hey mom that's a cool story!!! happy the family is doing well haha funny story too. so things are going well with my companion. last night the power went out for like 4 hours and i was so hot. it was like 80 degrees in out room. sweating all over. but went to the Campinas temple today so pretty. I'm staying relatively healthy. I'm learning lots! reading the book of Mormon super quick which is cool. i don't really get sick of reading it anymore. i understand a lot when people speak here. not so much outside of the CTM. but I'm working on it. hopefully i will be able to speak a lot better when we skype!! enter the field on Tuesday i think so that'll be exciting!! love you!