Monday, January 25, 2010

January 25 e-mail

Hey I am glad that you got the photos that I sent. I was trying to send more but it was taking forever and the thing about the cashews is a video so I tried sending it but it was taking too long, so I didn’t send it. Speaking of pictures I am taking more pictures than what I am sending home but I need somewhere to save them so I can send them home. If you could buy or send me a flash drive or memory stick or whatever you call it so I can back up all of my pictures and then send that home every once in a while. The problem with sending stuff home is that it is kinda expensive and I don’t know how safe it is to send it but if you send me a flash drive and some CD’s I will back it all up and send some home. One of the streets that I live on is called Idelfonso Cavalcante but our apartment is on the corner across the street of that live market. I hope that helped, if you want to know I don’t know if it will show up on google maps but my area has a group of homes in it and its called Dom José maybe that will help it is right close to our apartment too. I miss snow! Zone Conference was good. We left Thursday afternoon at 2 and had a 4 hour bus ride to a city called Parnaiba. Zone conference was good I didn’t understand everything but I understood quite a bit. It reminded me alot of what the MTC was like, sitting for hours at a time. I like walking around alot more. Also this Sunday we had not only Stake conference for Sobral but we had a baptism too. Stake Conference my companion and I were in the choir and we did really well, because a few weeks ago we were not sounding good at all, but it was a miracle. The baptism was good too, we baptized a girl that we have been teaching for 2 weeks now and it was really awesome to see her get baptized because she has been excited about it for a while now. We are teaching 2 other men and preparing them for baptisms this next week so hopefully they will still be baptized. I think I talked about them last week but there names are Zacarias and Tarcisio. It has been amazing to see the change in their lives. Zacarias has a son who is handicapped and he is really funny, when we first came to the house he wouldn’t even talk to us but now he gives us hi 5´s and we can talk to him and although he cant speak in sentences it is fun to talk with him. Some food that I ate this week that was really good it is called "Cha de Burro", which translates to "tea of donkey" which sounds really funny but it was so good. All that it was is corn, condensed milk and sugar and it was good. We have interviews with the President this Wednesday and when he saw me at Zone conference everyone comment on how much that my Portuguese had improved and how good it was. To tell you about my mission area yes it does cover those two states but it also has a little bit of the state that I am in which is Será but not much of it. I will try and get some more photos to you but right now the computer that I am on is not working with my camera so I don’t know, I really need that memory stick. I don’t know what else to talk about but I will talk to next week. Love you all very much and I am praying for you all. Love Elder Crittenden


  1. Hi, I've been following your blog because a young man from my ward is in Sao Paulo CTM preparing to come to Teresina. I enjoy hearing about what it's like there, and I'm grateful to you for your postings. His name is Justin E. and he's 22 yrs old. I know you'll make him feel welcome when he gets to Teresina. He's a great guy and he has a strong testimony. Take care and be well.

  2. I found your blog because I was looking for information on this mission!

    My name is Andrea Thayne and I'll be reporting to the MTC in Brazil on June 23rd then serving in the Teresina Brazil mission!

    Thanks for posting Elder Crittenden's mission experiences. The photos have gotten me really excited!!

  3. I'm glad people are following James' blog. He is having a wonderful experience.