Olá! Bom Dia. Soo, I guess the Lord is truly testing my faith and obedience.. Because not only did i get one greenie, but I AM TRAINING TWO GREENIES!!! They are incredible.. the new program at the MTC is a miracle and is truly helping prepare these missionaries with the language before they hit they field. Irmã Walton is from California and Irmã Gutierrez is from Mexico.. They both speak English and one obviously speaks Spanish.. She has picked up the language quick.. They have so much drive and interest to do the work of the Lord. I love these girls.
I stayed in Madeira until Thursday and i was able to say goodbye to recent converts, members and investigators.. It was a blessing. I really miss that place. It´s hard to leave the islands because who knows when i will ever make it back to visit those wonderful people. The night i said goodbye to the family of 7, The Gouveia Family.. they made me a card and drew me a picture of Christ.. It is beautiful. They said they are going to send me pictures of their baptism and write me letters during my mission. I was so blessed to have found that family.. They are so prepared for the gospel. At the airport i just cried as i left. That place changed my life and my mission. I learned about patience and truly how to take care of the Lords children. However, i have Almada now and i am so excited to get to work. The ward is so supportive of everything. Baptisms, investigators, and you know everything that comes with the missionary work. They gave me a big warm welcome back. Love this ward dearly.
President Torgan gave all the trainers a meeting on Thursday and it was really inspiring.. The work is growing so much out here in Portugal. That man has so much faith in the Lord.. It´s amazing. He has helped the members see the possibility of doing our part as members to help build the kingdom of god grow here on earth. It is not just the calling as missionaries.
When we arrived in almada we got right to work. We don´t have many progressing investigators, we are kind of starting from scratch. We have spent a lot of time searching for new investigators and one day we were knocking doors. A woman wouldn´t answer the door but she was taking to us through the door. It was funny.. She eventually answered the door and said i don´t have much time but you can come in for a minute. So we entered and ended up staying for 2 hours.. She has a messy life but she told us we were an answer to her prayers.. she said she needed us in that moment and we made her day. We left her a book of mormon and told her god sent us her to help her feel his loves. That he knows her and is aware of her situation. My little greenies are teaching and testifying.. I am so proud of them.. they Have such a great spirit and they are teaching me so much about the work as well. I am really excited for this transfer.. We are gonna do work!!
I think you are all great. I love you my wonderful family.. I hope you got my letters i sent not to long ago! Take care.. Be good, and read your scriptures and actually apply them in your life.. Don´t just read them!