Monday, March 30, 2015

Ny Fiainana

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!
So my companion's name is Elder Obioma! He has a way cool story about comin on a mission and a lotta life lessons. He likes to use examples, especially when we teach and they are really good and apply perfectly. I gotta remember em. But he is great. he is teaching me a lot and im growing a lot. it was tough for me at first, changing to a new comp and area but i love this place. no matter how yellow my shirts get!
heres my third world prob:
not needing to shower because its that hot #sweatshowers #noacprobs #TWP
not knowing whether you smell like body odor anymore because its so often... #noacprobs #TWP
people asking you if you ever wash your clothes because your shirts are so discolored #anditwasallyellow #schroedtersweatglands #TWP
(if you got the reference to the first hashtag of the third TWP lemme know what its from!)
A little bit about Mahajanga - its humid. it has a beach. it is a two man province, which means it is just me and Elder Obioma out here. No other companionships, no district leaders, and no zone leaders. Time to be maditra! jus kidding. time to prove yourself! work! and speakin of work, thats what we do best. This past week we had 34 lessons, a baptism, 25+ hours of teaching, and a lotta bike riding. life is good!
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 SorĂ´dera (Elder Schroedter - name i spell in malagasy if people ask how to say it, which is every person i meet) 

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