I hope everyone had a great conference weekend! I got quite a bit out of the talks too. I was excited to see the three new apostles. A lot of people here were thinking that one was going to be a Brazilian. I watched Saturday's sessions in English in a room with a some other Americans, but Sunday we all watched it in Portuguese with everyone. Unfortunately I missed a little because we arrived late for a couple of sessions because we were bringing investigators to the stake center. I also wasn't able to watch the priesthood session because of the time. But it was a great, spiritual weekend! A few of the talks that most caught my attention were: Elder Lawrence, Elder Durrant, and Elder Martino.
One of the highlights of the weekend was seeing friends from Cidade do Sol. I served in that ward for 4 months- more time than in any other area on my mission so far. So I got to know all of the members really well. I was really happy to see Deybron and Nábila again and I attached a picture with them.
Things are going just fine here in Panatis. This is one of the older wards here on the mission. Some of the members here have been members for 20 or 30 years. But it is also a really good area. I am happy with my companion, Elder Ledesma. He´s a great missionary. Yes, we live with 4. Our district has 4 sisters and 4 elders. I miss the interior but it´s good to be back in Natal! I like this stake a lot and it has goals to grow and divide. I have gotten to know the president and his counselors well.
Yes, I thought of some things that I hope you might be able to send in the package! Uno, any other simple or cheap game, beef jerky, a small shoe-shine kit if you can find one, and maybe a cd or thumbdrive of Christmas music. Those were just a few things that came to my mind! Thanks so much!
Love you all and happy October,