Monday, November 24, 2014

Week 76


Hello,

This week... I don't really know what to say about this week. It was good but not the greatest of weeks. I don't really know what to write about. Tuesday-Friday were great days and we had a lot of appointments and if I wrote about each one we would be here all day. Everyone is still progressing really well.

Some highlights for the week is that Sister Hendricks and Siphosethu both passed their baptismal interviews and will be baptized this Sunday. I went on exchanges with Elder Creech in Kwa Nobuhle and we had a nice day. It was kind of nice to go back to companionship teaching because I'm still adjusting to teaching with three people.

We got into some deep doctrine though. We taught a recent convert family about Patriarchal Blessings and we read the Oath and Covenant of the Priesthood with a member of the Bishopric while at the same time, back in Uitenhage, they did the baptismal interview for Siphosethu and she did great.

Our day on Saturday changed a bit because we ended up having to go to Stake Conference. So we had Sister Hendricks’ baptismal interview in the morning and then tried to teach some lessons, went to Kwano to pick up some walking Elders on their side of Uitenhage, and then went on our way to Port Elizabeth and had a good adult session there.

We came back and had a lesson with Mfundo; he's such a stud. Then on Sunday we had the other session of Stake Conference, so we did a lot of driving this weekend.

It was a really good Conference - President Uchtdorf and Elder Bednar were there, kind of. They had made a recording to show to the 84 stakes on the African Continent. It was pretty cool. In it they were very straight forward and said, “Don't practice traditions anymore such as labola and worshipping ancestors.” Now no one has an excuse; if President Uchtdorf said it then it's as good as scripture.

We came home to find out that we had no power and I was STARVING. So we had peanut butter and bread. Then we went out teaching to our six appointments and all six of them dropped. It was horrible and it was raining and we were out of Ks from all of our driving. The only thing we managed to do was get a permission slip from Siphosethu's father for her to be baptized and give Sinethemba's father a blessing.

When we got back we had power so we made some food and went to bed. It was a rough ending to a pretty solid week. This week should be better and I'm very happy that it's ending with two baptisms.

One last really sad thing is that Brother Booyens passed away this weekend. He was a great man. He was so kind and loving to everyone in the ward regardless of race. He will be greatly missed in the ward. Sorry it’s kind of short this week.

Love,
Elder Kupka



Elder Creech and me on exchange