Monday, June 24, 2013

Zambia Mission website and address for mailing...

14038 Katima Mulilo Road,
 Africa (after every comma is a new line).

June 24 2013 poem by Taggart

Well, this last tuesday, We had our last (and my first) Zone conference with President Padovich. It was powerful. This week on the 29th is when we make my final MP transition into my 4th MP. I really loved the opportunity to serve around President Padovich, and am looking forward to the last few months with president Erickson.

There is an investigator that we have just picked up. His brother met with missionaries a while ago, but wasn't interested. But when he went to stay in Lusaka for a while, he became serious and got baptized. When he came back to visit the family, Samson (our new investigator) was shocked that he had joined the church. The brother then gave him a bible and triple combo and moved permanently to Lusaka. Now Samson is coming to church and really loved it (he had been a few times before, but hasn't been recently until yesterday). We are excited to work with him and help him prepare for baptism.
Also, the father we taught who works all around africa (I think I told you all about him) is hard to get a hold of, but we are seeing his wife tonight with our Relief Society President. I am very excited to teach this family.
In closing, I am going to share another poem I wrote a few months ago. enjoy:
While in the Garden

I see Him in the Garden, great
It bids Him welcome to His fate.
He kneels and asks another way
And yet, undaunted still He prays
While in the Garden, yet afar
He journeys to a distant star
To find the one in need of aid
To lift me up as I had prayed
He found me weak of broken heart
Unable now to play my part.
He dressed my wounds and raised me up
And helped me drink my little cup
He taught me as a little fawn
And gave me strength to carry on.
Now as I take His hand, I feel
The prints of nails, forever real
Reminders of the pain He felt
When in the garden He had knelt
The price He paid to purchase me
The blood to purge and set me free
Returning to the Garden, now
Before the Father He will bow
To find the rest, to set them free
But always He'll remember me.
Unworthy of His grace am I,
And yet, for me, the Lamb did die.
His life upon the cross He gives
Then from the tomb He rose, and lives!
I take the bread, broken and blessed
I take the cup and drink the rest
I feel His cleansing pow'r within
I promise e'er to follow Him.
~Elder Taggart Williams

Start Strong: Finish STRONGER!
~Taggart Williams

June 17 2013

Well, this week was good. We had a baptism on sunday for brother Luka, and that was good. We also had 2 sisters that have been less active come to church. We had a powerful lesson with them this week, and it apparently hit home.
There is a part of our area that has quite a lot of members, but all are less active (partly because of the distance to the meeting house). We are working on getting a group there. However, before this can happen, we need to get them coming to church semi-regularly (about once a month pat least) so that is something that we are doing. Tomorrow, President Padovich is coming up for his last Zone Conference. He leaves on the 29th of June, at which point president Erickson is coming in.
In other news, new to the house is elder Hansen (I may have said this last week). He and I were together in a house in Harare, and so I was happy to see my old friend again.
Well, I apologize, but I haven't got anything else to say today, except that I love you all! Most of what is happening/ being learned right now is internal. I can't talk much about it, so I suppose you will just have to bear with me during this chrysalis stage of my mission.
Take well, and stay powerful!
~With love,
~Elder Williams

Monday, June 3, 2013

Taggart 2:2-7 going strong in Zambia and address...

2: It is wisdom in me, saith the Lord, that my servent elder williams be permanently transfered into the Zambia Lusaka mission. 
3: for behold. A marvelous work is about to come forth. Even a marvelous work in Ndola. 
4: The field is white, already to harvest. for, even though some of the people in town don't really want to talk to missionaries, I have looked upon the efforts of My servants elders masika and williams with pleasure. Yea, according to their desires, I have provided for them those who have been prepared.
5: For, thus saith the Lord, if they will thrust in their sickle with might, I will send to them fathers who want to learn about My plan for them. Yea, fathers who wish to learn and progress.
6:Yea, and even those of my children who are ready to be baptized will come unto mine elders. 
7: and behold, all who wish to send letters must no longer send them to zimbabwe. Verily, verily I say unto thee, send them to:
Elder Taggart Williams
14038 Katima Mulilo Road, Lusaka, Zambia

We have been taking some time to proselyte in town on thursday afternoons and sundays. We had, on wednesday, a man in a car stop and ask us to visit him. We saw him on saturday
Start Strong: Finish STRONGER!
~Taggart Williams

oops. that was an accident. Here is the rest. 
We saw him on saturday and started the first part of the plan of salvation. He was happy to have us there and has some powerful questions. We hope to be able to see him often, but his work schedule changes from week to week as he works all over africa.

in other news, john was at church again so we are excited for him. We are also preparing to  baptize brother Luca on the 16th of June.

Things are good this side, but my hand hurts today. Not sure why. Well, I love you all and hope you keep on keepin on!
~Elder Williams