Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Week 2 in the CTM

Querido Família,

Time definitely moves faster in Brazil. It feels like I just emailed home a couple days ago!

This week has been very good! After emailing last week, I got to explore the city for the first time! It was super cool. I bought jsome Brazillian ties and chocolate.

I'm starting to really get the language down I think. I still have a ways to go, but I've come so far since I got here! On Monday, Elder Silfies and I taught for the first time without writing down what to say. It was awesome! And it's so nice to be able to teach according to the needs of our investigators, rather than sharing what we have prepared. It's funny though, because I can talk the gospel all day in Portuguese, but I have a dificult time holding a "regular" conversation. I'm definitely being prepared with what I need though!

I've been learning more about Belo Horizonte too! As far as the language, the people are known for speaking really fast and they use a lot of words that most places in Brazil don't. I'm excited to enter the field in a month!

Our Investigators are doing well! We teach both of them most every day. The system they use here makes so much sense! Every day we study, pray, learn, and practice- all for the purpose of helping our investigators better. I'm learning to teach people instead of lessons.

Our district is getting 3 new missionaries that were in Provo waiting for their VISAs! They arrived today, but we have't met them yet. I met Sister Larsen's cousin this week though! Elder Johnson. He is cool.

I'm having a wonderful time here! I'm surrounded by amazing people and the Spirit is everywhere I go. I love it! I know it's where I need to be.

I love you guys!! I don't have enouhg time to read/respond to new emails, but I'm taking picutres of them and will respond in a week! (That's probably how it's always going to be just fyi) Tem uma boa Semana!

Elder Searle

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