I hope y'all are having a wonderful week even thought the Bucks had a tough loss this week. I am sure all of my Michigan family are as upset about that as I am. Other than that, I am doing awesome! I am a little bummed because Elder Swindler is going home tomorrow. He is a great friend and an awesome missionary. I will miss him. So we got transfer calls on Saturday and I am staying in Buena Vista for my last six weeks! I am so happy. I love it here. And for my last six weeks, I will be training a new missionary. That will be really cool and will definitely keep me focused. I will also have a third companion. Yup, I'm going to be in a trio! The other Elder in the companionship will be Elder Edwards. I'm excited to get to know both of my new companions. Thank goodness we have two bathrooms in our apartment.
This week has been so sweet. Luis got baptized! It was really awesome. His mom is a member and has really wanted this for Luis for a long time, but his dad has not not been so sure. It was so cool to finally see Luis get baptized. His mom was crying the whole time. It was a beautiful baptism. Marta was going to be baptized the same day, but she got really sick and has been bedridden for the past couple days. She is doing better, but just to make sure, we set her date for December 5th. Please pray for her that she will feel better. She is such a sweet lady and works really hard to provide for her family. It is sad to see her so sick and not be able to do anything.
I am doing really great. I am so excited for my last transfer! I know it is going to fly by with Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, a trio, and two temple trips so I am going to try to enjoy this time the best I can before time catches up to me and it's all over. This area is so special to me and I really love the people here. There are some incredible missionaries coming in and I am so excited to serve with them. The Buena Vista District is awesome. I have enjoyed serving here so much. The District has been killing it for the last few months and things keep getting better. It really is so awesome to work in such a great area for my last few months. Three out of four sets of missionaries in the District are going to be training so it's going to be really awesome. I am so excited!
I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I have so much to be thankful for. I've had such an amazing mission experience and I am so grateful. I have an incredible family and support system back at home. I couldn't ask for a better life. Even when hard days do come and when the Buckeyes lose after over a year of nothing but W's, I always have so much to be grateful for. Love you all so much! Have a fantastic week!
Elder Chad Thompson
p.s. I keep forgetting to tell y'all, but Anderson and Jeremy got baptized last month!! I love those kids so much! Okay later, love y'all!