Elder Michael Cevering

Elder Michael Cevering
Puerto Rico, San Juan Mission

Monday, December 30, 2013

Email December 30, 2013

***(CHRISTAS PHOTOS ARE BELOW)*** Hello Family, Well, this email is going to be rather short. First off, I had a great christmas! I loved talking with you! It's always bitter sweet. The big news: I am leaving Aibonito! I got transferred back down to the city. To Bayamon, where the office is. I'm not an office elder, but that will be my area. I'm really excited! My companion is from the dominican republic, and he's one of the elders I've been hoping to serve with. Here in PR you always want to serve with the dominican republic missionaries because they get along with all the puerto ricans and they also get along with all the dominicans on the island--and there are a lot of them. So I'm excited to go down there. I also have met members from that ward. For example, Esteban (lin's previous boyfriend) is from that ward. It's going to be great. I head out tomorrow. There were 38 people again in church, which was super great! 3 weeks in a row there have been 38 people in attendance in the branch. When Elder Contreras arrived in July, there were only 16 people consistently attending. Now there are more double that! So it's really great. The primary kids and the branch president's wife made me cry yesterday during church. They wrote notes to me since they knew I was leaving. They invited me in to the primary, and the branch president's wife told me that she and they were so grateful for all I'd done in the branch. She said I was an "angel" for them--she was crying, I was crying. It was really touching. The other fun thing we did this week will be coming in photos: I'll explain to you the theme for this email "Be Like Dan Jones" in the pictures. Love you all a lot! Elder Cevering

1 comment:

  1. Awwweee! is all I could say through the whole letter! I swear you've met people my family knows (hopefully for good reasons)! Love Bayamon! Probably one of my favorite places to be. You are an angel! Helping with getting Puerto Rico's members back on track and where the church needs to be can be hard tasks. I am so grateful that a brilliant young man like you is doing it. Can't wait for you to come home and hear your accent!