Monday, November 29, 2010


Hi Family,

So I'm not in my new area yet, I'm still in Joinville but there is some cool news.  I don't know if you all remember Rosalinas family, but I was teaching them when I was in Fatima.  They're a part member family and anyway I was teaching a man Fernando but he didn't get baptized.  I left and he and his wife moved out and now are living in Taum.  This Sunday
they came walking into Sunday school.  I was super surprised to see them and they told me that Fernando would be getting baptized this Friday and invited me to their house.  We went to their house and taught them a lesson and he asked me to baptize him.  He doesn't actually live in my area but I'm pretty sure that I will be able to perform the baptism. It's sweet, isn't it.  I'm super happy.  I have thought of him off and on for seven months.  I had been teaching members of his family and baptizing them.  The whole time wanting to baptize him but I never got the chance and now the last week that I will stay here in Joinville I will get to baptize him. So sweet!

Love, Elder Millyard

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Letter from Prez

Dear Family,
We received the following letter yesterday from Michael's Mission President dated November 11, 2010:
Dear Millyard Family,
Thank you for preparing such a wonderful son.  He is a great missionary and a fine young man.  It is with pleasure we inform you that your son has been assigned to the counsel of the most trusted and faithful missionaries on the Brazil Florianopolis Mission.  He will be serving as a Zone Leader in the Joinville Sul Zone.  Zone Leaders provide the example, training and enthusiasm that keeps the mission headed in the right direction.  In other words, they provide the vision of the work for the rest of the missionaries.  Only the very best missionaries have the capacity to serve as Zone Leaders.  The extra work load is tremendous, and they are still expected to bring souls unto Christ through baptism.  Your son's resonsibilities will include training all missionaries in his zone (eight to ten missionaries), conducting zone meetings, conducting baptismal interviews, solving problems within his zone, and informing the president of serious problems that may exist.  He will also have the opportunity of working closely with the local stake or district president.  We are overjoyed to have your son as a member of this elite group of leaders in the mission.  We know that he will execute this reponsibility with the same degree of faith and diligence he has demonstrated in every other assignment and responsibility he has been given during his mission.
Thank you again.  You have a wonderful son.  We love him, and we know that the Lord loves him.  We will continue to care for him, please continue to communicate with him.  Letters are very important to full time missionaries, even the most elite!  He is in the Lord's care.
Walter Guedes de Queiroz Jr
Mission President

Monday, November 15, 2010

Beach Baptism

Umm so this week was pretty cool.  Sunday morning we went to the beach with this lady Cristin and got all wet it was super awesome.  I'll send you a picture.  We went to church there in Grudatuba and them got a ride with a member back to Joinville all in time for lunch.  Sunday night we taught this really cool couple.  They have been to all sorts of really cool places
like Egypt, the Easter islands, Jerusalem and who knows where else.  OK, for now.

cool that Elder Costa had time to talk with you all.  How many people were invited?  Looks like it was a very intimate group of mostly his ex-missionary's.  That's awesome that Patrick got back.  Next time you see him tell him I love him and that he also needs to find some "gatas" that wanna send me some letters, hahahahahaha,  but really letters would be nice. 
Sweet! When are they going to get done with the Gilbert Temple? That's really

Love you all,

Elder Millyard