Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Week 5 - August 27th 2012

Here's the letter for the week!
week 5 right?  i have no idea since time just flies by!! this week has gone by super fast.  something our district says now is its thursday then it is sunday then it is pday then it is thursday again.  random but that is how it is.  im starting my 6th week here and i just want to be out haha.  i uploaded a few more pictures on to dropbox so you guys can post them.  one is of a bulbasaur, pikachu, squirtle and charmander.  i have cracked here. and by that i mean i have gone loco haha.  those are just hand drawn haha.  and in reply to moms question about a few graphics i have sent.  yes i drew those.  and yes i came up with those.  one says elder and one says district 30A since that is our district.  just some doodling.  i really want to be in goiania.

what else, in response to dads question in his mission ties letter i got today.  my schedule is this.  wake up at 6 30 take a shower, get dressed, go eat breakfast which is the same thing every morning with the occasional days of cereal (which is only frosted flakes or chocolate frosted flakes).  breakfast is bananas, cream of wheat looking stuff, bread cheese and some meat.  we put the cheese and meat in the bread and they have electric panini makers here so we cook those up, slather them in butter and eat up.  on days they have the goat cheese i just have meat.  and on days they have just the goat cheese and no meat i make toast haha.  umm after that i brush my teeth and grab my stuff and head down with my comp for personal study, then companion study, then language study.  after that is usually gym (best part of the day).  after gym i take a shower and get dressed and the district goes down to a computer lab to study on a computer language program made by BYU which is called TALL. after that is lunch which has beans and rice (all day every day beans and rice) usually 2 different kinds of meat, either potatoes or pasta, and lots of fruit.  they have a fruit soup kind of thing which is just a lot of fruit with all the juices mixed together. i eat that a lot.  the desserts, they are kinda iffy though the cake is usually soggy at the bottom but apparently that is what they eat here.  umm after lunch we have class with our first instructor Irmao Armazan, and then we usually teach him as a fake investigator.  then there is dinner, pretty much the same as lunch.  just put beans and rice on what they give you, put on some cilantro, hot sauce, lemon juice, vinegar, and olive oil and mix it all together.  ive done that every day for the past month now.  after dinner is usually some sort of personal study time.  then instructor b time.  that is irmao leo, the itallian guy.  super happy all the time!! love him.  he speaks portuguese with an italian/portuguese accent.  he teaches us different things then we teach him as a fake investigator.  i like teaching him more than the other teacher because the other one on purpose is being a pain.  but that is gonna happen so i am still thankful.

what else.... so last pdays devotional we watched most of president monsons birthday special they had and that was pretty cool.  the kitchen made a birthday cake and we ate the yummy/soggy cake and sang happy birthday even though his brithday was like 3 days before that.  on thursday we started practicing lead kindly light.  sounds freakin awesome!!! the couple of key changes the other 15 elders and i are just like awwww thats awesome!!  the first key change is the best though.  we had another practice last night where we went through the whole song and tried it a capella.  it still needs some work but it is going to sound amazing.  good thing i can sing low because the bass part on this song has some reaaaalllyyy low parts.  but it is going to sound amazing.  i dont think i will be able to actually video tape it but i will give my camera to an elder in my district to record and just point the camera down for the music and sound like what we did when i was set apart as a missionary.  my camera captures the sound pretty good. its not like a phone camera where it is like askl; as;fjasl;k j;asjk f.  exactly like that haha.

ya dad i spent some money sorry haha.  i like that phrase you put in your letter, when in doubt go without perfect for me.  half that money was for stuff i needed because pretty much all my soap and shampoo and shower supplies were taken from my bag.  i have no idea where they went.  so i needed to buy more.  i just didnt have the chance to email about.  descolpa!! im digging the phrases you put in my letter in portuguese what are you using  google translate haha.

oh so cool thing that im pretty sure is legit.  last night when me and elder miller were teaching irmao leo as an investigator (and yes elder miller is the big guy wearing the yankees t shirt, and soo funny that you said maybe thats why we didnt get along at first.)  but anyways we were going to go teach and elder miller just did not feel good.  and he was like elder sant you will probably be teaching the whole time because i cant even think in english right now.  so im like thats fine with me.  we get in there and elder miller just starts speaking really good portuguese and im sitting there like what is happening and i couldnt even understand some of the words.  and irmao leo was understanding the whole thing which we figured out afterwards.  so we were just in awe and we just knew that someone was helping him out last night.  he has had a hard week because last week he found out his dad has cancer and he hasnt been able to focus.  elder miller is a good elder and last night was really cool.  anyways time is up.
love everyone and hope you are all doing good

elder mackenzie sant

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