I made it to Brasil, and it's awesome! Getting here was the hard part. We were flying over Costa Rica when we turned around because one of the engines was vibrating. We then stayed the night and flew out first thing in the morning. We then had to stay in the temple housing one night, and then got on a plane and flew to Recife! Our apartment has two mini jungles with banana and coconuts on either side, so it makes for a good morning snack.
My new trainer is Elder Trovo and he awesome! He is from Brasil but has learned English while on his mission, so it's been very helpful. Our area is an area that hasn't had missionaries for a little time so its been good work! There are a lot of hills in this area so we get to have a little workout while we are walking.
The way people live here is unlike anything I've seen. Its the craziest, most relaxed place. It's awesome. Almost every night there are people partying and playing music. Throughout the day you can hear people playing music in English, one night there was a drunk guy dancing to "Take on Me." It was awesome. The streets are dangerous if you're not careful, but you get used to them. Also, there are dogs everywhere!
Elder Trovo is the district leader, so he does the baptismal interviews, and our district baptized and confirmed one person in less than one week of the start of the transfer! A very good start.