Monday, June 24, 2013

Destroyed With Three Huge Waves!

Ola boa tarde todo mundo!

One more great week! This week rained and rained and rained like crazy, but it was very good, and we´re not letting the cold and the rain get us down.

The week started off crazy on Monday night when the assistants called to tell us that we had to go the the bus station right then to pick up Elder Kakuscke´s new companion, so we got to give up the rest of or P-day to go there. We were sad to see him go, after a few good days of working with him, but we were happy that his area will be opening up again, so now we´re back to 8 areas in the zone. Not as big as zona tarumã, but its still a good zone. When we left them in their area and were waiting in the terminal for our bus back to our area we found out that the city was having a strike to lower the bus pass prices, so the terminal was like completely shut down cause there were a bunch of people surrounding all of the exits, and because the trusty Brasilian police system didn´t feel like stepping in, we got to sit on the bus waiting and waiting and waiting for like 2 hours, so we got home a little late. In the whole country of Brasil the people have been going on strike for a bunch of stuff, and it´s been crazy, in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro we´ve heard that they´ve been setting cars on fire and a bunch of crazy stuff, but here in Ponta Grossa it´s been pretty relaxed so don´t worry.

Tuesday we had zone conference, so it was the last time that we´d see president Cordon, it was sad to see him go after so long, pretty much everyone was crying when he said bye.

The rest of the week was good, we got rained on non-stop for about 3 days, so it was pretty good to go on a swim, it´s been a while.

On Friday night me and my comp went with two of the Elders in our zone to their area to do a few baptismal interviews. We got on a bus and after a few minutes the elder that was leading us there started to say, uuum... uuum... like ever 5 minutes. When we asked him what it was, he said, ´´I think we´re on the wrong bus..´´ After a few more minutes he said ´´I think we should just get off here, cause we´re just getting farther and farther away from our appointment..´´ So we got off the bus in the middle of no where, there were hardly any lights, and we just started walking (remember, it was raining like rain that doesn't exist in the states. Our umbrellas were all breaking), after like 5 muddy field´s we finally found a highway and kept on walking. As we walked, there was a huge puddle (pretty much a mini lake) on the side of the street, kind of over flowing on the path that we were walking and all of the sudden a diesel truck passed us and hit the puddle and made a huge wave, it went like above our heads and soaked us completely, we were like´´ RUN RUN RUN´´ and 3 of us ran like crazy and looked behind us and we saw Elder Brown way behind us, trying to run ahead and trying to shield himself with his tiny umbrella and then all of the sudden BOOM BOOM BOOM, 3 more huge diesels passed him and destroyed him with 3 more huge waves, he was completely soaked, it was the funniest thing ever, we were rolling on the ground laughing.

Other than that, a pretty normal week, we´re getting our investigators ready to get married, we´re going to pick up the documents tomorrow and we´re gonna mark the wedding date at the end of this week, so their baptism will probably be in a few weeks, they´re pretty excited for that. Oh yeah, and I did a division in a city called Castro that is about an hour away from Ponta Grossa, so I´ve officially worked in every city in the mission, so that was pretty sweet.

But I´m outta time, boa semana pra todos, and I´ll talk to you guys later!

Elder Trevisanut

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