We ended up dropping Nando. He knows these things are true but he hasnt come to church in a long time now. Lourenço and Verónica were baptized last week. I baptized Lourenço and two kids and Elder Wilhelm baptized Verónica. Those were the pics sister Merrill sent you . It was their baptism. (Garcia) has everything ready to go for his marriage, but his wife has to travel to the provinces to get a document so the process might take a little bit longer then we are hoping. Unfortunate we had to drop (Sergio), he stopped coming to church. After we got put together President Merrill called Elder Hansen and Elder Hansen said that this was our second time together and President said something like I must have overlooked that because I didnt see that. (President Thompson liked to keep people in areas for a long time, but President Merrill seems likes to have the max be 4 transfers so I am pretty sure I will get transferred this next transfer.
Joyce is the Girl on the left and Isa is the girl on the right. They are Garcia's daughters I(well Isa is his daughter, but joyce is his niece but he takes care of her)
(Letter I sent to President and Sister Thompson)
I am glad that you and Sister are doing well! So I do not know if you remember or not, but Elder Hansen and I were companions in Cassequel and then transfers came and you decided to split us up and have us both train. I had an interview with you and you said you that Elder Hansen and I had been working well together, but you felt like we both needed to be training. Then you said "maybe in the future I will need two zone leaders and I will put you back together" or something along those lines. Well I do not know if you heard, but Elder Hansen is my new companion as Zone Leader :) Also it was interresting because Elder Hansen was in Lubango and he took the bus up to Luanda and when he got here to the area President Merrill called him to see how the trip was and during the conversation Elder Hansen mentioned how this was going to be our second time together as companions and then President Merrill said something like "Well I must not have been thinking and looked over that one!" I thought that was kind of funny and interesting, but it looks like you were both inspired and we are really suppose to be together again for the second time! :) Anyways I just wanted to share that with you!
How are you doing!? I just wanted to write you a quick note and tell you how much I love you! I miss you a whole lot! (Playing games, making bread... ect!:) Thank you for being such a great Mission Mom to me!!
I love you both tons!!!
1.)Yes (Domingas)is Diosta's, the girl who got baptized, Mom. No she is not a member yet. She also has to get married or separate from her boyfriend\husband.
2.) forgot to try my debit card.
3.) Haha yeah :) When the Violins finished their mission the Missionaries moved into the house that they were using, which was a really nice house! (Lubango)
4.) So we went to Lourenço and verónica's house last Monday and Verónica was not able to sit with us, but we sat with Lourenço and we talked a little bit about the baptism as well as the Priesthood and then afterwards Lourenço said he wanted to say something. He then started to tell his conversion story and how he found the missionaries and how his house is deep in a neighborhood and is very inconvenient to get to but some how the missionaries were there. He then explains more about his conversion and how it changed his life and then he said "you guys (the missionaries) have been my good Samaritan!" As he was explaining these things I started to tear up a little bit and I thought to myself I bet he thinks I am crazy for tearing up, but then I saw Elder Hansen out of the corner of my eye who had only met this family maybe twice and I saw him wipe a tear from his eye has well. A little bit later in the conversation Lourenço started to get a little bit teary eyed as well. The Spirit was so strong and I have never had a greater compliment given to me in my entire life. I have never received a greater compliment then when Lourenço from the deepest part of his heart said " you guys are my good Samaritan" When he finished we were speechless. We did not know what to say, we ended up thanking him for his kind words, but there were no words to describe what we felt. It was so marvelous!!! There is no greater thing that anyone can do on this Earth then help other people be happy! No greater thing!!
That was my FS experience this week Mom:)
Love you Tons!!
Dad-Wow what a big change!!! For labor day, but that sounds like a whole lot of fun!! I hope that all is going well!!
Love you pops!!!
Mom-Tell Bec and Pres I love them so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!