Well the Lord is blessing this part of His vinyard. Saturday Mário Jorge da Cruz Vinhais (he goes by Jorge) was baptized! He had finally given up smoking a few weeks ago, and has joined his wife and daughter as members of the Church. Now I pray that his two sons, Bruno and Ricardo, can be further prepared by the Lord and have their hearts softened to accept and live the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Well, hard to beat that news, but another great treat was to have Rob and Christa pull a surprise visit at Church! Just by looking everyone seemed to already tell that we were brothers, like I´ve never heard that before! :D But it was a pleasant surprise, and a great blessing to have Rob´s help in teaching Sunday evening. Thank you Rob and Christa! (Although it´s not over yet, because we´ll probably go to Sintra for most of Preparation Day.)
Well I hope everyone is doing great. I´m very happy for Joy&Darrell and Mark&Aup, way to go bringin in the kiddies! I hope Grandma Turtle can get better in every way, and way to go Mom for being the angel! My prayers are with all of you, and I hope you had a great New Year´s celebration! Mine was a firework show of z´s. Well, have a great week everybody! Love,
--Elder Ellis V
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