Johannesburg South Africa ~Temple~

Johannesburg South Africa ~Temple~

Monday, September 25, 2017

Time Flies!

Wow!!! Time is flying by so fast!!! I honestly feel like it was just yesterday that I left Randburg!! Crazy!!! This week was a really good week!! We had the confirmation of Milano which was really good she is super happy!! We were very busy this week going about teaching and having Interviews for Baptism!! So we had exchanges on Friday so that four of our investigators could be interviewed to be baptized on October first and yeah!! So three of them passed and the other did not but we are working with him to overcome some issues with commandments. He should be baptized in a few weeks! So yeah we will be having three baptism next week which will be awesome!! I am super excited to have those! One is the lady that couldn't be baptized due to no water but that is fixed so next week will be great. Nothing else happened this week that was note worthy. Simply we are still out teaching Repentance and helping others come unto Christ! I love you all and I thank you for the support! 

Elder Cowan

Monday, September 18, 2017

Exchanges and Baptism!

This week was a really good week we were able to have two exchanges!! We had one on Wednesday and one on Saturday. The one on Wednesday was the one with the Zone Leaders and I was able to go to a place called Alexandra which is a pretty ghetto township! It was awesome and we had a good time. Elder Trammell went with the other Zone Leader to our area and he got lost twice which was kinda funny!! We then had exchanges with Katlehong on Saturday and that was a good time as well. I had to do some baptismal interviews for a few of their investigators! Yeah so we had a baptism this week as well. Her name is Milano! She is Eleven or so and she is super cool! She is a daughter to a member who is inactive but her Grandmother is active. So yeah that was really cool! We are enjoying a lot this side and having some great success. I love mission so much and it means a lot to me to be here. We also had Interviews which si always nice! I enjoy President Leavitt and he is a good dude!! Anyways I love you all!!

Elder Cowan

Monday, September 11, 2017

Very Average Week!

Well this week was very average!! We had a good time as always but it just was average!! We saw some great people though and we were able to help them progress further! We are having a baptism next week for a girl that we have been teaching on the Alberton side! She is cool and she is happy to be baptized. She is a members Daughter that was never baptized at 8 because they were inactive but yeah they are a cool family! My companion is doing well and he is adjusting into mission life one day at a time so that is good!! We are just having so much success this side and God is truly blessing us! Thank you for all that you all do as well! Love you all!!

Elder Cowan

Tuesday, September 5, 2017


Well this week as actually really good!!! We had exchanges on Tuesday and I was able to go to Katlehong with Elder Ratshikhopha. We had a really busy day and the Exchange curse was not there we had 8 lessons which was just awesome!! Thursday we got this really awesome New Investigator! Her name is Bongi and she was referred by her old boss to the church. We went expecting to deliver a Book of Mormon and not teach much and then next thing you know we were there for a hour and a half just answering her questions! It was really great!! She had such a desire to learn so much! She said she would start to read the Book of Mormon and we set up a return appointment for two weeks later to give her time! So that was a highlight! we also got three other new investigators this week as well!! All of which are very very promising! One told us to come every friday till she can get baptized!! So that is great!!! Anyways the rest of the week was uneventful till about Sunday. We were supposed to have a baptism after Church and yeah but due to the Municipality there was no water in the area in the morning and I think even now..... So we could not have the baptism. The thing is the water came out but it was from the Geyser (water heater) then there was no more... So that really sucked!!! Anyways all is well this side and we are still having a lot of success!!! I Love you all!!!
Elder Cowan
P.S. We had transfer news this week and we are staying together. Elder Warnock is coming to Katlehong and I was called again as the District Leader..

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Zone Conference, Baptism, Food Poisoning

Well this week was a really great week here in South Africa! It was a little cold but that is okay I will survive! We had a really awesome Zone Conference this week where we were taught many great things! It was really good to see all the old friends and see all the guys again! Man it is crazy how time flies!! But yeah Zone Conference was just great! We had a baptism this week! The boys name that was baptized is Mayamiko! He is the brother to Karl who was baptized a few weeks back! He was so excited to join the church and he will be confirmed a member next week on Sunday! On Sunday we will be having another baptism which will be awesome!! Her name is Selina and she is just awesome! She was a referral from a member and she has already brought us like 3 new investigators! On Friday I was really sick which sucked!! It was in the morning and I threw up twice! But by the end of the day I was feeling a little bit better! Saturday came and I was fully functional! Anyways that really was the week! Nothing to report on really!! Today is my 21 month mark and that is really cool! THREE more to go!! I will miss it for sure.. Anyways Love you all!!

Elder Cowan

Monday, August 21, 2017

Basic Week

Well this week was a pretty average week for us!!! We were able however to have the Baptismal interview for Miamiko! He is a awesome investigator and he is really excited to be baptized! He is the Brother of Karl and yeah they are a great family!! We were able to put two more people on date for baptism which was great! They were Deborah and he granddaughter Kamogelo! We now have Twelve people on date for baptism. We had to take someone off this week ad we dropped him but yeah it is really exciting! The work is going well here in Germiston! Honestly we had nothing truly extrodinary stand out this week so there is not much to report on. This week in my reading of the Book of Mormon I read Mormon 8 ( ). I really loved rereading this chapter and found so many new things in it! I truly feel for Moroni having no one left to go to and having to basically walk and wander the rest of his life. This chapter is one of many that make the Book real to me. It speaks and there is so much emotion in this chapter. I really just love it! Anyways I love you all! Keep Safe! See you Soon!!

Elder Cowan

Monday, August 14, 2017

Busy week and Stake Conference

Well this week was a really busy week for us here int he area! We met with a lot of people and had some really powerful lessons! We were able to put a investigator that has been coming to church for a little under what he said was six years on date for baptism! That was really cool! He really just wants to change his life and be a better person! This week was also stake conference. I have attended the Bedfordview Stake conference three strait times now! So yeah that dates me here in this zone I am running in total a little under one year in the Zone! Yeah but Stake Conference was nice! There were some really great touching talks that were given! Other than that this week was normal! My son is doing good and is still getting used to SA but yeah all in all we are fine! Love you!
Elder Cowan