Hello Friends and Family!
So this week has flown by compared to last week. Probably because I had a P-day this week unlike last week since I was on a plane on Monday.
So this week it rained everyday from Wednesday-Saturday. Let's just say that dirty roads as well as dirt roads mixed with rain does not go well with biking. So, Wednesday-Friday it started raining about 3 pm each day. Usually we would be in a lesson when it rained hard so we didn't get too soaked; but when the roads are wet then our bike tires flick water and mud up onto our backs. So let's just say our white shirts weren't so white by the end of the day. Although it rained and was a little chilly it was still super enjoyable! Nothing like getting wet and muddy for others so we can help them come unto Christ. Elder Blow and I were happy to do it, but Elder Soglohoun wasn't to hip on biking in the rain.
So Saturday we went on splits with some members so we could meet with more people. Elder Blow and a member took the bikes to 2 different appointments that were nearby each other but a ways away from the chapel. That way they could bike back when they were done. Elder Soglohoun and I went with a member to a potential investigator who lived near the chapel, so we walked. We were at least prepared this day and brought our jackets. However walking for about 10 minutes in the pouring rain is still going to do some damage. By the time we got to the potential investigators alleged home our jackets, pants, and heads were soaked. When we went to see if the potential investigator was home we were told they didn't know who that person was and that they didn't live there. At that point we were like what do we do? We were already soaked and had another 10 minute walk back to the chapel. We had planned on doing some finding after that lesson but with it pouring no one was out on the streets. And if they were they weren't going to stop and talk in the rain. So we decided to go to an investigators home who lived nearby. Her and her son are on date to be baptized on the 10th of December. When we got there they first just laughed at us and then got us towels to dry off and pulled up a heater and blanket for us to get warm and dry off. After we were dry we headed back to the chapel to meet up with Elder Blow and Bro. Thato. Their success was a lot better. They were able to have 2 lessons. They were soaked and muddy as well when they got back lol. This rain threw a wrench in our week and despite many appointments falling through we were able to have a pretty successful week. I believe we had 11 new investigators this week and 7 at sacrament meeting.
So Saturday night we received transfer news. Elder Blow and I will be staying in Kwa-Thema and Elder Soglohoun will be going to Roodeport. He was not very happy because he wanted to spend his whole mission in Kwa-Thema and he had been telling us he knew he wasn't leaving. Elder Blow and I, the Zone Leaders, as well as the other companionship in our district had to do a lot of teaching with Elder Soglohoun. Hopefully this experience will help him understand that the Lord needs us in other places sometimes and we need to understand that we are His instruments and should go and serve wherever He has assigned us. Elder Blow and I are excited to get to work again in our area. Especially with Light the World beginning we are working with our ward to do many activities for Light the World. We also received news that we will be receiving a car now. I loved biking but there are pros and cons to both biking and driving. I am quite excited to be driving in South Africa again.
We met with a lady last night named Naledi who the bishop referred us too. She had a lot of questions and also told us that she has been looking for a church and wants her baby to be blessed. We had a powerful lesson and invited her to be baptized when she comes to know these things to be true.
We have many new investigators that are very promising! I am excited to help all of them come unto Christ. I love this gospel and I love this work!
I love you all,
|Selfies are the best!|
|Rain + dirt= mud....not so good for white shirts|
|Even when he's tired he's smiling!|
|Getting ready to head out on a cold and rainy day!|
|Isn't he sooooo handsome!|
|I did NOT send him out with this jacket....|