Finishing up the mission continues to be a bit difficult. When asked what Elder Wong will miss the most about his mission, he responded with, “the people”. He has learned to love and appreciate them and their culture and that will be the very hardest thing to leave….but he also says, “I will be back.”
This week was pretty rushed for us. We had interviews with President D on Wednesday, and it was my second to last interview with him. He asked me a bit about how I was feeling right now, during the end of my mission, and some other things. He said that on his mission, his last transfer was the most impactful for him, and I think that it is holding true for me as well. In terms of the work in our area, it has been a bit slow, but we have seen a lot of miracles in the zone.
When I found out that I would be transferred to Campina Grande at the end of the last transfer, I’ll be honest; I wasn’t very happy. I had wanted to finish my mission in João Pessoa, because I had passed by more areas there and there aren’t a whole lot of missionaries in Campina Grande compared with João Pessoa. But, I accepted it as the will of the Lord, and began to work here in Campina Grande. Soon after I arrived, I was able to see in what ways I was needed here in Campina Grande, and that the transfer really was inspired by the Lord. Elder S and I have been able to help an area that has had a lot of difficulty baptizing, and they have now baptized 3 weeks consecutively. It was a testimony builder, to see that President Dias really does receive revelation about where we should go and that the Lord’s ways are always higher than our ways.
We did a lot of exchanges and baptismal interviews this week, so it was pretty rushed. I did two exchanges back to back, one with Monte Santo, and another with the other companionship here in Centenário, so I was pretty tired by the end of the week. It’s one of the things that I like the most about being a leader in the mission; the opportunity to go and visit the areas of the other missionaries and help them to resolve their problems there.