Elder Matthew Scott Bishop
May 18 BRA-REC
2009 N 900 E Unit 175
Provo UT 84302
Can't wait to get packages!
The first week wasn't that bad. It actually went by pretty fast! Just 5 more weeks to go. The Portuguese language is awesome and hard! We have "investigators," who are just teachers role playing as them, and we get to teach them, and I talked to her for 20 minutes in Portuguese! The gift of tongues is real and amazing! We have a quad-panionship, which consists of Me, Elder Gee, Elder Howell, and Sister Savage, which also happens to be our district 69-D! Our teacher is Brother Machado (say it like machette), he is Brazilian an grew up in the southern part of Brazil, he is awesome and funny! But he is still an amazing teacher.
We have 6 Elders in our zone now, three of them left this morning at 6:00 to go to the San Paulo MTC. One was Elder Green, from Australia, Elder Howler, from Colorado, and Elder Gonzales, from Texas/Mexico. We took pictures at the temple on Sunday and Elder Green said I looked like Daniel Radcliff (Harry Potter) which is interesting. The MTC food is ok but not the best, it gets me pretty gassy. Our teacher told us to always pray in Portuguese because as we love our investigators and Brazil, we will be able to teach the people with better intent and success. That challenge is going ok, I don't know a lot of Portuguese words so its hard, but it's getting better!
My p-day for right now is Tuesday, so I'll be able to email then! - Love, Elder Bishop
P.S. I will try to upload photos soon, can't get it to work right now