Current Mission Address

Elder Dane Edward Eskildsen
Brazil Santa Maria Mission
Caixa Postal 0339

Centro Quarai-RS 97560-000

(updated 1/13)

Monday, April 2, 2012

MARCH 26, 2012

Dear internet blog,
So like two weeks or so ago we got a call from one of the scretaries saying that we hadnt paid the electric bill for 6 months in our apartment, because the last elders to pay the bill hadnt told anyone that came next how to pay it. Therefore the next elders to come came up with some false notion that the bills were paid directly from the mission office, which falacy was perpetuated until recently. So we were blissfully unaware of our lack of payment until our beloved secretary related it to us. So we graciously sent 6 months worth of unpaid billage to the mission office. As time went on we thought about how truly lucky we were that they hadnt yet cut our power. This week however, our light was cut, thus ending our energy laden euphoria for 2 days. Turns out that the secretaries had received the bills but had not paid it. The energy company decided then that 6 months was too long for us to be stealing power and belatedly cut our power. We spent then two days doing everthing by candlelight and living like pioneers. In the end we got everything sorted out, and nothing that was in our powerless fridge has killed us yet.
     Baptisms. We had two baptisms on Saturday, which was truly amazing. I baptized Igor, who is 14 and was the one that I talked about last week who quit smoking, and my companion baptised Pedro who is 10. It was awesome to see how happy they were to take on that covenant. This work really is amazing.
Hope you are all doing well, and I hope you hear from each of you someday.
-Elder Eskildsen

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