Throughout the year I tried to have people over to get to know them. I am so thankful for the people who came over early because it was very difficult for me to communicate with them. I would spend 2-3 hours preparing to try and say 2-3 phrases when I first had people come over.
One of the basic things that is required is having meat at meals. I really enjoyed the Rio Grande do Sul culture of BBQed meat. This was a staple of every meal that I served.
While the beginning of fellowship time at my place was difficult as the year progressed so did my Portuguese abilities. Towards the end of the year I was able to enjoy many more and longer conversations during the fellowship times.
At times I would have multiple families over at the same time. I am so thankful for everyone who was able to come over and have fellowship during the year. Next year I hope to have many more people come over for more fellowship.