I got a message from a Mom on the Missionary Mom e-mail group and this is what she said about her son and the German Immigrants in the South of Brazil.
"One of the cities he served in was Panambi. It is mostly German immigrants. They all speak Portuguese but they must also speak German. My son struggled with the language a little and one day they were teaching a lady there and she could not understand him and asked him if he spoke German. So I think your sons German will come in handy. "
Wouldn't it be great if Jed came home fluent in Portuguese and German!