Monday, March 30, 2015
So "The Life" described:I am Elder Schroedter. I now work in Mahajanga! or the only place in the mission that still baptizes in the ocean! That was a way cool experience even though i did not even do the baptizing. The sweat breeze blew our cares away as we watched the Spirit carry our golden investigator, Lucien, into the waters of baptism. I had the opportunity to interview him (mentioned last week) but he is SO awesome. He learns english with us, comes to church, got baptized, and (even before the baptism) comes to mission prep!
quick spiritual thought on pride! i came up with the "Triple P" Pride Prohibits Potential. You never know how things can be if you are a little better. your challenge this week is to forgive someone, for truly a kind response turneth away wrath. who knows your potential when you are your best. take advice, learn it, love it. be humble.
i love you all!
Eldera Sorôdera (Elder Schroedter - name i spell in malagasy if people ask how to say it, which is every person i meet)
Monday, March 23, 2015
So as if getting on a plane was not enough this week, we happened to make a pitstop because who doesnt wanna stop in Anosibe (look up pics) now i can say ive been there. cool. but Mahajanga is great, let me first tell you one of the several ThirdWorldProbs that i have thought of.Sweating so much you have to get a new planner... #nolongerinthefrocket #noairconditioner #TWP
(this next one counts as three)Breaking your weak little backpack 'cause the amount of water you need to stay alive isnt light enough #malagasyquality #nocleanwaterotherwise #noairconditioner #TWP
IM MOVING AREAS! that was the reason for the last email haha then we had a busy pday, sayin bye to missionaries and members and investigators so i apologize im breakin rules and coming here today but i had to write my president especially as well because i wont see him again for the rest of my mission because...
IM GOIN BIG THREE! so i know, yall dont care or have any idea what that means haha but its one of three areas you get to take a plane to, its one of four areas on the beach, only few missionaries get to go there (its often seen as a reward, but mostly [as in my case] happenstance) the name of it is Mahajanga. look it up right now and youll see beautiful pics of the beach, the classic baobab tree and other cool stuff. ill send more pics next week. no time this week for any (although i took like the exact same pic everyday but in different areas. its pretty dope) but next week! we had three baptisms this week, it shoulda been four but it didnt go through the interview, it made me really sad because i love these people and i just want them to progress, but my catchpharse here is "ya can't beat agency!"
well thats it for this week. i love you all!
Elder Grant Ross Schroedter