Johannesburg South Africa ~Temple~

Johannesburg South Africa ~Temple~

Monday, January 11, 2016

Better Week!


Hello all! This week was a pretty good week we had a lot more lessons then what has been going on due to everyone finally returning home. I finally met two of the progressing investigators that have been gone! One whose name is Tanya is getting baptized this month which is awesome! The other is Matias he wants to get baptized but just has to go to church for five weeks out of seven which he started on sunday! His wife was a member and she died in a house fire with their child. He has another kid as well that he takes care of. He had no want of becoming a member until after his wife has passed away. But now he has a great testimony and will be baptized very soon hopefully next month. We had a meeting as a zone and discussed the goals for 2016 for the whole mission. We as a mission are striving for 750 Baptisms, 1000 Reengaged members, and 120 people getting endowments. So per companionship we need to baptize one person each month which is very due able! My companion and I are still getting along very well so that is good! Transfers are next Tuesday and i dont think either of us will get transfered so that is good as well! This area is grewat and i am glad to hopefully stay here for at least one more transfer! I did take a driving test so i am able to drive and passed with flying colors!!! I have found that i have grown a lot already as i have been on mission. I am excited to see how much i will grow in the next 23ish months! I love you all and wish you the best! I hope the new year is going well for everyone as well! I know it has for me so that is good!

Love, Elder Cowan

Oops I forgot to mention that i gave a talk on Sunday..... It actually went very well a bit shorter then i was hoping but oh well it ended up alright. I got to choose what i would speak on and i picked trials! I basically got up there and read some scriptures and talked about the story of Naaman in 2 Kings 5 and just explained how prophets and praying can help us over come our trials! Also I have been reading Jesus the Christ! It is a very good book and it really helps you know more about the life of Christ. I have read almost 200 pages of it it in less than a week and a half! Anyway i think that is it now! Love you all!

Elder Cowan

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