Monday, June 22, 2015

Week 64 - Don't Miss the Atonement

10:24 AM Posted by Janette No comments
Well, this week has been fun. I totally realize that I could leave it like that and leave everybody in suspense of what really happened. But really, this week was amazing. So I studied the atonement and a ton of what is associated with it, and I have grown and learnt a lot this week. Basically long story short, I have a new view of the Savior and what He did for me. And then this week, that boiled over into teaching and it was so cool to see. So it goes something like this, we were in a lesson with a less active, and we were talking about the atonement. And suddenly he sits up and says something along the lines of, 'So when I miss the Sacrament, I miss the Atonement. And then I just leave Christ hanging on the Cross.' Wow! It hit me and it was totally amazing to see him take the atonement into his life. So yeah, that was basically how my week went. It was just another crazy hectic missionary week. I love it though, and I'm not sure how I'm going to adjust when I get back home, but I'll find a way.

And seeing as it was fathers day yesterday, Happy Fathers Day! It was a little different here in SA, but it is still fathers day and it is still celebrated here, not as big as it is in the states, but it is still here.

I love being a missionary and all that it entails, and wouldn't trade it for any other experience! Hope you all have a great week.

Love you all!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Week 63 - Back to a Twosome

9:01 PM Posted by Janette No comments
Well, this week has been an amazing week. Awesome, yet not that awesome at the same time.

On Wednesday, we had to say goodbye to Elder Si'ufanua. He got the call that he was headed out to go to George. Which call means that there are only going to be two of us here in Paarl now.

I do have to say, that after six weeks of teaching with three missionaries, it is kinda hard to transition back to two. So now it is just back to the two of us here, Elder Castro and I. It is weird to just have one companion now, but that is what is in stock for us now.

But other than that, nothing much is noteworthy, other than N. and L. got confirmed yesterday, so everything is official! So much is happening, and everything is going really well. I love it here, even if it is starting to get rainy and not so great, but it is still good!

Love you all!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Week 62 - Cold Baptism Water

2:59 PM Posted by Janette No comments
Well, this week was awesome and crappy at the same time. Awesome because we got a bunch of work done and we saw miracles this week.

On Sunday, we had two baptisms that we had started teaching from the beginning. The only downside of that is that the water was WAY cold, but it was really amazing. And it was really cool to see them when they came up out of the water.

Also, our open house and ward party was really awesome. We had a great turnout at it and it was way amazing! So both of those were really amazing!

As Nate said, transfers are this week, and it goes something like this. I'm staying, Elder Castro is staying, and Elder Si'ufanua is going to George. So we are all pretty stoked! It is going to be an awesome transfer across the mission. So far so good!

Love you all!!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Week 61 - Here Comes the Rain

11:33 AM Posted by Janette No comments
Well, this week has been kinda dreary. The clouds have started to come, and the rain is here. Some days it comes down in buckets, some, just a drizzle. Everybody is starting to prep for winter. It is that time of the year.

In the news, we have two investigators that are getting baptized this Sunday! They had their interviews this past week and passed! On top of that, we are having a Chapel Open House and ward party on Saturday. Hopefully it goes well and everybody comes. Even if they don't, we are still going to have a party.

So life is going good here. The work is progressing, and everything is doing well.

Love you all