So I’m finally here in Brava and it’s great!!! I survived the boat here. Thankfully I didn’t get sick. But I did almost get thrown out of my chair ’cause it was rocking so hard.
It’s super green here. and freezing. By freezing I mean in the 60’s and 70’s. I’m still dying though haha.
I’m now companions with Sister Ellsworth who is super nice. She also shares a lot of the nerdy interests I do, like Zelda, Lord of the Rings, and Harry Potter. SCORE.
So there’s currently a guy fixing our sink in our house because my first day here I broke our sink. oops.
We have some awesome investigators here even though we only have like 15 which is a weird change cause I’m used to having 40-50. The ones we do have are solid though. I’m really enjoying teaching them.
I cut my comp’s hair today. Mullet is a strong word.
So something about Brava. Half the people here are ex-convicts from America that got deported here. So a lot of them speak english… with a Boston accent. I felt like I was in a weird dream the first couple days here. I also had to teach a lesson in English which was unfortunate. He asked me to say the opening prayer and I was like “uhhh…. Heavenly Father…. Thanks for today… and um… for this time… and help us be… better… e nos-er we uh…” anyway it was really embarrassing.
Love you all!
So this morning we had a zone activity where we went to a national park and hiked up a mountain. It was way fun! I got a good work out. The view was of course, amazing. There were pine trees!!! I was tempted to go cut one down and take it home for a Christmas tree. The whole mountain was covered in all kinds of plants trees. I have an awesome zone. We discussed which Lord of the Rings movies was the best and what the next Hobbit movie will have in it.
Our investigator Gilica was baptized on Saturday which was really awesome. She brought her boyfriend and were going to start teaching him this week. Anyway, the day after her baptism in church she was called to be the Relief Society president. WHAT. poor girl. She’s only been to church like 3 times hahaha. That’s not too uncommon right now cause our poor ward was just split and we lost a lot of our strong members.
This area is SO much work but I love it. There are so many ready people here and we really need more missionaries here. It’s just me and Sister Willey in all of Tarrafal. oh! apparently were having someone from America come to tarrafal to find a place to build a chapel! WOOOOO! We just have church in a rented building right now so a chapel would be SO cool.
I attatched some pictures of our hike today and Gilicas baptism. Enjoy!
love you all!