Monday, February 27, 2017
So carnival is this crazy big holiday here in brazil. Except it is like a holiWEEK not day. They began saturday blowing off fireworks like crazy, sunday everyone was drunk, today everything is closed and evryone is going to the beach and better Carnvial locations such as Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, or the northeastern states. For the rest of the week it will be one large party for everyone. Luckily for me, I am in Londrina and not many people celebrate Carnival or else we would have restrictions. Carnival is a risky holiday, Generally everyone drinks like crazy and walks around in skimpy clothing if any clothing at all, and there are a lot of chastity breaking. Any where in public, parks, the road, everywhere. Boy am I blessed not to be in another mission where these things occur. The other missions have their missionaries stay inside their homes for the week. But all is well with me here in Londrina! Lol And yeah the time changed and now it is bright at 5:30 and dark at 7:30. I psrticulsrly do not like this time because it means less time to teach and find people. At night everyone thinks we are either the police or robbers so it is dificult lol. My new companion is pretty cool. He is from Chile and has 6 months in the mission. He is also a professional scuba diver for the nation of Chile and a professional magician. In scuba diving he is number one in his country and number two in chile and venezuela. So that is pretty unique, but his magician skills are insane. He is much better than the magicians on the cruises we have been on, in some aspects lol. He also is really good with rubik´s cubes like Aj. His record with the 2x2 is 6 seconds and the 3x3 is 18 seconds. But he is really cool and really nice. He even cooked me breakfast twice this week. It has been months sense I have had anything besides a hot dog or cup of yogurt lol. But he is cool. This past week we did not get to do too much work because we were working around helping the APs and the ZLs. It has been different working with my new comp. He came from foz de iguaçu where everyone gets 10 baptisms per transfer and the people are all receptive to the missionaries. So he is having some difficulties with all the rejections we get.But we are working hard. Nothing too exciting took place this week. I am glad to here the vacation went well and that you guys are going to build a new house by yourselves! That is awesome! I hope you guys have another great week. I love you guys!