Elder Hansen's new companion, elder kgophola from South Africa, came on friday night, and then on sunday night, was taken to a nearby area in the zone to fill in for elder hontyo who was going with elder Hansen to Zambia. Long story made a little shorter, we got home in time to see them off, thinking at the time that their area was just going to be closed for the last two weeks of the transfer or that their ward was going to be in charge as they were hoping. When the AP's drove up in the Hiace, we loaded up the bags and asked the Assisstants what they wanted to do with the phone. Elder Matwale responded "You guys are going to be in charge of their area, so hold onto it".
So, now my companion and I are in charge of the other area.
1 Large House
2 full teaching pools
to add icing to the delicious cake, splits, as of this most recent Zone conference, can only be done with the bishopric and the Elder's Quorum Presidency. Ours isn't really available ever, and so we'll see about the other ward. But hey! It is going to be fun! So we will see how things work out in the next 2 weeks, splitting our efforts between our are and theirs, which is now kinda our area. We will probablt organize for the ward missionaries in the 2nd ward to teach some of the lessons to the investigators to help them be baptism ready. . . YAY!
We have a baba that we have been seeing and he has now been to church 2 times. When he was first introduced, he was told by a member, right in front of us, that the church would pay for his children's school. We tried to quickly explain that it wouldn't, and that he shouldn't let the PEF (perpetual education fund) be a motivation in getting baptized; for as we had just taught him, baptism is a sacred and serious covenant. He thought we were just trying to keep it secret, and it didn't surprise us at all to see him at church the first sunday. However, with the help of his new and improved fellowshipper, he now more fully understands that the church doesn't just pay for school, and it wasn't the "Rich people in America who paid for the chapel". Eish! this gets annoying when people try to do whatever they can to get people interested in the church! there are a lot of less active members in this area due to that sort of 'converting'. Well, we had a very solid talk with our member friend about it, so we hope that we won't have to deal with the problem in the future as we have in the past here.
In other news, our powerful investigator prince will probably be moving sometime soon to another part of harare, because if he lives here under his father's roof, he cannot come to church and be baptized. So he is probably moving to Chitungwiza soon so he can be baptized.
Also, I am now wearing a watch! I have never really been able to get myself to wear one, but I decided to. So, we'll see how it goes.
Well, I love you all so much! keep well, and stay safe!
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)