Monday, March 17, 2014

Mabopane!


This past week has been great! We got transfer news on Saturday night and looks like I will be staying in Mabopane for a little while longer!!! I am so pumped! I am also going to be training again which is sweet! I can't wait for my new son.
Nono and Bonginkosi both passed their interviews this past week. Nono feels like she may need a little more time to be fully prepared to make those covenants to God. She is definitely ready so we will just have to see when she feels the time is right! Bonginkosi's Mom will be back in two weeks so we will have interview then. We also received a call from one of our Investigators named Lebogang last night... He has decided that he wants to be baptised as soon as he can! He has some problems with smoking weed but he hasn't done it for the last couple of weeks... He really wants to change his life around! He hasn't missed church for almost three months now!
We have had a few funny experiences with drunk guys lately haha they always come up and talk to us telling them to pray for them and sometimes sing some gospel songs for us. It can be pretty funny!
This past week in District meeting we talked more about obedience! We talked about the why, which is because of our Love for Christ, the people and many more reasons. I like a scripture from 1 John which talks about how the only way to KNOW Christ is to keep his commandments. I also like the scripture in D&C 59:1-5 which talks about commandments not a few. As missionaries we are definitely given commandments not a few to live by. It is only by living the commandments not a few that we can truly access the power that comes from the authority of our calling! Obedience is the Price!
From my Study I also loved a scripture in Alma 59:9 which says how it's easier to keep the city from falling into the hands of the lamanites than it is to retake it from them. Throughout these chapters it continually talks about how they were preparing, strengthening, and fortifying the cities and the people! We need to be constantly doing the same thing with ourselves, our families, and our homes! It is better to Prepare and Prevent than to Repair and Repent!

I love you!
Elder Farnes