Monday, September 26, 2016
Well, this week was super interesting!! Let me start with one of the fun things that happened! So we had our zone activity this week and we played bubble soccer. Well actually it turned to Bubble British bull dog. It was super fun but super hot!! I felt like I was just roasting to death! This week has been crazy hot and I have been dying!! But the whole bubble thing was fun!! The next event that happened was Elder Furgeson leaving pretty suddenly! I saw it coming but I thought it would be a little bit later on! So yeah it is crazy! I found out last Monday night and he left Tuesday at around 4. So now I am in another threesome and I am with Elder Opolot form Uganda and Elder Masiya from Malawi. It was actually a really good week though we are covering Katlehong as well as Eastfield (their area). We are just neighbors so it is not that bad! So another thing this week was that it was Heritage Day so everyone from here dressed up in the Cultural outfits and so that was fun to see! Even the next day they came to church in them!! So yeah it was a great week and a sad week! It sucks to see Furgeson go but it was for the best I believe! We will see what this next transfer has in store maybe I will stay with some one else or I will leave who knows!! Anyways I love ya all!! Stay well!
Monday, September 19, 2016
This week was actually really nice!! I love Zone Conferences! This zone conference was based solely on the Book of Mormon and how it can influence us and our teaching! There were so many great insights shared and some really good challenges given! We started out with a video about the Book of Mormon and some insights about it! ( http://www.byutv.org/watch/
90be2679-e6eb-4039-afa1- fee5477b0c20/a-new-day-for- the-book-of-mormon-a-new-day- for-the-book-of-mormon )this is the link to the video I recommend watching it if you have a hour! As the day continued we heard from President Dunn, Sister Dunn, The APs, and also the Dunns Friend who was visiting them for a time. All shared great information on the Book of Mormon as well as writing techniques that we can use when writing impressions we fell while reading. With the Zone Conference a new initiative was placed that we as a mission would read the Book of Mormon in 100 days and write some kind of impression or thought on every single page! The Dunns also gave us our each Book of Mormon with sleeve over it which has our name on it! So it is really cool!! I cant wait for this challenge and I know it will help the missionary work here in South Africa!! But this week was great because of that!! Other than the fact that I had to conduct the Music at the Conference! So it was really bad... But also a good time! But yeah that was this week! We had some cool lessons as well but nothing super crazy! Katlehong has sooo much potential we just need to find it!!
Monday, September 12, 2016
HELLO!!!! This is week number who knows what and basically it was the same as most weeks! Which really isnt bad at all!! But it was just LOOOOOOONG! We had some super cool lessons though with out investigators! We had this one with this girl named Tholoana and she is super cool and she has been investigating for such a long time though! She is a ETERNAL INVESTIGATOR........ But this and last week were just a bit different! We changed our approach a little bit with Elder Shava leaving so last week we gave her the rundown on how god will not answer her prayers unless she is willing to act on the answer (which she was not willing to). So we did that and committed her to baptism is she received the affirmative. And so we go this week and she has just been having trouble with if the spirit she feels is her own doing or the spirit itself. So we proceeded to tell her that all good things come from God and that if it is good then it is good but if it is bad then it will not be from God. We told her that God will stop her and give her those feelings if it is wrong for her to join the church and if the Book of Mormon is False. So she said she really does believe the book is true and the Church is true which is super great but her problem is getting over her families and others Judgements.. So that is where we are at with her! I also decided that I will become a seminary teacher!!! Haha Yeah I am serious it seems cool! But yeah a great week where I learned a lot!!! I hope you all have a great week and stay safe! Love ya!!
Monday, September 5, 2016
This week we had a temple trip which is usually the highlight of the week! So that is the case this time around as well! It is always a great experience at the temple this time around. The spirit is just so strong there and I love that!!! It is great just to continue to learn! That is what this week about actually LEARNING. I have really enjoyed this opportunity on mission to just learn! I love to listen to talks and devotionals and just be nourished by the word of God! I am still continuing to read the bible I am actually only on page 60 but that is because I am trying to learn as much as possible! So that is 60 pages in around 5 ish weeks or more? Hah Yeah I am going slow! But the bible is great I love it! This Sunday was pretty good as well! We were able to have Ernests confirmation which was nice! He is officially a member of the Church!!! He is so cool!!! We also got to see this investigator this week who is so cool! He has barely read any of the Book of Mormon but he knows it is true! But now the challenge is to get him to church! Anyways I hope everyone has a great week and stays safe! Love Ya!!