"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, October 12, 2015

Gah, Transfer News was a bit bitter sweet this time

 Hey everyone, like the title above states transfers were this week and you all can probably tell that I am a little annoyed with it, so here it is. Saturday we get a call from President Foote and he tells me that I am being trasferred to Antsirabe with Elder Razafimandimby as my new companion. Now I was glad because I was getting back out to province and apparently Antsirabe is amazing  and I am going to work with a Malagasy that I have known for most of my mission but I have only been here in Ambohipo for one transfer and I was just having a great time with Elder Pinson here but it appears that there is something for me to do in Antsirabe now.

But here was the rest of our week-

Monday we got lamba (cloth) for Elder Pinson to make a suit which took a it of time and then played some basketball at the office. We were also able to meet with our Athiest investigator on the Book of Mormon and he said that he really would like a copy to study, heres fingers crossed that he will actually read it and begin to mikorokoro(nourish) the little faith that he has.

Tuesday we had all of our meetings and also meet with one of our less actives named Kennedy. He had questions about tithing so naturally that is what we talked about.

Wednesday we were able to bring our Second Counselor named Heliode to teach Rafika and Antonio. As Heliode is a bit younger he was able to really break the ice with them and we were able to really have a really good lesson with them, we pretty much reviewed the Apostacy and the Importance of Prophets as they had questions about that. Then we had times drop after and so we went tracting. Not many people let us in but we were able to find some amazing people that study the Bible together and were incredibly interested to learn about the Book of Mormon and as I  happened to ahave an extra copy on me I graciously gave it to them with an explanation on the atao hoe Bokin'  iMormon. We then ended the day teaching Alex and Nalia (who I am going to miss very much) by teaching them about the Plan of Salvation. We put a lot of focus on how the Plan of Salvation gives us an "eternal perspective" that enables us to continue. Most of the time we all focus on everyday things;food, the days activities, clothes, ect. But we helped Alex and Nalia  begin to understand (as there is a lot) all the things that we can gain through out eternity.

I am going to skip a bit to Friday where we taught our less active Kennedy again. Kennedy is progressing very well but he just has lots of bad habit from being less active for so long so we tried to address one of them about the nature of God and Jesus. And it was just very difficult. He got part of the teaching  but another part was impossible for him to get which is annoying as you are trying to fix things but  it just is not getting into his mind. Besides that Kennedy is ahaving problems with his younger brother. HIs brother has pretty much gone a little crazy and Kenny takes care of him but his brother just drives him up the wall but we try to help him as much as possible.

Saturday we met with Ramon and reviewed prayer with him. We are pretty sure that he understands what to do and the meaning of it, he just needs to do it. After that they fed us some katsaka (corn) with sira mamy(sugar), it was pretty good actually and it is nice when people like to feed you. At the end of the day we had another lesson with Alex and Nalia, and that lesson was just guided by the spirit I think. We changed the lesson last second and it was just what they needed right then, and that is  just one of the greatest feelings ever; knowing that a lesson was guided and that what you taught really helped someone.

That was about it for this week, it sounds like you all are doing great, so lets all go out and have another one shall we? See y'all next time!
Elder Nelson

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