Monday, October 22, 2012

getting stoned... Oct. 22, 2012

so uhhh yea. How are you doing? as for myself, I enjoyed conference! it was fetching awesome. Jeffrey R. Holland's talk was crazy awesome!!! Need I say more? well, in case I do, here it is YAHOOOOO!

Man, well conference was fun, and running around telling everyone about on friday was a blast! lol jk. Yea, we were told thursday night at 10:30 that conference was saturday and sunday. . . but it was still way good and way fun.

But, in other news, we had a lot of investigators and a few less actives who came to conference, so it was great to see them all. We have some former investigators that we are picking back up and also some people who are progressing well. We have 1 of our investigators who is preparing to be baptized on the 3rd of november, and is already paying her tithing (the same person from 2 weeks ago who was really prepared)! We really have been blessed recently with investigators who are prepared. One of our new investigators, Cindy, is progressing well, but we are having a difficulty with the mother, who is leaving for work and won't be back until December, so we will be trying to really win the family through weekly service and fellowshipping. 

To top off a good week, we had a drunk guy follow us for about 2km, we tried to get him to leave us alone, but to no avail. He was grabbing stones to throw at us, and was about to get his butt beat, but he was saved by some other people who helped stop him from following us. Then we topped that off with dinner and a game of risk at the other elder's house!

great week, I love you all.


Elder Williams

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)

Monday, October 8, 2012

photos of happiness

Oct. 8, 2012

It appears as if the family with the polygamy issue. . . is progressing! They were at church on sunday (except the father who was quite sick), and we have taught them the restoration, given them the book of mormon, and are teaching the law of chastity / marriage probably this week, so we will see how that goes. Well, We had another baptism this week, and this time- no! we didn't have to haul water from a borehole! And to top it off, from now on, we will probably be having baptisms at the new chapel in the adjacent area. It is a nice chapel, and is going to be cool, except that we will only be using it for baptisms; our meeting house is still a meeting house for emganwini. But alas, all's well that ends golden, whatever that means.

This week, Elder Nellesen and I had lots of fun, and continued to have difficulty in seeing alot of people. We dropped a few investigators who aren't progressing, and found someone who was prepared for sure.

Sister Dube called us over last sunday as we were going to see someone, and so we talked to her for a minute, gave her a restoration pamphlet, and set an appointment for the following week. We first saw her Thursday, after a difficult time finding the house, and shared about the Doctrine of Jesus Christ. We gave her a date for the 3rd of novemeber (the day before my brother's Birthday =P) and set a return appointment. We came back on saturday, and I was finally able to use the video of the restoration I recently downloaded. We shared about the restoration and then watched the 19 minute film. The spirit was strong, and then we asked sister Dube how she felt. She paused for a second and said "The reason I called you over that day was because all my life there has been something missing, and I wanted you to tell me what it was". After a brief pause, she continued: "I know that Joseph Smith was a true prophet. . .". My whole mission, I have wanted to be able to meet someone who really has been searching for the Gospel. One of those people who hears the message we bear and recognizes the truth immediately. I told sister dube that the reason she felt the way she did, with the empty part and all, was because God had a plan for her, and that she knew of this plan because she had already accepted it in the life before.
She was at church on sunday as well, and we will be following up with her on Wednesday. She really was prepared for this Gospel, and I can't wait for her to make the sacred covenant of Baptism with her Father in Heaven. 


Aunt Michelle
the man that is a poligamist, if you do convert them , does he just let one woman go ? or ? and what and where would she live?
The church policy is that he pretty much chooses one, and drops the other
do you have anymore  unwanted pets or wanted pets in your new place?  and as for  walking do you carry a container for water or a cantine?
Both me and my comp take 1-2 liters of water into the area in water bottles

I was wondering how conference works down there and would appreciate if you could explain.
In some parts of the country, missionaries get to watch a live session (6-8pm/10-12 pm). For the members/missionaries, they have a broadcast about 2-3 weeks later.

uhhh yea, well, that's it for today

Thank you all for your prayers and your letters (for those of you who did)
love you all, quite muchly
~Elder Williams

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)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Wedding with very small cake 2012

Oct. 1 2012

We- are smashing- we- we- are smashing! We- are smashing our heads- on- the pavement! (- is a pause, tune to a movie which I will not disclose the name of. If you know it. . . why did you watch that movie???? *no, not rated R, but nonetheless. . .)

And now for the next development in the Emganwini chronicles. Written and directed by the "I wish we had a sign" corporation, copyrighted and owned by Elders Nellesen and Williams.

(*In the voice of the crocodile hunter) Right, for those of you who were unable to view last weeks episode, we watched from the edge of our seats as our heroes trudged onward in an attempt to find some more serious investigators. They battled through hard times such as: hot summer days with less than adequate amounts of water; a successful wedding with a very small cake; hauling water from a borehole in order to have a baptism; copious amounts of branch missionaries with willing hands; a truck which arrived just in-the-nick-of-time to save litrally hours of walking carrying heavy buckets of water; having new converts sit/lay down in order to be completely immersed in the water by an authorized servant of the Lord; collapsing at the end of a hard days work only to find one of them sick the next day. To top the week off, they had found and begun teaching a family of 8. . . The husband had been very polite in welcoming them into his home, introducing our heroes to his wife, and informing them that his 'other' wife was still at work, and wouldn't be back in time. Also, they found out that he leads not only his family, but his own church as well. . . These were their adventures last week. . . what could lay in store for our favorite Elders this week?

Well, that was last week, and this week, we had lots of annoying things happen, such as *OW* tired. . . endless. . . days. . . . But, nonetheless, we worked hard and had about a bazillion fall-throughs! This week was also hard, and we also had mormon helping hands. But, all things considered it was a good week. To top it off, we had the family with the polygamist attempt to come to church. But, because we don't have a sign in front of our meeting house, they went to the wrong church!!!!!!!!!!!! 8 people! Burn me! well, maybe now we will actually get a sign for the meeting house. . . =P but at least this next week we will be picking them up from church, and their fellowshipper will be able to see them as well (he has been busy with work and only just met them on sunday this week)

Awww, well, it was a good time!

What is your favorite season there, now that you have been there long enough to experience them all?
Cold season. It gets fetching cold, but rainy season coincides with hot season, and I prefer cold to hot.

Well, It has been great to communicate with you all, now onto downloading/converting jack-tons of files for people to use!

love you, keep well, stay safe, and if you want to. . . OBEY SPRITE!

~Elder Williams