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!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Whew! It was a super busy week this week that ended up with, you guessed it,


Starting with last Saturday Elder Petersen was having bad stomach pains, so we went in to the doctor and he gave him meds with the instructions to come back if he develops a fever. Sunday night, he started getting a really bad fever so we went back hoping that it wasn’t appendicitis. After staying in the hospital for four nights and doing a ton of tests the doctor finally said that it was probably Dengue and sent us home to rest since his fever went away. As he stayed in the apartment me and Elder R. Silva, our district leader, went crazy doing divisions so that we could make up for the lost time, we even got all the missionaries in the zone to come work in our area for a day. Me and Elder R. Silva visited a family that me and Elder Pineda taught but stopped teaching a while back and we invited the son to be baptized. He was all for it but the mom was really hesitant, but with a lot of work and a marathon of visits on Friday and Saturday it all turned out great and he, Leonardo, entered the waters of baptism on Sunday!! Elder Petersen was well enough to baptize him so he did it! It turned out that Leonardo was really afraid of getting his head under  water, so after a little while of trying he ended up doing the tried and true "sweep the leg" to get him under and everything turned out great!!!

This week we had a lot of visitors in sacrament meeting, so with a little work we should have another baptism soon. Keep praying for us to be able to teach with the spirit and that our investigators will keep their commitments and especially that this new member will stay strong in the gospel even though he’s so young.

That’s it for this week! Until the next!

Love you all!!

-Elder Leete