Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Special training with our Mission President

This email may be a bit short because we have been extremely busy with tons of things to take care before the end of the day.

Our Mission President came to Fogo, and we had a special training this last Friday for the zone. Much revelation was received, and it was followed by a fast this weekend. I learned tons of things from Heavenly Father that are going to help Elder Weiss and me continue to lead the zone in the success that we been having.

He did personal interviews with all the Elders, but since he didn’t have time for Weiss and me on Friday, we went to the hotel where he was staying on Saturday morning and did the interviews there. He then had some time to just chat with us, and we talked a bit about cars, which it was way too cool!

Denilson is struggling a bit because he started drinking again, so we have to help him more than ever before. He thought he was ready to give it up, but he felt into temptation again. I know that eventually he’ll be able to give it up for good.

Right now Elder Weiss and I are teaching 17 investigators in our area. We have been so busy lately trying to get everyone scheduled in. We’ll sometimes teach 12 lessons in a day, but is all good!

Elder Calderwood goes home in May, so he has 5 months left. He’s doing great.

Arderto was baptized this weekend along with Lila, Helder and Helde. This was one of the most reverent baptisms we have ever had, and the Spirit was incredibly strong!

Elder Cuestas

1 comment:

  1. Good morning how are you?

    My name is Emilio, I am a Spanish boy and I live in a town near to Madrid. I am a very interested person in knowing things so different as the culture, the way of life of the inhabitants of our planet, the fauna, the flora, and the landscapes of all the countries of the world etc. in summary, I am a person that enjoys traveling, learning and respecting people's diversity from all over the world.

    I would love to travel and meet in person all the aspects above mentioned, but unfortunately as this is very expensive and my purchasing power is quite small, so I devised a way to travel with the imagination in every corner of our planet. A few years ago I started a collection of letters addressed to me in which my goal was to get at least 1 letter from each country in the world. This modest goal is feasible to reach in the most part of countries, but unfortunately it’s impossible to achieve in other various territories for several reasons, either because they are countries at war, either because they are countries with extreme poverty or because for whatever reason the postal system is not functioning properly.

    For all this I would ask you one small favour:
    Would you be so kind as to send me a letter by traditional mail from Cape Verde? I understand perfectly that you think that your blog is not the appropriate place to ask this, and even, is very probably that you ignore my letter, but I would call your attention to the difficulty involved in getting a letter from that country, and also I don’t know anyone neither where to write in Cape Verde in order to increase my collection. a letter for me is like a little souvenir, like if I have had visited that territory with my imagination and at same time, the arrival of the letters from a country is a sign of peace and normality and a original way to promote a country in the world. My postal address is the following one:

    Emilio Fernandez Esteban
    Calle Valencia, 39
    28903 Getafe (Madrid)

    If you wish, you can visit my blog www.cartasenmibuzon.blogspot.com, where you can see the pictures of all the letters that I have received from whole World.

    Finally I would like to thank the attention given to this letter, and whether you can help me or not, I send my best wishes for peace, health and happiness for you, your family and all your dear beings.

    Yours Sincerely