Thursday, May 16, 2013

Letter from the Zambia Mission...May 2013

Dear Brother/Sister Williams,
Elder Williams has really adjusted well and is a wonderful asset to the Copperbelt Zone. In answer to your question of the mission office mailing address, you are correct. It is:
14038 Katima Mulilo Road,
Lusaka, Zambia
Thank you for the support you give to Elder Williams in the great work he is embarked in! (We also would like to thank you for the Essential Oils which have helped several of the Elders he has been serving around!)
-Assistants to the Mission President

Monday, May 13, 2013

Zambia for the rest of my mission...2013 May

I got transferred this week up to the copperbelt. I am now serving in Ndola with Elder Masika from Kenya. Yesterday I got to speak with my family for mother's day, and so that was a treat.
I was able to play the keyboard in my branch on sunday which was cool!
I am going to write here my journal entry for yesterday to sum up the week.
12 May, 2013
Why is it that we set aside 3 hours each and every sunday? Is it for music? To hear a few people read off what we believe? To eat a little snack and wet our throats with bread and water?
Today, I was reminded of our real purpose. As we sung the Sacrament hymn "I stand all amazed" I was reminded of my own many imperfections. With every discordant note I played in front of a humble branch with 15 or so present in the congregation, I felt the Spirit move my mind to our real purpose. A gathering of imperfect people, present to draw closer to the only perfect man. To take upon us his name, and qualify ourselves for His Spirit. Why am I here, in this humble branch in Ndola? Why am I setting aside these two years to place myself in His service? Because He marked the path. He set the pace. He said "Follow me, and do the things which ye have seen me do". I am here to do as He did, that I may be as He is.
~Taggart Williams
I love you all, and I would like to close with my testimony that I know Jesus Christ lives. He is our Savior, and that through Him, we can receive a forgiveness of our sins, now and forever; if we will but follow Him.
In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
~Elder Williams