Tuesday, May 9, 2017

May 8, 2017

Mlungisi is awesome. i can’t complain at all. We are finding new investigators, we have progressing investigators, and missionary work is the best. This week with 4 of our investigators we had to sit down with them and be really bold and blunt to them because we have taught them pretty much every required lesson. We just had to say our church is the only true church. I guess sometimes that is called for. So when we go back and visit them this next time it will probably be a do or die situation. Sometimes it can be hard to let go of investigators cause you build such a good relationship with them. You know they can change, they just choose not to. I hope these 4 investigators will make a good decision this week. We are teaching this one lady from New Rest and she is the one who is going through a really rough time and every time we teach her, her kids are jumping around making so much noise. This time she was fed up with it as well so she told them to leave the house and then she locked the door. hahaha Probably not the right thing but ah we had such a good lesson about the plan of salvation and the question why are we here and what’s our purpose hit home with her. The spirit was definitely present in that lesson and she invited her friend from work and he was really interested.  At the end he said, "wow i really need to change my life" haha i kinda giggled inside when he said that! But hopefully he will come along as well.

My companion is doing pretty good. He had the chance to talk with sister french and after that he was super motivated and happy. She must do her job very very good! it was really nice that day but things are going great. i don’t feel that he has made any progress this week but i might push him a little harder this week and see how he responds. I’m not going to lie, i have been kinda easy on him but if i get another transfer with him i really hope to set good goals and make him stick to those goals, so we can both improve and learn from each other and that he will get out of this little hole that he is in.
Our ward is all black. The only white people are the missionaries ahahaha We live in a village and yes they do have youth but i don’t think mutual is at the church since its quite a ways away. In sacrament meeting they speak half english half xosha so i get like half of sacrament meeting hahaha. The church in Africa is strictly English. We can’t teach in any other language or have church in any other language. The people here don’t really like that because it’s tradition to speak xosha so it’s kinda half and half. I’m learning the language little by little and can say a few simple sentences.

I’m so excited for this Sunday. It will be a blast to talk to everyone and ill get to express myself better cause i hate typing!   
love you      
elder shaw

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