Hello again!This week has been full of miracles, and we have been busy doing the Lord's work. With both Arcturus and Eastview numbers combined, we had 20 investigators at church this week! We decided to walk with and pick up our new investigators to bring them to church, and it worked! Even though we had to walk for about 1 1/2 hours, there and back, it was worth it. We found quite a few new people to teach including some families, and most of them are starting to progress. We are planning to extend baptismal dates to most of them this week, so we will see how it goes. Things are looking good at least for the moment. Our sacrifices this week payed off for sure. We will be having 5 baptisms this coming week. 3 in Arcturus and 2 in Eastview. We are praying and hoping that all goes well with our plans this week, both for us and for the zone. It is looking like we will be really close to our goal of 70, but we will see at the end of this week if we are going to hit it or not. I have faith that we can! Eastview is as crazy as ever, but I love it! :)
Monday, April 24, 2017
Monday, April 17, 2017
Mhoroi! Ndeipi!? :)The week of Easter was good here in Zimbabwe. Elder Whiting and I were out and about and finding/teaching new investigators a bunch, and we also had a baptism for our young investigator Divine. She is the youngest child and the rest of the family are members, so it was pretty easy for us to help her progress. She is 9. The confirmation didn't happen on Sunday for some reason, but we will make sure to do it when she comes back from the rural areas next week. It was nice to have a baptism the week of Easter. The zone now has 26 baptisms this month, and we have 44 left to baptize the next two weeks if we are going to reach it. I have confidence that we can at least get close to it. We have more baptisms and a marriage coming up, and we were able to set 2 more baptismal dates in the area. We will exceed our goal this month, which is pretty sweet, and we have more coming up in May. Things are looking up. :)
Monday, April 10, 2017
Hello! I hope everyone is doing well during this Easter season.Transfers have happened today, and I have been super busy transporting missionaries and all of their luggage. Elder Bamutesiza is headed home tomorrow, and I am now with my old pal Elder Whiting. I was his first district leader when he came into the mission back in August down in Chegutu. We know each other well, and I am excited for the coming 6 weeks. I have never really been with a companion like him, so it will be interesting for me. He is just my 2nd American companion and my 9th overall, and really my first whit companion. He is very obedient and hard working, so I know we can get things done. I will just have to overcome my struggles and be willing to work hard. We will still be in good ol' Eastview and I will be training him as a new Zone Leader in the Harare East Zone. Not many changes were made in our zone this transfer period, so we will still be pushing realistically toward our goals this month and beyond.
Monday, April 3, 2017
hey there!Things are busy and crazy as always here in Zimbabwe. I don't have too much time to email today, but I will do my best.
I have heard a bit about General Conference but have yet to watch it. We will be doing that this coming weekend. I am excited for sure!