Well this week has been awesome! Some unexpected things also occurred! Elder Bankole and I didn't expect this to be our last week together as a companionship! Mission is like that I suppose though! Elder Bankole has been transferred really close to Nungua which is cool!
My new companion will be Elder Vea! So I should meet him later today which will be sweet! I have 3 weeks to get to know him and also show him the area. It is definitely going to make the rest of the short time I have left fly by!
Bankole and I were able to do some solid teaching this week which was awesome. We've been doing finding too which always is interesting. It's sometimes hard to find motivation after appointments fall through during the day, but once we start it is fun!
During one of the evenings this week we went to check on some members and we caught them studying the scriptures together which was awesome! Bro Francis who is the Elders Quorum Pres and Bro Moses who is the YM Quorum Pres usually meetup in the evenings and study the scriptures together which is awesome! We met with them and studies and had a discussion about prayer and faith which was wonderful. It's is really humbling and inspiring to see true and faithful members sacrificing time in their evenings to study the word of God!
On Thursday I went on an exchange with Elder Harris. He is one of the ZL's who is going home. He actually flies out tomorrow. It was a cool day though and we went and visited a member in their ward, Bro Entwi. He is blind, but is such a solid member with a booming testimony. We had a lesson on the Gospel and had an awesome discussion! I also got to travel to a place called Suhum with Elder Harris as he had to do an interview for the District Leader out there! Pretty cool day though.
Saturday Morning we had to shoot out early to do some interviews for the missionaries in Oyoko. That was sweet. One of the guys I interviewed, Jarvis, was just so ready and prepared to be baptized! He had such a strong desire to learn and do as the Lord commands!
After heading back from Oyoko we had to fill the font and prepare for our baptism! So Wilhelmina, Ivonna, Rosemond, Samuel and Joseph were all baptized Saturday and it was an awesome service. I think these might be my last baptisms before heading home. They were all so happy though, and it was an awesome service. The spirit was strong! Not as many people were able to turn up though because of the storm...all was well though.
The sabbath yesterday was great though. All the confirmations were done and they were all super stoked as were we! Speaking to Joseph afterwards he expressed how he was so happy and how much joy he felt. I know that the Gospel and following the Savior brings great joy to our lives. It brings direction and purpose to our lives and I know it is all true.
During my Studies this week I continued to study from the Plan of Salvation. I am always caught in awe and stuck pondering forever the Atonement of Jesus Christ! I know that he makes the Plan possible and that without him we would forever be unable to do anything for our self. I know that because of the Fall we are able to be here, and that because of the Atonement we can have joy and have the opportunity to return back to the presence of our Father in Heaven.
Looking forward to another week though. Time is running out and I want to leave it all out in the field! Hope you're all doing well though! Hope you's have an awesome week! Try not to count down the days lol...Love yous!