Monday, July 25, 2016

77 degrees is cold: 25 July 2016

Chai I hope all of you guys are enjoying your summer. I am here dying in the freezing 77 degree weather that we have had the past couple nights. Everyone here have huge winter coats on and its so funny to see that this is freezing for them. 

The highlight of the week was when Margaret and Praise were baptized yesterday. It was super stressful. Margaret was supposed to be baptized on saturday and then praise was supposed to be baptized this coming saturday. But when we showed up to the church on saturday, we found out that the font was empty. Why? Because we had no power for a day and a half and no power=no water flowing. So we then biked as fast as our little legs could pedal over to Margaret and her family to tell them to not come to the church anymore. The whole family was ready and everything but luckily we caught them at their house. Then later that day we had the baptism interview for Praise and she is doing well. Elder Nilsson and I decided to have them baptized on the same day (they are sister in laws). 

So we had the baptism after church and it was a pretty good service. The only problem was the opening song we sang was a mens choir song and the topic was men receiving the priesthood. But it was good :)

Today we roasted another pig. President and Sister Simpson came. Sister Simpson was born in Fiji i believe. So they enjoyed it. 

Transfers are next week so we shall see what happens. 

I think I am finally starting to understand the purpose of Preach My Gospel. Its all about becoming converted yourself and then helping others toward conversion. We need to understand the gospel, not just on a scholastic level, but with a heart-changing level. A spiritual level. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the ONLY way. Preach My Gospel is a tool to allow missionaries to become converted to HIM.  Matt 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

I love what this Gospel has done for me. I hope I can continue to increase in my knowledge and my faith. I hope I can continue to find others to bring to the Path. I love you all! I seek to do the Lord's work. I am learning so much. Have a great week!

Elder Green

Monday, July 18, 2016

18 July 2016

Hey. Good morning. I hope that all is going well for you people and I send my greetings to everyone.
This is my week:
-Bro Parbey really helped us out today. He is so missionary minded all the time and its great! For his job he goes around and sells drugs to drug stores and other shops around the area. Because of this he is always sharing the gospel to all the people he meets. He gave us two referrals and they seem to be pretty solid. We had a great lesson with them I hope. Most of the lesson was just him talking in their language so I had no clue what was being said. But I was there to bear my testimony so it was a successful lesson :)
-We finished up the lessons with margaret. Shes doing great and is ready for her baptism. 
PEC was actually successful today. The missionaries are instructing the members on wednesday about member missionary work. so today we got it all planned out.
-One crazy thing happened today. There was a lady who I thought was dying. She just came out of her house and she was shaking and then she started to bleed and foam at the mouth. Then she collapsed on the ground and had a seizure. I didnt know what to do but no one was doing anything to help her. So i rolled her over on her side because she was laying on her back. The people we were teaching at that moment expected us to just carry on with the lesson. But we left and told them to take her to the hospital. Well, The next day we checked for her and they said she was perfectly fine and she was selling on the roadside. WHAT?
-So at church two sundays ago, one of my investigators got really offended. She left church early and said that she is never coming to this church again. Today we finally got to meet with her and tried to solve the problem. Ive been thinking alot about how to help her concern and now i realize i shouldnt really try to find out why she is offended but i should help her to understand the Atonement. 
-Also this morning the second councilor in the bishopric called us and said hes coming to proselyte with us all day. So we had him all day. It was sweet papa. 
-I talked to someone who was a member since 1980 and was baptized in Ghana. Hes probably one of five people still living thats been a member for that long. He has some great stories. He was invited to the church by a Muslim.
-Great turnout at church. 
-Had a great lesson with Robert about the Book of Mormon. The spirit was so strong.

Elder Green