Monday, January 3, 2011

1/3/2011 First e-mail from Teresina

Dear Dad and Mom.
Things are going good here in the mission. Like I said last week I have been transferred and I am now in Teresina as the district leader.
It is pretty hot here but luckily I was transferred here after what is called the BR Bro which are the 4 months of SetemBRO, OutuBRO, NovemBRO, and DezemBRO which are the hottest here. Now it is the raining season here in Teresina.
So my new companions name is Elder Moraes. He is from Sao Paulo and he has only 3 months here in the missio. He is from my old comp/my sons group.
I am working in an area called Cidade Satelite (Satelite City). It is just one ward but it has 2 sets of missionaries in the ward.
I still don't know the address of our house exactly but it's located on a street called Mercurio. We live with the zone leaders which are Elders Piacenti, who is going home in 24 days and Elder Romero who I met at the MTC in Provo and will go home after me.
I don't know how many Elders are in Teresina but I would guess at least 40. There are only 6 Elders in my district so the area is really good the members here help out a lot and are giving references.
We should have some baptisms this week. We are teaching this lady called Jaqueline. She has already heard all of the lessons from the missionaries and her kids actually got baptized the week of Christmas and we are trying to get her baptized. We convinced her to go to church and she did and now we are helping her with Book of Mormon and some other doubts and other things about the church.
I can't believe that its already 2011. It doesn't even feel like it. I hope that you all had a very Merry Christmas and an excellent New Years.
One more of my packages did arrive at the mission office just waiting on one more. Oh and I found out today that we now have a new address for the mission.All cards and packages have to be shipped to this address now.
Missao Brasil Teresina
CP 2321
Teresina, PI
So if you could send that to everyone or at least let them know that would be great.
Well that's about all that I have to tell you this week. I will try to get my address and send it to you Dad.
I love you all very much
Love your son,
Elder Crittenden

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations to Elder Crittenden on becoming District Leader! And thanks for posting his new mailing address. Happy New Year.