I really do not have much time to talk today. I had lot to do and very little time to do it, I just have a couple of minutes to talk you all.
I am doing much better than I was. I just had been spoiled to for the last couple of months being with very experinced missionaries, but I am over it and we are doing just fine here in São Borja.
São Borja is a city in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. São Borja is the oldest municipality in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul and was founded in 1682 by the Jesuits as the first of the Seven Points of the Missions. It is situated on the Western Frontier of Rio Grande do Sul on the border with Argentina which is defined by the Uruguai river.
São Borja is known as the Land of the Presidents as it is the birthplace of two Brazilian Presidents: Getúlio Vargas (1883–1954) and João Goulart (1918–1976).
My companion and I saw the river today, and we thought to ourselves, wow, this girl wants to get baptized in that filth. It is not the cleanest place on earth. It is darker than the Wabash to give you an idea. But she insisits that the river is the only way.
I am doing fine here. We are teaching alot, and we are trying to get the members involved in the work. They are helping out alot. I discoverd that also that they is nothing open at lunch time here in our neck of the city. We will have to go to eat in the center of the city when we want to eat from now on.
I love you all, and hope you all are doing well.
Elder Caleb S. Carriere
I really do not have much time to talk to you guys, but I am doing well. I am doing alright with my new companion. I am not much of a fan of training. I am so used to having a companion who is just as capable as I am in teaching as I am that I have been kind of spoiled.
I do like my new area however, and we´ve marked a baptism in the River Uruguai. I am very excited for that, although we cannot baptize her, because missionaries cannot go into the water. It will cool however. I will enjoy it.
My new companion is from São Paulo, and his name is Elder F. Santos.
Elder Caleb S. Carriere
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
|Río Uruguay, Rio Uruguai|
Sunset in the Uruguay River, from Misiones, Argentina
|Countries||Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay|
|- elevation||1,800 m (5,906 ft)|
|Mouth||Río de la Plata|
|- elevation||0 m (0 ft)|
|Length||1,600 km (990 mi) |
|Basin||365,000 km² (140,000 sq mi) |
|- average||5,500 m3/s (194,000 cu ft/s) |
The Uruguay River (Spanish: Río Uruguay, Spanish pronunciation: [uɾuˈɣwai]; Portuguese: Rio Uruguai, Portuguese pronunciation: [uɾuˈɡwaj]) is a river in South America. It flows from north to south and makes boundary with Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay, separating some of the Argentine provinces of the Mesopotamia from the other two countries. It passes between the states of Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil; forms the eastern border of the provinces of Misiones, Corrientes, and Entre Ríos in Argentina; and makes up the western borders of the departments of Artigas, Salto, Paysandú, Río Negro,Soriano, and Colonia in Uruguay.
The river measures about 1,600 kilometres (990 mi) in length and starts in the Serra do Mar in Brazil, where the Canoas River and the Pelotas River are joined, at about 200 m above mean sea level. In this stage the river goes through uneven, broken terrain, forming rapids and falls. Its course through Rio Grande do Sul is not navigable.
Together with the Paraná River, the Uruguay forms the Río de la Plata estuary. It is navigable from around Salto Chico. Its main tributary is the Río Negro, which is born in the south of Brazil and goes through Uruguay 500 km until its confluence with the Uruguay river, which is located 100 km north from the Uruguay's confluence with the Río de la Plata, in Punta Gorda (Colonia Department, Uruguay).
The river is crossed by four international bridges (from north to south): Paso de los Libres-Uruguaiana International Bridge, between Argentina and Brazil; and the Salto Grande Bridge, General Artigas Bridgeand Libertador General San Martín Bridge between Argentina and Uruguay.