Monday, February 23, 2015

But wait . . . there's more! Backflips in Stanger! (No really, it's ok!)

In response to Mom’s concerns over us learning back flips, don’t worry we have a teacher and he’s teaching us how to do it incrementally so we don’t hurt ourselves.

I wanted to let you know that the first letter I recieved on mission was from the Karlsons and had about 100 rands in it. Shows who my real family is, No just kidding. And yes I know you will tell me to say thank you, but I already did. I also got the letters from the ward and I read all of them. Not because I was looking for money because I spent it all on bulk food storage, but because I had a sincere desire to read everyones letters. 

This week was the best week so far on mission. We had exchanges with the Zone leader who is good friends with my companion. The zone leaders name is Elder Esplin, and he looks just like Jackson. But anyway, we had the most productive day ever with him. We got up and trained for our martial arts, and then we got back and studied and then left for service. We cleaned someone’s yard of tons of weeds, and then they fed us lunch. 

After all of that, we went to the appointment I had been looking forward to for several weeks. Her name is Bridgette, and she’s Zulu. If you have heard about those that are prepared and waiting for the missionaries, she is exactly that. We had a sweet restoration lesson with her, and afterwards when we invited her to be baptized she said, I am just waiting for the date. So we put her on March 22 which happened to be two days after her birthday. We met with her again on Saturday, and we found that she had been studying in the Gospel Principles, The Book of Mormon and the Restoration pamphlet. When we got there we followed up on whether she had any questions. (normally no one has any) she pulled out a notepad of things she either had a question on, or that she learned. She has put more effort into the gospel in this week than I think I did in my entire High School career. Which is sad but she is READY and the Lord has prepared her. We also found lots of success in tracting and contacting people this week, so YEAH. GO US. I attached some pictures of Elder Esplin and some of what the township looks like. Thats Vincent and my comp at Vincent’s home.

I’ve been reading Jesus the Christ. It’s been sweet learning about Jesus’ actual paths that he took and the significance of each individual act. 

I wish it would snow. Its been getting a little cooler, and I've even had to wear a jacket or a sweater. It's great, and I can’t wait for winter. 

Love Elder Preator!!!!

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