Monday, October 8, 2012

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)

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