Dear Family and Friends,
Well, during the week I was transferred after all. I was in the office on Wednesday morning for a training meeting, and I was told there that I was going to be transferred that day. How dumb huh? But I'm actually alright with it now. I really did want to stay in the Vila for the rest of my mission, we were seeing some real success and progress like never before in the ward, but "I'll go where you want me to go."
I'm now in a new area with a new comp, and happily am no longer a zone leader. Well, at least it's nice to be able to focus more on my area and my own progress. I had been kind of hoping to be released as zl for a little while now to be able to really focus on working hard as just a missionary for the end of my mission. I'm now in the area, don't laugh because it's pronounced differently in portuguese than you are going to read it, Anil. I got here on Wednesday night, and this week we had another 2 baptisms here. I- was a man that felt that he should go to church last week and I taught him on Thursday for the first time and we invited him to be baptized Saturday and he accepted and was baptized. He is super elect. Golden. We also baptized on Sunday a young man J who the Elders had already marked the date with before I got here. My comp is now Elder J. Silva. He was trained by Elder Siebers. Cool! He has been here in the area for 2 transfers already.
I'm getting to know the members here and all of our investigators still, but so far I'm loving the area. I think that it is the smallest area in the mission too. Going to save my feet from more wear and tear.
Tomorrow we already hooked a birthday party for me in the chapel, which is the biggest and nicest chapel in Rio too. Look it up on Google maps! I live on Rua Tirol 188 in a nice apartment in the back of the condominium.
Well, I'm going to have a great birthday tomorrow and I'll take plenty of pics. I don't have pics to send today because I forgot the cable at home. I'll have a member send them to you this week.
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