Elder Alex Evans has been called to the Brazil Rio de Janeiro Mission. He reports on July 10th, 2013, and will serve for a period of two years.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

One Month in Brazil

iai família,

I'm doing pretty good still. We've had another long hot week here in Brazil. It was over 110 degrees here on Thursday or something. It's killer to be walking around in that kind of heat and sweat in slacks and a shirt and tie. All my clothes are now yellow instead of white. It's pretty narsty.

 I don't really remember what happened this week, or what I did. It is all a blur of exhaustion and diarrhea. Holy crap, so much toilet time. I could count the number of times that I've taken a solid poop here in Brazil on one hand.

 More questions from Mom

1. the monkeys are anywhere. There are usually in the more wooded neighborhoods, but I've seen them at the plaza before too.

 2. Pday we didn't end up climbing the mountain, mainly because of poor Brazilian planning. Which is nothing new.

 3. My feet hurt. I've had blisters since I got here. The big blister on my right foot is a now a big blood blister too, so that's exciting, but my feet are getting rough and calloused, it hurts less and less each day.

 4. I haven't looked yet for shoelaces or insoles. I took one of the shoelaces off of my other pair of shoes and laced em onto my johnston and murphys for a short term fix.

 5. We don't have a scale, but they are all over at drugstores and farmacies, and I've been monitoring my weight loss. So when i got here I weighed 220 right? Right now I weigh more or less 204 lbs. The best weight loss program I've ever tried- move to Brasil, eat beans and rice everyday, walk for miles and sweat. 

Our transfer is dec 17th, next week. This transfer is only 5 weeks because of Christmas. I hope I get to stay here. And yes I can Skype with you, assuming that if I get moved somewhere else there is a member that I can do it at. So you guys need to make me a skype account please, and send me the login and password info because Christmas is in like 2 weeks.

 Typically I think that President Lima likes to keep missionaries in areas for at least a couple transfers, but lately there have been a lot of moving around. Since I'm not really getting trained, there is a possibility of me training another missionary soon too.

 Oh and mark down another baptism. Yesterday we had a baptism for a 9 yr old girl who always comes to church with her 3 cousins who are members of our branch. None of their parents are members, or want to be members, but all the kids are now, so that's fun.

 Like I said, not much out of the usual happened this week, just working and giving people the opportunity to receive exaltation in the celestial kingdom with their families for eternity. No biggie, right?

Sounds like you all had a good week. Proud of Sporting KC! I miss you all and hope you have a good week!

 Love Elder Evans

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