Thank you everyone for the news, emails, etc! It really is so amazing that we can keep in touch so quickly, and over thousands of miles too! Everything in Portugal is going great. There´s lots of horns honking, so I guess everyone´s favorite teams are winning in the World Cup. We´ll have to see who makes the noise when Brazil and Portugal play... But on to the better and more important things - I had the honor of baptizing Fábio Daniel de Jesus Grilo on Saturday afternoon. The water heater wasn´t working, and we tried to make do by heating water in big pans in the kitchen, but the water was still a little on the chilly side. But despite that and other tiny obstacles, everything went really well. Elder Dias voiced the confirmation yesterday during sacrament meeting, and a lot of members (besides the mother and daughter that have already supported him a lot) gave him a warm welcome and congratulations.
It doesn´t get much better than that. Now we just need to find more Fábios (seja, the ready and willing elect)! Thanks again everyone for your news, updates, blog posts, and other emails. My prayers will be with little Cosette in particular, but as always with all of you as well. Have a great week!
Elder Spencer Ellis
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