Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Sorriso Branch
the Sisters 

 Brothers of the Sorriso Branch 

Caceres, Brazil
Lunch with the Elders
 l-r Elder Moraes, Veras, Miquel, President, Shirley, Marque and Curtis
President and Sis. Reber
P-Day with the Elders in Caceres
House of Alligator
This is the only Alligator Ranch in the World
They ship alligator skins all over from here.  
There are literally thousands of gators out here
It was a fun day!
 l-r Elders Shirley, Veras, President, Curtis, Miguel, in front l-r Marcello(Branch member), Elders Moraes, and Marque. 
The man in the stripe shirt is a member of the Branch in Careres. He brought us to this place to show
 This is for my grandson's back home 
I found an Alligator!  
 I think I'll name him....Harvey!  
Elder Shirley
Elder Curtis,  Shirley and Veras

Elders Miquel, Marque, and Shirley

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

This man was the first baptized member of the church in Caceres in 1977
His name is Dario Jose Ferrreira

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Beautiful young mother of 3 children - Her husband is the Branch President of the Sinop Branch
They may live in a different country, speak a different language and have different customs the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the common thread that link us all together
"Hearts are the same"

 Cute family in the Sinop Branch.  The little girl in front is Brenda.  The little girl pink dress came up to me and said in English words "I Love You".  I was so surprised to hear English words.  Her mother knows a little English and taught them to her.  These people are so beautiful!
 Elders in Sinop.  The YM in the white shirt is a member of the Branch
 4 Elders in Lucas, Assistants and our Trainers.  The youngman in the middle is the son of the Branch President.  His name is Hyrum Smith
above- Branch President with a few of the Elders

 below- Elders in Lucas

 above-Brenda  I love this girl the instant I met her!
below- my cute little friends in Sinop
 This boy just turned 12 - He was so proud that the Sunday we were there he was given the Priesthood.
He told us that he has memorized the Article of Faith and recited the 4th one for us 

This was a youth choir - They were practicing for the musical number for our Fireside in Sinop

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

 Rice Krispie Treats were a big Hit!   Thanks to my Sister-in-law from home that sent the cereal and marshmallows.  It was an unexpected treat for the Missionaries! 
 Zone Traning in Rondonopolis - January 2013
 Happy Elders with Packages from home - January 4, 2013
 Elder White's will be leaving the Mission for home next week.  He is leaving mid transfer to start get into school.  We took him out to the Chapada's!  It is something that they all look forward to.

 Elder Louza (his comp) Elder Stipanich (AP) Elder White (departing Elder) Elder Olson (AP)
 Elder white

above:  Finally words of advice from President Reber 

below:The "Yippee - I did it" jump! 


If you look closely over the horizon and to the right you can see the city of Cuiaba!  This is the first time being out here that it has been clear enough to see the city.

 Beautiful Brasil!   

In the tree to the left there is a Red Arara. 

President and Sister Reber   

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year 2013

Our favorite day is receiving new Missionaries.  They bring such an excitement with them!  7 New Elders today, the first group of this New Year 2013!
We love these new Elders!  

These are the Brazilian ladies who prepare a feast for our New Missionaries.  The day begins at 6:30 am.  I meet them both at the Grocery store to purchase the food.  We bring it back to the Mission Home and these two create the most beautiful a delicious lunch for our new arrivals.  
I love these two irma's!  
President and I along with the 2 AP's in the North go to the airport to pick up our new Missionaries
We bring them back to the Mission Home where lunch is ready!  President tells them where each missionary will be going.  I give a short orientation.  Then they are off to the Mission Office where President Reber will interview and the New Missionaries go thru more orientation and meet their 1st companions