The Santa Maria Mission covers approximately the
interior half of the state of
The people are referred to as
"Gaúchos", a name which sets them apart as natives of the
Lunches are provided by members of the individual wards or branches for the missionaries, and any other meals or snacks are the responsibility of each individual missionary. The missionaries receive a bi-weekly allowance which they are expected to use frugally and with consideration and care before spending.
All traveling in the mission is done by bus. Each missionary is expected to learn to love his companion, his zone, his area, and the people. It is expected that the Book of Mormon has been read at least once by each missionary before he or she arrives in the field.
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