Monday, March 29, 2010

Escapé... funny, that´s spelt the same way as escape!

Hello Beloved Family!!
No, I do not want any kind of escape from mission office drudgery. Just the beaurocracy (sp?) of Portugal.
What shirts were Mom talking about?
CONGRADZ to Joy and Darrell for having a girl! In process, anyway. Now those four great boys you have can be even greater as older brothers to a baby sister.
Thanks everyone for the updates, blog pictures & news, and everything. Elder Mateer, one of the executive secretaries, is Scottish, and I was happy to tell him that I have an uncle and aunt in Scotland but was slightly abashed not knowing the specific location. Thanks Rob and Christa!
So life in the office is fine. Pretty good. Ok. Could be worse... frequent headaches and beaurocracy holdups are indeed frustrating, but in the strength of the Lord I can do ALL THINGS!! The happy place / silver lining is getting out and really being a missionary! We found two new investigators last Monday, one of which was a reference of other missionaries. Stélvio (said reference) had moved into our area, and is a good guy. Gildur, his friend who was there Monday night, also liked to talk, but we might need to get his information since with our follow up visit he wasn´t at Stélvio´s house. Could be that he lives there and just wasn´t home, but we´ll double check next time. Benvindo hasn´t changed yet - still wants to get baptized and knows this stuff is true, but wants to wait so he won´t mess up somehow and bring greater condemnation upon himself. In other ecclesiastical news, Isabel, a recent convert who I interviewed for baptism, is awesome, wants to serve a mission, and is praying about her family, friends, and acquaintences that are ready to accept the gospel. Team success: Holy Ghost (team captain), members (life-blood of the team), and full time missionaries (offense... in a good spiritual way). Well, that´s all the bit of news I´ve got. Much love!
--Elder Spencer Ellis

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