Hey Mom and Dad!
So this past week has been quite a jumble lol! Elder Hatch was Emergency Transferred out into the bush this past Wednesday so Ive now got a new trainer. His name is Elder Vernon. He's pretty cool, but is new to the area so its made me step up alot and take the lead. I still dont know the area that well because the houses are just so crammed together! You know there are no individual addresses here. Just town names, or landmark names. So when we find a new investigator, they tell us the landmark they live near, we call them and tell them where we are and we meet up. Then they show us their house lol. But it was quite a shock when Hatch got the news about the transfer!
We had the ward movie night on Friday which went well! It was a solid turnout. A bunch of people came and we got some referrals. We will be having some baptisms this upcoming Saturday which should be great. Ill be sure to take some pictures.
We have quite a few baptisms coming up on the 10th of October too. Our investigators are doing great too. We had 7 of them come to Church this past Sunday. I had to bless the sacrament again lol. Many of the members show up super late to church in this area which is kinda funny. So we are always asked to pass or bless sacrament.
I think i said this last week, but we have a great teaching pool now. Our days are always busy seeing people which is good. We finally got bikes for me and my companion now too lol! So we can get around alot faster.
We will be having another ward movie night again soon too where apparently we will be watching FREETOWN. Was it any good? Alot of the members who have seen it said it was pretty awesome.
THats awesome that you guys are going to the other gym now though. YOu should see the gyms here haha. They look real sketchy.
So the next transfer is in 3 weeks. Ive come to learn though that President Heid doesnt really follow the transfer cycle when it comes to transferring missionaries. Elder Vernon goes home the same time as Hatch too. So ill probably be training for sure.
On Thursday we had Zone Conference, so 4 other Zones in the mission combines with us. I saw the Browns too, was good to catch up with them briefly. It was at the MTC in Tema. Was pretty good though, President Heid gave us all some awesome council and instruction.
THis week though should be fun though. We get lost quite a bit proselyting because Hatch knew all the secret shortcuts through the clusters of house. WIth him not around its kinda interesting when it comes to navigation. Trying to remember the landmarks and have been talking and contacting alot of people as we ask for directions too lol!
I learnt alot from Hatch, but ive also been learning quite alot from my new Comp. He's a real humble guy. He's never trained before so we kinda of just go about the days normally now. Am looking forward to see all the people we have planned to see this week though.
Ive really been learning applying some teaching skills ive been trying to improve on. Its always good to have a lesson plan ready, but something Hatch has taught me is to discern what the person needs to hear at that time in particular. It really has helped as its helped the person progress and then accept other teachings and commandments.
Seems like Melbz is the same though! How is everyone? Uncle Junior, Aunty Marlene, and Aunty, Nicole, Tina, Lisa, and uncle Dave and everyone? The last 2 months have gone by pretty quickly!
Anyway, its awesome to hear from you both! Tell Keanu he is a sad guy for not writing lol! Love and miss you all heaps though! Hope you's have a wonderful week!
Love, Elder Fesolai