Monday, August 19, 2013


This week, has really been the week that we gave it all back to the abism....
I know that really somehow, there's a word that rhymes with schism....
I don't believe that anybody feels the way I do about baptism....

and all the water we now use is frozen
and all the saints that need our help have spoken
there are many people that I would like to get wet, 
and I know how.....

its called baptism,
you know its going to happen,
be baptized now..... (X3) 

okay, I had that song run through my head about 200 times this week, it has been placed on the music-car playlist to attract people to the attention of the banners..... 

okay, so this week rocked in the fact that next week we will have at least 5 baptisms. We had 7 investigators come to church!!!! que coisa maravilosa!!!!!

okay, so heres what happened.  

Dr. Etsuko, the wife of our branch president, Presidente Chiake, found this family trying to hitch hike to the hospital where she was going to work...well, turns out that the dad passed out on the road because a car hit him and drove off, and the 4 kids (ages 10-16) were trying to find somebody who has a cell to call for an ambulance or give a car-ride... they are extremely poor, living out in the middle of no-where between cities.  Dr. Etsuko picked them up and after a couple of days, they returned to the home, with the help and care of our branch president....well, they asked them if they frequent any church, and the fact was that the father was looking for a church, but no pastor would let them in because they didnt have anything to pay tithes... (sound like the story of almulek and the rammeumptum?) [I'm certain that I spelt that wrong...] well, they went to church yesterday, and they loved it so much that they all want to be baptized this sunday! what an incredible miracle!  Im so excited for them.   Funny things about this family- the daughter is 12 and told me that her biggest desire in life is to be baptized.  I almost cried.  2nd thing... they had a giant painting of a naked woman on their wall, that they had found on the side of the road.  I was on a division when we went to visit them for the first time, and my DL, elder De Oliveira, when we entered asked if we could take the painting and burn it.  well, we started a fire outside...and burnt that pornography..... hahahahahahahaha, well, things that only missionaries would think of doing...  3rd thing. they have a wood stove, but no chimney, just 2 holes in opposing the smoke passes through the house and is taken out when the wind blows (*something that is possible in Osório only because the wind NEVER ceases here), when Entered, I thought that the house was on fire and hit the deck to avoid inhaling pure smoke....

We had a branch activity on Saturday, we had a combined everybody was to bring a dish for everybody to eat, and your own meat to be roasted.  Well..... we had about 50 people show up, and about 100 kg of raw meat.... it was AWESOME, and EVERYBODY got completely sick from eating so much meat. But it was soooooooo  goooooood....... Definitely an awesome ward activity that I will suggest when I return to BYU... 

So if anybody doesn't know by family is going to move to Utah.  I still don't know how I feel about that....but it will be nice to not have to use so much money to visit the fam. on vacation. 

Today we had transfers again, I wasn't transferred but my companion was, So I'll stick around for another 6 weeks here in Osório and help this branch become a ward.  our average frequency for the last 4 weeks is over 100, as opposed the 50, 6 months ago.  Just something to chew on.

anyways, thank you for the wondeful emails everybody, have a fantastic week :)

Keep your stick on the ice,
Elder Eliason

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