Monday, February 9, 2015

Week 45 - Come Back, We Miss You

2:51 PM Posted by Janette No comments
Well, as promised, this is going to be a little bit longer, just because I have a little bit more time to write, plus I prepared a little bit.

This has been another hectic week here in Port Alfred! It has been awesome, and I can't think of any better way to spend my time then with those that are really seeking after the gospel or those that have strayed a little bit. Our major focus for the past transfer was working with the less actives in the branch and helping them find their way back to the fold, and it has been really rewarding to see people make the transition from not having the gospel in their lives, to having the gospel be a daily part of their lives, and then they love it! It is so amazing to see the change, and it is humbling for me to know that I went through something like that as well. But how grateful I am to have friends that reached out to me and said, "We miss you". And it is humbling to be on the other side of the spectrum now to be the one saying, "We miss you". And the great thing is that we are having a ton of success with that. We have so many more investigators because and only because we have worked with the less actives. They are truly amazing and it has been great to see them be awesome!

In other news, here is a story that happened yesterday. We got a dvd referral for a guy named Mxabisi (yes it has clicks), but his short name is Bobby. So we went over to his house and found out that we had seen the guy before. He is a car guard (somebody that watches the cars while you go shopping) at Buco (kinda like Home Depot, African Style). Oh, and he only has one leg, and he stands and watches cars all day long, making only cents every once in a while. But anyway, we go over and give him the dvd, and then he starts going off about something in Xhosa, and then talks a little, then rambles, and then all of the sudden, he is just like, "Thanks for coming, I'm busy right now, I'll see you later". And the weird thing is that it was so abrupt. So it caught Elder Weber and I off guard and we just had to leave and hope for the best. We will see him later this week and talk to him and see how he is doing. Yup, missionaries in SA get shot down at the most random times too :).

These are some cool things that the Wheelers showed us that really made me think about some things. I would really recommend watching them.

"New Day for the Book of Mormon" - Featuring interviews with scholars and historians, this documentary tells the story of the coming forth of this unusual book of scripture and how it is affecting people today—even some people you might not expect.

"Living With Purpose: The Importance of Real Intent" - worldwide devotional for young adults with Randall L. Ridd, Second Counselor in the Young Men General Presidency on January 11, 2015 at Brigham Young University–Idaho.

Both are awesome, and I would like to hear what everybody has to think/say.

I love you all!!


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