So nearby Sâo Sebastião there is an area called Lago Sul. For two years, the area went without missionaries because well... it's different. The ward there is made up of ridiculously successful lawyers, ambassadors from other countries and other federal government representatives. Last Monday we went to spend the day with the Elders from Lago Sul. While there, we were invited to an impromptu lunch and wound up spending the day playing tennis at a three-mansion estate (see photo). While leaving the area, the zone leaders called us telling me to get my butt home and pack my bags. Oh, and that starting the next day, I was going finish training Elder M. Magalhães (see photo) from São Paulo... in Lago Sul. So I turned to him and was like... sooo you wanna hear something crazy? I'm your new companion! Or at least something along those lines. So yup, the area is enormous. It spans between two states. If you want to see photos of it, just google "Ponto Joscelino Kubitschek."
But anyway, here's the hype. There's this thing called the Book of Mormon. Abbreviated from its Portuguese translation, it's LDM (Livro de Mormon). Hence, all readers of this email will after finishing reading this email, will pick up their smart phones, snap a pic (preferably of a Book of Mormon in some creative way. But heck, if you want it to be a pony, it can be a pony) and post it on all forms of social media possible hashtagging, #LDMLAGOSUL #LDMBRASILIA #LDMBRASIL, and captioning with your thoughts or testimony about the darn thing. After hashtagging the hashtags of my ward, please proceed to hashtag #BOM(insert your ward here) #BOM(insert your city here). Get crackin'! Tell your ward leadership to get cracklin'! Go Shia Labeouf and just do it!