These past weeks have been wild. We've been going out on the edge having some pretty awesome adventures, hitchhiking (don't worry, with 4 missionaries it's tranquil), meeting people who travel all over South America.
The man with the backpack with the missionaries in our district is on a life long trip to get to know God's wonders. He has two sets of clothes, some money, a Bible, lots of maps, and a face that tells of many experiences.
Today we hitched a ride to get out of the Brasilian forest with some construction workers and a bulldozer. I had an encounter with a hundred ants on my legs going at my flesh. It was a lot of Indiana Jones fun. Some bites, some scratches and a lot of experiences that will never be forgotten.
|bus ride home|
We also headed up to Guamiranga to make some hard cement floors with Brother Elias and his wife. They have some pretty land where they raise puppies and chickens. I learned how to make an area with a wood perimeter, fill it with dirt and then pour and place the cement. It took a whole day to make the cement flooring but it was surely worth it. Making cement floors and chasing after really fast chickens.
1) There must be a different definition for "tranquil" than the one I know.
2) It appears that the elders have no more white athletic socks. Only dark dress socks.
3) It also appears to be nearly impossible to pose for a picture without the ubiquitous Brazilian hand gestures.