So week one out of the office was pretty good. It’s been a little weird not seeing President everyday, but if has been really good for me. I was there for way too long.
So I’m sitting here in what looks like one of the worst internet cafe’s I have ever seen haha. I got the last computer here in the corner next to the manager and the printer. I have a broken chair, the mouse is on top of the computer, and the keyboard is on my lap soooo bare with me for the simplicity of this email haha. But I have soo much to tell you about this week! First off it was raining like my whole first week and continues to go on and off so the roads are suuuper muddy. So I no longer have a truck so it’s been a lot of walking, in the mud! I got so excited when I strapped on my tracting boots for the first time in like forever.
There is also a sweeeet Schwarma place just down the road, it is sooo good. I paid for it with the only currency that I have which is bond notes. Last time my entire $140 Allotment came to me in 2 note bond notes haha. It’s just a massive stack of green! It doesn’t really effect me. As long as I can buy groceries and buy everything that I need to I’m fine.
Also can I say this place has the sickest branch president! My previous 2 companions have served here and they just said the same thing, “You’re going to love your branch president”. This branch is under the mission so that means President Mkhabela is the head of this branch as well. President Chiwaka (my new branch president) is like only 28 years old and owns a barber shop haha. He loves helping us and is very organized and focused. He can give the sickest white guy cuts on the block.
The members here are also very tender and sweet and are more than willing to help us out to find people to teach. It’s really just watching a miracle at work, watching the Lord work through these members as we just teach the lessons. Elder Mtetwa’s converts are the sweetest. The dad is a spy for the police, and is already a second counselor in the branch presidency.
Another sweet thing about Kadoma is basketball! They have a nice chapel here with a full size basketball court outside! The members and us play basketball there every Monday.
One crazy thing that happened this week that just humbled me to the core was a some members that we visited last week. We had to park the car like a mile away because the road leading to their house turned in to a running river. So we pushed ourselves through the muggy swamp as we raced to our appointment that night that we had made with the Kantaza family. When we get there it’s just a very humble home of a miner family. They see us and feel so bad about our pants and socks and shoes so they insisted on washing them for us! They gave us pants, and socks to borrow, and polished our shoes to perfection! I was so touched, that a family with so little would commit such simple sacrifice. It really taught me a lesson about humility.It reminded me of the words from King Benjamin…
In Mosiah 4:11 it says… “And again I say unto you as I have said before, that as ye have come to the knowledge of the glory of God, or if ye have known of his goodness and have tasted of his love, and have received a remission of your sins, which causeth such exceedingly great joy in your souls, even so I would that ye should remember, and always retain in remembrance, the greatness of God, and your own nothingness, and his goodness and long-suffering towards you, unworthy creatures, and humble yourselves even in the depths of humility, calling on the name of the Lord daily, and standing steadfastly in the faith of that which is to come, which was spoken by the mouth of the angel.”
Well life is good and I am enjoying missionary work every day.