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, January 28, 2013

Enjoy the Ride

this week right now will be the last week of the transfer here, and i´m here 6 months already so i probably will be transfered. its good i´m getting worn out of this area.

also we have a couple that we are trying to help, they were able to stop drinking coffee but now we just need to help them feel the spirit strongly to want to be baptized this sunday.

after this week i will only will have 12 weeks left on the mission, i´m starting to get scared, its like that feeling when you start to sled down a hill and you start going so fast you cant control it or stop it any more. you just got to hold on tight and try to enjoy the ride.

i  love you all
-Elder Leete

Monday, January 21, 2013

Finding the Elect that God has put in your Path

this week we had a Miracle!!!


on Tuesday i was doing a split with an elder in another area, and during companion study he got a call from a guy that was wondering where the chapel is located. he expressed his desire to go to church here because he had moved recently from another state where he was going every week. 

we discovered that he is living now in the area where i´m serving with elder P, so we called him later to find out more details. turned out that he has been going to church for 4 years but couldn´t be baptized because he was living with his girlfriend and was not married.

he split up with her and moved here and wanted to fufill he dream of being baptized in the Church of Jesus Christ!!!!!

we didnt even have to teach  him anything! he already knew everything! was baptized on saturday and confirmed on sunday

it really goes to show how all that we do as missionaries really isn't about how smart or how well we have memorized the scriptures, its all about finding the Elect that God has put in your path. in 4 months i worked really hard with Elder S, but didnt baptize anyone. and in this last week God just sends someone out of nowhere. thats why you cant really measure your success by how many Baptisms you have, but by how much you feel the Spirit in your day-to-day proselyting and how much you try.

I love you all! we have a a couple that is progressing but is a little scared of the baptismal commitment. pray for them.

-Elder Leete 

Monday, January 14, 2013

A Great Week for Me

First things first, in our area we had a 

 A recent convert family in the ward has a son that wasn’t baptized because he went to go study in another state, he came back last week. His only problem was that he was addicted to coffee (not SUPER addicted but enough to make it a little hard to stop) so a priesthood blessing and us buying his coffee from him solved that problem. He was baptized yesterday after church.

On Saturday we had a CASAMENTO

After a year of teaching this family, (that family that we found and baptized their daughters) were married. That was a cool experience; the first couple that I helped get married on the mission.

Then on Sunday night we had another BATISMO!!!!!!!!!!!!!


A great a week for me, and we have another couple that is progressing a lot, I think they will get baptized this Sunday.

I love you all,

-Eder Leete

Monday, January 7, 2013

Trying to Hold Water in my Hands

This week has been pretty normal, spent the whole time trying to find people interested in the message of the restoration.

This week marks 1 year 8 months on the mission. It feels like the time is slipping through my fingers, like I’m trying to hold water in my hands. It’s ending way too quickly, I’ve baptized way too few people!!
But that’s the life of a missionary, try your best to use the time that´s given to you, and when you run out you run out and that´s that, can´t go back to change it. I just hope that as I approach the end I have the energy to keep doing my best, every week I get more and more tired. When I get home I think I’ll just hibernate for a week.

love you all, keep praying for my investigators so that they have the courage to follow the spirit to change their lives.

-Elder Leete