"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, July 6, 2015

The Devil, a new President, and a great week

Hey everyone, how has your week been? Like I have already said this has been a great week so lets get to it!

Monday: We had a little Family Home Evening called a Soiree(swore-eh)with some members named Lova and Sambatra and truly they are people that love to have some fun. We were told that they had a way to show us "the devil" so obviously we had to go, I mean how many times does a person get to see the devil? So we go have some food, share a lesson, play a game, and then it was time for the showing of the devil. First, Elder Tshuma; he is handed a knife, had his eyes covered, and was told to cut a small piece of cord. after a few seconds they pretended that the cord had been cut and some rubbed flour all over Elder Tshuma's face, so funny. Then my turn; I am given a plate of water, told to put a hair in it and watch. The person who put flour on Elder Tshuma asked "do you see anthing yet? No. Keep looking... See anything yet? No BANG" She hits the plate of water so that my very close face gets completely soaking wet. I was so surprised but I got her back; there was a tiny bit of water left in the plate so I took it and splashed it on her. Turns out that the person that does all of the tricks is the "devil" so you get to "see the devil". It was a great joke, I had an awesome time.

Tuesday: On Tuesday we got to meet again with this awesome couple named Delphin and Claudine(?). Delphin is looking for a faith right now and really doesn't believe in anything, his wife is just awesome and was just full of questions such as "do you baptize children or wait?" "what is the really day for worship Saturday or Sunday?", stuff like that. But the really great thing was after we explained things to her, gave her our reasons, and she just took it and accepted it like "ok, that makes sense". Delphin has alot more in depth and longer answer questions which will take some time to answer but we told them that if they read the material that we gave them then they would get alot of answers to their questions.

Wednesday: Taught a new investigator/ referal from a member who has already come to church three times in a row, her name is Vero.We mostly explain and discussed the Book of Mormon that the members had given her and really encouraged her and her family to read and study it and also to bring the rest of her family with her to the discussions.

Thursday: I had a split with Elder Razafimandimby in Ampefiloha (my area) and we had a great time, we mostly tracted/ contacted the whole time but I really enjoyed my time and we got alot of work done.

Friday we got to meet our new Mission President, President Foote and I really like him, I think that he is going to do a great job.

Saturday was just a great day. We met with the husband of a recent convert and we have been really trying to help him out and develop faith and to know for himself, he says that he has been reading the Book of Mormon and praying which is just awesome and we encouraged him that he would recieve an answer. Then that night we net with Rasolo and Collette and they just blew us out of the water, they had read the material, knew all of the answers, and just ready for the lesson. Then to top it all of they accepted a baptisimal date. These people are just so awesome and I am so happy and pleased with how they are progressing and striving to learn.

I think that is about it for this week everyone, have a great time!

Elder Nelson

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