Monday, July 22, 2013

Internet Issues and the Chicken Trick

hey famalia,
so today the Internet here is going ape on me, so unfortunately i don't have a lot of time to email, but i will share a few of the awesome events that happened this week! yeah yeah yeah
So the highlight of this week was that we got to meet President Hicken on Thursday!! He is already awesome from what i can tell.  He is a former police chief, so from what i can tell he is one of those guys who does not mess around! but he is really cool, he really stressed a lot about being exactly obedient and also not comparing ourselves to others, just to go out there and do what the Lord requires of us to do.  So i am really excited to see what he does around the mission, and I'm super grateful that he is going to be my mission president for the next 1 and a half years.
Also this week we were able to give Cosmas (our super awesome main investigator) a baptismal date on 18 August!!  he is the best. when we asked him if he wanted to be baptized, he said "well yes, its a must to be baptized!" So we will be working really hard with him to help really prepare him to be baptized. He is truly a person that God has prepared to hear the Gospel. He is super humble and loves the gospel. Its awesome because on Sundays he is always the first person to be at church! ha he is soo dedicated and wants to become closer to our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Also this week, we met a WHITE GUY, Jack, who came to church. He said that he heard about the church a long time ago, but finally found out where the church was so he decided to come. And whats even crazier than that is that he drove 1 HOUR to come to church from his home ( i guess he lives in this place called Kibwezi, which is super far). So when we got to talk to him, he said "yeah the only reason why i drove so far is because I'm serious about this church. I don't joke around, I'm serious about learning more". so that was like wow. but for real this guy is super cool, but also kind of scary because he is so serious haha. But he speaks perfect Swahili and i also think he speaks Kikamba. but good things are happening here!
CRAZY STORY, THE CHICKEN TRICK STILL WORKS!!!!!!!! haha i don't know if you guys remember this, but me and Elder Dobard tried it at one of the members homes and it worked!! Ben and I used to do it at the Robin Lane house.  Its the trick where you grab a chicken, then put its head on the ground, and then draw a strait line in front of its beak.  After that, you just let go of the chicken and it will just stare at the line and not move... hahahhah and we got our chicken to stay their for a solid 15 seconds!! haha super crazy and the little kids loved it! just reminded me of my great Robin Lane childhood ahaha.
But all is well with me. Good to hear that home is still there and that everyone is well. LOVE YOU ALL!!!
Elder D Thomas

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