Wednesday, December 28, 2011
What a great group of missionaries. They will be missed in a big way. They served as zone leaders, district leaders, assistants, and trainers. This group always delivered on their responsabilities. Elders Gabriel, Coslett, Tenney, Romm, Coltrin, Pres. and Sister Cordon
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Our mission has grown significantly since last year which resulted in the need to hold two Christmas conferences, one in Curitiba and the other in Ponta Grossa. Our Ponta Grossa Conference included our two zones in Ponta Grossa and our Guarapuava zone. We had a wonderful time.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Elder Marcos Prieto, a great leader of the Church here in Brasil and a dear friend, passed away this month. This picture of Elder Prieto (on the left with his two brothers who are currently serving as mission presidents in Goiania and Riberao Preto) was taken at the beginning of November in Sao Paulo at the Mission President's Seminar. He will be missed dearly. He has patterned his life after the Savior's and dedicated it to serving others. Until we meet again our dear friend.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Elder Veiga and Elder Reeves were surprised this morning with an unexpected visit from Sister Cordon and I. We found them up, dressed and ready for the day. We were only a minor detour from their normal morning studies.
Friday, December 2, 2011
We had our annual Christmas dinner with the Stake Presidents and their wives. We love these dedicated servants of the Lord who sacrifice so much of their personal time and resources to help this sacred work move forward. We learn so much from them and their examples. They are like Moroni, "if all men had been, and were, and ever would be, like unto Moroni, behold the very powers of hell would have been shaken forever."
Pres. and Sister Tavares of the Portao Stake, Pres. and Sister do Carmo of Campos Gerais Stake and Pres. and Sister Furusho of Boa Vista.
Presidente and Sister Ogebowsky of the Sao Jose dos Pinhais Stake and Presidente Benvindo Michelisa of the Boqueirao Stake. The juice Pres. Benvindo is stirring is made from the husk of the pineapple. It is awesome. These are great people who really help the work move forward.