Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Hello Family and Friends, how are you? i am great. i hope you are enjoying the pics and you enjoy this here email! itll be a good one hopefully. we are always lookin for life changing events and i can certainly not assure you that this will be anything like that! whoop whoop.We really did have a great week this week! we did work. i know life is not about stats but about the quality, but all im sayin is why cant we put one and one together? so as far as numbers go...we had forty lessons this week with over 30 hours of work. a work well done id say. also...*drumroll* we had twenty investigators at church. lemme tell you about the miracle so we get to church and its the usual - twenty people there when its suppose to start but everyone miraculous shows up right when it starts at about 9.10 or 15. nice one fotoan'gasy. BUT to start (before the actual sacrament) there was ten investigators and i was like "eh ok thats pretty good" i figure one or two will show up after the sacrament doors reopen (we close them, for obvious reasons, during the sacrament) so when they opened i eagerly looked over to see who would come in. at first it looked like no one...but then! they came from outta nowhere seemingly haha and TEN MORE showed up. about 13 people walked in and ten of them were investigators. my heart swelled with joy and just burst with love. it was amazing and one of the closest feelings ive felt to pure Christlike love. oh my goodness. so we had a grand total of 20 investigators at church and they are solid people, its not like they are all 11 and are there cause theres snacks in primary haha but i feel like they are starting to understand the importance of Church! a scripture and story i read in the Liahona bring church attendence and specifically the sacrament to mind. i dont remember but im sure you could find it towards the end of any of the four gospels - "Could ye not watch with me one hour?" It is Jesus - amidst the turmoil of the Atonement - checking on his Apostles who are sleeping when they were asked to wait. so my question to you is - Are you watching with Christ for that one hour of the Sacrament? or are you texting, thinking about what lunch will be, thinkin bout your lesson second hour, or annoying your little brother? my challenge to you all is to pay more specific attention to the Sacrament this week. do it. you will see the blessings in your life.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Salama e!Ino kabary? Miresaka? Ao tsara? Ohatran'ny tsisy vaovao tamin'ity herinandro ity. Fa tena tiako in misiônako. Angamba tezitra na sosotra kely ianareo. Tena azafady fa te hiresaka tenin'gasy bebe kokoa aho. Izany hoe, ny hafatra jiaby, dia ao amin'ny tenin'gasy. Tamin'ny ity herinandro vao vao ity, nahazo mpiara-mitory vaovao aho. Milay izy. Tsy toy ny mpiara-mitory aloha fa tiako izy. Misy fahasamihafa be dia be fa samihafa isika rehetra. tsy maninona. ankoatra izany, tena mahafinaritra ny conference generale. vao nijery conference izahay tamin'ny omaly sy Sabotsy.
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Salama Tompoko. Ino kabary?this week! it started with me completely destroying myself by playing real beach soccer on monday for about 2 hours. not a good idea for missionary work, but my bruised shins have no regrets. waking up tuesday and working that monday night was hard haha nothing like a challenge.
oh i had the opportunity to teach a temple prep class. i miss the temple. the missionares teach it every week and this past week was my first time doing it. the temple is necessary and amazing. send me pics of your faovrite temple.In other news the transfer just ended! we found out last night that Elder Obioma will be transfering to Antsirabe and he will become a Zone Leader! good for him. i miss and love Antsirabe. i know he will do great things. I will be getting an Elder Heiden, he is two tranfers younger than me (a transfer older than my trainee) i cant wait to work with him! im excited!