I hope you all had a good New Years. Brazilians are Crazy, they start their fireworks around 6:00pm and they didn't stop till 4:00am this morning! haha obviously we didn't get alot of sleep last night because of all the loud partying that was going on in the streets. Wow but I feel like this year went by so fast.
I am going in to the mission field TOMORROW!!!! We leave tomorrow morning around 5"30am and we are taking a 4 hour van ride to Piracicaba. I can't believe its already here. I'm mostly excited. I am so excited to go and teach real investigators and be immersed in the language and the culture. I'm am so excited to serve. I just wish I knew Portuguese! Haha my Portuguese is awful. We had to sit through a 10 hour "in-field" orientation on Monday and it was all in Portuguese. Honestly I maybe understood 10% of what was being said. At first I was pretty discouraged because I was like If I don't understand a stupid orientation how am I going to understand my investigators or the people of the ward. How will I be able to meet their needs if I can't communicate with them. But then I thought about it and I was like if 10% is good enough for God then it must be good enough for me. I know that as long as I am trying my hardest the language will come.
My companions and I set New Years Goals last night. Mine are
1. To obey with exactness.
2. To always speak Portuguese.
3. Not gain weight.
Good Luck with your goals!