We had a baptism this weekend! Man I was missing the baptismal font so much!! Brian looks like the MAN in his shirt and tie. The baptism went really well. I dont have the camera cable with me right now so you will just have to wait to see the pictures.
It was kind of fun to go on a 2 day companion exchange this week...my comp went with one of the APs and I had a young man from the stake come with me. His name is sebastian and is such a MAN! he was a great companion, super fun and talkative, did a great job of teaching, He is especially the MAN because he is from URUGUAY!!! did I mention that Uruguayos are the coolest people on the entire earth! Sebastian was named KING at the Gala Dinner and Dance that the Stake YSA put on here. He finished the exchange Thursday night and went to the dinner on Friday night.
Another one of my highlights this week was going to see Mirthas grandson in the hospital. We went with sebastian to the Military Hospital in downtown Montevideo. It was a time eater for our area but It was Mirtha´s birthday and I just couldnt tell her no. She really loves her grandson and really loves us. We´ve heard a lot of stuff about his guy. He was in a bunch of shoot outs, is on every drug accesible and has tried setting his moms house of fire with her in it a couple times. They can´t put him in jail because he is still a minor. The laws here are messed up. but anyways he got shot in the leg and tried taking the bullet out with a knife and basically just tore up his entire leg, then refused to go the hospital. they finally convinced him to go. When we got there, I felt like he was a brother of mine. I felt so much love for him and saw him as a really calm and sweet dude. He sat down and talked with us and had a smile in his eyes. We gave him a for the stregth of the youth pamphlet and talked for a while. too bad he escaped the next day hahaha he got in a fight with the surgeon because he wouldnt let him walk around...so now hes out in the streets again...they told him as he was walking out that they would have to amputate it when he gets back.
Sunday was my last fast & testimony meeting, so obviously I couldnt miss the chance to get up. It was a very hard thing for me to do. I cried so hard. I love this work. I love this country. I am so grateful for the time I have been given to serve my Heavenly Father.
this next letter you send me will be the last one I will read...CRAZY or what!
LOTS OF LOVE!
Elder Daniel Kellis
La Mision Uruguay Montevideo Oeste
Enrique Martinez 1167
Montevideo Uruguay CP 11.800