Well another week is in the dust and time just keeps on ticking! It was so so wonderful to get to talk to you both this weekend! I heard that Mom was over the moon, but I was super stoked too lol! Was awesome to hear your voices and get to catch up!
Also a late Happy Mothers Day to all the wonderful Mothers back home! I wished many Mothers a Happy Mothers Day here too! I've been so blessed in all my areas with wonderful Families who have treated us missionaries like their sons!
This week was great! We were unable to proselyte as much as we usually do, but it was for good reasons!
On Tuesday we had our Zone Conference and President Heid and Sister Heid came up with the AP's and Office Elders. It was a solid conference and we were given some great council and instruction from our Leaders. Sister Heid talked about Christlike and Leadership qualities! One that I learnt more about though is Integrity! Which is to be completely honest with yourself and others. Even when no one is around! There is so much peace and security in that! Also about complimenting people! Haha, I feel as missionaries we compliment people a lot to make them feel happy. Serving a mission and trying to represent the Lord has opened my eyes and helped me to have a love and desire for the happiness for others! Compliments help with that!
Following that we had a super massive feed which was awesome. I did take advantage of the opportunity and ate a tonne of chicken lol...see my life!
Last week the Grandchildren (Wilhelmina, Ivonna, Samuel and Rosemond) of Sister Sosori all returned from their home towns. They are all preparing to be baptized this coming Saturday, so last week they were super happy to see us again and be able to learn! They are so brilliant, and just super quick in learning the Gospel! They also love living it, and reading the Book of Mormon!
We continued to teach Joseph the Commandments last week as well and still...he is continuing to just humble submit and do what the Lord would have him do! He is doing so great and is super stoked for his baptism this Saturday! It just always brings joy to your heart when other of Heavenly Fathers children experience a mighty change of heart. It's been an awesome experience as a missionary to be an instrument in the Lord's hand to help others be partakers of the blessings of his Gospel!
This week I've been studying alot about the Plan of Salvation though. As I was studying Alma Chapter 12, it was made so clear to me the love that Heavenly Father has for us. The same for his Son and our Savior Jesus Christ. As Alma proclaimed to Zeezrom the Great Plan of Redemption it is made so clear how hard our Father in Heaven is working to help us have happiness. We have agency, but he does all he can to persuade and direct us to him! It filled my soul with so much joy and comfort to know this. Some times we maybe feel that God is just 'chilling' in heaven on his throne or enjoying haha...But I know that he is actively engaged in helping us to be partakers on eternal joy and life. Verses 28-35 are just so sweet! Matter of fact I recommend the whole chapter. I am so grateful for the Gospel and the Book of Mormon! The guidance and hope it brings is so so wonderful and I know with all my heart that this sacred record is TRUE. It is the word of God. It will bless our lives and will help us to know of the truthfulness of our faith.
Over the weekend we also had our District Conference for Koforidua. Again President and Sister Heid were here as he is in charge of the districts our mission covers. It was such a great weekend though as we attended all the sessions, and the spirit and joy of all the Saints here in Koforidua that were gathered was so so awesome!
I'm looking forward to another week though! Praying that everything goes well and we are able to have the baptisms this week! Also keen to just get out and teach some people! All the teachings of the Church are just so sweet, and I love getting to know them, live them, and share them with others! I hope you's have an awesome week though! Lol don't count down the days too much! I'm doing my best to keep my mind busy! Thanks for all you do though Mom and Dad! Love you's!
P.S No pics this week...sorry o! Next week though lol!