Monday, December 17, 2012


This week we were very blessed to have the baptism of two young girls, Christina and Kauane. They are both amazing and will be great mothers some day. We also had a branch Christmas party where we got to know many people who we will be able to teach starting this week.

The weather this week has been similar to that of an Oregon spring... lots of rain. The roads in Colombo often turn into small rivers of mud and rocks which makes things a bit interesting at times.

Taking our cameras with us during the day is a bit of a risky proposition, because of the high crime rate here. At first we weren´t too concerned about it, but every single day, someone new tells us that we need to be out of Jardim Esmeralda and Villa Novo by 7:30 at the very latest... We feel like God is trying to tell us something if everytime we talk with someone they tell us to be careful. But we are going to start taking many more pictures during the last couple weeks of this transfer.

Christmas is going to be great. We are having jantar with several families on Christmas eve and almoço com another family on the 25th. It was funny to watch a bunch of families quarrel of who got to have the missionaries over... and who had them last time, and how since they already ate at their house this week that it is only fair to have them at a different house for Christmas, and how since they gave the most references they should get to, etc... :) I am looking forward to Skyping with the family on Christmas Eve and seeing everyone´s faces! Letters here move VERY slowly. This week I got the letter that Calli sent on Thanksgiving.

It is interesting to hear people ask about the end of the world... Here people are generally unconcerned, but they are interested to hear what two gringos have to say about it. And what we think about all the big soccer games... such as the one between the Corithians of Sao Paulo, and Chelsea of England, that took place in Japan yesterday. Corithians won, which was obvious from the honking horns and fireworks that started making all sorts of noise during church yesterday. Of course we don´t know anything about Brazilian soccer, but it seems to always come up.

Well the work goes well here in Colombo! I am looking forward to another week of preaching the gospel with Elder Trevisanut


Elder House

1 comment:

  1. Hey Conner!

    I don't know if you will get this, but it is worth the shot. I am glad to hear that things are going great in Brazil. It is very weird to think that you are in a different country on your mission. How was Christmas? We were originally supposed to go to Redmond but due to weather and some other reasons we stayed at home for Christmas and then went to see my grandparents later the next week. I go back to school in a week and part of me is dreading it but part of me is very excited to get back into a routine again. Organic chemistry is no joke! One semester down, one to go of it. If you can you should post some pictures of what you have been up to! I really have no idea what to picture when I think of life in Brazil... Anyways, keep it up!