Man it was a hectic week for real. This week all of the new missionaries came in and everything went wrong. The missionaries flights were delayed, and the bus that was bringing in the trainers to pick the new missionaries up broke down, ugh. Nothing really went right, but I guess part of what being a leader about is proper planning, and decision making. You gotta kinda be quick on your feet sometimes and just make decisions so that meetings and stuff like that don’t get delayed.
Literally the day after all of those missionaries left is when we had to take off to Gweru for our Christmas Devotional. It was actually really fun! We had the respective zones prepare presentations and Choirs, we had a TON of food, and a white elephant gift exchange. You know missionaries, buying toilet paper and cologne and then wrapping it up in pamphlet boxes haha, oh well. That was my last Christmas devotional and thank goodness. That was sooo hectic.
After the devotional we made our way to Bulawayo. After arriving is when we found that there was no where for us to sleep! After the recent transfers the missionary houses were full! We managed to scramble two old mattresses from another flat and sleep on them in a house full of Elders with no fans! Have I ever told you how hot Bulawayo is? It’s blazing! It’s a scorching desert! Well the fun had to end and so we actually drove back to Harare today. We just had to take care of a few errands in the morning and then we were gond, about 6 hours to Harare.
Like I said in my last email Elder Gunther will be training this transfer and was just super excited. He’s a great missionary.
To end my email I’ll share with you a few things President shared with us at the Christmas Devotional. He really emphasized what we can do as missionaries to emphasize following the example of Jesus Christ. “Jesus Christ healed the sick, and so can you! Elders, you have the Priesthood! Jesus Christ would sometimes walk for days to preach the gospel, with out a car and so can you!” Everyone got kind of a crack out of that one. To end he shared with us a scripture. In 3 Nephi 27:21 The Savior says…
21 Verily, verily, I say unto you, this is my gospel; and ye know the things that ye must do in my church; for the works which ye have seen me do that shall ye also do; for that which ye have seen me do even that shall ye do;
Well I guess I’ll be talking to ya soon, stay safe, and Happy Holidays!
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