I got a lot of stories to tell and little time to tell it!
So as you already know, the area in which I'm serving is called Jardim Ingá (Jar-jing-guh). It's a small town branching off a larger city called Luziania which If I were to guess the two together have about 70,000 people. They are located just south of the Distrito Federal (Brazilian equivalent to Washington D.C.), where Brasilia is located.
1. It's hotter than a fish fry down here and smells like it too (usually a good thing).
2. Most nights I go to bed listening to forró music from the dance club across the street.
3. There's a restaurant near our house where you can buy a gigantic stick of churrasco meat (bacon wrapped chicken, beef, sausage, etc.) for the equivalent of 1 U.S. dollar (still slightly above the missionary budget).
4. By the end of my mission, I will have eaten twelve football fields of rice and beans.
5. I cracked one of our eggs the other day only to find that it had been fertilized. Scarred for life.
6. The raddest deal so far that I've found down here is a bag of texturized plant protein (throwback to my dad's roots in Southern Illinois). If y'all have any creative ideas of how to use it, hit me up.
7. The hype regarding being careful about diarrhea is justified. I should have listened better.
8. Brazilians are really good at soccer.
Anyway, I really do love it here. It's so beautiful. The people are so beautiful. It's a world away from home down here, but it's the same divine love from our Father in Heaven. It's the same Jesus Christ. Everything is awesome :)
And well, unfortunately that's all the time I have.
I love all y'all!
Here are some pictures!