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, February 25, 2013

Answers to Mom's Questions

What’s your new area like. How are you doing?

The new area is good, the people are great and the members really friendly, just that nobody seems to want to go to church, in the last 3 weeks, none of our investigators went to church. The only visitors where from another City, a member moved from São Paulo to a small little city in the middle of nowhere that  my branch is the closest church unit. This member is really excited about missionary work, he was a bishop in São Paulo. He brought some of his neighbors to church, so we went to that city to see how it is. When we got there, we realized that we were the probably the first missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ to ever set foot there. It was a cool experience. We are going to try to baptize the friends and family of this member, and who knows, maybe even open a branch there. It has always been my dream to open up a new city to the gospel. We´ll see how it all turns out. The city is called Marumbi, it has about 6,000 inhabitants.

Any good teaching stories in the new area?

Teaching stories are all the same: teach, answer questions, call to repentance, accompany progress, etc.

What’s the weather like? Cooling off a bit? Or is this still the hot season?

The weather has been nice these last few weeks; it will rain for a couple of days then get hot again then rain again. This city is at a higher altitude so it’s cooler and windier than Londrina.

We got some crazy news here! Because of all the new missionaries, in July the church will open 56 new missions!! 7 new missions in Brazil!
That means my beloved Brazil Londrina Mission will probably divide with other missions close by to make new ones. I think that the cities of Pederneiras (my second area) and maybe Marília (fourth area) will probably make part of a new mission being made in São Paulo. It’s weird to think about.

I love you all!

-Elder Leete