Thursday, April 24, 2014

Brazil is Different

April 21, 2014

Elder Quiros and Elder Clark - Companions

The message and purpose is the same, but everything else... is different. I am in the city suburb of Brasilia called Recanto das Emas. My companion, Elder Quiros is great. Even though he doesn’t speak English, we are able to communicate with each other.  I am still working on clear communication with others. I want to be able to talk with these people so badly. My language is coming, very slowly.

It is very hot here, and all we do is walk... all day. The big meal is lunch here and so we eat a big lunch at about 12ish-1ish. After that we are out working and walking until 9-930 at night. I am always SO exhausted, but it is a good exhaustion from hard work!

We have one woman, named Paloma that we committed to baptism this week. She is very sweet. She is dating a returned missionary and he is so tight. His name is Steve (pronounced sh-tee-vee). They are awesome and help me a lot with my Portuguese.

My mission president is a great man too, but next transfer we will be getting a new president. I will have had 3 presidents in my mission. Crazy.

I miss Scottsdale a lot but this is my mission too. It has been very humbling having to start over. I am doing my best but, it is discouraging having the words to say but not being able to say them! I cannot wait till I can understand the people here. It is going to take a lot of work. But, I will do it!

The book is blue and the church is true.
Love you all

Elder Clark

Remember him?  Elder Porter was Elder Clark's Provo MTC Companion. He has been in Brazil for months!

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