It feels so good to be transferred! It is so funny how every area has its pros and cons. I am in Santa Cruz do Sul. It is about 2.5 hours from Porto Alegre. It was settled by Germans, so it has huge German influence. This is cool and hard at the same time. This city is super pretty. There is this street here that has huge trees on both sides of the road so it makes like a tunnel of trees. There is also this GINORMOUS Catholic Cathedral here. Catholic, but SOO pretty at the same time. Just to let you know how strong the German influence is.......every year they have Oktoberfest which is one of those huge German beer festivals. It is the 3rd largest festival like this in the world. The people here are also WAY LESS RECEPTIVE. I have had doors slammed in my face here more than in any other area of my mission. It literally feels like I am in Germany instead of Brazil.
My companion is Sister Carneiro. She is a greenie! Yep, I am training again. As of yet, she hasn't been bitten by any dogs or twisted any ankles. She is from Sao Paulo and she is SUPPPPER hilarious and friendly. I am laughing a ton with her.
Sorry....this week I don't have much time. Maybe next week! Hahaha maybe! I love you all so much! Next week I will tell you all something a little more inspiring! I know that Christ lives!
Sister Autumn Barnes
The Catholic Cathedral here! It is huge!