breakfast? Soooo for breakfast what they call it is cafe da manha. Which is really like chocolate milk and some bread with cheese or just bread with butter. sometimes I make barley. its actually really good, I bought it for one of my investigators who was addicted to coffee and ended up liking it so I drink that every so often now.
Do all the LDS churches there have basketball hoops outside? No. But most of them have a court to play soccer and theres always a hoop on top of the goal post so yeah.
But this week was pretty sweet. Me and C are working suppppper hard. We had some good times this week. So we visited this lady who was baptised 7 months ago but since then has kinda left the church and she shows me a picture of her daughter who is like 22 and I start casually asking about her family and stuff like that and she's like, oh my daughter moved away she doesnt live with me anymore, and then she's like, "shes pretty isn´t she?" And I didnt think anything of it, I was like yeah shes pretty. So she kinda laughs to herself quietly and that's when I kinda got that, "oh dang it" thought. So a few days later we come back and lo and behold her daughter in that photo lives in the house above her mom and she says, lets go meet my daughter! So im thinkin sweet another lesson and another person we can invite to be baptized. When we get up there and Z, (the mom) calls her daughter and says, "This is the Elder who liked your picture so much and called you cute." I literally got this stale face -__- and look over at my comp who's cracking up. And I look over at Z and im like "So this is how your gonna be, eh?" And Z starts laughing so hard she almost dies and the daughter has no idea whats going on hahaha. And I was just like, pleasure to meet you, Im that Elder. ahaha But she was really sweet. Hahaha so my comp Elder C is new on the mission and has a fear of talking to people on the street like making contact, which is normal everyone has this fear at the beginning of the mission. But one night we were doing contacts on the street and I had like 20 and he had 5 so I kinda said a prayer and I just started receiving some MAD revelation and Im like, lets get on the bus C. And he had no idea what was going on. So we get on the bus and he sits down and I go talk to the guy who takes your money as you get on the bus and I said, "do I have to talk to the bus driver if I wanna make a announcement? like about our work?" And hes like, "I dont think so..." Sweeet. So I go to the middle of the bus and I just start talking in a super loud voice. "GOOOD NIGHT PEOPLE OF BARRA MANSA! (C looks embarrassed for me) My name is Elder Hamm and Im here with Elder C and we´re missionaries from the church of Jesus Christ. I have this card with our number and a photo of Jesus Christ that im gonna give you guys WHILE my buddy Elder C explains a little about our work." And C just stays quiet.... Hahah im like "Pode falar C." hahaha and he gets super red and stands up and starts talking. hahahaha. He still has a little fear of stopping people but now he knows that if he doesnt I´ll get on the most crowded bus I see and just to do this again. haha But yeah the work is great. I love the mission. I´m living with the ZL´s so thats a little different but I love them to death and they are super chill. Theres 4 of us in this house and the house is pretty sweet. Its gonna be even sweeter when I build a barbeque pit. Haha a really ghetto barbaque pit with like 8 bricks and the oven rack. But im psyched. Our house is really open like most houses here in brazil so we have like a patio and stuff where ill put the bbq grill. bbq is a little different here they get slabs of meat and put seasoned rock salt on it and and cook it over charcoal. Its pretty good. They also have linguesa which is like chicken or pork packed inside of pig intestines. its good. haha Love you guys!!! Elder Hamm
ps. SUNDAY MARKS JUST ONE MORE YEARRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!! dont get trunky on me guys. BUT IM COMMIN HOMEEE. in a year seriously guys stay calm. haha