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

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Week 52

Dear Family & Friends,
My week was awesome! I am loving being a missionary more than ever before. We had two baptisms this week, Anderson and Wanderson. The W in Wanderson makes a V sound - haha. Portuguese is weird like that, half the time W is normal, the other half makes a V sound, but V always makes a V sound. so Whatever...anyway, they are brothers, 16 and 17 years old, and they are awesome! They were super excited to be baptized. My companion, Elder Da Mata had been teaching them about a week or two before I got to the area. Their mom and sister both came to their baptism, and church before the baptism, and they really liked it. They even invited us over to eat today, so we are pretty excited about that because cash is low and the fridge is empty!
This week, we also met a woman named Graça. She stopped us in the street one day, and told us her son served a mission, that he is a bishop in Fortaleza right now, and how she loves missionaries. She told us we were always welcome at her house. In fact, she fed us lunch last Thursday. It was a miracle, because our lunch appointment for that day fell through, and we didn't have money or food haha.
So this weekend is General Conference, and I am so excited! I love telling people about what conference is, and explaining about modern day prophets. There are a few people we are teaching who are super excited to go and watch!
Well, like I said, I am loving being a missionary, and everything is going great! Thank you all so much for the thoughts, prayers, and support!
Um abraço,
Elder Poulson

the smallest watermelon i've ever seen

baptism of Anderson and Wanderson! yes, they are brothers. and the W makes a V sound. because Portuguese.

we got a little extra money to buy a thing of gas for our kitchen. i cant remember the english word haha but anyway, we got the extra money for that. probably the first and last time that i'll touch 100 reais on my mission!