Happy 4th of July!!!!1!!!!!!!!!!!1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Read 'em and weep.
It. . . is game time.
Uhh huhh. We got our new mission president, and met him this friday. His name is Elder. . . err President Cook. He is from New Hampshire, and he and his wife are very excited and happy to be here in Zim. In the meeting, we got to hear about both President and Sister Cook. They have a few children, the youngest is about to get back from his mission in Mexico in a few weeks. We got to talk with them a bit more personally over lunch and had an enjoyable time with that. I am excited, but I have no idea what changes (or lack thereof) await us in the coming weeks and months, but I know that we will really have a good time with President and Sister Cook. President Dube was amazing, and now President Cook will continue the reign of amazing-ness.
This week we had some cool and interesting things happen. We had an investigator who we had been expecting not at church last week. She blocked our calls. In our prior meeting with them, the sister (23) had needed to rush to work and hadn't stayed for very long. We then had a discussion with the brother about finding the truth about the book of mormon. He had found some anti-mormon websites online and had questions about that. We had done what we could at the time to help him know that the only way he could find truth was to seek it from God, through study and prayer. It appears as if he hadn't taken our advice to heart, and had instead discussed with his sister and their neighbor about it. This week, on thursday when we went to see her, she didn't come to the door, but had someone else in the house bring us the two copies of the Book of Mormon in the house. We were informed that She and her brother would no longer be wanting to meet with us. We left, and took a seat on the side of the road. We wrote our testimonies in a Book of Mormon, and as were doing this, the other person we were teaching with these two came by, and asked if we were going in (she had seen us earlier and said she was coming over). She was jovial about it, so we determined just to go and give them the Book of Mormon and leave. We waited a few minutes and the girl came back out. She said that they wanted to see us. We went in, had a seat, and each one said that they were no longer wanting to meet with us; they each gave reasons: Didn't like to read, and always felt bad when we were disappointed that she hadn't read (from a school teacher, who the week before after having read from the book of mormon told us that she knew it was true.). Here brother said that their father didn't want him meeting with us anymore (He is 17-18, and stays with his sister. We have been teaching them for a few weeks and never heard anything about their father). The other (girl from earlier) said that she wanted to focus on school and didn't want to take time for reading scriptures.
We talked to them about how the only road to truth was through prayer, and that we were disappointed that they were not willing to truly do as we had challenged them. We did what we could, but they maintained that they didn't want to meet with us anymore. At the least, we planted seeds to be harvested at another time when they are ready to receive the truth, but we left them with our testimonies and the Book of Mormon. We asked that, if they wouldn't read the book itself, to at least read what we had written.
Sister Makhosazana (the one with the dreams from a few weeks ago) was at church and she really enjoyed it. We also had 2 baptisms saturday, Pinky (11) and Everbusy(12). Bro Sibanda, the Guardian, was ordained to the Melkezidek Preisthood last wek, and performed both baptisms and pinky's Confirmation. It was a great experience! We also had someone who was baptized 3 weeks before I got here finally come to church on time, and he was confirmed by my companion.
It has been a good week, and the coming one looks to be good as well. The Ndlovu family we haven't been able to see for a while is finally back in town (the husband goes to SA for business alot). They are strong, and are preparing to be baptized on the 21st. We are nice and excited for them. =P
I love you all, I hope you stay well and sight tight.
p.s. I forgot my camera cord today, so picks next week.
p.p.s exoxo legxuma gxuma liqondaqo liwela mgwaqo --yes, I can say that
Remember: Pray always, and look to the Lord. Write often, and live life to it's fullest.
Doubt is the seed of failure. ~Taggart Williams
Look unto me in every thought; doubt not, fear not. ~God (D+C 6:36)