it was great to hear that all y'all are doing great! thats really exciting that nat will start teaching! it was also cool hearing about the new mission calls. its so crazy how many girls are leaving on missions! its so great :) you asked about sports being banned here.... so the area presidency a while ago banned soccer and basketball. it was the area presidency, so i just think its here in brasil. its been like this though for about 6 months already. and about transfers; transfers will happen on the 30th of this month. there is a good chance that i will leave :( i get really sad wheni think about transfers because i want to stay here so bad! i have made a bunch of super good friends. i am wanting to come back to visit after the mission. maybe we can take a trip together :) one thing that i found out that is funny is that elder waltenberg's dad translates my emails and reads them! i will include a message for him.
"olá irmão Waltenberg! fiquei feliz em saber que alguém lê meus emails! espero que tudo está muito bem contigo. seu filho fala MUITO bem de você e ele é um missionário muito bom. estou muito feliz pela oportunidade que tenho de trabalhar com ele."
another fun thing that i did this week was i went to altos to do divisions! i feel like i am always there... the division was really fun with elder correia and i even got to watch a wedding! the woman who was getting married is named marta. i returned to altos saturday to do her baptismal interview. while i was there, i got to do something that i have always wanted to do. i held a monkey! he was really small, but super soft and cute. the funny part was that he didnt like any of the brasilian missionaries. he would always run away from them, but he really liked me! he sat on my head and back and shoulders and he would let me pet him all i wanted :) it was an experience that for sure i wont forget! the whole time i was thinking about the monkey that bit nat... hahaha
i found out that i will do divisions with the zone leaders this week! after the district meeting tuesday, i will stay with one here and my comp will go to teresina. i will stay with him until thursday night! it will be a long fun division! thursday night we will both go to teresina to sleep there because friday morning i have a meeting with elder godoy! he is in the area presidency of brasil and i will get to talk with him! its for all the district leaders. i'm super excited because i wont just see a member of the 70, but i will talk to him personally, maybe even be interviewed by him! he will select 3 district leaders to interview. it would be pretty intense to be interviewed by a member of the 70.
im excited for this next week because we made some REALLY good plans. we should be able to work with the members a bunch.
photo- my bed sheet is dying :( this was one that i snagged from somebody going home a while ago. as youcan see, i might have to buy a new one soon. it doesnt really stay on the bed very well
i love the mission, i love my life, and i love campo maior!