Photos: Elder Mosiah and I in the Vanespa Building in the middle of the city of Sao Paulo..what a concrete jungle.
Well, I will try to do a lott better this time in the email, I've got a lot more time. Last week was rushed as I had just been transfered to the area.
I have some shout outs for some people.... David Cruz e ai safado! Te amo e tenho muitas saudades de ti! Eu finalmente fui no centro de sao paulo hoje....demorou ne. INfelizmente esse teclado nao da muito pra escrever em portugues...os accentes nao funcionam...nem o question mark! hey, voce tem que procurar meu amigo que esta emTrindade...Elder Beazer...vai la algum domingo e da um abraco pra ele! Mas sim, ta sendo otimo com mosiah..ele e gente boa demais. me mande uma carta com foto da menina que beijar!
Katrine...thanks for the email! I cant wait to get the xmas card, good luck on your final project
Lauren...thanks for the letter! WIll respond next week. Good luck with finals!
Dale...also got your letter! FOND FTW
Onnnnnnnnnnn to the weeek So, the week was definitely a bit interesting. Right when I got in I had to go do a two day division in another area so that we could get a baptismal interview done. Was pretty sweet, I got to know one of the other elders, but it was super weird, as I knew another area better than my own! But, I got back to Jaragua and have been liking it. The place is technically part of Sao Paulo, but it is as interior as it gets. We are a ways out of the center, and there are lots of hills and green and stuff all around. The area is a heck of a lot smaller than Sao Roque though, so that is good. No more buses! Plus, I won't have to spend so much personal money anymore..yes! Only problem is that I have yet to find a good ice cream place.
It is fun being the Zone Leader with Elder Mosiah. Elder Mo
Hey, anyone out there...please send me Christmas Cards...I don't care if they are late, I'd just love to hear from you.
Elder Briggs is an LDS missionary serving in the Brazil São Paulo North Mission. This is Bryan's online journal posted by his Mom. Your comments on the blog welcome. Snail mail costs .98 per letter (new rate). PLEASE WRITE!!!
Save the dates:
HOMECOMING DATE: Thursday, September 16 arriving around Noon at Redmond Airport
Speaking in Church: Sunday, September 19, 9am, Cascade Crest Ward, Bend, Oregon. You are invited! My friend Jonathan will be coming down and we will sing a song in Portugese together. Open House that night...come on over!
Still time to write a letter - too late to send a package:
Elder S. Bryan Briggs Missão Brasil São Paulo Norte R. Dr. Rui Batista Pereira, 165 Jardim Caxingui São Paulo - SP 05517-080 BRASIL email: Elder Briggs can not receive emails or respond to emails, please write via snail mail. If you need to get news to him asap...you can send an email to his mom at email@example.com
We will update the site frequently with photos, Much of the content is directly from Elder Briggs weekly emails to his family and will be italicized.
Elder Alves, Brazil
Elder Brent Parsons - Orem, Utah
Elder Bryce Perry - Austin, Texas
Elder Mosiah - Fortaleza, Brazil
Elder J.D. Schoen - Mesa, AZ.
Elder Gouveia - teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro
Elder Matos - Fortaleza, Ceará
Elder Cruz - Balneario Camboriu, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Elder David Martins - Minas, Brazil
Elder Josh Schooley - SLC, Utah
Elder D. Brian Sinden - Puyallup, WA
September 16 - Flying HOME
Transfer, Mission Office, Sao Paulo, April 7, 2010 New Companion, Elder Parsons/July, New Companion Elder Alves