Monday, March 8, 2010

So Cow Tongue Isn't that Bad...

Olá everyone!

As the subject says, I had cow tongue! Today actually! And cow heart as well. And ram. Elder Harmon and Elder Cook and I went into Teresina to eat at a churrascuria by the mission office. It was delicious. They have a salad bar with different side dishes you can choose from but they come out with swords with meat on them and serve you different kinds of meat. Elder Harmon talked me into eating a strange-looking piece of meat but I made him not tell me what it was until after I finished it. Turns out it was cow tongue. It was definitely better than the cow heart and the ram. Too be honest I kind of liked it which makes me feel a little weird. All in all, it was a delicious meal and a fun little adventure. It was my first time at a churrascaria.

I´m walking so much every day. Elder Harmon and I are usually together while Elder Cook and a member from the ward here split off to cover more ground. One day, Elder Harmon and I had appointments all over the place and we ended up walking about 36 kms! We had to walk from one end of the city to the other and then back again. I almost died that day.

We had two baptisms this week! They were both miracles. This past monday we had an appointment with a niece of one of the members of the ward and when we invited her to be baptized it went silent as she thought. But the Spirit worked upon her and she knew it was something that she wanted and said yes! Vanessa is her name. Adriana out of the blue said she wanted to be baptized. One night after a visit from Elder Cook and Elton (that´s the member from the ward, yes his name is Elton) she had this amazing desire to be baptized. The next morning she had it again except stronger! So we baptized her as well! They´ve changed their lives and I was able to witness a small part of it. It gives me much satisfaction in this work.

Some info about my companions: Elder Harmon is from Logan, Utah and this is his last transfer. He goes home the 16th of March which is when transfers are next. He´s so much fun! He´s helping me so much! Elder Cook is too! He´s from Shelley, Idaho and he´s so funny! He was in the Provo MTC for 11 weeks I think and got to Teresina a day after I arrived at the Brazil MTC. I actually really like being in a companionship of three.

This is all I have time for this week, until next time!

Elder Rackham

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