Jordan in Rio

Thursday, January 26, 2012

January 23, 2012

This week was crazy. we had a baptism this week and the capella (font?) ran out of water by the time the water got to my knee level, so we had a baptism on our knees and it was an unforgetable experience! We also just had a good week, we marked some family nights.

The only thing I am missing now is food, because I haven't eaten much of anything today, because today was just crazy. We started by going to the stadium of my team I cheer for aka Vasco, and we had fun there and took some pictures. We went to Ramos a town, and played soccer with the kids on the street who do nothing but play soccer. We only had one good Brazilian on our team as well, but we beat them 15 to 14 and they got realy mad that they lost to some gringos. The best part was that the last goal was scored by me from the half court. it looked sweet and was kind of a big "in your face" for them all, ha ha ha. but that was about all we did today. but my comp and I really need to go and eat because we haven't all day. We just ate a salgado, which is the size of a mexican taco... but nothing alike, and tryed to drink alot. but didnt get enouth for the 100 deg heat. transfers are next week so I'll know whats happoning next email. Our ward said that they would marry us if we get stuck again for another transfer in the same ward, but its posible that I'll stay, cuz my comp already has 9 months in this area. That's about it for this week.

Elder Peterson

January 16, 2012

This week was good, we have been getting blessed in our work and we had a baptism this week and marked another for next week. We have been teaching a lot more then usual, we had 6 family nights last week and things just went very good, but other then that not a whole lot has happened.

The weather at the moment is always as humid as can be, and at night it is anywhere between 85 and 92 when sleeping. Today I went shopping with a missionary who is going home in 2 weeks and we got some stuff together and he had a swell time.

Not too many new things are going on, we moved our focus area and are having a lot more success. It is realy weird, it is so hot that most people in the favellas just walk around in their underwear, and there is / was a lot of pregnant girls who walk around like that as well, and it is pretty nasty. I think that is about it, just sleep, eat, study, walk, and work!

Elder Peterson

January 9, 2012

Well the holidays were not very cool for a missionary, we just stayed on the road all day, and talked to last minute shoppers who were still on the road. New Years was worse because the biggest New Year party in the world is in Rio and it wasn't in my aria... so by 7 there was not 1 car driving in the street and nobody was on the road, this week was much better... we started off slow and then my comp got sick and had to stay home so we sent the bishop and the ward mission leader to go and teach and they did swell with the lesson they taught.

We should be having a baptism next week and I am sooooooo happy for Marcia- she loves the church and the Book of Mormon and knows its true and the members have been helping a lot to teach and help us with her, so that should be very good for us and the ward. We also have been marking (scheduling?) many family nights in our area and this has been helping the work a lot. We give people the invite to work and bring new people plus we bring our investigators and together we just have a big fun time and get a lot more teaching in, sometimes we get enough appointments marked that my comp and I go on divisions and we are both teaching at the same time! Not a whole lot more has been going on then that. just lots of work.
Elder Peterson