Monday, August 27, 2012

Finally doing better

Kyle has had a rough couple of it was good to hear that things are going better.  It is humbling as a Mom when you have to sit back and let Heavenly Father take care of his child.  I have always been a helicopter Mom!  I always want to fly in and fix everything.  It has been a learning experience for me to have to pray for him to get the guidance and comfort he needs.  All of these experiences make us stronger!

So the week definately got better. We baptized this lady that we´ve
been teaching since i got here. She has the hots for Dad. shes swears
he was the president of the US, she tells me that all the time. Shes
super funny. She told me to send him a kiss on fathers day, I thought
it was rather amusing.
Elder Yorgason went home last week, the bad thing about the house I
live in is all the Elders that are going home stay in it for a day to
get interviewed and stuff and then they go home. So its really easy to
get homesick and distracted in our house. But he told me some
interesting things that I really liked. I asked him what he would have
done better if he could go back and he said he wouldnt change
anything, cuz he didnt have any regrets from the mission. The mission
is a learning process and if he could go back and do it again with the
knowledge he has now by the end he would want to go back and redo it
again with even more knowledge. kind of a cool thing to think about
but it sucked seeing him go home. he was the man. And then our ward
got split and we traded chapels. its way better cuz our chapel now is
only a 10 15 minute walk from our house instead of like 45. But we
have to switch up our tracting area. We were working in the area
closest to the chapel and now that area is the farthest from our
chapel. Hows Alex doing? have you gotten any word on his MTC
experience? Hes told me he doesnt like it which I think is funny
looking back on my time in são paulo. it sucks but everybody has to do
it. He got lucky. After I left the MTC the changed the program to only
6 weeks for american instead of 9 but all the americans spoke just
terrible portuguese with 6 weeks so they switched it back to 9. thats
all Ive got for you guys this week. Love you all

Thursday, August 16, 2012


Here are the latest photos that he sent.  He says the brown building on the right is where he lives.  They live on the 6th floor.  The cool building you can take the elevator up and see all over Teresina.  Last but not least...his new name tags showed up.  They can't pronounce Kyle or Rindlisbacher in Portuguese so he goes by Elder Hal (his middle name):

Sunday, August 12, 2012

New Address

Kyle is adjusting to all of the changes that happen with a transfer.  He also sent us a new address for letters and packages:

Missão Brasil Teresina A/C
Elder Kyle Hal Rindlisbacher
CPX: 2321
Teresina PI
CEP: 64001-973

OMG its so freaking hot here. Its out of control hot. I dont know how
people live here. Its hard cuz we dont live in our area, we live about
10 minutes away from our area and its a huge area. So we spend all day
walking in the sun and it stinks, its a good thing i have sunscreen
now. I can feel myself getting skin cancer, i feel like sunscreen just
slows down the inevitable. But its crazy how different the people are
here. Like everybody welcomes us in they are all so much more open to
hearing about our church and everybody gives us coke or something. And
ive finally come to the realization that i am addicted to coke. At
first i denied it but now I know, but its not my fault. EVERYBODY
gives it to us. And pepsi doesnt exsist here. Its super hard to find
pepsi and nobody likes it very much. But the hardest part now is our
house. I live with 6 missionaries and its awesome cuz theres always
funny stuff going on like it never gets awkward but the culture
differences flare up sometimes. The Brazilians culture is if they find
it its theirs or if its in the fridge its free game. American culture
is ask first. So I come back to the house one day and somebody drank
all my pepsi and ate half my loaf of bread. For them its no big deal
but that made me mad. They throw a massive fit and freak out when i
brush my teeth in the kitchen when the bathroom is full but drink a
whole 2 litre of pepsi and its ok. That and the one thing that drives
me nuts about brazilians is they dont flush toilet paper. They throw it
in a trash can next to the toilet. It grosses me out. And I was
assigned to clean the bathroom today. not cool. it is what it is but
it gets really hard dealing with culture differences cuz like we dont
understand each others cultures very well. Im used to the toilet paper
thing like there is nothing I can do about that but people eating all
my food is crossing many lines. I watched a little bit of the
olympics, USA beat brasil in volleyball. That was a strike to their
pride cuz all they have in the world of sports is soccer and
volleyball. Good thing the US dominates in everything. Oh and i saw my
first chicken foot in my foot this passed week, oh Brasil. everybody
ate meat in Imperatriz so i never ate that much chicken but here
everybody eats chicken and as I look down into the pot of chicken
there was a foot just chillin in there. I gladly passed on the
chicken. If Teresina wasnt so hot it would be awesome, but I dont know
how long im gonna last in the heat. Ive already lost over 10 pounds.
all of my muscle mass is gone, which leaves me with just skin and
bones. It gets me more food which is great for me. But I love you
guys, I hope the move went well and that you guys are all settled in.
Just remember no matter how hot Arizona is, Teresina is hotter. And
nobody has AC. just fans. until next week!