First Toucan sighting

22 Sep

Exercise sounds like a very good idea, I am still pretty heavy myself even though I walk many hours every day and don’t have much of a breakfast or lunch. only a piece of bread and juice sometimes. I was introduced to chicken feet this week, I did not have the courage to eat one, though Elder Parkinson ate it like fish sticks. also had my first hot pepper here, I was sweating pretty bad after that one. I am a citizen, the reason I didn’t write last week was because I was in Goiania doing my paper and having my fingerprints taken. the goods thing was after I was picked up from the buss station (16 hours on the buss) we found a Wal-Mart walking home and it is much cheaper there, I spent about 7 dollars there for food for this week, though they still do not have peanut butter, I do have the other shoe and probably should have the other half since I walk a lot, it would be good to have to pairs. I saw a toucan the other day, it flew within a couple feet of us, very cool elder Souza said it was the first he had soon outside a zoo, I also see tons of parrots everywhere. a fun thing about the culture is everyone here has a mark on their shoulder, I thought it was just a lot of people had it and it was some thing to do with birth but everyone has it, a very painful shot they have to get. Also everyone is a master at soccer here and I am not allowed to play. Its hard to remember all the fun stuff that happens though many things daily I should bring my journal to write my emails, I did baptize a woman Saturday and I did it in one try with the prayer in Portuguese and her name which was a mile long. I am finally seeing all of the mango trees, many. and I am jealous of the fall, though I am in one of the cooler places here, so I can’t complain too much, yet. we find and teach so many new and neat people here each day, we knock or clap, they invite us in, give us water, we teach then invite them to church and if the go to church we continue to teach them, or if they are really cool we return again that same week for a second lesson, lunch is always huge and we have to much popo,i need to stop drinking my teeth are suffering for it, I am very dark now, and during one of our contacts this girls asked why I sound different, she didn’t ask if I was foreign right away, that was almost a first, love and miss you all and will write again in a week with more.

 (Pics thanks to Elder Martin via Eve)

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One Response to “First Toucan sighting”

  1. Grandma September 26, 2013 at 10:48 pm #

    Hey! I apologize for replying on here instead of mailing you a letter. I’m never anywhere near a P.O, to find out how much the postage would be. It sounds so beautiful there. The kind of weather I love. I loved looking at the photos. You sure don’t look heavy to me. I can’t believe you can’t purchase peanut butter there. That’s one of my staples in my diet. How wonderful to see so many colorful birds. I’ve heard that birds are carriers of some serious diseases. Cori’s hoping to get a soccer scholarship. She has several colleges watching her. She’s an awesome soccer player. You’d have so much fun watching her play. Conner qualified for Regionals this week …. in golf. He made the headlines in the paper because he’s the first student from his school to qualify in 15 years. He’s just a freshman so that’s pretty exciting. It sounds like the people there are so kind. That’s wonderful. I’m impressed that you did the baptism in Portuguese. Heck those long names would be a challenge in English. I’m not surprised that you’re speaking the language so well. Sending you lots of love and prayers!!! Lots of Love!!!! G-ma

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