December 10: The baptism didn't happen. She has an addiction with smoking. We were ready to baptize her but she got really sick and couldn't go to church. The other family keeps changing our times to meet with them. I haven't ever seen them go to church, but I am sure they are going to go this next week. I don't know how. But we will see.
The most important thing in the world is to read the Book of Mormon and pray every day. Without those things each day, the world will shoot arrows and spears at you and you won't have that prayer to block them.
December 16: This past week has been the worst week for the mission in a long time. We only had three baptisms last weekend. Our baptism fell again. The investigators keep getting annoyed with us and I don't understand why. We talked to them about it, and got it all figured out, but they still have that little feeling. I think we will end up trying to mark her the 27 or 28 of December. That family was sick last week. The father said he would go, but he didn't. We had a lesson with him Friday about prayer and it was amazing. We hope to keep talking with him and keep his desire to be baptized.
December 22: It's been the worst week I have had in the mission number wise ... we didn't have very many lessons, but contacted a lot of people, just never could get a hold of them again. It's hard ...
Go to this website. I am in one of the pictures (bottom picture) with all of the missionaries. middle row towards the left.
On Christmas Day we were able to Google Talk with Elder Lee. He looks good and had a hard time with some English words. He has a cough but says that is normal this time of year. He doesn't seem to be homesick and is learning to like fish. He will stay in Viana do Castelo at least until the next transfer which will be February 2, 2015.
Viana do Castelo is one of the farthest cities north. The mission averages between 10 and 15 baptisms a week.
Please pray for Elder Lee and his investigators.