Brazil Salvador South Mission
March 2017-March 2019

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Letter From the CTM President

Dear Parents,
Sister Grahl and I are very happy to let you know that your missionary has arrived safely at the Brazil Missionary Training Center.  What a great joy and privilege it is to greet each missionary as they begin their missionary experiences with us! We will surely take good care of your missionary.                                                                                                     
The missionaries now have companions and are settled into their rooms.  They are assigned to a district with capable and caring instructors for language and lesson study.  Their branch presidents and wives will meet them this Sunday.  These wonderful couples are richly blessed as they work with, motivate, and interview the missionaries assigned to their branch.
The MTC has a physician to care for their health needs. We are also happy to report that the MTC food is plentiful, healthy and very good.
Your missionary will be able to e-mail home on Preparation Day after a morning at the Temple.  This will be either Wednesday or Friday, depending on individual assignments.
Your missionary is about to make an eternal difference in the lives of many others. President Lorenzo Snow said: “There is no mortal man that is as interested in the success of an elder when he is preaching the Gospel as is the Lord who sent him to preach to the people who are the Lord's children".  We love these missionaries as if they were our own.  We will watch over them carefully to ensure they are ready for a wonderful missionary experience after the rewarding time they will have in the MTC.
We thank you for preparing such a wonderful representative of the Lord.
Pres. Paulo R. Grahl and Sister Zuleika M. Grahl

Monday, March 20, 2017

Lots of hard goodbyes

The first goodbye was G.  He came down from Provo to see Park, go to his farewell, and to say goodbye.

Oma came for the farewell and helped with the yummy treats for Park's open house.

Tyler came for the weekend, we loved having all three of the kids together again in our house, even if it was only for 4 days.

Will was in town from UVU, Parker loved being able to see him!

Bishop Brown came by and they were able to say goodbye.

Zach and Nate, and Isaac on FaceTime.

These two have never gone more than a week without seeing each other since they were in 7th grade...

Saying goodbye to Zoey as we walked out the door...

Parker and Tyler say one last goodbye over FaceTime at the airport.



And Mom.  :(

See ya in 2!  :)