Current Mission Address

Elder Dane Edward Eskildsen
Brazil Santa Maria Mission
Caixa Postal 0339

Centro Quarai-RS 97560-000

(updated 1/13)

Monday, March 19, 2012

March 19, 2012

Querido mundo,

This week was difficult, yet had results. We knocked a handful of houses. (Handful= 30-40 based on the contemporary standard for measuring edifices). That was the less than pleasing part of our week, due in large part to our denial of admittance by each one of those abodes.
The good part of the week was that we have marked 2 baptisms for the next Saturday. We marked with Igor (age 15) and his younger brother Pedro (age 10). This last week Igor recounted how his life has improved dramatically as he has started to fulfill the comittments we have given him, an he knows
it is because he is on the right path. He has incredibly strong faith and, without our asking, has decided that he wants to stop smoking so that he can be baptized. He has been smoking for quite a while notwithstanding his young age, but he has already exponentially decreased his usage and is well on track to fulfill the covenant of Baptism. Im stoked. Hope you are all doing well!
-Elder Eskildsen

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

New area Cruz Alta March 4, 2012

                                              Final day in companionship with Elder Melo

   Me and Elder Nascimento.  We both left the same house and were transferred to Cruz Alta together.

                                    My  new companion Elder Fulton at an investigators house
Oi pessoal,
just a quick funny story this week, because I dont have a whole lot of time. So we were teaching a guy named Tiago and we were about to use the scripture John 3:16, ´´for God so loved the world´´, and he started to recite it. That kind of shocked us, so we questioned how he knew it so well, and he said ´´oh, I have it on my back´´. So he turned around and showed us the tattoo he has of John 3:16. That was the first time I have had a tatoo aided lesson. Fun Stuff. Tchau. -Elder Eskildsen