Monday, January 13, 2014

Loving it!


This past week has been amazing! The area is progressing super well. We were able to have Thuto's baptism yesterday which was awesome. He gave a super strong testimony and you could tell he was feeling the spirit so strongly. He couldn't stop smiling. Senzo was also able to be confirmed yesterday. He showed up in a white shirt and tie and looked like a missionary. He keeps on telling us how much he wants to serve a mission one day.
 
Sister Salome is progressing very well right now as well. She is taking everything so serious and it is so amazing to be a part of. We come to see her and she has already filled out the back of the pamphlet we are going to discuss. You can see her change every time we see her. She is truly becoming converted. Last time when we met with them the Husband at the end of lesson shared how they weren't going to make it to church. We asked why and they told us they didn't have money for transport. The transport costs about 44 Rand for both of them to get there and back which is about 4 U.S. dollars. You could tell that he didn't feel comfortable talking to us about it and he was kind of embarrased. We gave them enough money for church and they were SO grateful. They loved church yesterday.
 
One day while we were walking some lady came out of her house and yelled for us. Her named is sister Thumi. She was so excited to see us. She had met the missionaries once before and was very excited to meet with us. She came to church and is doing great.
 
We were able to do some cool things this past week as well. We were invited to a traditional wedding which was sweet to be able to see and participate in that. This morning we also went and played with some small Lions!! It was awesome! I loved it so much! One of the coolest things I have done for a P-day!
 
In distric meeting this past week we talked about Consecrating ourselves to the Lord. We discussed how there are really only 4 things that we can give to God and he requires them for our Eternal Salvation. The first one is our Desires. Some scriptures on it are Psalms 37:4, Alma 41:5, and Alma 29:4. I truly learned that we need to make our desires HIS! That is what will really make the difference in our lives!
 
"Search Dilligently your Desires, For they will determine your Destiny."
 
I love you so much!
 
Elder Farnes