Today was another relaxing P-day filled with excitement and adventure. I’ve found it easier to email you at around this time, since on Saturdays we usually do some fun things. Today we went to a fun place called Lion, Cheetah Park. It’s a really fun game park with just hundreds of lions and a few other fun animals. You don’t even need a game park guide in a jeep. They just open the gate and let you start driving inside, with the lions right outside of your car. You just have to promise never to walk out haha. We got there at just the right time too, feeding time! They all followed a truck with lots of meat and we got to watch them feast on their dinner. We were just encompassed about with so many, many lions it was unbelieveable. After the game drive you there’s kind of like a zoo section where you get to walk around and they just have so many more lions, even white lions! While you’re waling around the park you’ll just here lions groaning and roaring from every direction. It was like we were actually in the wild!
I’m going to apologise because the life of an AP just isn’t that interesting. For right now it’s a lot of helping missionaries with cars, coupons, and housing equipment. Yesterday I did what seemed like an eternity of driving. From about 12 noon to about 9 at night we were doing several errands. I was driving long enough for me to even get two speeding tickets. It’s just a bunch of clueless police with a gun that’ll clock your speed. Both times they just smiled and asked for money. They both asked for about 20 dollars and I just refused and gave them both tens. The corruption in this country is seriously just something else. This money is just going straight to their pockets I know it. They don’t just give you receipts they just want their money. If it sound like I’m irritated I’m really not, I actually think that it’s kind of funny. All of the people in the car noticed how calm and collected I was when I was pulled over.
One thing about the office that I seem to like is the office couple, the Petersons. Their from Sandy Utah and LOVE feeding us. They take us to the nicest places in Zimbabwe, Places missionaries could never afford. Yesterday they took us to a dessert place and to start off, I got a Lindt hot chocolate, served with a Lindt chocolate spoon! Also every other day Sister Peterson will bake the whole office American style cookies and brownies. I think this office is going to make me fat haha. Not as much walking, and a whole lot of eating.
One place that we were invited to go see last week was a resort that’s owned by someone who used to work for the church. She was a housemaid who would clean our rooms, gone millionaire haha. I don’t know where she got that money, but it’s the sweetest (and cheapest) get away resort EVER. She invited us to be her first guests and I was just impressed. Every thing was just beautiful, and it’s just out side of town.
We were teaching an investigator last week who’s name is Douglas. He’s a humble man who says that he’s been called by a prophet of God to serve a mission in South Africa. No denomination, the whole thing is just weird. We taught him the restoration and gave him a Book of Mormon and has promised to come to church to see what it’s like. I’m so grateful for the knowledge that we have of the Great Apostasy and the Restoration of the Fulness of the Gospel. I love the doctrine of the Apostasy, it’s so simple, yet so misunderstood. It was clearly stated by Paul in the book of 2nd Thessalonians:
2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, aor be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by bletter as from us, as that the cday of Christ is at hand.
3 Let no man deceive you by any means: afor that day shall not come, except there come a bfalling away first, and thatcman of dsin be revealed, the son of perdition;
The church is true, and this work is not our own. So let’s make Him proud.