Elder Justin Corey Lee
Portugal Lisbon Mission
Apartado 40054
1500 Lisbon

Monday, February 16, 2015

Well the first full week of training was good. I am now realizing how much I wasn't taught very well, so I am learning too. Next week will be even better and the next month will be better because I now know what I am doing, mais ou menos. :) Elder Michelsen is learning a lot and already speaks better than I did. He told many stories already in Portuguese to me. It's great. But it has also made me realize how far I have come.  I have realized that I can actually understand everyone, for the most part, and I can say basically what I want. Elder Michelsen is doing awesome, and next week is going to be great!!!

This last Saturday, or Valentine's Day, the youth of the branch put on a date type of thing for all the old people. We got invited and to invite investigators. Unfortunately no investigators came. but it was fun. The pizza in Portugal is so strange, but good, and nearly everyone eats it with a knife and fork. We didn't.

Being Senior Companion I have realized that it is a lot of responsibilities - to keep track of all of the recent converts, less-actives, all of the investigators, and invite members to come to a bunch of lessons. And as many of you know, I don't like calling people that much, but I think I am getting used to it.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Well I haven't personally written on this for a while. But I will write a little agora.

I am in the same place, Viana do Costelo, the coldest area and the farthest north area in the mission, and probably the largest area as well. I am now training Elder Michelsen from California and I am only in my 5th transfer. I don't know why I was picked. But I do know that the Lord provides a way for everything. I know I was assigned to this position for a reason. I just don't know why. :) Our area here has a lot of recent converts and less-actives. Our teaching pool is really small. If any of you have any ideas on how to find new investigators, please let me know. :)

The Gift of Tongues is real. It's only been 6 months and I can speak a new language fairly fluently. We have a goal with Elder Michelsen that he will be fluent by the end of this transfer. It's going to be awesome. 

I don't really like doing these mass emails because I never really know what to say and I don't have enough time to say everything. 

I hope you all know that I love each and every one of you.  You are a special child of Heavenly Father, and if he can love you, why can't I. :)  You all have played a special part in my short life and you all are helping me on my mission. 

Eu agradeço por tudo. vocês são incríveis. Eu amo cada um de vos, com todo o meu coração. desejo que eu pudesse expressar meus sentimentos a vos. Mas, é difícil. guardeis todos os mandamentos e vocês vão prosperar em tudo fizerdes.

Com muito amor,

Translated, the above says,  "I thank you for everything. you are amazing. I love each of you, with all my heart. wish I could express my feelings to you. But it's hard.  May you keep all the commandments and you will prosper in everything you do.

"Much love,"

Elder Lee