Friday, May 26, 2017

May 22, 2017

This week was a bunch of ups and downs. On Wednesday we had an awesome day! We hit every single one of our goals and had quite a few lessons and they all went great but the next day was probably the worst I have had on mission. We walked for probably 4 out of the 6 hours we were in our area and only one appointment held. So we were constantly walking, got home and just crashed. I was like depressed, it was the worst. The good thing was we had a baptism this week and it was really sweet. His dad is a member. He was baptized about a year ago. We have been teaching his children who are all under the age of like 18ish. Anyways they live hecka far away in the village so walking there takes over an hour so we sacrificed so much for him to make the date of the 21st but it was all worth it! Seeing his dad baptize him and then having him coming up afterwards to tell us thank you for sacrificing and getting him ready for the baptism. The baptism was really sweet. His dad can’t really speak English so Bulelani (his son) pretty much said the baptismal prayer while his dad repeated him and then after the dad pretty much grabbed his neck and dropped the kid in the water! hahaha it was so funny! The first time he didn't go all the way down so we had to do it again but it was a really great experience. Now we are getting ready for the 2 other siblings to be baptized on the 11 of June so the whole family can be baptized! They are such a sweet family and the mom isn't in the picture. I’m not sure what happened to her. Also this week, lets see, Sem stayed instead of going to cape town!!! so we are preparing him for baptism on the 11 as well. We hopefully will have 6 baptisms on the 11th. We aren’t teaching a lot of people, we only had 10 investigator lessons this week but all of our investigators are really progressing so its all great. We have received a ton of referrals. We’re are trying to ask everyone and its working! I think we received 20 referrals and contacted most of them!!!! Its awesome. pmg says if you ask “who do you know?” you wont need to worry about investigators. Oh another funny story. my comp and I are walking down the street in the township and we both stop and listen and motab is playing hahaha so we try to find the house that is blaring it (people love gospel music here). Anyways we find the house and ask him where he got the cd. It turned out that it was pirated and they bought it on the side of the road hahaha super funny!  We scheduled a time to meet the family! hahaha What a coincidence! Love you,

Elder Shaw

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