"And now, my beloved brethren, I would that ye should come unto Christ, who is the Holy One of Israel, and partake of his salvation, and the power of his redemption. Yea, come unto him, and offer your whole souls as an offering unto him, and continue in fasting and praying, and endure to the end; and as the Lord liveth ye will be saved."

Monday, May 25, 2015

Who knew that Pentacost was such a big deal in Mada?

Salama ianao ireo , niasa mafy tamin'ny izao herinandro lasa izao izahay, tena mafinaritra be ny asanay teo. Hey everyone this week has gone really well for us, President Adams had set a goal for our zone on stats and we got all of them aside for the lesson goal; we were short by two but we will try again this week to catch it.

Now quick shout out to my brother Joseph who just graduated highschool, congradulations bro I am super happy for you!

Starting onTuesday we had a good first lesson with a young man named Haga and his wife. It was a good first lesson, we spent most of our time learning about who God is, the family, and the importance of the prophet. After that we trackted for a tiny bit and ended up in a small lesson with all of these cousins that live together (there were some eight people in that room and they all said that they were cousins and lived in the same little area). We didn't get to do a large amount of teaching there mainly because one guy had a lot of questions about what our church did and what it taught.

Wednesday we had a lot of trackting yet again but we ended it well with a lesson with some new investgators that we had found last week and having a visit with the wife of a recent convert who has gone very less active, apparently because he needs to work all the time, so we will try to get both of them going.

As we have been doing more and more tracting and contacting we have been seeing a lot more people that 1.) are willing to listen and 2.) Listen but have a hard time accepting if that makes sense. We have a new investigator named Fancois that we found on Friday. He is Catholic and many of the things that we teach do not fit in what he believes. As we taught he listened but I could see that the things that we were teaching sorta grated against him. I think that is one of the hardest things that we do in our work: to teach a person that is willing to listen yet helping them to come to the realization that our message has real weight and that they need to make a change in their lives. It is hard but the rewards at the end are some of the greatest things that anyone can enjoy.

Saturday went on a split with my district leader; Elder Ralaivao. We had a good day lined up but part way through it got a little interrupted. While we were contacting we got a call from the elders in Ambohipo (am-boo-he-poo) except it wasn't Ambohipo at the other end. No it was some random lady who had happened to find Ambohipo's lost phone and was trying to get it back to the owners. So we took some time to try to find this lady to get back the phone. In the end after about an hour of calling and recalling we finally found the lady and graciously took back the phone. Now this woman is an exceptionally nice person, if any random person in a taxi in Mada finds a decent phone they just take it but this good natured lady tried to find the owner, seriously she needs a medal or something.

That is prety much it for this week every one and for those of you who sent personaly letters sorry but I will have to write you back next week, sorta don't have much time this week and our normal cyber is closed for Pentacost. But have a good week everyone and see you next week,

Elder Nelson

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