This week flew by! I can't believe Im emailing again. It was a full week, with a lot of good stuff.
On pday we went to a members house whose son and daughter both left for their missions this week. We kind of had like a farewell family night. It was super legit and of course had some bomb food.
Our families are doing well. Candido e Ana got some of their docs done this week and it finally seems like they will be able to open the marriage process this week to be married and baptized the first week of May! Lloyd e Maria are doing osum as well! We took the senior couple, Elder and Sister Kimball, to visit them with us. Since Lloyd speaks English and Maria understands basically all of it, Sister Kimball was able to help teach and she rocked it. It was a super legit lesson and very spiritual. Lloyd e Maria loved it! It was also good practice for me kind of guiding the Kimballs and watching over them as we walked in my area. Now I can take care of Mom and Dad without any issues haha. You guys are gonna lose your minds in this area. Its like one of the poorest neighborhoods in all of Maputo! Im so excited.
We also sat with several new families this week that are just the sweetest. I love humble families! This one family, Daute e Alice, are really kind. He actually just got out of the hospital. He was shot in the leg as someone tried to rob his house. He house this super wicked metal contraption protruding out from his shin that is like holding his bone in place so it can fuse back together. The guy told the story like it was no big deal, just another day around the town, but I thought it was OSUM! They are really smart too, problem is he cant leave his house for another 3 weeks so we cant get them to church yet. We will keep going by and see if we cant start really working with them in about a month.
Last night we found another miracle road. We knocked a few doors and met some really cool people. We met a lady that was born in 1948 and was part of the Portuguese Colonization here. She spent like 15 min just telling us all the history of the little neighborhood we were in and how different everything was in the 1950s and 60s. It was sick. We also sat with a new family on that road that was extremely prepared, Nelson e Esperanca. They understood everything and seemed very sincere. And then as we were leaving the area this lady we had talked to earlier came chasing us down to tell us her neighbor had gotten home and that we should share our message with him. Went back, talked to the neighbor, cool dude, and he accepted a visit later this week. Always exists another road.
Friday morning Pres invited us over for breakfast and to do a study with him and Sis Koch. Sis Koch made the best breakfast Ive had in the last 2 years. Oh my you know how I love me some real breakfast... I think I had 5 plates haha. Then we studied with them 2 Nephi 2. Man I cant wait to be an older wiser man with a wise and insightful wife. It was super cool to be able to study with them and hear what they had to say or experiences that they have had. There is a lot to learn in this world. One thing I liked, though, is just how perfect the Big Mans Plan is for us. Its simple and to the point and it just makes everything worth it. Its nice to know that life really does have a purpose and its a good one too.
Fun story for the week. Elder Stanley loves to act big so he is always trying to wrestle or provoke me or the other Elders. I finally agreed to wrestle him for my workout on Wednesday morning haha.... man Im in so big trouble with Bjack. I beat up on Elder Stanley, but I was huffing and puffing and sore the next 2 days. Ben has about 90 lbs on this kid and about 3x the muscles... Mom is going to have to referee to protect me.
Well another week come and gone. Hopefully they keep getting better and these families can be baptized soon. That would be a good way to go out for sure! Have a good week.