Monday, May 10, 2010

Happy Mother´s Day!

Happy (belated) Mother´s Day to all you wonderful mothers out there! Grandma Turtle, Mama KK, Joy, Kit, Nat, Aup, and Laura! And soon enough, Christa, Rachel, and Emily!! Em, you´ve got more time on your hands, so no rush. And Rachel´s stil hubby-hunting... Anyways, I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother´s Day! I really enjoyed the phone call talking to Mom, Dad, Rae, and Em, to hear their voices one more time. Thanks again for the news, and the great advice like what to do with Fábio. We´ll make plans and get to work on talking to his parents.
Well, aside from that lovely phone call, the week went very well too! To fill everyone else in, Fábio´s coming along great, and is accepting everything, but hasn´t made it to church because his parent´s don´t like him being taught very much. He could use a nudge into talking to his parents about it, but we´re teaching and inviting him to move forward with faith, and it´s up to him in that regard. But we will keep trying to meet with and directly talk to them ourselves so we can invite them to be taught also, or at the very least let Fábio continue without any hassle.
Last week a young man came to church who had been baptized 3 years ago and had gone inactive, but he made it to church again yesterday which was great, and was able to meet with us to talk more right after church. His name is Jalou and is a great guy. We planned to go by another inactive to walk with her to church, but when we called to check if we could still come by she said she was sick with the flu, but we could pick up her son Pedro and walk with him to church. It took a bit longer than we thought, since walking is slower than driving, and we don´t know our way around as well by foot (especially without our gps), but we made it to church just fine and Pedro really liked it. He´s 9 years old and hit it off well with the other primary kids.
Well, other than that, everything is coming along well! I´m very happy for Mark and Aup that little squirt #2 is still kicking! Yay!! How is everyone else doing? Hope everyone has a great week! Much love,
--Elder Spencer Ellis

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