Santa Rosa
Dear Family and Friends,

It was kind of a bad week. We did not accomplish much. My companion has had 6 months here and he is kind of tired of working.  So we didn't do much, nor did we have baptisms, well sort of, allow me to explain.

The woman with T.B., as it turned out, does not have a tumor but did in fact have a stroke.  She is now out of the hospital and is eager to be baptized.  So what happened?  There is a great lack of communication between the branch leadership and the missionaries here.  They all left on Saturday and did tell us.  So we could not baptize her and her son.

But they will be baptized on Wednesday, fingers crossed, or Saturday, again fingers crossed.

Other than that I am doing well. I have not really slept in more than a week because, save for today, it has been hot.  How hot was it one might ask? Well let me tell you.  It was 41 C, which is 105.8 F.  All week long.  I sweat all day, and I drink literally 8 to 9 liters of water daily, and my pee is still bright yellow.  It is terrible.  But such is life.

Oh, I also have some funny stories.  In the say day I got kissed and had a dog hump my leg.  I was at the home of a members house waiting for dinner to be ready. We were sitting outside and their dog keep humping my leg despite the fact that it's owner kept hitting it in the head with his flip flop and me kicking it off of me. Then the members nephew and his girlfriend show up.  She is a nonmember and doesn't know that you cannot kiss missionaries.  I was not aware that she would do that.  I was sitting in the same chair and she walks up shakes my hand, while I am still sitting in the chair and then bends over and kisses my cheek. Kissing of the cheek is a common greeting here in Brazil.  That is a little awkward to say the least.

Well, that is me.

Com Amor,

Elder Caleb S. Carriere



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