Yesterday we had our transfer calls and...
`Elder House... Fica!`
`Elder V. Silva... Fica!`
So we´ll be together for at least another 6 weeks and I´ll finish his training. But after another week like we had this week, he´d be ready to train a new missionary.
This week we were teaching a family when we felt inspired to do a little activity with them. We read part of the talk in General Conference where Sister Wixom told about the man who had been separated from his family for 2 years, being taken prisoner in vietnam, and was permitted to send a message of 25 words or less to his family, in which he would need to show them that it really was him, and give some counsel. So each of us wrote a message to our families. Mine is as follows...
THESE THINGS ARE IMPORTANT: FAMILIES MISSIONS TEMPLES SCRIPTURES COLLEGE MUSIC BYUFOOTBALL BRASÍL SWEATERS LASAGNA WOOLSOCKS BALLROOM GOPHERS 800M SPERRY SKIING LETTERS LEATHERMAN MICROWAVE-RICE-COOKER
Maybe some of these things are not so important as I thought before the mission, but as a missionary, I know that some are even more critical than I ever imagined. The temple is a place of power. The mission president has a goal to help every new convert have an experiece with the temple within 2 months of baptism... that could mean visiting the grounds, or doing baptisms inside, but the temple is crucial in our taking the 5 and final step in the Gospel of Jesus Christ... Endure to the End.
The coming transfer will be exciting but also a little bit scary. As of the first of July, the mission will be split, and we will have a new President.
Wish us luck... Or even better, pray for it ;)