May 2011-May 2013

Kevin has been called to serve as a missionary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He has been assigned to labor in the Brazil Londrina Mission for two years and will be teaching the gospel in the Portuguese language. Kevin will not be using the internet while serving as a missionary. This site will be updated by me, his mom, as I recieve his weekly email letters and pictures. Enjoy!

Monday, December 26, 2011

The Day after Christmas

haha everythings good with me, working hard. im taking my p day today to go downtown to pick up the package that you guys sent and maybe do some shopping. (i was meaning to find something cool to send you guys for christmas but the little town of p didnt have anything) i also want to buy a soccer jersey, the team that i picked up is the team "Flamengo" because everybody here has to choose a team to like.

was really great to hear and see you guys, and im excited to go visit the mission office today for the first time since I arrived, maybe i even have some letters too!

thats it for today, i dont really have anything new to say. i love you all! take care of yourselves and SHARE THE GOSPEL WITH YOUR FRIENDS! i know that the only way to receive exaltation is to be baptized and endure to the end in the church of Jesus Christ

love you all!
-Elder Leete

Monday, December 19, 2011

Transfer for Christmas

I just got the news that I will be transferred tomorrow to Londrina! I'm excited to get to know a new city!  I will also be able to email you guys this Thursday to tell you if the skype time changes, but I'm excited for 7pm on Sunday!

I haven't gotten the package yet, but im excited because this next transfer I will be in L so I will get packages and letters way faster!

Christmas in Brazil is similar, everybody gives presents and stuff, but it really is just an excuse to drink and have a big party and barbeque. It's also interesting that they don't do stockings, because no houses here have chimneys.
We had our zone conference de Natal (Christmas) on Friday, it was really great, I really love my mission president, Presidente Tavares, I have a really strong testimony that he was called of God to be the mission president here now.

I'm sad to leave P, I really have learned a lot from being in a small little branch, especially from the branch president. He is an excellent example of how to be a leader in the church.

I'm learning a lot about the organization of the church, and a lot about the program MLS that the church uses. I bet dad is really familiar with it by now being the secretary (or clerk, i forget which. its the same word in portuguese).

I love you all! Feliz Natal! I gotta  pack all my bags for tomorrow!

-Elder Leete
My District: elder G, Elder C, and Elder E
Yeah its just the four of us.

The church in P, it's a rented house with a big room in the back for Sacrament meetings

Monday, December 12, 2011

Hot all the Time - I miss being Cold


The son of a member was baptized this week. we taught him like last month but he didn’t want anything to hear more but he has been going to church and has been liking it a lot so he got baptized!

I’m doing great here in P, it still doesn’t feel like Christmas though, it’s just really hot all the time. for us the transfers are on the19th, so I don’t know if i will stay here for Christmas or not. if i stay we will be in the house of the branch president, we just need to buy a webcam for him to use but it shouldn’t be too expensive. I don’t know where dad put my word document where i wrote all my account information, but i think I gave it to Rebecca too when i gave her all our photos so maybe ask her. What’s the time difference between us? i can skype in the evening here if you want

I’m sad that everyone over there is sick, but I’m also jealous because it means that it’s because of the cold. I miss being cold.

I got more letters from Jessica and Melissa this week. Also elder C got one from Melissa and one from the laurels. i had to translate it for him. it was his first letter from an American

Have fun with Christmas stuff, love you all,
-Elder Leete


In some of the parks here they have trampoline like things

eu e Elder C, Bonitos demais!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Weird Hot Christmas Season

Mon 12/5/2011 5:19 AM
This gets weirder and weirder as we get into the Christmas season and it just gets hotter and hotter here. My face even finally got sunburned. We are going to buy a little fake Christmas tree so maybe that will help.

The work is going along great here, we are going to baptize the son of one of the members, we taught him about a month ago, but he didn’t want anything more, but this past week he prayed and received an answer and now wants to be baptized!!

Once again I don’t really have anything to write. . . I’m praying for you guys every day and hope you all get better soon.

I’ve got like a half hour left of my comp time so I’m gonna try to send some pictures that I’ve been hoarding

love you all,
-Elder leete

Mon 12/5/2011 5:46 AM
I made French Toast!

A hammock that a member gave me last week - it lasted about ten minutes

(From the mom -editor- this picture is too gross so I'm not posting it. Silly boys.)
A frog we found in the road!

Also on Natal (Christmas) I can skype you guys!!! So make sure that is all up and working. I can skype for only 40 minutes.

-Elder Leete