TENSON WAS BAPTIZED YESTERDAY!!! It was wonderful, he was very very happy. and his daughter even came to the baptism which is exciting, we have taught her a couple lessons, but the goal is to teach the whole family now! We have tried in the past... but we think now that he is baptized they may be more willing.
Ponderizing scripture: "If any man will DO his will, he shall KNOW of the doctrine, whether it be of God or whether I speak of myself." John 7:17
1. We were teaching Frasier with the Beals as usual, and right after I said the opening prayer frasier was like "Breaking News.... these 2 azungus from Baltimore moved in just across the street." and they he took us there to go meet them hahahah. It's like a reallly big deal when white people live in Malawi.
2. I was walking and I ran into a car that wasn't even moving. it hard really bad. i'm a klutz.
3. I was talking with a RM in our area Mike... and he is trying to apply to go to BYU and of course I'm trying to get him to come because it would be a party to have a friend from Malawi there, but he told me that he is going to win the ladies there through his chess skills. hahahaha I died. If he goes to BYU we're gonna have some long chats on how to win the ladies.
Yamikani: HE IS BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER. he has read his Liahona diligently. and underlined everything, and we taught him chastity last and he found an old conference talk about chastity and man he just is a firm believer in it. It's great haha. He was at church and he will be baptized on the 13th!
Junior: He came to church!!! wahooo if he keeps this up he'll be ready to be baptized on the 13th as well!
Willard: Same thing as Junior... we taught him Word of Wisdom last and he has been going around to everyone at his school telling them that they are sinning if they drink tea haha gotta love it.
Khumbo: sooooo we had a major heart to heart with Khumbo. He has recently started going to school and he has been putting school before reading his scriptures (I felt like such a hyprocrite teaching him the importance of putting scripture study before school work because let's be honest... did I do that? no....) but any who, and he has been late for church the past 3 weeks so he hasn't been able to partake of the sacrament. He told us how he hasn't felt the spirit in his life lately and he seemed really down on himself. He is trying to prepare to go on a mission but he has this idea in his head that you have to be perfect before you go on a mission, and have a perfect understanding of the scriputres (which looking at me we all know is not true) and so we just let him talk it out, and we just explained that we would be here to help him and that he needs to read his scritpures no matter what and partake of the sacrament and that life would be better... since then he has seemed much happier. \
Mandela: He got the Aaronic Priesthood yesterday and will pass the sacrament next week:) we have been trying to help him memorize the sacrament prayers and ahhh he tries so hard, i'm excited to hear him bless the sacrament.
Bridget has come to church 2 weeks in a row! Miracle!
Pretty much life is just wonderful. We had 6 investigators at church yesterday, and they all seem to be progressing towards baptism.
Random Thought: Something i've been thinking about is how much these people i'm teaching can consume my thoughts. It's almost impossible to be homesick when you have so many people down here in Blantyre to worry about haha... Family I love you kwam biri, but these amazing people are who are on my mind almost all the time. I never thought that would be possible... but it is.
I LOVE YOU ALL KWAM BIRI!!