Monday, September 22, 2014

Week 67

Last Monday we had Family Home Evening with the Franz family. They are super awesome and always make meals for us so we decided that we would cook for them this time. We made pap with chicken, broccoli, potato, onion, carrot, and curry and then Snickers cheesecake for dessert. It was a lot of fun.

We had a really great District Meeting this week too. The Zone Leaders gave us training from President Merrill about re-activating less active members. It was really cool. We read from Jacob 5 and a few other places to see how the Lord wants us to re-activate them. The Bishop is the one who holds the authority over the members so we need to work with him to find the people that the Lord is preparing to bring back. So we're going to set up a time with the Bishop at PEC this week to have a time to go and meet with him and discuss the training with him. It's some pretty exciting stuff.

We had a great lesson with Yvonne this week too. The other part of our earlier district meeting was about teaching people not just teaching lessons. Yvonne has been doing alright lately but she could be doing better so we talked to her a lot about her questions and concerns and focused on what she needs. After she told us a few of her concerns we can now tailor our lessons for her to discuss those things. She's super ready but she just doesn't feel it yet. 

The other big thing this week was Asanda's baptism. A man named Eldridge from the other Elder’s area was also baptized that day and it was so great. Asanda had an interview with the Bishop in the morning and Bishop was super impressed with him. He's been accepted really well into the ward but it's not hard because he is such a sweet guy.

The baptism went really well too. Elder Truscott and I gave the talks on baptism and the Holy Ghost. I talked about baptism and talked about the authority of it, how and why we do it, and what we are promising to do when we get baptized. You could see the smiles on both Asanda and Eldridge’s faces while I was talking. There were also some investigators there as well and we talked to them afterward. They all said that they really want to be baptized now after seeing it. They are in the other area but they are really awesome. 

We spent a lot of time saying goodbyes for Elder Kivley this week. It's so strange that he's gone. The Zone Leaders took him this morning to Port Elizabeth and it hasn't set in yet. He was a great companion and we had so much fun together and we worked hard during these last three months. I'm going to miss him a lot but I'm also looking forward to the next three months of training a new missionary. I'm praying that I'll be able to give him exactly the training he needs. Things are going well and time is flying by.


Elder Kupka

Asanda's Baptism

Asanda's Baptism

Our last night together as a District
Princess, Zandy and Thammy