Well, earlier this week I picked up my new companion! His name is Elder Asemota and he's from Nigeria, Benin! He's only 18 too! We've had a really great week together and it's super fun to be training again! Only this time I'm a bit more older on mission lol!
I guess there is alot to talk about this week though! We have been teaching ALOT of new people as we've been doing a heap of finding to fill our teaching pool. This week we've met alot of disappointments are people not interested, but we've met with more who have been kind and willing to listen to us!
We met a young guy named Richard who was kind of just chilling by himself, he looked sad so we went and contacted him. Talked and got to know him a bit and scheduled an appointment the next day! So our follow up appointment was sweet. We learnt that he had stopped going to any church and as we taught him about the Restoration he was GOLDEN. Matter of fact, we introduced the Book of Mormon and he was so shocked! He had been looking for the book previously, but never could find it. We were able to extend a date for him next month, so hopefully all continue to goes well! It's so cool how the Lord prepares people, we just have to be observant and follow the spirit!
It's good to be training though! I'm learning alot from Elder Asemota and Im also doing my best to get him to a good start! Missionary work is so sweet and you learn so much from your comps! I've really seen the changes in myself these past few days as I've looked back and gone through my journal. The Atonement is so real!
At church on Sunday Patrick came to church which was awesome! He kept his commitment, and so we are planning to see him this week and teach him about the Plan of Salvation. He has a lot of funny ideas about God because of pastors and other teachers, but I hope we can do our best to teach him and help him understand true doctrine!
My comp and I are doing awesome though. Everyone is well and happy! I've been cooking alot of different foods lately and it's been good! Will have to prepare you guys some of the local dished when I'm back!
I'm so grateful for the Restored Gospel though! I'm grateful for the example of faith Joseph Smith showed. Without it he would not of prayed in the grove of trees and have been the one to restore the Gospel. We are so blessed to be living in this very time, and the joy that come from exercising our individual faith brings marvelous blessings!
I hope you's have a wonderful week though! Please pray for us that we may be able to teach and help our investigators this week! You guys are also in my prayers! Love yous.