It was sad to see Elder Martins go, but it’s been great with my new companion. He´s a real fireball. Elder Serrano is from Río de Janeiro and he´s got a strong personality (like me). It’s been fun. We have to collaborate a lot to put our two ideas together, but I´ve never seen so much personal progress in me as a missionary, and we are seeing a lot of success.
I´ve been really stressed in the office this week. One day 4 big challenges came out of nowhere and I had to go flying out of the office to all parts of Santiago. We thought that a few missionaries that arrived on Tuesday had not received an entry stamp in their passport. I felt like I was going to explode! But the funniest thing was that when I got to the airport (cause that’s where the officials said I had to go), We realized after the airport official examined the passports that the stamps were there. Only that they were sooooooooooooooooooooo faint that it was almost impossible to recognize. The whole office got a big laugh out of it. I did too! I need to follow my own advice and not get so stressed. Everything will work out!
And when I got to the sector to invite people to baptism, oh it just brought me back to life! Its so weird how preaching the gospel will literally take away fatigue, stress, and anguish. As it reads in Alma:
"And the Lord provided for them that they should hunger not, neither should they thirst; yea, and he also gave them strength, that they should suffer no manner of afflictions, save it were swallowed up in the joy of Christ." - Alma 31:38
Look for that joy of Christ in your everyday life. It will bless you forever.
Love you all!
PS: IM A GRANDPA IN THE MISSION!!!!!!!!!! ELDER FERREIRA´S TRAINING A GREENIE FROM INDIANA!!! WOOOOHOOOO!!! :D