It has been a crazy week! First off, I got a new companion, Elder Bailey. His name is Parker Bailey from Tennessee. I like him a lot! My new area is Barreiras. It's 15 hours from Salvador and we had to take a bus there. It was a long ride!! We are a long ways from Salvador!!!!! And yes, Tanessa, we went right to work.
|City of Barreriras|
|View From the Apartment|
Then we got hit with a big rainstorm and the ceiling leaks. It has rained 5 days here and the streets are all muddy. And when the sun is out, you can't even breathe. It's so hot! Very very hot! Man, I wish it was that cold here. It is soooooo hot you wouldn't even believe how hot it is here. Especially after it rains and the sun comes up it almost cooks you to death. It is impossible to keep our shirts white and clothes clean. We sweat all day and the dirt here is red so it sticks and makes our shirts really dirty. We have seen big tarantulas, lizards, frogs, and centipedes. There are a lot of bugs and I saw a dead frog half the size of my head the other day! There was member with a turtle as a pet in their house that just wandered everywhere. There are chickens and stray dogs and people ride horses here. The houses have holes in the ceilings. There are poor and rich parts. And it sure makes me miss and love you guys a lot.
|Rainy Days in Barreriras|
It was cool yesterday, we got to church, and a guy named Francisco wanted baptized that day. I was able to baptize him on my first S here. I ate cow feet last night for dinner!!! And we were walking on the street and there were people in a big circle and there was a body in the middle. I guess a teenager got shot by somebody. Everybody here is nice for the most part, especially the members!! There is not a temple here. The church is really small about 30 people came to church Sunday.
Here are some pictures from the CTM. Finally.