This week was kind of a rough one. Lots of our investigators are having problems! With the marriage process, coming to church, getting testimonies, etc. We’ve had to drop a lot of people, and work even harder at finding new ones! We have also been having some difficulties working with the branch leadership here. But its fine, we’ll manage 🙂
This week was freaking HOT. One day, it went above 41 celcius. Granted, I don’t know exactly what that is in farenheit, but I know its DANG hot. I sweat alot. Its pretty gross. 🙂 Its late spring, getting ready to be the hot season. So I cant say Im exactly looking forward to that, if its going to be hotter then it is right now!
We’ve kind of been having a problem in our district with the effectiveness of District Meetings. Most of the missionaries just come in, and doze off while our district leader, my comp gives a lesson, and then we leave with nothing changing. So this week in preparation, he asked me what I thought we could change. And I suggested that we base district meeting off of the way my family does family home evening! So we did. We assigned each missionary things like treat, activity, songs, scripture, prayer, and conducting. The only difference is, the district leader will always do the lesson. So we tried it out, and it went great! Everyone had fun, it was shorter then normal, and in the end our district had the best week stat-wise its had in two transfers! So that was kind of a cool little fun thing.
I finished Jesus the Christ this week, by James E Talmage. For those of you who don’t know about it, it is a freaking huge (800+) page book about our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Can I just say, it was one of the best books I have read! My testimony and knowlege of him was strengthened SO much. I would 100% reccomend it to anyone looking for a good book to read. I learned so many new things! It will literally blow your mind.
I went on a division with Elder Fransisco this week. He is a native from Mozambique, (Beira) and he is really short and really funny. He is learning to speak english, but its really funny when he does because he says funny things and has a pretty thick accent. And here in T3, we have a lot of girls who would like to date the missionaries. They wear…immodest clothing, and just arent the best girls. So we call them “snakes”, as in, they are venomous and you shouldnt talk to them! So on our division, every time we would walk by one, Elder fransisco would say, SNAKES and I would laugh. It was pretty funny. He reminds me of stitch on lilo and stitch. I love him!
I have an addiction. To TEA!!! But before you freak out. Im addicted to Mozambiquan tea. Which, is actually just brown sugar and water. They drink it every morning with bread. So I have kind of started doing the same. Ill give you all a quick recipe for mozambiquan tea, in case you want to make it at home. So. You fill up a cup with water. Then you put it in the microwave until it gets hot. Then you take it out and but two or three or six spoonfulls of brown sugar in it. DONE! Its pretty funny. We all drink it out here!
The week wasnt all bad investigator wise, we had another really cool experience this week with Antonio and Ineis. We were teaching them about tithing, and then at the end of the lesson, we asked them if they would commit to live the law of tithing. And he said, “We already pay it!” And me and my comp just kind of looked at eachother, and said, “WHAT?” He said that on his first or second week at church, someone told him to pay tithing and he would get blessings. So since that day, he had been paying tithing every week! We hadnt taught him it or anything, and he didnt even have to pay tithing until he gets baptized. And he was already paying it. THEN, he said he knows it brings blessings, and related to us this cool story about some of the blessings he had recieved. He already had a testimony of it!! Freaking way cool. I cant wait for their marriage and baptism this week!!