Thursday, May 8, 2014

Letter dated 5 May 2014--May and s'mores

Oi minha família e meus amigos!

So first of all, may the fourth be you all (yesterday) and happy Mexican Independence Day! In celebration, Elder Godfrey and I made tacos with some sweet and sour mango hot sauce. It tasted so good!
So, this week was a pretty nice week but it really wasn't anything too special. On May 1st it was the Cape Verdean version of Labor Day, called "Dia dos Trabalhodores." Basically, on that day, everyone goes to work but doesn't have to work, but rather have a huge party so even fewer people were at home that day but it was still a good day. 
One thing that was pretty fun was that we had the Mission Leaders Council here in the office last week and because of that all the Zone Leaders from the different islands flew or boated in. After the meeting, many of the leaders came to our house and that night, 12 of us stayed in our house. It was a lot of fun and it was great to see so many people who I hadn't seen in forever. 
My work in the office hasn't changed all that much although there was a day were I was running all over town trying to figure out how to pay an electric bill that hadn't been paid right the first time. It  ended up being like a 5 hour investment to solve a problem that really should have only taken 15 minutes max. That's life. 
Something kind of funny that happened during fast and testimony meeting yesterday was that a member came up and started his testimony about how he was so grateful about being born and baptized in May. He went on how the month of May is a month for the chosen people. To be honest, for me May was always the month of AP Tests (which if I remember right, the AP Chem students are taking their tests even as I write), Mother's day, a ton of birthdays and anniversaries (lots of cake and family, by the way, HAPPY BIRTHDAY PARKER!), and Memorial Day (awesome relaxing 3 day weekend). It was just funny and for all you people who were born in May, you're special for this man. 
Oh, and last but not least, we found a store here with marshmallows so you know what that means. SMORES! We just used Nutella and some plain cracker/cookies. We, the three Americans showed the Australian and Portuguese missionaries how to make them and we enjoyed them for a good hour or so. 

 Well, hopefully I have more to talk about next week yet even if I do, I will be talking to you on Sunday (MOTHER'S DAY---this is one very excited mom inserting this) so you could imagine that my email will be short again. But I love you all and I will talk to you soon!

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