August 12, 2013
These weeks are going by way too fast.
This was a pretty good week. Although we didn’t set history like we did last week, it was still really good.
I went on exchange with Elder Tolar on Friday. He is a good missionary, he's been out just over 5 months but knows so much! It was actually a lot of fun teaching with him. We had a lot of lessons and a lot of them were powerful lessons too.
Speaking of powerful lessons, we met one man called Richard. We met him on Tuesday and taught him about the Restoration of the gospel and about Joseph Smith. We returned on Saturday and only talked about the Book of Mormon. Towards the end we both felt inspired to extend a baptismal day, so we did. He excepted right away. Most people do, but with Richard it felt different. Some people just say yes because they know they have to be baptized but don’t understand that it has be by the priesthood power. I honestly feel like he understood that. He also came to church on Sunday. Richard is a great, smart, educated man and I know that this gospel is going to bless him. All throughout the week we were having lessons that were just powerful.
The other day my companion and I had a disagreement on something and it started the day off the wrong way. We taught a couple people and I am so thankful for the Spirit. We were not teaching together but we eventually became friends again and taught a lot better today. The spirit works miracles on people we teach and for us as missionaries.
Our branch leaders really help us missionaries. We had dinner at the branch president’s house last night and we all walked away with at least 2 study manuals about the bible. He just willingly gave them away. He probably lost about $150 worth of books. President Harris is one of the best people I know here in LIB.
This week was way too fast for me to remember anything else that happened, but it was a good week!!
I love you all and pray for you all.
The White African
My companion is sick today. I gave him a blessing this morning. Something with his stomach, so most likely not typhoid, it kept him up all night too. He's feeling a lot better now but still hasn’t eaten anything.