A Mormon Carnival

My husband and I had the unique opportunity to live in Brazil from 2004 to 2009. Our time there left us intimate witnesses to the blessings of that country – and also the trials.

Carnival is by far the biggest holiday in South America’s largest country. While it might have started out as a religious celebration, most people will tell you it is now as earthly and carnal as possible. Pleasure in all its forms is highly encouraged and acceptable. And for the suggestible teenagers of the church, it can be devastating.

For many years now, the church has encouraged holding their annual Girls Camp during Carnival as a way to get them “out of the world.” Now, that includes a Young Men’s Camp as well.

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