HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ah! It's so crazy to think that I've already been here 3 weeks!
HOW IS EVERYONE?! WHAT'S GOING ON OUT THERE?! FILL ME IN PEOPLE!
This week was good the Portuguese is getting easier. We have taught a ton of lessons and things are starting to make a lot more sense. The devotionals and firesides are so good and they always address the exact things I need to hear that day. It always relates back to our purpose as missionaries. I keep meeting people that have served in Portugal and I hear the BEST things about it and President Torgan. :)
Our branch is made up of mostly Portugal missionaries and some Brazilian missionaries who don't have their visas. But 21 of them are all leaving tomorrow from my banch. It's so funny we have this thing that started with my favorite sister missionary. She's tiny and from Ecuador and she curls her eyelashes with a spoon. The Elders were giving her a hard time so it turned into this thing where you sneak spoons into people's pockets, coats and purses without people knowing.
We get our new teacher tomorrow! We've only had Brazilian Portuguese speaking teachers and this will be our first continental (Portugal) Portuguese speaking teacher so they will actually speak the dialect we need to learn! I can’t wait.
Well sorry I don’t have much time and I don't have much to report other than I'm doing great, my companion is sweet, I'm in good health and my hedgehog is happy. I love how strong the Spirit is here and I continue to grow closer to my Heavenly Father. Thank you all for your love. It means so much to me when you write. Send me some pictures! I MISS YOU ALL SO MUCH!