Monday, January 19, 2015

2 Weeks to Go

Another fantastic week. but before i say to much else..... HAPPY BDAY JOE!!!!!! 13 years big boy!! hahahah love you joe!!!

We mostly visited Recent Converts, but we were also able to receive a few good referrals from some members. The members are really trying their best out here, inviting anyone they can to meet with us. Its cool to see members so involved and eager to do the work, its awesome.

One really cool thing this week was we had one less active member, Christopher, come to church. When he walked in the door, it was soo great to see him! Even when i was here last year, we were struggling to help him come to church. But i hope now he is taking a step in the right direction. He has a lot of problems that are keeping him back, but it was a step in the right direction for him coming to church. Its way cool to see less actives come back to church. I was so happy for him!

it was cool to see one of our investigators come to church that we had really been working hard with, Linet. She is someone that elder Musasia and I contacted. We have been trying to teach her whole family, but she seems to be the only serious on, so we are focusing on her. But i think she had a good experience at church, she seemed to enjoy it and members were friendly to her. So we hope that she can start to progress now.
Weirdest thing ever. maybe not the weirdest thing but a weird thing. Cool tho.  SO! We were teaching a recent convert family the Restoration.  We were just at the part of Jesus Christ's Earthly Ministry, when all the sudden this random guy walks in the door... as soon as he walked in i got that strong wiff of that local brew..... and i was like oh no.... this guy is gunna make some noise and ruin the lesson! BUT to my surprise... we received quite the opposite! So, he just walked in and sat quietly as we continued on with the lesson.  We then moved on to the the Great Apostasy and asked the family what they remembered about it. They didn't remember much.  So, as we were just about to explain more about it, all the sudden the drunk guy speaks up and says ''Elders, Elders, may I?'' I was like umm may you what?? But he started to speak.... and WOW..... this guy was teaching the DOCTRINE!! Like he was teaching this recent convert family true doctrine about the Great Apostasy perfectly... and he was hammered! We then went on to the Restoration through the Prophet Joseph Smith... we asked the family again what they remembered about it... not much.  As we are about to explain, the drunk guy comes to the rescue and again teaches the doctrine perfectly!! He was even Quoting Elder uchtdorf!  He was quoting scripture!! Ya he tried to go and use one from the Doctrine and Covenants that was completely off topic but non the less he was going for it!! This guy was on top of his game.  My comp and I were in shock of what just happened... we tried to talk to him after the lesson to find out more about him, but we didnt get much out of him... he was still super drunk haha.  BUT! Afterwards, we passed by the 1st Councilors house, Bro Kabas, and we asked him if he knew this guy.  When we described him, Bro Kabas just started laughing... we were like umm what?? He said ''ohh thats just Ahmed!  He is my neighbor. He is also Muslim and loves alcohol.  But i always give him my scriptures and the Liahona to read.. he likes the church and is always reading about it.  But he is muslim and is always drunk... but maybe one day with him.'' It was crazy.  But way sweet hahaha thanks Ahmed for helping us teach! The best non member present lesson I've ever had. 
No water this week but its all good. Bucket showers are nice and the squatter out side is pleasant hahahaaha. We got that bor hole/well outside that treats us well. 

But things are great.  Time is going by too fast... and my time as a missionary is running out.  But I've loved every moment of my mission, its been the best time of my life.  Crazy how fast it goes. 
Elder Thomas

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