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.