Saturday, October 15, 2016

Uma Transferencia Corrida

 Somos 3 no lan house agora!
 Eles continuam me zoando...
 Cake made by the famous E. Assunção
 Nossa! This was amazing
 Alllllllllll day
 Working hard (or hardly working...? haha!)
Almoço = Lunch

This week was just that—a busy transfer! We were in the office until late every day, and more than a few times we ran around like galinhas without cabesas. It’s Friday night right now and I’m excited for P-Day tomorrow so I can sleep a little (a lot).

I’m now training a new financial secretary—Elder Murry! For this transfer I’ll be in a “trio” with him and Elder Antumes. He’s already adjusting well. Ever since a few months ago I thought he would be the next one; I thought correctly, haha. He’s from Ohio and went to BYU for a year before his mission. We’ll both stay in the office the whole transfer, and I’m excited to get a lot of work done. As soon as he gets down the basic tasks, I’ll be able to focus on resolving tedious pending problems. Woohoo!

Portuguese is awesome!!! I just wanted to make that clear.

The great thing about lots of extra time in the office this week is that I was able to focus on completing my Harvard application. Two years after being declined I thought it was worth another shot. I have faith it will "dar certo!" (I’m very happy with the BYU option too of course).

Really this week was singly eventful. Outside of the transfer we didn't get a whole lot done. That's the way it has to be on transfer week! Anyway we're excited to resume normal work next week.

Here's a spiritual thought for the week: Moses 1:39. I'm really grateful for the inspired translation of the beginning of the Bible that Joseph Smith did. Just to have this verse it was worth it. "For behold, this is my work and my glory: to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man." I don't know if that's exactly how it is in English because I memorized it in Portuguese, but I think it's at least close. I'm really grateful that we know God's purpose—to help us become eternally happy. I'm also extremely grateful that He is so perfectly fulfilling it!

Elder Anderson

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