December 30, 2014
Dear Family and Friends,
As you can see, I'm emailing today because we had transfers yesterday. It was a sad day. Both Elder Luque and I were transferred. But happy news is that we are both in Cabo Frio now! We are both still the zone leaders, but we aren't companions now. We are both zone leader/trainers. I am finishing the second half of training of Elder E. Silva, who happens to be my grandson here on the mission! (One of the missionaries that I trained started his training, and when you train a missionary he becomes your "son") So I am my own grandson's stepdad. Fun huh?
So we went to Rio yesterday morning, and came back to Cabo Frio last night. I'm so tired today. I lost a pday, and spent like 11 hours in busses in one day...It's rough. But I'm wicked excited to see everyone again here in the ward and the area. And I feel like I know why I came back.
There is a family that I started to teach my last few weeks about a year ago when I was still in my first area, Maricá. This family moved to Cabo Frio recently. I am going to reactivate the dad and baptize everyone. They are a referral from the one the councilors to the mission president. I'm a little anxious because we are going to have to results and success fast, and plenty. But we can do it. It's weird serving in the same area two different times, but at least this time I already know the streets and the city and I can keep from making the same mistakes as last time.
I don't have much time to talk more. It was great to see most of you on Skype last week! I can't wait until Mothers day already. I'll talk more !!!
We had the baptism ! I baptized J! He was truly a miracle golden investigator! One more family completed, and preparing to be sealed in the temple.. It was hard to leave them.