Wednesday, July 30, 2014

July 30th

Well, my first week at the MTC was great! it is so amazing here! the food is delicious, the people are so nice, and the city is huge! Sometimes we get to watch the sunset right outside of our window and it is absolutely gorgeous with Sao Pualo in the background. The first day we got here we met with the mtc president, then we went to our first classes. Completely in Portuguese. Total immersion. Out teachers only teach us in Portuguese during class, but when they need to tell us something outside of class, they will tell us in Portuguese and laugh at our blank stares, then proceed to tell us in English.
sorry for my horrible grammar and typing, I'm a little rushed as we only have 45 minutes to type once a week. i also can't send pictures until i get out into the field. The computers here aren't that modern.
My district is really cool. some people had more language training than me in high school in Spanish, and so they are picking the language up faster than me. I'm doing pretty well though if I do say so my self haha. I will sit at lunch and dinner with Brasileros and other Hispanics that know Portuguese and can keep a decent conversation, just talking about basic things, where we are from, our families, lives.
everyday in our classes we learn in between 30-40 words a day, several phrases, and conjugation. even though we have teachers in the afternoon and at night, it is very independent. I probably (am supposed to) study about 3-4 hours a day on my own. It also helps to have people that are better than me in my classes so I can as them about what to say and how to say it.
It is truly a blessing on how fast we are picking up the language. When we got here, we were told that we aren't learning a new language, but we are learning how to receive the gift of tongues.
I got the letter you sent to me yesterday!! WOW!! like 3 business days... I talked to some people around here and apparently that is some kind of record, so keep sending them! :)
I love all of you! I will make sure to send pictures when i get out into the field. Today we went to the temple and it was gorgeous. beautiful day! cold in the mornings, but mostly sunny! I'm so hungry but I keep looking forward to pizza night tonight.
Thank you for constant support, and  keep writing! :)))
Love, Elder moss
ps, my p day is on Wednesdays. Sorry for the confusion!

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