Baptisms, Caterpillars and Fries
Sept. 11, 2017bonjour bonjour Bonjour !!!!!!
This week was pretty darn great, we had quite a few rendez-vous, and me and my companion are loving preparing all these fine folks for their baptism. We are planning on having another really big service september 30, which is pretty exciting.
Last tuesday one of our investigators offered us food right after our lesson with her, it was really good but at the same time super spicy, but we perservered. Then thirty minutes later after another lesson, we were offered even spicier food (the Camerounais sure love spicy food), and we pretty much forced ourselves to eat because we were still stuffed from the last meal, it was a struggle. Speaking of food, yesterday my companion and I as well as a couple other missionarries ate at one of our members houses. He prepared us a really yummy meal of frenchfries, and chicken, but the main portion was caterpillars. So I got a pretty nice helping of caterpillars, they weren’t as bad as I thought they would be, and I actually ended up getting seconds. Though I do have to say the legs and little black heads kinda freaked me out haha.
I can’t really pin down a specific spiritual moment to share with y’all because every lesson and moment here is a pretty big spiritual high.
La vie est belle,
Sept. 4, 2017
So this was really an exciting week for us here in the ole sector of Anguissa, we were able to have a Waters of Mormon style baptism with a total of eight candidates! It was really amazing to see all of the smiling faces, and also to see these people who have decided to make this sacred covenant of Baptism. This was a very amazing experience for me as for the first time in my mission I was able to Baptize an entire family! Another first for me on my mission was that I was asked by three of our eight candidates to baptize them. That was really an interresting and spiritual experience for me, because though the water was extremely cold, as I was performing the ordinance I felt an overwhelming sensation of warmth radiate from within me, such a sensation was easily recognizable for me in that instant as the Holy Ghost.
I was so happy to be a part of that amazing baptismal service, and I was deeply touched by our newly baptized amis who decided to bear their testimonies after the service. Sister Justine (the mother, and the first of the family to express desire to be baptized) talked about how the lord supported her in her decision to join the church even when her family impeded her initially from being baptized. She also expressed her gratitude for the opportunity which she had to be a light for her family to guide them towards the truth.
I am continually reminded of the eternal significance of this work by the happiness that I see in each of our investigators. I am so grateful to be a Missionary called to labor in this work.
Love you all