Sorry I didn't have time to email much last week. I was transferred and had about an 8 hour bus ride, on 2 buses. After one hour on the bus, I arrived in Porto, where two sister missionaries jumped on my bus, so i went back with them and we talked for that 4-hour bus ride. Those sisters saved my life that day. One of them is from Price. Her name is Sister Nielson.
My new area is Beja, Portugal. My new companion is Elder Gregory Darrington from Idaho. His family is a huge ranching family, so we have quite a bit in common with our work before the mission. It's fun to talk about that.
Last week was draining.... we ended up having about 20 lessons in total. We had a baptism of a woman named Fátima. She had been marked for baptism for the past 6 weeks and we did the work to get her baptized this week. It was a struggle making commitments and everything. Now her husband should be baptized this coming week. We will see. :) Elder Darrington got to baptize her and I got to confirm her a member. It was interesting, She only had seven words in her name. :P
I am now district leader here in Beja. It is hard work. I haven't written in my journal for a long time. I took personal study today to write for the past week.
I am in the middle of nowhere. It reminds me of home actually. :) It is country land, farms and stuff. But it's more agriculture than animals and a lot of olive trees. The weather this last week was a bit cold. Being here away from the water when the sun goes down, it gets cold. But with the sun, it gets really hot. so yeah, like home. :) I am in another branch, just about the same size or a bit smaller than my last area. We have a senior couple here in our area. It's awesome. We bought them pastries today. P-days, we don't get any rest. I am sick of it. All I want to do is sleep for a bit. But that won't happen.
Thanks for everything. Love you all. Until next week,