|In addition to visiting members in eight Brazilian cities, Church leaders surveyed progress on the Manaus Temple during their visit to Brazil in January 2012. Left to right: Elder Jay E. Jensen, Elder M. Russell Ballard, and Elder Neil L. Andersen.|
Thank goodness last week has ended! haha What a horrible week it was! One that I hope I will never have to relive. It started off pretty good with a special conference that we had with one of the Presidency of the Seventy, Elder Jay E. Jensen. That was really good. It was especially interesting because it was a conference thrown together at the last minute. Elder Jensen had nothing prepared and that was the same case with President and Sister Martins and President Gudoy (a Seventy that’s the Area President that lives here in my mission). He called all of them up to speak and it was whatever came to them at that moment. It was really neat because you could tell that it was all by the spirit. Elder Jensen was speaking in Portuguêse too. He speaks Spanish fluently (and English obviously) but did a pretty good job with his Portuguêse. A lot of times he threw in English and Spanish too. I was able to understand the three languages but the Brazilians were lost when he’d speak English and sometimes with the Spanish. But he had the funniest word mix-up ever!!! He meant to say "e depois nos vamos abrir o tempo pelos perguntas suas" which means “and after we'll open the time up for your questions“ … but the error he made was very simple and changed the whole meaning. When he said it he put a "j" in the middle of "suas" therefore sayings "sujas". That one letter changed the sentence into … "and after we'll open up the time for the dirty questions". HAHAHAHAHA Oh man! Everyone erupted laughing and Elder Jensen realized what he said and had the funniest look on his face. hahahaha Oh, it was hilarious!!!