Friday, July 30, 2010

Na Missão Brasil Curitiba Nós...

Na Missao Brasil Curitiba Nos...

Every mission in the world has its own unique culture, influenced somewhat by the mission president, but mostly by the missionary leaders themselves. In our first Zone Leader Council we set out to understand our mission's culture. We wrote on the white board, "In the Brazil Curitiba Mission We..." And then the zone leaders started filling in the sentence. We have the best missionaries in the world! Their answers brought tears to my eyes. The following are the first 23 answers they gave. The rest of the list is just as amazing. I love these missionaries.

Na Missão Brasil Curitiba Nós...

(Conselho dos Líderes de Zona, Sexta-feira dia 30 de Julho de 2010)

  1. * Batizamos (We baptize)
  2. * Somos Obedientes (We are obedient)
  3. * Trabalhamos com fogo nos ossos (We work with fire in the bones)
  4. * Seguimos o Espírito (We follow the spirit)
  5. * Somos Dedicados (We are dedicated)
  6. * Colocamos tudo em prática (We put everything in practice)
  7. * Somos os melhores (We are the best)
  8. * Fazemos contatos (We make contacts with new people)
  9. * Somos Ousados (We are fearless)
  10. * Somos missionários de Fé (We are missionaries of faith)
  11. * Somos o exemplo (We are examples)
  12. * Amamos os que servimos (We love those we serve)
  13. * Sabemos que milagres são reais (We know that miracles are real)
  14. * Operamos milagres (We perform miracles)
  15. * Fazemos nosso melhor (We do our best)
  16. * Magnificamos os nossos chamados (We magnify our callings)
  17. * Trabalhamos com os Membros (We work with the members)
  18. * Somos Bonitos (We are good looking)
  19. * Sabemos brincar e ser sério (We know when to play and when to be serious)
  20. * Ensinamos com Poder (We teach with power)
  21. * Não temos medo de convidar (We don't have fear of inviting)
  22. * Selamos famílias (We seal families)
  23. * Conhecemos as escrituras (We know the scriptures)

Monday, July 19, 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Our First Missionary Departure

Our First Missionary Departure. Elder Williams, Elder Cordeiro, Elder Welch, Elder Rabelo, Elder Moss, Sister Cordon, President Cordon, Sister Moreira, Elder Boyack, Elder Gamez, Elder Rossi, Elder Moaes, Elder Snowden, Elder Aquino, Elder Olson

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

New Missionaries at the Curitiba Temple

First Group of New Missionaries Arrive!!

Our First New Group of Missionaries arrived on July 13, 2010! From L to R, Elder Stevan Hewett (Assistant), Elder Elias, Elder Soares, Elder Almeida, Elder Marques, Elder Do Carmo, Sister Cordon, President Cordon, Elder Cardoso, Sister Farias, Elder Jesus, Sister Aragao, Elder Rodrigues, Elder Young (New Assistant), Elder Homero Amato (Assistant)

Friday, July 9, 2010

Ponta Grossa Zone Conference

Zones Guarapuava, Ponta Grossa, Campos Gerais

Friday, July 2, 2010

Friday, July 2, 2010

Today was a very busy day for the Curitiba Mission. Aside from the whole city stopping for the Brazil vs. Netherlands World Cup game, we were very busy. The mission was very happy to welcome Elder and Sister Carter to Curitiba after an exhausting trip here from the United States. They look great and are ready to dive into the work. After getting them settled in it was off to the New Missionary Training at the Mission Office. What a pleasure to meet all of the new missionaries who arrived 30 days ago and their trainers. It was especially great to participate with them as they practiced baptismal invitations. The American elders and sisters are really moving forward with their Portuguese and they are all making huge strides in improving their use of the Spirit.