Cuscuz! I am a big fan of cuscuz! Its a Brazillian food from the Nordeste. Its hard to describe ... its like cake, but not really ... its like corn bread all crumbed up on a plate. Ha.
The assistants and us on our division with them.
So, this week already is over. First of all, I want to say, HAPPY BIRTHDAY KORVER! Yay! That's crazy that he is already four years old. Anyways, the problems with people not being married is that they just don't want to get married ... Here in Brazil, to marry someone, you need to first marry by the law, and then you can go to the temple and get sealed. I guess that the wedding receptions have got to be rather similar to ours, though the wedding itself is different. When people get married here, the women normally lose the name of her Mother, and gain the name of her spouse. That is because the name of the mother normally is the second name. (For example, I would be Elder Tanner Newton Paxman, there is no choice in the second name like we have). And as for the election, I hear random bits and pieces, but not that much about what is going on in the States. So this week was interesting. President came and talked to our zone, as he is visiting the district meetings. We also found a lot of new people, and the assistants came and we did a division with them. We found some people that were really interested and wanted to know more. We went and taught one, Damião, and his prayer was so sincere and all. And then we came back, and he told us that he would go somewhere and return, but didn't show back up for a long time, and now he is avoiding us ... and seems like he doesn't want to talk to us anymore. A lot of our pesquisadores told us that they didn't want anything more, and are avoiding us. It looks like we've got to start from ground zero again here in the area. Silvio went to church again, but seems like he thought it was rather irreverent, and didn't like it that much. We are working super hard, and doing our best. I accidentally sent home the wrong scripture reference last week, which was supposed to be Mosiah 29:20. This week I would like to refer to 3 Nephi 13:31-33. The Lord knows all our needs, and we need to trust in Him, and put the kingdom of God first. If we put the Lord first, all the rest will be provided. The Lord loves us, and wants us to be happy. I love you all, and hope you all have a great week.
Elder Tanner Ross Paxman
PS: The coldest time here is around June until August. Everything is starting to get hotter here now. As for the clothes, they use basically the same clothes that we do, just not the warm type of clothes. At church its the same type that we do. Its all pretty much the same.