Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Frustrating Week

This past week was a little frustrating but not bad.
But first we got transfer news! and I'm staying in Mautuma with Elder Griffiths again! Which is good.  It kind of stinks though because there is some problems in the government with missionaries getting visas so next transfer we might be down to 60 missionaries in the mission... so please pray that things will change!
So this week i got to go on exchanges again to Misiku to do baptismal interviews.  it was good.  But this whole transfer has been crazy with exchanges! I have only been in my area once for a full week... I'm exchanged out! And it stinks because exchanging back takes half of a day away because all of the areas around here really far apart. But its ok this is THE Kenya Nairobi Mission... a mission of MEN! and that's what Elder Holland said.... no lie.  But the exchange was good. 
Rough week as the work goes.  We weren't able to visit a lot of our investigators because my companion was really sick this week. I woke up to him ralfing all over the place in the bathroom.... i was like ohh snap that's not good... at least its not me haha just kidding.  Then i woke up again latter that night and looked out and noticed that he was sweeping or mopping or something and was like what the heck is going on. But then i fell back asleep haha. But then in the morning i asked him what happened and he just said, well i didn't make it to the toilet in time..... hahahahahah it was funny but i felt bad at the same time.  So we had a hard time getting work done but hey that's the way things go sometimes, just gotta roll with the punches. 
Also this week we had to drop a few of our investigators.  We have had a difficult time finding serious investigators.  Its frustrating because a lot of people here just like visiting with two white guys. Its been difficult to get people to keep commitments.  So the work has been frustrating, but we really plan to do a lot of finding and tracking this week, trying to find more people to teach and more families. But its all good, as long as we have faith and work hard the Lord will lead us to people he has prepared! So we hope this next week will be good.
Other than that things are ok. sorry nothing to interesting this week...But wait! I did finish reading the Book of Mormon again! And as usual it was awesome. Really learned a lot from reading it this time, especially about "if ye keep my commandments ye shall prosper, and if ye shall not keep my commandments ye shall have no such promise." Its said a lot thorough the Book of Mormon, but its true and obviously making a major point.  Most people are unhappy and sad today because they fail to keep the commandments of God. So as long as we are obedient to what our Heavenly Father has asked us to do, he will help us to be happy and will lead and provide us to better lives.  I'm so very grateful for the Book of Mormon and it truly is another witness of our Savior Jesus Christ! Read it yall!!
But i love you all. Once again Happy B Day JOE!!!!!!!
Elder Thomas
PS even though they don't celebrate it here.... HAPPY Martin Luther King DAY!

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