Monday, October 6, 2014

Munhava 60th week - October 6, 2014

We had divisions this week and it was the most solid day I have had on my mission. I was with Elder Olsen who is from my MTC group. We had lessons every hour from 14H to 20H. It was a really nice full day.

We also taught the Plan of Salvation to Vxxxx and Dxxxxxxx. Vxxxx is the first person I have taught who told us he had given thought as to where he came from, why we are here and where we are going. Needless to say it was a very nice lesson. Thursday, we had another amazing lesson with them. In fact, it was the best part of my day. As always before we started our lesson, we asked if they had any questions. As always, Elder Borne and I were blown away by the level of their questions. For example, Vxxxx said, “So the Book of Mormon is made up of four plates. The plates of Nephi, the brass plates, The plates of Either, and the plates of Mormon. What exactly are the plates of Mormon?” We answered, then he said, “Mormon, he passed the plates on to his son, Moroni and gave him tasks, what were his tasks?” It was amazing. I do believe that Vxxxx and Dxxxxxxx will be super strong members of the church. We met with them again on Saturday afternoon, We had a really great lesson, again. Vxxxx and Dxxxxxxx asked some real awesome questions. I love teaching them.

Tuesday Elder Dille came to help clean the opening in my incision. It was pretty painful. Two days later I was having a lot of pain. When I changed the bandage I discovered blisters all around the open part of my incision. It turns out that I had a not so great allergic reaction to the “wound cleaner” spray. Oops and ouch.

Zxxx and Axxxxx are great. We had such a great lesson with them this week.

In district meeting Elder Olsen gave a good lesson on following the spirit in the “Maze of Missionary Work”. It was a really last district meeting for the transfer. Afterwards we had a bunch of good lessons.

We had a nice first lesson with a man and his wife, Rxxxxxxxx and Axx. They were accepting and so smart.

We also had a good lesson with Rxxxxxx and Axx. They are still diligent and working on documents so that they can get married.

We visited Rxxxxxx and Lxxx. They seem like they will progress. We also had another first lesson with Fxxxxxx and Mxxxxxx.

Saturday we had a baptism. Some other branches had weddings and baptisms as well. All together, 24 people were baptized at the service. The weddings and baptisms took the majority of our day.

Afterwards, our district went to lunch. On our way we got stuck behind a Frelimo political party parade.  But it was a beautiful day and it was overcast and breezy.

I am sorry to say that Elder Borne and I saw a sad (but unusual) thing one day while walking. There was a dead cat on the side of the road. It had been dead long enough that it had started going through rigor mortis. It reminded me of the way Harley (Elder Kanaga’s dog at here at home) twitches while she is dreaming. There were a couple of times that the cat would be pretty still, then right as someone was passing by, it would twitch (muscle-spasm) which scared the person passing by.

Elder Kanaga has eleven transfers under his belt!

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