January 27, 2015
Dear Family and Friends,
We are working hard to turn this area around. We are running from one side of Cabo Frio to the other teaching and inviting and sweating. We are starting to see more results from the hard work that we are doing. We are bringing more people to church on Sundays and we are going to finally have more baptisms on the 7th and hopefully this week if everything works out.
This week we spent a good time working with a family that is very special for me. This is a family that I am getting a second chance to teach on my mission. I met them in Maricá with Elder Braun. They are a referral from one of the counselors to the mission president here and they moved to Cabo Frio about 2 weeks before I was transferred to this area for the second time. A year ago the parents weren't married and we couldn't get them to start the longggg marriage process here in Rio, but over the past year they started and the only thing left to do is have the marriage and they are married. They have 6 kids in total. 2 who are at the age of baptism. We went there and had a very spiritual lesson about eternal families and we invited them to be baptized. For now only the two sons can be baptized and we marked their baptism for the 7th. One of them is on vacation with an uncle in another city so when he gets home he will get the news that he is getting baptized that day. They are really starting to progress now and I'm glad that I got to return to baptize at least some of the family for now.
We are trying to help this ward get excited again like I said last week. We are starting to see some changes. Members are teaching with us, and helping in the church with visitors and such. Things will continue to get better as the time progresses.
Besides that I am happy and well. Just trying to work hard for the little time that I have left.