sooooo helllo familia.Let me first explain the subject. Our flat has become a home for many animals.. this week we hosted probably 100 cockroaches, 3 huge spiders, a lizard, and a dead chicken. you know... living among the animals. the spiders live on the walls and my aim has gotten pretty good... i take a big bundle of pamphlets and throw it at the spider.. it takes me at least 3 times to hit it. but I always kill it:) and I also have a fun game where I drown cockroaches... they hide in our rags and then I put the rag in the sink and then drown them. hahaha seriously the struggle is so real. I was so sick of killing animals that I just let the lizard chill on the ceiling and then by the time i woke up it was gone.
oh and i should probably explain the chicken.... I will later on okay:)
okay... so first thing Sister Thueson isn't as lucky as some of you other missionaries and she has to wait untiluntil I get to watch conference... BUT I'M SO EXCITED. I have just heard how amazing it was and so i'm stoked to be able to watch it.
BIG NEWS: MANDELA PASSED HIS BAPTISMAL INTERVIEW AND WILL BE GETTING BAPTIZED ON SUNDAY. WAHOOOOO hahahaha this guy. I love him so much. he is so so funny.
BIG NEWS ROUND 2: KHUMBO RECIEVED THE AARONIC PRIESTHOOD ON SUNDAY. he was so so happy... he went around telling everyone. it was adorable.
BIG NEWS ROUND 3: 2 of our Less-actives who seriously haven't come to church in FOREVER like before we got here they both came to church on sunday and one even bore his testimony:) it was just so great. and one of them is on the Blantyre futbol team and the branch made a sign up sheet for supporters to go to his game on Saturday.. ahh i love people. THE CHURCH IS TRUE.
RANDOM FACT: IT IS SOOOO HOT PEOPLE. I wish I could explain the sweat... but i'm jusst always wet. sorry for the gross detail but it is necessary. But I feel like i'm camping because I either always smell like sunscreen, insect repellent, or sweat. yummy.
TENDER MERCY TIME: okay soooo one of our recent converts Naledi always brings these 2 little kids to church who are her neighbors. But THIS WEEK SHE BROUGHT THE DAD. and we are going to teach the whole family on Wednesday. goodness seriously Heavenly Father keeps blessing us with families it's amazing.
okay so Tuesday: I had to present at district meeting. hollla. Fun stuff I presented about my FAVORITE SECTION IN PMG PAGE 10 "a successful missionary" and it actually went pretty well.... It is just weird to present in front of missionaries that have all been out at least a year. but it was a humbling experience for sure... and then of course we get the news that Sister Solomone and I have to present at ZONE CONFERENCE TOMORROW... IN FRONT OF THE PRESIDENT HAHAHA YIKES. yep.... we get to present about getting referrals from members.. and it's pretty funny because we got no referrals this week. ironic right?
Anywho... we went and taught Frasier (our 72 year old investigator) the law of chastity. He is a widower and so truly you would think this would be easy. BUT PSYCH. He kept going off about how hard it is to keep the law of chastity.... Dude... you're 72. hahaha my companion and i were so confused. But he finally accepted it and said that he would live it. HALLELUJAH. He was supposed to get baptized next week... but he left for Botswana and we don't know when he'll be back:(
Let me tell you about some investigators:
Yamikani is really progressing and should be getting baptized on the 25th!! and hopefully Tenson as well! and maybe even Frasier??
Fisher's Family: they're wonderful. The wife didn't come to church on sunday though:( so we really need to stress that this week. But Fischer was there! But here is where the chicken comes in. so on Saturday we finished teaching them and I stood up to leave and he was like "where are you going? we have a surprise" he then whips out his knife and takes us outside and picks up a chicken and just slaughters it. WHAT? yep welcome to Malawi Sister thueson. Then he cuts off his head AND THE CHICKEN KEPT MOVING... WITHOUT A HEAD. AHHHH SO WEIRD. But then he plucked all the feathers off of it, took the guts out, and they put it in a bag and gave it to us... uhhhhh a poly and an american don't know how to cut a whole chicken and cook it. But we tried it.... and we failed. seriously I will attach a picture of us trying to cut it in our sink hahaha.
Other funny story: We were walking home one night and this random lady came running up behind us and grabbed both of our hands and just took off running. and she was just laughing hysterically. seriously I got so winded (Blantyre is full of hills and running up a hill with a backpack at the end of a day... not fun) but after she left i couldn't stop laughing. oh man.
Khumbo came and taught with us one of the days and man he is mponvu. Seriously he will be a powerful missionary. He contacts every person he sees. He never stops amazing me.
Okay sorry this email is seriously so so so random. But I hope you all enjoyed it:) This week was wonderful, and the people we are teaching are wonderful, and I'm so excited for Mandela's baptism on Sunday!!
I LOVE YOU ALL AND I LOVE THE BOOK OF MORMON AND MALAWI. And I never stop being amazed at the tender mercies that happen every day.
Nima Ku Konda