-Transfers! My companion, Elder Martins, will leave to Santa Maria, and Elder Pareira will come here to Uruguaiana. He comes tomorrow.
-Elder Allen, an Elder from Virginia, left on Sunday. I was living with him and him and I became super good friends. It was sad to see him leave, but he finished his mission off strong.
-So we met this girl this week who was married by another set of missionaries in order to prepare for her baptism. But she was never baptized. We started teaching her and she filled all the requirements to be baptized on Saturday, so we challenged her, and she accepted. Saturday finally came, and we waited at the church with the district leader (he was gonna interview her). We waited for 3 1/2 hours. The whole time she said she was coming. But finally, she never showed up and said she didn't want to be baptized. So that day was really unproductive. But oh well, we did our part. It's just hard to see people not want to come into the happiness and peace of the gospel.
-This week is the week of Carnival, a week long festival of sinning. "Carne" means flesh in Portuguese, and Carnival is pretty much a party of the flesh and the natural man. It's crazy. So everything in the city is shut down. It's terrible. But hey, Satan may be hard at work, but the Lord will always be on top.
This week was full of baptism prep, and transfers, so nothing really happened. But this Gospel is true. Nothing in the world will change that. I love you guys so much. Keep doing the right thing.
Love Elder Hintze