The Brazil Fortaleza East Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
October 2, 2013-2015

Monday, February 24, 2014

Week 20 Another great week!

We had two baptisms this week, Cristiano and Davi. Cristiano is the brother of Domingos, who we baptized a few weeks ago. He is so awesome. We really didn't even have to teach him, we just gave him the pamphlets, he would read one before our next visit, and then he would tell us everything that was in the pamphlet the next visit.  It was so awesome! He's one of those people that just gets it, and its been awesome to see him embrace the gospel whole-heartedly. 
Our other baptism was Davi. He is ten years old, and he's been going to church for about 4 months.  He was ready for baptism this week. He's a really funny kid. He had to stop drinking coffee to get baptized. We went for a visit a few days after he knew he had to quit, and asked him how he was doing. He said he drank coffee twice, and elder Etchichury said, "Davi, you have to stop drinking coffee if you want to be baptized!" to which Davi replied, "Etchichury, its ok, I drank it with milk!!!" We thought that was pretty funny. He did quit, so it's all good!  We asked him who he wanted to baptize him, and he said Elder Etchichury, but a little while later he said "hey elders, you both can baptize me! Etchichury can hold my arm, and Poulson can plug my nose, and you can both baptize me!" I love that kid! (for the record, we didn't do that, Elder Etchichury baptized him alone haha)
So everyone knows about Brazilian Carnival, right? Well its supposed to start next week, but apparently, they have something called pre-Carnival, which is basically a party in preparation for a party. Welcome to Brazil, Elder Poulson!  Anyway, there's this big field near our apartment, and for the past two nights, there have been huge parties going on and its really hard to sleep so I've felt like a zombie. Its so ridiculous, they have these giant stereo systems they haul in on trailers and set up and just blare all night. At this particular party there were like 2 or 3 monster size stereos blaring at the same time. The real party starts sometime next week haha wish me luck!
Have a great week!

Elder Poulson
We were able to visit the stadium Castel√£o, because one of the church leaders has some connections!  


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