May 26, 2014

How is it going everyone? This past week has been great! On thursday we had a conference with about half of the mission (150 of us) in which Elder Patrick Kearon of the Seventy came and taught us. It was the most incredible meeting I have ever been in. Hands down the most inspired conference ever. We had been preparing for it for weeks with prayer and fasting and when it got here it didn’t dissapoint. Even President Fluckiger who has served as a General Authority said it was the most powerful training meeting he has ever been to that was conducted by a General Authority (apart from those in which the first presidency was presente). Needless to say, I learned a ton. It really inspired me to fix all of those little things that aren’t exactly right, to tighten all the screws and just tune up a little bit. I definitely see this conference as one of the greatest highlights of my mission.

The rest of the week went well. We continued teaching Isabel every single day until saturday when she was baptized. It was beautiful. I love her and her son so much. He is only five years old, but he has already told us that he wants to be a missionary one day. He already talks about the Book of Mormon and The Saviour and everything, and when we ask him what church he belongs to he says “A Igreja de Jesus Cristo dos Santos dos Últimos Dias!” with a big smile on his face. haha I am really excited to see this little family continue to progress throughout their newly started eternal journy.

Today was transfer Pday. I was called to leave Miratejo and to go to Caldas da Rainha! It is a small city about an hour north of Lisbon. The church isn’t super strong here and only has a branch, but it has been starting to grow quite a bit! I am really exicted to work here. I am going to be serving with Elder Rigby from Clearfield, Utah.

I hope all continues to go well with you all back home. Love you and miss you all. Have a great week!

Elder Mehl

With Isabel and Paulo Vitor right after her baptism.

With Isabel and Paulo Vitor right after her baptism.


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