Monday, January 11, 2016

Week in a B

Finding foods starting with a B is becoming more difficult than I imagined. I need assistance on topic line finding. Please, peoples, give me ideas!

The week was fantastic, I am coming to love my new companion, Elder Akichi, more every day! We are having a blast! It is weird having language study though, to help him with his English. My mind is blown by this.  I try to find ways to help him with English, but he's already pretty proficient. Pretty much just a resource for big words, haha. But it's AWESOME!

I made custard in the week. Not as talented as I thought I would be, but I'll figure it out eventually. Practice makes perfect. Anyways...


After emailing we went to see Be, and it turns out Ma was back! She'd said she wanted to be baptized before she left, so it was super good to see her again!

We had district council, and afterwards saw Sa and Vr, who we committed to baptism. It's funny, Elder Akichi forgets who has baptismal dates, so he will often extend a baptismal date to people who already have one, haha. Anyways, after we saw them, we saw Ic, and his buddy, Dd, joined in on the lesson, and it turns out Dd has a brother who's a member! Also extended a date to them. Then we saw Sr, and El came to translate for us, and we taught her about the gospel of Christ, which she accepted very well. Then we saw Ca, and prepared to baptize her later in the week! Then we saw Em's family, and taught her mother the first lesson, and it seems she is slowly progressing! She said she'll come to her children's baptism for sure! We'll see how the spirit catches her!

We went to market, after language study, and then went to see Bn, and taught him about the restoration of the Gospel. He's a retired teacher, so he understood very well, and seemed to desire to know if what we told him is true, so we'll check on him next week. Then we failed a heck of a lot of appointments and went to quickly visit Pk at the close of the day.

We taught Sa about where we go after we die, and committed him to come to church. He wants to be involved in missionary work! Then we saw Cn, a guy who contacted us while he was drunk, and taught him about the first lesson. He understood remarkably well, and seems like he might progress in the future. Then we taught a couple of Muslim guys who had questions about Christianity, and who Christ was. Then we saw Sr with El again, and taught her about the plan of salvation and the word of wisdom. Even though she doesn't speak English, she still understands the doctrine remarkably well. It's fantastic! Then I taught the institute class about Moses and the exodus from Egypt. Then we taught Ca about all of the commandments and clarified her baptismal details. 

Our district leader interviewed Ca, and she passed! Then we had to talk with her to clear up some of the false doctrine she had learned in said interview. Sigh. Then we saw Be and Ma again and committed Ma to be baptized! Then we dropped by Je and taught him about the Priesthood. Then we saw Pk's wife, and taught her about baptism. Dang, she's stubborn, but she can possibly learn very well! Then we saw Ie and her family and set a baptismal date with her, for quite some time in the future, like March (not sure if she'll keep that, even), but committed her to come to her children's baptism! Then we saw Er and Ja, and made sure everything was good there. 

We opened up by seeing Aa, and committing her to a baptismal date. Then we saw La, and started to teach her, and it seems she has a genuine interest in the Book of Mormon. Then we taught Cn about the story of the Book of Mormon, and then we saw Dd, who is a fantastic learner, but we'll see how far he progresses. Committed him to baptism later in the month, or in February. He's got a genuine interest in the message, and his brother is there to help him as well! Then we saw the landlady, Gs, and taught her about the restoration, followed by Vr who seems to have a powerful desire to change his life. I think he can make baptism before I go, even! Fantastic guy! Then we went to chapel cleaning, and closed for the day.

I spoke in Sacrament, and taught Sunday School. Not my best day of teaching I think. Afterwards, we had Cy's baptism! Wonderful stuff! Finally decided to use my white trousers too, which was good! Then we taught Ge and Saviour with El about temples, and they want to go be sealed! Best thing! Then we had weekly planning and closed for the day.

I've been thinking a lot this week about unconditional love. It's so important to show the pure love and charity of Christ to all people. We are commanded to forgive, and treat others as we would be treated. All people deserve the love and care we can offer, no matter what previous feelings we may have, or predispositions. 

Anyways, love you all!
Rock it!

Elder Harris

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