Area - Kanye, Botswana
Companion- Elder Holman
Dumella! Legai? Sounds like you are doing fine! :D
Today I don't have
much time cause the internet is painfully slow. I hope Steeze graduates too!
Goin to Byu-I in a few months! crazy! Must be fun to have grandma there with
you. Jealous! ha. Yeah it's cool if he gets another car as long as dad
approves. I didn't get to look at the pictures cause of the internet but I
will next week, no worries. Grandma's story was super funny! Loved it
I have the information I was missing last week. So the address for
the Botswana Mission Office is: Postnet Kgale AD 172 ADD Gaborone,
Botswana - Some things that would be sweet in a package: Crest toothpaste
whitening plus scope Minty Fresh flavor, Ocean Potion chapstick Lip 45, a
star chart, and this cool scripture marker utensil thing that you could ask
Sara about. I think she'll know what I'm talkin about. :D And some things that
you should check out: Look up
the Soweto Gospel Choir and listen to the
music! It's super cool! Also Oliver Mtukudzi has some nice music.
week has been great! The kids that walked 5 miles to church; we didn't get to
have more than one lesson with them cause they stay with their grandma
so we have to bring a member with us to teach and we couldn't get one to come
with us so we didn't get to teach them but we saw them a few times and even
found out that his older sister used to attend in gabs and has a BOM but
never got baptized. They weren't at church this week but hopefully we will
get to visit them this week.
He introduced us to all his friends this week
and he says he had been praying a lot since on Monday we taught him and
his nephew about prayer.
We had a record number of people at church again!
7 this time! It was freezing cold too which makes it even more of a success!
Usually people don't come to church if it is too cold. It was so cold
this weekend I felt like I was back in Idaho! Good thing we have
some heaters in the flat and that I have a good coat for during the day!
On Wednesday we went on exchanges with the zone leaders which was awesome.
Elder Robinson came with me in our area and Elder Holman went
Kuseni from Zambia. Elder Robinson and I did some tracting and found
some sweet people. One guy we talked to wasn't really interested too much at
first but we helped him fix his car and then he wanted to talk to us more as
time went on. Eventually as we shared some things and answered some questions
he had about churches and God he invited himself to church and asked when we
could come back! The only problem is that he is ALWAYS at the cattle post.
I don't know why everybody has a cattle post but they are always
there. It's almost like they'd rather be there than at home. So he wasn't
at church this week and we probs won't get to see him for at least
another week cause of how much he is gone.
Another guy that we taught
yesterday, Robert, is way cool. I met him on Mothers day while Elder Holman
was on the phone. He thought I was a land surveyor so he came over to talk
to me. He has many questions about the gospel and which church is true etc. He
says all the churches do funny things and he doesn't want to put himself
with them. He says there are pastors but on the weekend he is a rapist or
a murderer so he doesn't want to go to church. He does almost
everything right except he doesn't go to church! He also has a hard
time accepting that he can learn anything from us cause we are so young
and he is 54. We made some progress yesterday though because we kind
of got him to realize that we know a lot he doesn't for example, what
the spirit feels like. He was really happy that we could answer some
of his questions and he even told his wife that when they go to the cattle
post tomorrow they are going to bring the BOM with them and he is going to
read it all day! We'll see how that goes but I think he is being honest with
us. He always introduces us to people that are at his place as his friends
and helpers to learn the gospel. He likes us a lot, it's just a matter of him
doing the work to read and pray about what we share with him.
gotta go but have an awesome week with graduation and having grandma there
and all that! Love you family!