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Monday, March 22, 2010
Hello beloved family!
Well, everything´s going pretty well in the office, and with the missionary work we still get to do outside of the office. No driving problems yet, since I´m still waiting for the Portuguese driver´s license - which will look really cool, by the way. This really awesome member family has wanted us to teach the lessons to their adorable and very energetic daughter Filipa who will be baptized this Saturday. She´s still 8 and will not count as a convert baptism, so I guess the members want it to have a bit more ´official sense´ by being taught by us full time missionaries. But oh well, it´s good to serve the members, and we´ll be asking for references soon. Other than that, everything is ... dandy. Today we went with the exec secretaries and the assistants and played around, tossed the frisbee and kicked the soccer ball around. But no ultimate frisbee or soccer games, infelizmente.
So with Benvindo´s plight - we´re not dropping him (leaving him/not teaching him), because he still wants to be baptized. What is ya´ll´s advice for him specifically? Is it so bad to wait til his birthday in May? I´m still convinced he should be baptized asap, and we´ve been talking about doing the Lord´s will instead of ours, and when we do we´ll gain the help we need to resist further temptation... any other ideas? (Thanks Kit for the input on how if we don´t hearken to promptings we won´t receive them as much later on.) But anyways, since Benvindo is kind of putting off baptism, we do want to focus on finding those who are ready to go. Thanks again everyone for your great emails and blog posts. Have a great week! Much love,
--Elder Spencer Ellis