Normally on P-Day, “tracting” is done from 18H – 21H, but in Maxixe more people are available in the morning. Last P-Day we got up and went to work first then we emailed our families and did our shopping. When we got home, I studied and “jimmy-rigged” a tie rack before resting and some more studying. My miracle for P-Day was that I felt rested and that I had a productive day.
I have made a “Spider-Proof” decision. I have started to
call my mosquito net a “bug-net”. I hope this can help the spiders clearly
understand the net is to keep them out too.
This week we had a lot of contacts and had a recent convert
lesson with A-------- and E-----. About half of our lessons fell through during
the week and Saturday it rained a lot, so unfortunately all but one lesson fell
though that day. But, if we didn’t have “bad days” we wouldn’t know what a “good
day” was. Even bad days can be a miracle.
Luckily we were able to visit some recent converts. It was
funny, we made the trip out to “Matador” (or “Killer” where they slaughter
cows) twice on Tuesday. Both times the lessons fell through. It is about a 40
minute walk to Matador but it was still a good day.
It is so hot here, I’ve decided water is a miracle. Water
brings such relief to the body. It is no wonder that Christ chose to call His
word, His Gospel, “The Living Water” because the gospel of Jesus Christ brings
infinite relief to the soul.
Wednesday after contacts, lunch and two lessons, we had to
come home because Elder DePino had a presidency meeting to attend. That meeting
lasted 3 hours which gave me a lot of time to study, which was nice, but after
a bit I was ready to be back out contacting and teaching. Also on Wednesday, A---
(the secretary of this branch) was able to help me, help Elder Rebollo. A--- went
to get some documents for me that Elder Rebollo had asked me to get that were
outside our area. Miraculously A--- was able to get them for us.
I feel immense gratitude for the schooling I had and the
opportunity I will have to continue my education.
First thing in the morning on Friday, the water company turned
off our water. There was some problem with billing. I don’t really understand
exactly what the problem is. That night the power went out too but early Sunday
morning was restored. The water is to be
restored sometime on Monday.
Saturday I was grateful for the miracle of water storage! I
had filled up all of the empty bottles of water which saved us from dehydration!
We had 31 people at church and church went really well. I
especially enjoyed a member’s talk on Sabbath Day observance and the Principles
of the Gospel lesson. We are hoping for water on Monday.
It is great how a mission has changed me, my outlook on life,
my priorities and even what I eat. One of my favorite meals now is rice and
kidney beans with bell pepper, onion and chicken or sausage with hot sauce.
(The internet was slow this week so no pictures but he was able to send this post)