I hope that nobody had a heart attack about not getting a letter to read yesterday, but you have to understand that I am in a third-world country where the chances of the power going out for most of the day is a very real possibility. So we are doing our internet time today.
|Planning by candlelight.....again!|
Man it sounds like everyone is happy and good, making and eating pies (you don't know how many emails I got about pie this week) and by the way, Happy Belated Birthday Nathan!
Okay, so yesterday was the start of the new transfer! I have survived a full 6 weeks here in Africa, can you believe it? But to my dismay, my companion, Elder McKissick, has been reassigned to serve in Praia and I will have a new companion later today. Since he left I have been with Elder Taulbee and Elder Fortes, the other Elders of our District and it has been a great learning experience to be with them. It is crazy though to think that I now have to take lead on pretty much the teaching and planning for our area because I actually know the area. It's a little intimidating but tudo bem, or all is well.
|From left, Elder Dorff, Elder McKissick, Elder Taulbee and Elder Fortes|
The language is coming together which is comforting and we have found a lot of really prepared people to teach who have baptismal dates later this month. This month will be really crazy with a wedding and all those baptisms but it is always better to have things to do than having nothing to do. Specially here.
|Strong recent converts, Patrick and Edi|
It has been humid here lately. Not a big fan. Reminds me a lot of Florida. But I guess that is what you get during the "rainy season."
Oh, and just if you are curious, most people that live here do have TVs and couches and things like that. They don't have washers and dryers usually (we don't even have a dryer) and indoor plumbing, sometimes. But almost everyone has a cell phone and they are constantly using them like Americans. A few people have laptops and when someone uses one, like 20 people crowd around that person. Its pretty funny actually. A lot of people use Facebook and Youtube here too. Just something interesting about the people here.
Oh, and one last thing. There are so many people that are here for the summer from Boston and so we keep finding people that speak English. Although we haven't taught in English yet, it is really just a matter of time. It will be so weird teaching in English but it's true just the same.
Well, I love you all and I hope that you are all doing well. Talk to you soon!
-Elder Dorff :)