That is because Brazilian Parties have lots of food and everyone talks over one another!
Seriously. As you can guess, we had the once in a life time opportunity this week. We went to the Birthday Party of a Brazilian. We don’t even know the person. The story begins when we arrive at an appointment at 4:00 p.m. one afternoon last week. We had an appointment with the mom. But when we got there, she said that she couldn’t talk right then. She was getting ready for a surprise party for her daughter. As usual we always ask when would be a good time to come back. The mom said, “Why don’t you come back at 8:00 p.m. for the party?” So we said “What the heck!” and we showed up that evening for the party. It was awkward at the beginning. I always show up too early for parties. But after we had been there about 20 minutes a flood of Brazilians just appeared out of nowhere!
I have never seen anything like it in my life. We introduced ourselves to so many people. They started trying to say our names “Seester Mil? OQUEÉISSOGENTE?!” is the way it sounds. What they are really saying is “O que é isso gente” which directly translated means “What is this people”. We tried to explain that Sister means Irmã in Portuguese. And they all started ripping on that saying “Oh sister Brother!” It was so funny. One of them thought that we couldn’t speak Portuguese! He went around saying “Tell them XYZ in English” to everyone. I was just sad that I didn’t have my camera to send pictures.
Thankfully, I did have my camera for our Night of Ice Cream Activity at the church. We had music and Ice Cream (of course). It was just a night of a lot of fun and dancing 🙂
During district meeting we always play a scripture themed game. This week we played scripture charades. It was a lot of fun to see the Elders and Sisters trying their various interpretations of the different scriptures and points of the lessons. Afterwards, we had a little adventure making Pesto! It’s a type of pasta that is delicious! We all worked together to make it and then eat it. 🙂 It was a yummy!
Today we are going to visit Trioa for a picnic and building of sandcastles! Be sure to stay tuned next week for lots of pictures.