My name is Diana Martin and I am a not so secret agent for the Lord in beautiful Maceio, Brazil. I am serving as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for 18 months.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Baptsim (is that how it is spelled in English?) and Carnival

Dear Family,

This week has been crazy! There was the rush of last minute splits with the sister trainers, the biggest hooliday that happens here in  brazil, the end of the transfer and most importnat BATISMO.

As it is carnival weekend everything is closed. We were searching for a lanhouse to use for email and there is just nothing open but then we heard of one up one street away from the beach back in my first area sooo greetings from Pajuçara!

Alisson was baptized this week and it was a miracle from the start to finish. EVERYONE is traveling this week because of Carnival. And we had been running every where trying to get things ready for his batismo. To have someone to do the batismo and to be witnesses and to speak and people to just be there in general. Everyone that we talked to said they were going to be gone. Traveling. We talked to our Bishop and he said that it would all work out. Saturday night came and a miracle happened! There were so many members there! more than have come to any other batismo meu. On the weekend of a major holiday! I love this ward so much. They are amazing to the max. But another miracle is that All of Alisson´s family went even though he was the only one getting baptized and therefore one of the only members (only his grandmother is a member)

Last night we found out about transfers. Of the 6 of us in the apartment - 3 were transfered including Sister Chilson (who is now done with training). I am staying in this area. I am happy and thought that would happen due to the fact that Sister Chilson has been having hip pains due to all the walking. But what is crazy is that there is a big chance that we will be living in 8 soon because 6 more sisters are coming tomorrow! oh no! This week our new apartment really should be available for us to use! Here is for hoping!

Why are you going to Arizona in April? When was that planned?

Our new president will get here in the middle of the world cup and when I have only two transfers left here on the mission. It will be difficult with all the changes and everything will be happening so fast. Time will just fly by. Time is already flying by. I feel so new here in the mission and then I realize I´ve already been out for 11 months! 

Love you all and hope all is well 
Sister Martin

Photos to come next week. I forgot my camera and cord

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