Monday, December 1, 2014

Mais una semana (another week)

Hello once again friends and family!  We are doing just swell here in Povoa.  Actually we are super excited for our baptism this coming Saturday.  It is possible that we will have 5 baptisms this saturday because we found out that the children of Luisa and Beatriz that have been going to church are older than 8 and are really liking church but the only thing is that if their fathers will let them get get baptized or not.  But I know it will be awesome!  It is just so gratifying and strengthening to see people actually being converted not just baptized.  That is really what I want is for hearts to be changed not just for some white clothes to get wet.  I know that baptism is essential for all and it is good to baptize but when you know that they are going to stay is really what makes me happy.  Luisa is awesome and likes church more and more the more she goes.  Beatriz (luisa´s friend) is also loving it even though she has only been twice, the sprirt has touched her in such a way that she cannot deny what she is feeling!  It is so powerful!  She actually even had us over for dinner last night and her husband really opened up to us which made me happy.  He changed his mind and will go to watch her baptism now and I know the spirit is going to touch his heart as well!:)  It is has been great to get to know these two families and I am so grateful the Lord gave me this opportunity to help them know and feel the truthfulness of his restored gospel.  Truly and amazing experience.  Also our investigator Thomas will also be baptised on Saturday.  He told us he is not taking any tobacco to the sea and when he come back on friday going straight to bed to be baptized saturday moring!:)  Transfers are also coming up this week again but I am pretty sure that I will be staying here another transfer with Elder Ricci and I have no problem with that at all but it will be interesting to be here until Februrary!

So I don't know how many of you have heard about the church's "He is the GIft" missionary initiative but it is incredible!  If you haven't, go online to and watch the awesome video the church has put out and then share it on Facebook twitter pintrest all that jazz.  It is a truly touching video and will help many come unto Christ this chirstmas season but it is up to us (the members) to get it out there!:)  Share the Gift!:)  

I love you all so much and I am so excited to hear how your holidays are going!  I hope you all had a wonderful thanksgiving and know that we are well, excited, and happy here!

With much love,
Elder Brandon Eldredge

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