Johannesburg South Africa ~Temple~

Johannesburg South Africa ~Temple~

Monday, July 17, 2017

Zone Conference

This week we had the opportunity to have a zone conference! It was really nice and I truly enjoyed! There was a lot talked about and a lot that we have taken in and will apply to our missionary work! We heard a lot about the new mission president MTC meeting and it was really good. There was this really awesome story about two brothers that Elder Holland talked about. This one went out and left home and joined the Hells Angels and traveled around. He came to his sense and headed back toward home but missed it and went to Southern California and joined that side. There he was sitting on his porch and some missionaries walked past his house and his dogs came to the gate and barked and so they kept walking when they both stopped and conversed. They walked back the dogs became quiet and they walk through the gate and went to talk to this guy. He knew missionaries because he grew up on the church in Pocatello Idaho where he ran away from. While the missionaries talked to him one asked where he was from and stated he was from Pocatello. They Elder asked if he knew a certain family and he said yes that is my parents. The Elder then said that he was his brother that he didn't know he had and that the missionary didn't even know of the other brother. IT was just a great small story eventually the man returned home repented and was then married in the temple. This just illustrates the importance of the spirit in missionary work. But yeah this week really wasn't eventful either. We had 13 of out investigators attend church and that was really great to see! But yeah I love you all!!

Elder Cowan

Monday, July 10, 2017

Stolen Stuff and Sickness

Well this week was alright. Just alright nothing to special happened and also nothing terrible happened till Sunday. So this week went like every other week here in SA and as a missionary especially. We did have interviews which is a little different then normal but in general it was normal! Oh yeah before I forget we as a mission have Received Swaziland and part of our mission!! So that is super cool and exciting!! We get 12 missionaries with that country moving over!  But yeah all is well for us and we are surviving this side. I was really sick yesterday and Saturday and still have it today but yeah I am getting better slowly. Also when we at church we had our car opened up and had a camera and a gps stolen. So that suckled really bad!! I am a bit mad about it but oh well! Live and let it go!! But yeah all is well here in South Africa!! I love you guys!! 

Elder Cowan

Thursday, July 6, 2017

This Week

So this week was literally a normal week! It seemed to take forever because transfers usually happen on a Tuesday and we switched companions on a Monday so that through off the whole week. Elder Malunga is a really cool guy and we are having a good time here in Germiston. This week we were able to put 4 more people on date for Baptism which is a real blessing!! So now we have nine people that are preparing to be Baptized by the end of August. We will also have another added to the list after this week! Blessing are coming to this area which is so nice! It has been rough having two missionaries back to back going home but it is fine I am staying strong. Nothing to eventful happened this week other than going to the temple with two of our converts! That was a good experience and they enjoyed I hope!! Haha Anyways I love you all!! 

Elder Cowan

Monday, June 26, 2017

Bye Bye Gramu

Well today I was able to take Elder Gramu to the Mission office so he will be able to go home! He was really excited and I am glad that he was my companion! He is a really cool guy and yeah! So my new companion is Elder Malunga. I have been a round him a good amount and he will be here for four weeks before he goes home. So i will be here in Germiston for at least one more transfer after this! So yeah this week was really good!1! There were a lot of goodbye with Elder Gramu and also we got to see some new faces. We have this one investigator name Selina and she last week brought two investigators to church and this week she brought another new person! She is awesome and is  doing great missionary work as a investigator. But yeah we are doing really well!! I am loving this area and I have enjoyed so far!! But yeah there is not to much to report on today! I love you all!! 

Elder Cowan

Monday, June 19, 2017


So this week was pretty normal but not at the same time. We start on P-day last week. I was able to go with some other Elder for the night because my companion had his final interview and also the departing Elders dinner with the Leavitts! So that was actually pretty exciting. He enjoyed and I enjoyed as well. He will be going home next week Monday and so then I will be getting my other companion who is going home! We had transfers on Tuesday. Just normal but Katlehong is now in my district! So that was where I was for 7 and a Half months! So that is exciting I will be able to go there on exchanges! WOAH!!!! Haha But yeah literally this week was noramal other than that! But yeah I am doing well and I am staying alive! But I love you all!! Stay well!!

Elder Cowan

Elder Cowan enjoying a sucker! 

Monday, June 12, 2017

Transfer News

Sweet... so this week we were able to have transfer news. So I am staying with Elder Gramu for the last 2 weeks of his mission. When he leaves I will being getting a Elder named Elder Malunga. He will be going home at the end of this next transfer and so I will be killing him as well. Then President gave me reassurance stating that next transfer I will be getting a fresh new missionary. So something to look forward to!! But I am really excited for this next few weeks. I have been enjoying Germiston. Anyways also Elder Palkki will be training this transfer so I will be receiving a grandson! That is really exciting and I am glad that he will have that chance to train a Greenie! Also President called me as a district leader and so that is kind of exciting. I don't now anything about my district which is what is scaring me! Anyways nothing to much going on this side! But in general we have six investigators on date! We are super excited for them and they are progressing very well!! Anyways nothing to much to report! I love you all!! 

Elder Cowan