Monday, March 11, 2013

Happy Week, Happy Transfer! - From José Walter 2

Hello, All! 
I stayed in the same area and with the same compasnion for one more transfer! How exciting! It's going to be great. The Lord thought it necessary to let me stay with someone I really enjoy as a companion for a bit longer!

The Sisters in our district had a big change, though. Sister Peres is going to train two sisters at the same time! Because of the explosion of missionary inceases, especially with sisters, they need to do it that way! One sister I know, Sister Costa, is training four at the same time! They couldn't have Elders training Sisters, so they put a bunch of Sisters together:)

Anyway, I am out of time again, but this is going to be an awesome week! I can feel it!

Have a great week!

Love you all, 

Elder Reid Powell Empey

Monday, March 4, 2013

The Weekly News from José Walter 2

Hey, everyone! 

Sorry that I haven't written much these past few weeks, my time has been tight on the computer recently. So many emails, so little time!

Things are going well here. I am enjoying the area, and I love my companion, Elder Pinheiro. We get along really well, and I have been able to talk to him quite openly about everything!. He is quite new here on the mission, but he is energetic and excited to do the work. What a blessing it is for us to be together!

I have been thinking a lot recently about how important our testimonies are, especially our testimony of Jesus Christ, His Atonement, and His Church here upon the earth. I seek to strengthen my testimony of these truths, and invite all of you to do the same. Please, read the Book of Mormon every day. I don't think we realize how important this really is! It will change our lives if we will read it, ponder it, and drink deeply of its truths and words. I seek to deepen and strengthen my testimony through this truely inspired and God-sent volume of scripture.

Anyway, got to go...again! Have a wonderful week, and never forget who you are!

Love always,

Elder Reid Powell Empey

P.S. Have a great trip in Germany, Claire and Eric! You're gonna love it!