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!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Welcome Home Elder Leete!

The last dot is filled in.

Waiting at the airport

Looks like another Elder is also coming home- turns out he was also in Brazil.

Here he comes!
He met up with Elder Bender in route home.  They were companions in the CTM, but served in different missions.

First Hug is with Mom

Greeting the sisters

Strong Brazilian accent

Souvenirs are handed out on the ride home: Earrings

and nut rings.

Home Sweet Home
All the Leete Kids together again.
Very Happy and Proud Parents.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Monday, April 15, 2013

Still Working Hard

hahah definitely was a trunky letter. (yes, his mom is a little trunky writing about plans for when he comes home.) But don’t worry, I’m working hard. We baptized 2 more this week, real miracles; I’m lazy to write what happened, so I’ll tell you in person here in two weeks. haha :)    


parabéns!!!!! She  is going to baptize a LOT. It’s one of the most baptizing missions in Brazil!!!! (Kevin's cousin Erica got her mission call to Belem Brazil and will report to the CTM on Sept 4)

Have a great week everyone, this is my last week of real missionary work, all next week I will spend traveling.

I love you ALL!
-Elder Leete

Monday, April 8, 2013

Miracles like Skittles

This week was crazy, but good. We went to various small cities where missionaries never went before, one old man was baptized in the sister´s area (president doesn’t let the sisters travel to other cities) that we taught. He had already gone to church several times, we just had to teach him the lessons and challenge him to be baptized.

Also, in another city, there is a family of a missionary that is serving in northern Brazil. The family wants to get baptized, but they don’t have any way to get to church on Sunday. It’s a poor little city, and the bus is expensive. It’s also like an hour away from Apucarana (where I am, the closest city that has the church). I’ll just have to ask the district president to try to rent a van or get some member to bring these people church

But also we had 3 BAPTISMS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The girl that me and Elder Hoskin baptized brought three of her friends to church last week, so we taught them all the week and two of them got baptized on Saturday after watching conference!!!

Also, there is a young man that came to church with his uncle, his sister and brother are baptized already, so we taught him everything and he was baptized on Sunday! (He originally was gonna get baptized last week but his mom wouldn´t be able to watch so he wanted to wait till this week)

God is pouring out the miracles; the hard part is working hard enough to try to catch them all!! It makes me remember an old skittles commercial that it starts to rain skittles and everybody is trying to run around and catch them in their hands. It’s kind of like that. I’m tired but happy.

I love you all!
-Elder Leete


Monday, April 1, 2013

Easter Candy, Suits, and Shoes

Feliz Páscoa!!

Seems like everything rolling along well at home. you should defiantly baptize that Japanese family that moved in. when a person moves they are way more acceptable to the gospel, they need new friends and stuff so you should invite them for family nights with other families that have children their age and let the elders leave the message of the restoration. Suggest that you give them a ride to church and accompany them in the classes. They will feel the spirit and want to be baptized.

I got the Easter package, I’m living with 2 Brazilians and an Uruguayan who all love peanut butter and the starburst jellybeans are the best candy I’ve eaten in 2 years. You just can’t beat American candy.

We had my last zone conference this week, yes that’s my new suit. My suits are still in goodish conditions, I think I’ll give one to a recent convert in Londrina if it fits him. My shoes I’ll leave here because they are still in good condition, except for the ones that I used before the mission which the soles are all destroyed. With a shine they still look good so ill return home with those.

How old is Alyson? How can she be getting married? I still think of her as like being 13.

requests to return home? Give the motorcycle a tune up and make a list of all the cool movies that have come out in the last two years. And get me a job. I feel like I’ve just been bumming off you guys my whole life I want to feel useful now.

I love you all!!! Only 4 more weeks!

-Elder Leete