Jed's address for letters...
Elder Jed Breinholt
Brazil Santa Maria Mission
Caixa Postal 0339
97001-970 - Santa Maria -RS
Jed can receive e-mails from you but will not be able to answer them. He can only e-mail his parents. If you are interested in his e-mail address leave a comment and I'll send it to you. From his letter it appears that all letters and packages to go the mission office and they are distributed about 3 times a transfer so about every other week. Thank goodness for e-mail!
Monday, May 5, 2008
Looks a bit like Wyoming in the spring to me!!
I found this picture on the net.
Sao Gabriel is southwest of Santa Maria its population is approx. 68,000 people. The main source of income is cattle ranching and rice farming. Here are some great excerpts from Jeds
e-mail today, Monday is P-day and I get to talk to him next Sunday for Mothers Day! YEA! He sent all the information for our call next Sunday 3:00 p.m our time. 153 hours and 43 minutes but who's counting? ;o)
"Hello family...this is your in the brazil santa maria mission son...IT IS AWESOME! ok i will answer some questions then tell you about my week so far...btw p-days are on monday....
How was it meeting President and Sister Myrrha? Awesome...President Myrrha doesn´t speak alot of english...like none...but the food was good...spirit better...english none...
How do you like it? SÃO GABRIEL...AWESOME...three companionshps...2 of sisters...and us...everyone here is brazillian...all the missionaries...except for me...that is good for my language i guess. Tell us all about your companion? Elder Cordeiro....is brazillian...very...a tiny bit of english....good elder. Your apartment? suprisingly big... The weather? suprisingly cold...I'm going to look for a coat today.
Ok so it turns out i really am in the Wyoming of the south...after i got out of Porto Alegre there was nothing...FOR FOUR HOURS....then after i left santa maria THERE WAS NOTHING FOR FOUR HOURS....its crazy...but são gabriel is good...google earth it...smaller...but our area is huge...my feet are really sore alot....my portugese is getting better cause i have to speak it all the time....but its good...teaching lots...so its good...im not in the ctm anymore...by any stretch of the imagination....life is good...i tried to send pictures but at the internet place we are at...i cant do anything...stuff is so blocked up and i dont understand portugese.
I HAVE PRAYER CALUSES...patches of dry skin on my knees where i kneel...is everybody sending things to the mission now? i hope so because that is the fastest way...i think we are going to eat chiausciria soon...rodizio...but like native...they are every where down here....RICE AND BEANS ARE GOOD...at the ctm the were not as good...so much to tell you so little time....i dont know...have fun in wyoming...your getting warm im getting cold...but its good..."
Cordially...future dwight(that was for you abi)
ELDER JED BREINHOLT!