Holidays on the Mission

One strange thing about the mission is that every day seems the same. By the way a missionary acts and works, there’s really no telling if it’s Tuesday or Friday, or if it’s January or July. Missionaries don’t take days off1, and they follow a...

Learning About João Pessoa, Paraíba

Until Brenden received his mission call we had never heard of João Pessoa. In fact, one of the first things we did was to consult a world map. It is the capital of the state of Paraiba (almost like Olympia is the capital of the state of Washington). It is located on...

Language on the Fly

For it shall come to pass in that day, that every man shall hear the fulness of the gospel in his own tongue, and in his own language, through those who are ordained unto this power, by the administration of the Comforter, shed forth upon them for the revelation of...

The Visa Has Arrived!

When a missionary travels outside the United States, a passport is required. It proves to other countries that he is a citizen of the United States. It is basically asking the other country for permission to cross the border into their country and temporarily become...