Elder Matthew Wright Gagon - Brazil Curitiba Mission

Elder Michael David Gagon - Brazil Belo Horizonte Mission

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Matt: May 29, 2010

Dear Family,

I've been here for 3 1/2 days, but it feels like 4 weeks and 6 days. The first haf dat felt like a week, the second full day felt like 12 days, the third day felt like 9 days, and today felt like a week; I have it all written down somewhere. ha ha I wish I could watch that movie.

So yeah I don't get a lot of time to type, so yeah... I have a theory that the tallest person in a aroom/tall people in general have a need to feel in charge. this is not a slam to tall people, I just think it is a theory that one day through science experiments will become a law. For example many of the founding fathers felt like George Washington should be the president because he was the tallest. Also you can often hear Candace refer to Devin as "such a boss". Also my companion is 6'3". He's a cool guy from Arizona. I am the senior companion, but because of Gegs' theory/law of tall people, he is constantly "suggesting" what to do, and how to do it. Whatever.

So the food here is pretty alright. it's not great like everyone says, but I think everyone loves it because meal time is the only time we can have fun. And since eating is the thing to do around here, everybody always has GAS! SO-O BAD! Even the sisters have gas. In a related story not one bathroom here smells good. The rest of the time is just hard work/crying time. I will not lie, I cried pretty much the whole 2nd day. it sucked. If someone told me the MTC would be this hard I woulda said, "forget it!" but dad's counsel of at least stay through Sunday, combined with stories of Brasil, and watching Elders West and Spackman from my district go home today is motivating enough to stay. Plus I'm getting a lot better at retard Spanish (portuguese), and I like church stuff, so it's really not so bad... The stories of Brasil sound like that is where I should've been living my whole life. If they had real skiing mountains there I think I might just move there permanently from the sounds of it.

I know I'm supposed to "lock my heart" or whatever, but there are lots of really attractive sisters here! There's this one Sorella going to Rome who looks like this girl I lifeguarded with, and who I am all about. She stood behind me when I first got here, and we went through the rat maze getting all our stuff. She is just one of the many attractive girls here though. It's such a bonus too knowing that they are here, which means A: they are mormon, and have their priorities in the right place and B: they are my age ;). Don't get me wrong, there are plenty of ugos here too. Like woof woofity mcwoofen!

So yeah I have 4 minutes left, and I just want to finish by saying I love and miss you all. The MTC is rough, but I'm doing my best.... I am constantly tired and gassy.

I love you all,

Elder Matthew Wright Gegs Gagon I

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Michael: May 26th, 2010

Everything sounds good back home. It~s probably warmer here than there. So matt is going to P town, dang. I hope he doesn~t stay there long. Maybe it~s nice. I think knowing a little bit of spanish has helped me a lot. some words are really close the same. A lot of words are almost exactly like english too. soo many. The language isnt bad, but I havent tried to teach anyone yet so I just dont worry about it.DAD I got an idea for you. Cause you are way good at making puzzels, my companion has a wood puzzel thing that has the plan of salvation on it. You could check them out and make better ones, or other types of puzzels for educational purposes? Sound good? Well I need to go, Thanks for the email. Love you all and miss you.

Michael: May 19th, 2010 First P-Day

Dear Mom and Dad/family,
First and foremost, I only have a half hour from the time I click the mouse on Email, to write you guys. And these brasileiro keyboards are slightly different I keep hitting the wrong punctuation.So Matt didnt come today?? I havent seen him, I looked into orientation and saw all the new elders, (only 3 this week) and he wasnt there sooo. Bummer.K there is NO YOGURT here. I think There use to be, I heard from a teacher, but they took it away I guess. And I´m Kinda disappointed. I have yet to taste really anything outside the MTC. What is going on with you guys?? I dont know much to say because I wrote most everything in a letter. OK so here are just some random things that Jordan could probably tell you, except there is NO YOGURCH. The TP isn~t on a roll, it comes like napkins, about tissue sized, its actually kinda perfect and nice quality. Showers are hot no problem there, its not cold at all. I wore my sweater one day but usually just a short sleeve is comfortable. And almost every window in this place is open all day long. cause there are so many bodies I guess and its perf outside. It doesnt seem too humid I don~t notice it. Dallas was worse. My district is 4 elders and 1 sister. All us elders room together with two other brazilians that got here the day after us. Elder assis and elder manheri. he~s japanese and from curitiba. OK I gotta go, sorry so short. I love you guys and miss you! Elder Michael Gagon