Monday, March 14, 2016

Zone Conference and Sickness

Well we had a pretty cool week this week. We had some splits and got to meet with a general authority. Pretty cool stuff.

Last Monday is when we met with Elder Hamilton. We had a leadership meeting before the zone conference. It was a really cool meeting. Then we went into the zone conference itself and Elder Yeagley and I were basically running it. He was conducting the meeting and then I was conducting music. It made me realize that I hope I never get called as a Ward Chorister. I can't lead music for the life of me. I just kinda waved my arm while everyone sang. No one looks at the director anyway. It was a great meeting though and learned a lot of good things. We used Elder Christensens talk from 2 conferences ago called, Free Forever, to Act for Themselves. A great talk I would suggest everyone read it. That will count as the ponderize for this week. Then a bunch of us went to Carnivore after that and ate. Way cool day.

Tuesday Elder Yeagley was sick so we stayed home for most of the day but we were able to make it out later in the evening. We picked up this family that we dropped awhile back. He was super interested in the Book of Mormon. We started teaching them and they are awesomely. During the lesson it started pouring rain so it was way hard to talk and hear what others were saying. Then we had a FHE with Flavien and Hanta and just shared a quick little lesson with them. They fed us too and it was super good food. We cook at home a lot so we don't get as much rice as we used to so it's way nice to get some from time to time.

Wednesday we taught Armando. He's super solid. He'll get baptized here soon I think. He's super cool. He just needs to get some friends in the church other than the missionaries. We taught Jean Kely too and we might need to drop him soon. He's not coming to church anymore and we are fighting just to get him to pray. We had a great meeting with the Branch President and were able to talk about less actives, recent converts, and some investigators. We also found out about a less active family in our area. Tojo, the Branch Mission Leader, took us out to his house and we taught them. They are way cool! I really hope we can get them to come back to church. They also have a 9 year old girl that is not baptized so we are going to teach her and make the family diligent at the same time. Oh also as we were leaving the meeting, Clement called us and he's out of jail! Woot!

Thursday was a great day. We taught a ton. We taught this really cool new family and they are super interested in the Book of Mormon and Joseph Smith. They said they were going to come to church but they didn't :( We were able to teach Tsimangiky about Tithing too and figure out how they are doing on the marriage. They should be going at the end of this month and then they can be baptized. We taught Edmond and Lily about the Sabbath Day again. They just aren't keeping commitments and it's kinda frustrating cause I love them a lot. They just dont' come to church.

Friday we went on splits with Anjanahary and Betongolo. I went with ANjanhary which is Elder Pinson and Elder Tambula. Yeah, Elder Pinson and I back together. It's been since the MTC since we've been together or taught together and it was a great split. But I also got way sick on the split. I had to stop in this random Chinese hotel for a sec and I also puked outside the gate to their house. Kinda lame but we still got a full day out of it so it was fine. 

Saturday we were able to teach Faly and his wife. He lives right by the church and makes jewelry for a living. He's a way cool guy and he's got a lot of potential to be a great investigator. A lot of our other times dogged us so that was kinda lame but we made it to Gina and taught her about prayer. We wanted to make sure that she was having meaningful conversations with her Heavenly Father and not just going through the motions. Then we taught Ndriana and unfortunately we had to move the baptismal date back. He smoked again so that's kinda lame but he's trying way hard. We had a good lesson with them though about baptism and talked a little bit about some questions they had. We invited them to the baptism the other elders are having on Saturday so they can see what it's like.

Sunday was a good day. Church was awesome. I've been trying recently to really pay more attention in church and learn something from every talk and lesson given. Also Clement and his wife showed up! And the less active family! All of them except the dad! We had 14 investigators at church! It was so awesome! Things are going great here. After church we had some decent teaching appointments but nothing like super great. We had one lesson and the grandma just ruined the whole lesson. She just kept interrupting with random questions and just kinda being obnoxious. We taught Edmond and Lily and tried to drop them.Edmond is doing great and Lily is definitely holding him back. It was a great lesson and we are hoping it will get them going. Then we went and stopped by Ndriana and had a little vatsim-panahy with him.

Today we are going to have another soiree with Flavien and Hanta! I love them so much! It's so crazy how little time I have left! Have a great week everyone! 

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