Bonjour bonjour bonjour
So this past week was really good, but there hasn’t been running water in the sector for the past six days. Which on one hand is kind of annoying because we’ve had to take a bunch of bucket showers, but on the other hand it has given us a bunch of opportunities to give service by helping our investigators find water.
We’ve also had a bunch of amazing lessons this week. One was with one of our crazier amis, Sister Julia. She really likes to be noisy, disrupt lessons, and ask questions meant to disprove our message. But she is also really good with keeping engagements. But we were talking about the plan of salvation and the importance of the fall of adam in this plan. Then she just went off asking questions and posing her theories in her rowdy fashion, without giving us time to put a word in. When she finally let us speak, we referred her directly to 2 Nephi 2. As she was reading the atmosphere in the room changed immediately. A room that was once noisy and chaotic suddenly became quiet and peaceful. I could feel the gears coming into place, and the questions becoming clear. I could feel the spirit in the room testifying to her that this message is true. This experience as well as many other experiences just like this teach me how powerful the scriptures are, and the influence that they can have in missionary lessons, as well as in lives.
This week one of our amis, brother Felix wanted to talk with me alone during church. I thought this was kind of strange, but I went along with it. He then explained how thankful he was for how we’ve teached him, and helped him to grow spiritually. Then he told me that he wanted me to baptize him. We are continuing to help Brother Felix and all of our amis make commitments, and come to know the teachings of Jesus Christ. I’m thankful for this work, and I have a testimony of it’s divinity.
Pictures: my companion and I helping our investigator get water
and my very amazing african haircut
haha I don’t really have anything to write about this week, everything is pretty much the same as the last time I wrote. We are still really enjoying ourselves prepparing all of our investigators for their baptisms.
I find it kind of funny because all of the kiddos at church really like to sit next to me. I’ll sit down on one of the benches and a whole flock of kids will swarm to me. For example, yesterday I sat down on an empty bench, and by the time church started the bench was filled with kids. I guess that all the kids in my ward really love me, they all love shaking hands with me because I always do the fist bump explosion thing, although it’s overdone in the states the kiddos here in Cameroun think it’s the greatest thing ever. Also before church started yesterday I was also followed around for about ten minutes by two two-yearolds who were both named Moroni (I’ll try to send a little video of them).
Like I said, things here are pretty normal, and there’s not much to write about, haha I’ll try harder next week.