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Monday, March 15, 2010
Our baptism fell through this last Saturday because Benvindo wants to be baptized in May, close to his birthday, and still has a lot of anxiety over messing up after baptism and receiving the ´greater condemnation´. Despite our explanations and bearing of our testimonies, and praying with him and us all feeling the Spirit, he knowingly said he wants to do it ´his way´ instead of the Lord´s way (sooner than later). Very sad, but nothing else we could do. He came to church and is still meeting with us and wants to be baptized, in May, so I guess things are ok for now. We´re going to try to help him be baptized sooner, but also keep working with the members to find, teach, and baptize those who are ready to go - now.
Well I hope everyone in Brazil is having a fun time! Office life is fine. Don´t worry, I haven´t driven at all since that time a week or two ago. We´re largely waiting for my Portuguese driver´s license to come through. Then the fun will begin... I´m getting the hang of the financial things, slowly but surely. Other than that, life is great! Have a great week everybody! Much love,
--Elder Spencer Ellis