Monday, December 10, 2012

Week 2 in Colombo

This week has been amazing. We still haven´t visited all of our area, and last night was the first time we´ve had to go out of our part of Colombo. We payed a visit to the "center" of Colombo, which is actually away from most of the people, and where we live, but it has a huge concentration of Italians, and it certainly has a different feel than our neighborhood. Our neighborhood is called Osasco, and in this part alone we have found enough people to teach to keep us busy. We really need two more sets of missionaries just in this branch to cover all the area!

This weekend we will have a baptismal service for two younger girls named Christina and Kauane who are very excited. Their parents aren't members, but most of the rest of their extended family here are and they are so excited to be baptized and recieve the Gift of the Holy Ghost.

It seems like everyone here is related somehow... and it is impossible to keep track of :) People ask us about who we were visiting and it seems like every time, we hear that they are somehow related. And then they're surprized when we can't remember all the connections. Hahaha, I love it here.

Our house is going to be very fancy by missionary standards once we can figure out how to fix the shower and find a way to rig up a sink. Luckily we have today to prepare, and we'll probably spend some time trying to figure all that out...

Christmas is coming up and you can see advertisements all over the place with pictures of snow and pine trees, which all seems slightly odd considering the last time it snowed here was in the 70's. But I do like all the cards that we see around here... if you thought American greeting cards are cheesy, you should see the ones here!! Everyone has a little christmas tree made of plastic, but the other day we were in a member's house with a real live Christmas tree! They keep it in a pot outside, but for the Christmas season, they bring it in to the house... very "chique" (that's Portuguese for fancy)

Next week I'll have pictures a plenty!

Love you all,

Elder House

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