Monday, August 5, 2013

Got the License! 2013 Aug. 5

Okay, that last part may have been an exaggeration, but I am driving. . . We went and got my license on Friday, and boy was it annoying! But, long story short, I am going to have a legit Zambian License in 3 weeks, and atm I have the temporary paper. I am also doing actually very well in driving stick (especially considering I learned how in the last month, with a total of 4 times driving before getting my license). The funny part, I never even had to take a real test to get it. We kind of just threw paper work and titles around for a few hours and got a conversion off of my stolen American License. funny stuff, eh? 
On a different note, we are baptizing sister Niza this coming saturday, and things are crazy because my companion's group is going home this week. Their release is on 12 Aug, and from about thursday till then, we will have about 9 extra missionaries here in Lusaka who will be doing who knows what while they wait to get their interviews with President Erickson. This will be all 3 of my companions in Zambia going at the same time. . . and today was the release date for my trainer. . . time is creeping up, but nonetheless, LIFE'S GOOD!
Well, I love you all and am happy that you are all alive and well (so far as I know at least), so I hope that you stay that way.
Love you all tons!
~Elder Williams

Start Strong: Finish STRONGER!
~Taggart Williams

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Letter to Mom and Dad from Mission President in Zambia...

2 August, 2013

Dear Brother and Sister Williams,
    Your son, Elder Taggart Williams, is now serving as one of our Zone Leaders.  He was called after prayerful consideration and because of his obedience, hard work, teaching skills and leadership capabilities.  I have watched him develop these abilities while he has been faithfully serving as a missionary in Zambia.
    Zone Leaders help direct the missionary efforts throughout their assigned Zone.  They carry significant responsibility for training and motivating missionaries and serve as role models for all missionaries assigned in their Zone.  They communicate and enhance relationships between myself and other missionaries.  Their efforts are essential in building the Kingdom of God in the Zambia Lusaka Mission.
    I thank you for your role in preparing and guiding such a fine young man.  I appreciate the sacrifices you have made to help support him in the mission field. 
(As an added note, Elder Williams just earned his Zambia driver’s license today!!!)

  Warm regards,

  President Leif J. Erickson
  Zambia Lusaka Mission