Last transfer day!
I will receive a new companion, Elder M. He is in my same group so we will
finish the mission at the same time in 6 weeks. It will be weird for the two of
us to finish at the same time.
This week we didn’t have a baptism in our area, but we helped another area have
one. There was a girl that went to church a couple of times that wanted to get
baptized, but is really timid and shy. We did a split with the missionaries
there, and my companion went to their house Sunday morning, got the
baptismal form singed by her dad and after church did the baptismal interview. She
had a lot of questions and concerns so it lasted for an hour and a half. Later,
at about 5:00 we went to her house again to talk with the family and
everything, and after another hour and a half lesson/conversation she decided
definitively to be baptized. We ran to the chapel, filled up the baptismal font
at fast as we could (hose, buckets, and everything) and at 8:30 that night she
was baptized. It was a miracle! It was really great too because it had been a
while that that branch hadn´t baptized.
I’m on the last transfer, last 6 weeks. My goal is to have weekly baptisms
here, and I know that with the Lord´s help I can do it!
Good luck Jamie on your mission! Go and baptize everybody!! The secret to being
a good and successful missionary is just eating, sleeping, and dreaming
baptisms. The Lord gives us according to our desires. So just go a little crazy
and do everything you can to help a growing number of people come unto Christ
by helping them receive the restored gospel through faith in Jesus Crist and
his atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost and
enduring to the end.
As for packages. . . .just some good old American candy. I miss it. And Brazilians
I love you all!