Ryan is currently serving in Arapiraca with Elder Soares. I love that they refer to it as a "rapidly growing TOWN". Where I grew up we drove into town--all 1,109 residents of it!!.
Arapiraca is a municipality and a large and rapidly growing town located in the center of the Brazilian State of Alagoas, some 135 km (84 mi) from the state capital, Maceió. It was founded in 1924.
As of 2010, it has a population of c. 214.006 inhabitants., but IBGE estimates 227.640 inhabitants for 2013. Arapiraca is the second largest city in Alagoas.
The city is known mostly for its production of tobacco and thus is often considered "The Brazilian Tobacco Capital".