Pretty crazy week here on the mission, first to start it off it we had interviews with president and that's always an eye opening experience and this time was for sure a crazy one, Always super nice to sit down with president and just talk, talk about whatever and as always an inspired man. My testimony grew big time about that, i had a question for him all week and as soon as i sat down i hadnt even said a word and the first thing he says was exactly what i needed to here and pretty much a direct response for my question! It was crazy! but interviews with president are always interesting especially since this last week was the last week of the transfer... it was on the same day as carnival and we had to get home early as to avoid any risk of danger so that day wasnt to good for missionary work, but the rest of the week was pretty good.
But also Marilia was baptized!! and what great faith this lady has... we called her at 8 to make sure she was awake and ready to go, to get to the chruch at 9, but she said she already left, so we were super excited! we catch a taxi and head off to the chapel and get there but marilia isn't there... where is she.. she should be here by now.. we look everywhere but nothing, around 855 we are sititng our side trying to call and find out where she is when she suddenly comes walking through the gate looking absolutely beat! We run up to her asking her what happened and she said that she left at 745 because she didnt have any cash for taxis so she had to walk all the way from here house to the chapel... now remember this isnt like utah where the chapel is a hop skip and a jump down the street.. this chapel is about 1.5 to 2 miles away from her house!!!! It was crazy.. she didnt have breakfast, she walked for an hour and a half in the blazing african sun to be baptized.. i almost shed a tear!! the baptism was beautiful, she left the water and had couldnt move she was in a glass case of emotion.. haha but you could tell that this baptism meant a lot for her, i had the chance to confirm her a member and that was a super cool expereince.. Shes awesome and im super sad to leave her..
because im leaving this area.. sad day.. from the first day here to now its been a long time, its been a lot of hard work and have truly grown to love everyone here in this area, i will miss it dearly, i opened this area my first day here in the mission and stayed with it until we finally got it progressing really well. It been a lot of hard work and i couldnt be happier with the work that i have accomplished here, im leaving this area with zero regrets knowing that i have given 100 percent into it. Ill miss all the wonderful members, investigators and esspecially my recent converts, but i have no doubt ill see them again since the church here is so small.. On to Viana!!