Sunday, June 20, 2010

World Cup!

Hello all!

How are you doing?  So this is going to be really short im sorry... since transfers just started i have a new planner and my old one has all the stories so yeah this is just going to be about the past two days! Lets start with Monday morning we found out the elder Almeida was being transferred and i would stay and elder Conrad would be my new companion!  For those of you who don’t know elder Conrad is the best Portuguese speaker on the mission and is from Connecticut, so i am really excited to work with him. We were in the same zone in Petrolina and he helped me a lot there.  We said it would be amazing if we were comps and then BAM we are comps.  Tender little mercies of the Lord! Well yesterday i had to wake up at 4 am to go to Salvador to pick up elder Conrad. I absolutely love transfer day all the missionaries in the bus station telling about their crazy experiences in the transfer it is a really big missionary party.

Yesterday was also the Brasil game. Now i cannot explain to you how the world cup is for Brasil it is bigger than the super bowl, world series, NBA playoffs and any other sport thing combined it is huge!  We were walking from burger king to the bus station and a 75-year-old woman sprinted past me in a Brasil jersey because the game was about to start and she had to be by a TV.  Then in the bus station in Salvador when a goal was scored all sense of order vanished and screaming and bombs going off and horns blowing all started and continued for about 20 minutes.  Soccer is not just a sport here it is life and the world cup is greater than life.  The next few weeks will be very interesting for the work!

And one funny story about two hours ago we showed up at our house and it was FLOODED.  The washer hose had gotten jammed and water just spilled out onto the floor so elder Conrad and i got a bucket and two rags and sat there sucking up water and squeezing it into the bucket by hand for a good 45 minutes it was quite and adventure. I was lucky that none of my stuff got wet.... other elders not so much.   

Well things are amazing here and i cannot believe another transfer has started! Time just flies.  I hope you all are happy and having fun because i know i am!   Until next week have a good one!

Love,

Elder Mender
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