Connor's Rio Address

Here is the mission home address for letters and packages:
Elder Connor Keetch Ottosen
Brazil Rio de Janeiro Mission
Dois de Dezembro 78
Salas 703/704 Flamengo
Rio de Janeiro RJ 22220-040
You can also e-mail him at
He can get e-mails AND now he can e-mail family and friends back!!!!!
THANKS for the letters! He says they are like gold!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Gospel protection

Hey Family! 
So Isabele was baptized yesterday! It was an awesome experience, and the ward really came together to make it special. It was cool because the aunt talked to us earlier and told us how much they had worked to have an influence in their family. They live in the same yard as many other family members, and most are against the church. Now we are teaching her parents, and even though it is going a bit slow, I´m excited to see what happens. This week we also had a lot of progress teaching with some of the members. It is sometimes interesting. Our ward mission leader went with us yesterday. He is a member for about 10 years, but before he lived on the other side of the fence. He took us to visit one of his old friends yesterday. She was very accepting, but it was sad. As they talked about old friendships many of them had already died, very very young. Others are addicted, and others are lost. Now you look at where our ward mission leader is, with his own home remodeling business, doing very well with a family married in the temple. Truly the gospel provides the only real protection against the increasingly worse world. I hope to be able to share it with as many people possible in the short time I have left. 
We will have zone conference this week with President. It sounds similar to what you had and I am very excited! 
Well tell the family that I love them, and am always praying! Love you all!
Love, Elder Ottosen

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