Monday, January 5, 2015

Coisas São Mudando (Things Are Changing)

January 5, 2015

Well This week was a pretty interesting week with New Years and everything. People here shut down when this happens. They drink all night then the next day they go to the beach...

I got a new Companion this week! Elder West! He is from Georgia. He is super cool, I have enjoyed being with him already. Its only been a week. He can also cook! Like Awesomely. He made an apple pie the night of New Years Eve!

Elder Matheson, Elder R. Oliveira, Elder West(MY comp), and ME

Apple pie made by Elder West 

So New Years Eve we had to be in our house by 8:00 to avoid all the drunk people and the parties that were going on. It was pretty cool because we had a party of our own. Ordered some pizzas and hung around. Then it was impossible to sleep so we stayed up and watched the fireworks. There were so many that it looked like there was literally a war going on right next to us. It was crazy. Then also there were people BLASTING music the whole night. needless to say it was pretty hard to sleep that night. 

The Night of New Years Eve 

Then the next day was ridiculous. It was like a ghost town here. Here its like a street completely filled with people, cars, dogs, and music. The next morning... NO ONE was in the streets. It seemed like even the dogs went to the beach for the new year. We didnt get to teach anyone until like 5 PM because no one was in their houses. But we made the best of it. :)

(New Years Day)

We had a day where I felt super blessed. We were supposed to eat lunch at a restaurant. But it was closed so we recieved money! We were able to eat Subway! then while we were there we talked with someone who said ``How can I be a part of your church?`` it was super awesome. The whole day just seemed really blessed and cool things happen. 

So this week we also had 12 Investigators at church this week! 3 of them will be baptized this week. I have really come to love this family. I am glad I am still able to be here to help them out as much as I can. 

PEople are still talking about my youtube videos. Its pretty cool

The Lord has so many blessings for us. We just have to keep an eye out for them. I hope that everyone is doing well and has a great week!


Elder Hamrick

Here for security they break beer bottles and put cement in them on the tops of the walls


We found a system of caves
it rained a lot... THESE ARE GIANT ANTS leaving their houses

Anyone want to try this fruit? 

No respect. Someone graffitied our church building

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