November 4, 2013Wow, this week was super fast!!!
First off, it was week 11 in Elder Baldwin’s training, so this week I was able to play newbie!!! I had a lot of fun. He took the lead in everything. He played senior companion for the week. I acted like I just came from the MTC. I actually learned a lot. I learned how I need to know the Book of Mormon more. Even though I learned a lot, I think that he learned more. This week is really a test for all missionaries, to test their knowledge, test their teaching skills, and to prove to themselves that they are able to be a missionary. I feel like it was a good week. It was a good experience for him because we got bounced a lot!! He was constantly trying to figure out who to go and see. Even on Wednesday, while I was on exchange with Elder Bell, Elder Baldwin had to go with a branch missionary that has been with a missionary for a week. They had a great day!!! As far as Elder Bell and myself…. not so much. Lots of people were gone or not able to see us. Missionary work is awesome, but sometimes a little frustrating.
When I first got to Thinker Village I was able to baptize Ojuku Harris. Since then I have taught his family and they are all members too. On Friday I got a note from Margret, his wife, saying that he was in the hospital and having surgery the next morning. So I referred her to our branch president. Saturday we went to the hospital, I pray I never get really sick here…., he had surgery on his appendix. I don’t know what happened, but something did. We spent most of the day there. I love this family so much, please keep Ojuku in your prayers. I am going to see how he is later today, so I don’t know how he is right now.The rest of Saturday was good, just a normal day.
Sunday was good. We had a lot of people come, but I know there was even more that didn’t. I am amazed at how this branch has grown since I got here at the end of April. I’ve been here for 6 months, transfer news comes sometime this week, Thinker Village is my home away from home. No matter where you serve, you fall in love with the people. I will most likely get moved somewhere within the week, and mission continues!
I love you all, miss you all
The White African
In an extra email he said hello to Courtney. Also, if you want to send a package, send Oreos and peanuts! I think it’s funny that those are what he misses.