What a week it has been. Effiduase has been a blast and we are having a heap of fun and getting a tonne of work done. We are also preparing to have a baptism this Saturday! So hopefully all goes smoothly...by his grace lol.
Anyway, this week I conducted an exchange in an area called Oyoko! They had 3 baptisms this past weekend and so I had to do some interviews for them. I was on an exchange with Elder Ezama. He is also from Nigeria and it was really cool! It's fun to get to visit new areas and meet new people!
In Effiduase though, things are going okay! We have been doing a tonne of talking and finding. We had about 14 new investigators this week which was nice. Planning to follow up on them all this week!
After Church yesterday we started teaching the grandchildren of one of our members. All the kids are like 14-18 years old and havn't been baptized yet. Their parents are members though, so we've been teaching them and they will all be baptized next week! They are so amazing though, and such great learners! Teaching them is a blast and we go with Bro, Bakman, one of the Branch Missionaries!
The branch missionaries here have been helping us so much though! Richard who is 17 helps a heap and Bakman who is like 22 is preparing for a mission too. He's been a member for barely 2 years but he has a powerful testimony and a strong desire to share the Gospel. He inspires me a tonne, and we are so grateful for their help! Makes the work progress effectively and we have a tonne of fun!
I guess for this week as I've been studying, I've learnt to be grateful for trials and challenges. The Lord will at times test our faith and I've come to see that it is all done for our benefit and experience. I suppose as members, the adversary will target us as we are on that path, and as we remain steadfast and immovable in what we know, we will always come out alright. Being a missionary, I've come to rely on the Savior each and everyday for his grace to enable me to teach and do what needs to be done each day! I'm too grateful!
Really looking forward to this upcoming week though and getting a bunch of things done! Hope you're doing sweet! Love and miss you's a heap! Can you believe there is only 11 weeks left...I'm grateful for the privilege of being a missionary and servant of the Lord.
Anyways love yous a bunch! Have an awesome week!