Monday, July 25, 2011

7-25-11 Transfers! Going back to San Martin as a trainer

7-25-11

[Lori wrote] I'm glad that the gospel is making a difference in Eliete's life--it's a wonderful thing to see when that happens, isn't it? YES I LOVE HER AND HER FAMILY. I SERIOUSLY AM GONNA HAVE TO COME BACK TO VISIT THESE PEOPLE AFTER MY MISSION! (OH YEAH AND IF SOMEONE OF YOU WANTS TO COME PICK ME UP FROM MY MISSION NEXT MAY, SEJA BEM VINDO).

SO ON FRIDAY WE HAD AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE WITH HER THAT I DON’T HAVE TIME TO WRITE ABOUT, BUT BASICALLY SHE WAS EXTREMELY DISTRESSED AND CALLED US. WE WENT OVER AND TALKED ABOUT SOME STUFF AND BY THE TIME WE LEFT SHE WAS GENUINELY HAPPY. SHE TOLD US THAT SHE IS SURE THAT WE ARE REALLY REPRESENTATIVES OF JESUS CHRIST. AS I TOLD ELIETE, I THINK THAT HELPING HER HAS HELPED MY FAITH A LOT TOO. SHE IS SUCH A SINCERE AND JUST PURE HEARTED WOMAN. SATURDAY WAS THE BAPTISM OF ELIETE (36ISH), TIAGO (HER 12 YEAR OLD SON) AND IEO (HER 9 YEAR OLD SON), WHICH WENT GREAT! SHE INVITED A BUNCH OF FRIENDS TOO, AND SEVERAL OF THEM WENT AND LIKED IT. THEN SUNDAY MORNING SHE GOT TO CHURCH AND BROUGHT ALL THE SAME FRIENDS! MANY BAPTISMS ARE COMING THROUGH REFERENCES OF ELIETE. ONE OF THEM IS AN EX MINISTER THAT WE TAUGHT DURING LAST WEEK, WHO WENT TO CHURCH AND AFTERWARDS WE WENT OVER AND HE ACCEPTED BAPTISM. HE WILL BE A BISHOP IN 5 YEARS, MARK MY WORDS.

NOW THE TERRIBLE NEWS, I WAS TRANSFERRED. I’M LEAVING CAMARAGIBE, WHICH MUST BE THE MOST SUCCESSFUL AREA IN THE MISSION RIGHT NOW, AND AM GOING BACK TO SAN MARTIN TO RE-OPEN THE AREA WITH ANOTHER NEW ELDER STRAIGHT FROM THE MTC, DON'T KNOW WHO YET. I WAS REALLY SAD TO BE TRANSFERRED.

TONIGHT I GET TO GO TO A FAMILY NIGHT WITH ELIETE, THE FAMILY OF THE EX MINISTER GUY (MARCELO) AND FAMILY, AND CHEILA. BUT TOMORROW I WILL ALREADY LEAVE TO SAN MARTIN. [That's definitely Portuguese language construction coming through!!] ELDER BRADLEY WAS TRANSFERRED TOO, AND JOHNSON JUST STAYED WITH A BRAZILIAN ELDER THAT I HAVE ALREADY LIVED WITH.  BUT I ASKED PRESIDENT IF I COULD RETURN ON SATURDAY, AND HE LET ME BECAUSE JULIANA WANTS ME TO BAPTIZE HER. AND BRADLEY WILL RETURN TOO BECAUSE HE IS GOING TO PLAY THE PIANO FOR THE ENTRANCE OF THE NOIVO AND NOIVA [Groom & Bride]. SHOULD BE A GREAT WEDDING, WE WERE IN THE MIDDLE OF PLANNING IT WITH THEM YESTERDAY WHEN I RECEIVED THE CALL THAT I WILL BE TRANSFERRED. IT WAS HARD NOT TO CRY OR GET MAD.

JULIANA WILL BE BAPTIZED WITH HER CUNHADA [sister in law] YOLANDA, BUT WE (WELL, ELDER JOHNSON) WILL HAVE TO KEEP WORKING WITH MARIANO. THEY ALL WENT TO CHURCH YESTERDAY. DUDE EVERYONE WENT TO CHURCH YESTERDAY. WE HAD 4 FAMILIES IN THE CHAPEL. I AM USUALLY LUCKY IN MY MISSION TO HAVE 4 PEOPLE IN THE CHAPEL. AND NOW I HAVE TO LEAVE. UHG

DON’T HAVE TOO MUCH TIME [to talk about a typical day], AND THE TYPICAL DAY WILL BE CHANGING NOW, AS I START IN A NEW AREA. I HEARD THERE IS A LADY THERE WHO WANTS TO BE BAPTIZED, SO THAT IS GOOD. AND I WILL SEND PICTURES FROM THE WEDDING NEXT WEEK TOO!!!

HAVE A GREAT WEEK, LOVE YOU TOO
BYE

1 comment:

  1. have you learned how to play latin jazz yet?

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