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