Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Cuiaba and Manaus Missions

 Two Missions Together

Two Mission, Two Mission Presidents, Two brothers together! 

A Highlight in March 2013 was the realigning of Mission Boundaries. Cuiaba and Manaus Missions together!   Ji-Parana and Vilhena in the State of Rondonia was put into the Manaus Mission.  This is preparatory for the division in the Manaus Mission.  We had the Cuiaba  and Manaus Missionaries together for 2 weeks.  
t was a great experience being apart of this History of the Church in Brazil.  
There are two Brothers - Elder Laws.  One serving in Manaus and one serving in Cuiaba.  They served together as companions for these two weeks.  Awesome to witness! 

This is one of the Branch Presidents in Vilhena.  His wife just had a baby (5 days).  We went to their house to congratulate

 Ji-Parana - Two Missions, Two Mission Presidents and Missionaries from two Mission's together for two weeks

 with President and Sister Klein of the Manaus Mission - We love these two!  The four of us traveled together from Vilhena to Ji-Parana.  It should have been a 4 hr drive but the road conditions are not good and we made it in 6 hrs.   It was a fun drive together!
members of the 2 branches in Vilhena

Vilhena Branch - the overlapping of two Missions
 February we were privilege to attend a Youth Conference.  We were able to witness the baptism of the youngman in the nearby river!
 Bishop and Sister Jacobs of the Coxipo Ward!  Their daughter is a tutor in the MTC!
Cute kids at the Branch Activity in Pedra 90

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Departing Missionaries 2/11/2013

We will miss our missionaries!  Till we meet again

 Elder Smith

 Looking back over the City of Cuiaba and now looking to a new future

 This stone represents the Center of South America
Bro and Sister Smith
 Elder Shirley

New Missionaries 2/12/2013

 Our New Missionaries - We love getting new Missionaries.  We were suppose to receive 10 but our 7 Americans did not get their Visa's so our 3 Brazilians from the CTM arrived.  We are so grateful for these new missionaries - We need them! 

Picking our new Missionaries up at the Airport
Departing Missionaries - Once again we say good-bye to 13 Missionaries -  We will miss them
Till we meet again.....

P-Day with the Sister in Cuiaba

 P-Day with the Sister in Campo Grande - We Love our Sisters!
P-Day with the Sisters in Cuiaba