Monday, January 12, 2015

Week 41 - Great Attendance at Church

3:43 PM Posted by Janette No comments
This is weird, I still don't feel like it should be 2015.

Mom, before I forget, I got both packages that you sent on Jan 7, so this past week, and both of them were really well received! They were awesome! So it takes about a while to get mail here, but I do love receiving it none the less!

In other news, this week was absolutely crazy! We were so busy and it felt really good to be that busy. It was just pushing the line of being almost too unbearable, but it was just this side of it. We were in double digits for member present lessons again, (that always feels good to be that high), and we had 12 Recent Convert lessons, and 20 Less Active lessons! Elder Weber and I didn't think that is what really happened this week, and we had to add up the stats twice a piece, and the answer came out the same all four times that it was added up. We also on Friday had exchanges with our Zone Leaders. They were so fun to be with and we did a ton of work with them, so it was really nice to have them here. I think that might be partially the answer for why our week was so busy! We had so many lessons and it was rewarding to see the payoff on Sunday. Normally we have about 45-50 people at Sacrament Meeting, and on Sunday, we had 75! Of those 22 were Less Active and it was really awesome to see them come to church! Oh, and in addition to that, (a background story first) time to people here in South Africa is really an elastic kind of thing. You say 10:30 and it can mean anything from 10:30 to Noon, so we struggle to get people there to church on time. That being said, on Sunday, we had all of our young men there before Church started, and three of them were there 30 min before so that they could prepare the sacrament! So amazing and powerful!

And this week, on Sunday, at the Wheeler's for our Sunday Dinner, we got to see the Silcox. They were one of the senior couples that was in PE while I was there, so it was fun to see them again.
This transfer has been way fun and exciting, and I'm excited for the rest of the three weeks to see where that takes us!

Love you all!


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