Missão Brazil, Recife
Rua Das Nifas 30 - Boa Vista
Recife - PE, 50070-050
Hey All! This has been a crazy but amazing week. I just jumped right into the field and was put to work. Above is my new address. I love my area! It is called Ponte dos Carvalhos, it is a barrio-neighborhood in the city of Cabo de Santo Agostinho-PE....Pernambuco. It is super hot! Like mid 80´s is the lowest it gets so I’m sweating all the time. I like it though. Besides some gnarly smells, the area is beautiful! Super green and tropical. My second day here I got to walk by the ocean because we had a zone conference at the stake center which is super close to the beach. I am like the whitest person around its funny. Most people when we talk to them or just walk up and say "hello" look at me and say Americano? hahaha sim eu sou de estados unidos. I love my companion we get along great. His name is Elder J F. (the church asked people not to use names of companions on blogs.) He is from Rio de Janeiro and he doesn’t speak English, like at all. I love it because it helps me learn much faster. I witnessed my first baptism!!!! So exciting. Elder F. baptized Roseane Sunday (yesterday.) Everyday we are walking all over town going to people’s homes and teaching. I am probably going to be black by the time I get home. Our little house is sweet! I’m stoked we have a house not an apartment; its super ghetto but I like it. We live like a block away from the church. It has everything we need. The water doesn’t work all the time so a lot of my showers are bucket showers. We also dump a bucket of water to flush the toilet and stuff. There are bugs and dirt all over the place. It is super legit. It’s crazy most of the people around here have lived like this their whole life. It’s made me start to realize how much we had growing up and all the little things we take for granted on a daily basis. The mosquitoes here are killer but I can get a mosquito net here I’m pretty sure. I’m going to start taking notes to bring so I can write about more things that happened, because there are a ton.
Elder Kennedy was finally able to upload a few pictures and send them in his email as well.