This is a blog about my (Dane Eskildsen's)
mission to Santa Maria Brazil. I will be serving
in the mission for two years, and I can't wait!
My mum will be updating this blog with
letters and info about how I am doing,
along with pictures and all kinds of goodies!
Current Mission Address
Elder Dane Edward Eskildsen Brazil Santa Maria Mission Caixa Postal 0339 Centro Quarai-RS 97560-000 Brasil (updated 1/13)
Monday, December 3, 2012
Dec 3, 2012
2012Dang thats pretty crazy that dad
still has work in December. Is it still not getting to be very cold there? Im
lucky that we still havent gotten to the point that not even a shower cools us
off. It hasnt gotten SUPER hot yet, or rather, its been hot, but it isnt
nonstop. The nights still get a bit cool. I will enjoy it while it lasts. I
didnt even know that the Christmas devotional happened. No one in this ward
said anything about it. Thats too bad. Maybe they will re air it in Portuguese
That sounds cool that we have
relatives in the bread business. I really do like bakeries but it seems as
though that is something that is on the decline in the US. Here in Brazil they
are sometimes found on every corner.
I had a feeling that James would
have a bit of trouble on the mission. Jacob worte me a letter a while back and
by the way James talked about his mission it didnt seem like he was really
wanting to be there. The difference is really in the desire to serve the lord.
Something that no one can be forced to do.
So I received a package a few weeks
back but I dont know if it is one of the two that you mentioned. It was the one
that had the shoes in it. Is there two more besides that one? I got that letter
that you sent with colemans email in it.
This week was good but it sure was a
test of patience. We had interviews with President which went very well. He
gave me a few counsels on how to deal with my district and then asked me ´´did
you know that your companion, Elder xxx has a weapon?´´ He then proceeded
to tell me that someone informed him that he has a gun. Not a small gun but a
musket. A large musket. I was 99% positive the my comp doesnt have a gun. He
asked everyone in our house the same thing. As it turns out he does not have a
gun, but as we did some detective work we found out that an Elder in xxx does in fact have a gun. He bought a gun to sell to a recent convert.
There are 2 problems with that. First of all in all missions in the world
missionaries are prohibited to have guns. Second is that Guns are illegal here
in xxxx thus classifying what this xxxxx did as illegal arms trafficking.
That made this week a bit difficult and there were a few emergency transfers.
We did find some good people to teach though. We are still having a bit of
trouble getting people to go to church, but other than that the work is going
I went to a ear nose and throat
doctor the other day because Ive been pretty deaf in my left ear for the past
(4) weeks. As was expected it was only caused by ear wax build up, so I took a
medication to soften the wax to be extracted later today. He also did a basic
face area exam and he discovered that I have a deviated septum which is
obstructing almost entirely my left nostril and causing difficulties on the
right. So I found out why I have a hard time breathing through my nose and why
I feel like im suffocating in very humid places. Dang. Im full of little
problems haha. This next week is gonna be good and if I get transferred I will
be sure to tell you ASAP.