Dear Family,

This week is carnaval week again here in Brazil.  There are a TON of people traveling and anywhere you go you see parties and EVERYONE watches the parades on TV.  This week was a great week because we had the visit from Elder David Evans last monday.  It was a really spiritual meeting and he taught everyone a lot about our purpose as missionaries.  He said something really interesting too, he said that we are a peculiar people, and what has always set us apart in the past has been the word of wisdom and the law of chastity.  However what will set us apart in the future is the fact that our church defends the family.  Our church defends the truth that marriage is between a man and a woman and that children have the right to be born into a family with a mother and a father.  It was interesting to think of it that way.  This past week has been really busy because we have been preparing the transfers.  President Ferrin is the one that does the transfers and we help him in the process.  Tomorrow is the actual transfer meeting and it is the assistants responsiblity to make sure everything runs smoothly.  Other than that there isn´t much news this week.  This next week is going to be nuts because we have the transfer tomorrow and then on Thursday and Friday ANOTHER general authority is coming to visit the mission.  It is really awesome but kind of crazy too haha.  Anyways that´s about it for this week!

Dad- I had never thought about how Ben will be going into BYU at one of the most competitive times!  I think I´ll be reapplying during one of the easiest times.  Thanks for the notes that you sent me last week.

Mom- Yeah I talked to Elder Bangerter once since he went home but I think he´s pretty busy these days.  I talked to Elder Heiner a couple times too.  Are you guys going to adopt Jupiter?  So is Kendall´s house empty right now waiting for Grame to get back?  Do you think you could send me some more deoderant sometime soon?  

Ariel- That´s going to be cool to have you guys in Austin when I get back.  I can´t believe there are four months left!!  I´ll try and shoot an email to Trenton.  Elder Heiner wrote me a couple days ago and it seems like he´s feeling the same thing.

Lauren- The name of the song is Bless the Broken Road haha.  How was Frozen??  You should try and live with Kira.

Ben- Sounds like a fun week.  Wow you scored 20 points in the church game? haha.  how is school going?  What is your favorite class?

Love you all and hope that you have a great week!

-Elder Caleb Anderson