Andy's Mission Scripture

Andy's Mission Scripture:

"I know that which the Lord hath commanded me, and I glory in it. I do not glory of myself, but I glory in that which the Lord hath commanded me; yea, and this is my glory, that perhaps I may be an instrument in the hands of God to bring some soul to repentance; and this is my joy."

~Alma 29:9

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Last Few Days in Brazil!!!

Hi Everyone! 

This is all happening so fast!!! I thought i was going to be spending my last days in Ducks then 
we received the unexpected news of a mission conference with two general authorities! We had heard 
rumors of Elder Dallin H. Oaks coming to Brasil so we got super excited! Turns out that ELder Oaks 
never made it to Brasil... :( He had a routine surgery done and Elder Packard was too concerned to let him fly so he
gave the no go. BUT we were happy to hear that we would recieve a training from Elder Mazagardi and Elder Christiansen two seveties!!! And the fact that the entire mission would reunite meant that i would see many great companions and friends! Sadly I had to say farewell to my peeps in Ducks earlier than expected,,,Gosh Im going to miss that place...I talked last sunday to my dear Duck ward to say goodbye and that night we had a great baptismal 
meeting for 4 people! We baptized Cristovão´s younger brothers Kevin and Ruan and one of their neighbor friends Igor and they are awesome, Lucas a recent convert of ours helped them out a lot to be integrated well into the church. He is now the Young mens President!!! Elder Gomez and Elder Da Mata they baptized a woman. It was one of the best baptismal meetings of the ward. Totally packed!!! That sunday night or should i say Monday morning 1:30 in the morning we traveld to Joao Pessoa to have the mission conference! It was so good...I ended up staying here in Joao pessoa and had the great priveledge to work in Castelo Branco on monday and tuesday!!! I got to see old friends! They were very surprised that i was still on the mission haha It was SO strange to be back there after more than a year...Gosh today is going to be crazy. I arrived real early as the first in the Mission HQ and just had my last interview with the President which is something i will remember for the rest of my life... I´ll be spending the day with ELder Clawson and Elder Daniels here around Joao Pessoa until 500 is when we need to be at the Presidents house to eat Dinner!  TOm i will be giong to the Temple!!! Yeah!!! For sure i will grab you a schedule!  I love you guys so much! See you Friday!!! 

Love, Elder Andy

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