Got some newssssss for y'all this week! My good ol friend Elder Ramirez has finished his mission and I dropped him off at the mission office this morning!!!! hes heading out tomorrow morning at 1:30 am!! gonna miss thi s lil "peruano louco" I will be staying here in Rio Pequeno and my new companion will be ELDER BARTLING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hahahaha thats right, AGAIN!!! haha I'm super stoked!! hes a boss and it will be sweet to be his comp again!! We also got a few other areas added to our zone including JARDIM CONCEIÇÃO!!!! My first area!!!! I am soo stokedddd cause I will be able to do exchanges there again and visit everyone!!!!!!
As far as the week goes, everything was super awesome!!! We had a little miracle happen this week with a few members Analita and Marivaldo which was super awesome!!! They have been members for like 15 years now, and went inactive for quite some time. A few months back when Ramirez got in the area, he was able to reactivate them and baptize the other members of the family that weren't members. It turns our that when Analita and Marivaldo were baptized, their baptismal record was lost and there is no record to testify that they where actually baptized!!! Our bishop called the stake president, we talked to the bishop from that time when they where baptized, bishop called Salt Lake City and NOTHING!!! So the only way was to baptize them again! We called president Thomas and he said "LETS MOVE FORWARD!" haha so we pulled the trigger and got em all prepared and interviewed and were baptized last night!! It was super cool for Elder Ramirez because he really loves that family and he got to baptize them both!! It was a super cool experience and it was truly a miracle! Not sure how the record was lost, but I know that it all happens for a reason!
Also ran into a recent convert at the temple this week who I helped teach a few times in my second area Granja Viana, and he was buying garments preparing to be sealed with his wife and family!!! Sooooo cool!!!! His name is Ricardo and is a Japanese guy that was super hard and didn't want anything with the church but was baptized by the other elders! It was soo good seeing them and that they were sealed!! So awesome! this is the best work in the world. Excited for a new week, with my man. Bartling!! LOVE YA GUYS SO MUCH AND HAVE AN AWESOME WEEK!!!
Photos from LAST WEEK!