Area - Johannesburg, South Africa
Companion - Elder Mabuza
Letter # 58
How goes it in the Dirkmaat household?? I wish I could be there
so bad!! I miss you all so much!
Thanks for the addresses.
Christmas card I think you need to change my picture to the one in my congolese
outfit! haha. jk but i liked it a lot, thanks for sending it!
I did draw
something for the clubhouse but I was not aware that we were gonna come here to
email straight after playing soccer with the ward so I don't have my camera with
me to send you the picture... sorry neh. i will next week!
So here's the big
news for the week. Elder Dirkmaat is training! Eish... ha. No I am really
excited. People have been telling me I'm going to be trainer since I got done being
trained and so it feels weird that I am actually gonna train. Where do you think
he will be from? It's sad that Elder Mabuza will be leaving but he's gonna be
powerful wherever he goes!
I heard that Ian got his mision call to go to
Chile!! Sweet deal! There are gonna be tons of missionaries from our ward
serving all over the world! We are gonna be like a Utah ward with like 15
Well, Stewart was confirmed yesterday and is going to
receive the priesthood next week! Tau is gonna be baptized next week as well! We
are so excited. We are unsure about whether or not Francis will be baptized. he
has a lot going through his mind right now and isn't fully committed. He old us
that himself. We shall see.
We met an awesome new father led family this
week, brother MacDonald and his wife Maggy with their 3 children! We met them on
Thursday, visited them again on Saturday and they came to church yesterday and
loved it! They are a solid family and I am so excited to help them learn the
truthfulness of the restored gospel.
I think that my new companion is gonna
be very happy when he gets here and be able to gain lots of experience teaching
all kinds of different people!
Yesterday Elder Mabuza and I gave talks on
missionary work along with a recent convert. The members of the ward were not
very excited when they knew we were speaking. "Oh great we're gonna hear the
same thing 'every member a missionay'" But we didn't do that! Most of them came
to us after and were saying wow that was awesome I have never heard missionaries
speaking lik ethat! We thought it was gonna be so boring! hhaha so it was a great
success. Then at the end Elder Collin H. Bricknell spoke for a few minutes and
that was powerful. I love to hear members of the seventy speak and to feel the
spirit they bring. After Sacrament meeting he came to greet us and says "thanks
for the talk elder" and then he punched me! hahaha
Well that's a bit about
I hope you have super week! Pray that I can be a good trainer!
-Elder Dirkmaat :D