6th Area:  Hugito (City of Limpio)

December 31, 2015 - Present
Companions:  Elder Polo (Columbia) & Elder Castillo (Equador) (Elder Castillo was transferred out the following week)

5th Area:  Trinidad (Asuncion)

Dec 16, 2015 - December 31, 2015
Elder Fermin (Nivacle Tribe from the Chaco)

Not quite sure of his area....

4th Area:  Emboscada 

Nov 4, 2015 - Dec 15, 2015 
Companion:  Elder Bustillos (Ecuador) 
District Leader

Aug 12, 2015 - Nov 3, 2015
Companion:  Elder Garcia (Uruguay)

This is where Brandon is living!  The LDS Chapel is in the bottom center of the photo.

 “San Agustín de la Emboscada” refers to the ambush before the Spanish Conquest, against Carios tribe made by Guaicurú people. It is also known as the Stone City because most of the people's job is mining.  The weather in Cordillera Region is mild and dry. Temperature ranges from 22°C to 39°C, in winter the temperature is 3°C.  Census 2002:  Emboscada has 12,225 inhabitants. 80% of Emboscada's population considers itself to be of African descent. [1]  It is located 38 km far from Asunción

On June 24. in minas a small town, there is a festival honoring San Francisco Solano. During this parade people walk behind San Francisco Solano's image singing and praying throughout the town till they get to the church. They wear masks and dance to drums rhythms, as a way to remember their ancestors, enslaved Africans. There is a lot of typical food, many local bands and pilgrims wearing feathers and leaves from banana plants together at the big square dancing and giving thanks for the favours to San Francisco Solano.

3rd Area:  Aregua (has served currently 3.5 months)

Areguá (Spanish pronunciation: [aɾeˈɣwa]) is a city in Paraguay; located 28 km away from the capital city Asunción. It is the capital of the Department of Central. Probably the best feature of this Paraguayan town is its geographical location; it lies between a group of rolling hills with a distinctive rock formation (found only in 3 places in the world) and a beautiful blue lake, Ypacaraí lake. The topography of the surroundings gives this town a unique natural charm. The colonial architecture, largely preserved, along with its original cobble stone streets makes this small town a very quaint destination. Here, one can find magnificent mansions, which are laid out as surrounding corridors enclosing a central plaza (usually a beautiful flowered garden). It is also known as the "city of strawberries" because of the large production of strawberries, the best in Paraguay. The city of Areguá is also home to skilled artisans who showcase their works in expos held throughout the year. The History Museum of Crafts is located in this city. There's also many art galleries with a wide variety of antiques and works of art from the last century.

June 4, 2015 - Aug 11
Companion:  Elder Calderon (Peru & Oregon)

May 20, 2015 - June 3, 2015
Companions:  Elder Dawson (Texas) & Elder Silvera (Peru)

April 8, 2015 - May 19, 2015
Companion:  Elder Gladamez (El Salvador)


2nd Area:  Juan de Salazar (served 4 months)

December 4, 2014 - April 7, 2015
Companion:  Elder Breton (Orem, Utah)


First Area:   Kokuere, City of San Lorenzo (served 3 months)
September 9, 2014 - December 3, 2014
Companion:  Elder Torres (Chili)

San Lorenzo is a city located in the Central Department in Paraguay. It is a suburb of Asuncion, and the third most populated city of Paraguay. The National University of Asunción campus is located in San Lorenzo. The city is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Lorenzo.


CCM:  July 31, 2014 - September 8, 2015

Companion:  Elder Olsen (Lindon, Utah)

Elder Jared is  currently learning and studying at the Missionary Training Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He will be there for 6 weeks and then its off to Paraguay!

Argentina CCM (which is what they call the MTC here)

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