Monday, September 11, 2017

September 11, 2017

Hi mom

Today we are going to east london to pick up another elder to replace the one that went home. But that is OK I always enjoying with my 2 companions. I don’t think i have laughed so much on mission then the last 2 weeks.

This week was kinda hectic. We had Zone Conference and our president came down, I didn’t have to give any training which was nice but after everything was done he came out proselyting with us for the rest of the day which was great. Funny thing happened, well to start let me give you some info to make the story funny. During MLC this last week president was kinda chewing the missionaries out for bad driving in the mission. He said we were the worst in the whole African area. Well here in queenstown we have lots of speed bumps that aren’t even marked. hahah we were just driving along when all of the sudden the president just hit this speed bump going like 60 k's hahah. I look at president Lebethoa just embarrassed and he said i didn’t even see that one, its ok. hahah We just start laughing.  It was really funny!

Safety?--Since we have cars we can be in after dark but we can’t contact after dark soo if we don’t have an appointment its hard but when we were talking, president just tells us to be wise and so we can come in like after an hour when the sun goes down

Zone conference was really good though. President Lebethoa talked about being anxiously engaged. Then he related it to learning, growing, and becoming. If we don’t apply what we learn then we will always be searching but never coming to the knowledge of truth.

love you

elder shaw

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

September 4, 2017

I’ll definitely keep Baylor in my prayers. I listened to a talk this week called Unbroken by Hank Smith i think or something like that and really I enjoyed it!!! Yo it was good. It talked about prayers and how they need to PASS;
Ever since I have been really trying better with my prayers. I thought it was really good so i shared it with you all.

We have zone conference this week and it’s hectic for us due to housing and getting all the elders together. The nice thing is that we don’t have to prepare anything this time. President Lebethoa is doing the whole thing! i feel for him though because he has to care for a family first before us and they are all under the age of 16! We send him and sms to call us in his free time, ya its been 3 weeks and have not gotten a call yet but he’s coming and will get to talk to him about some things!

There are16 missionaries in our zone including a senior couple.

We have to travel 3 hours to the furthest elders. Are zone is huge.

We try to have zone conference once a transfer but not always since our mission is one of the few that fly.

Our mission has the goal of 100 baptisms every month but it is usually more like 50. 

Well I’m in a tripanionship now because an elder went home in our zone due to medical reason and oh man they are sooo fun!!! hahah its always nice to have another opinion when discussing about doctrine or investigators.

I’ve done a lot of running around this week because of our elder’s broken ankle. He couldn’t drive so we had to take him to places and then had to also cover another area so that’s like 3 now but its fun to always stay busy!

love you,

elder shaw