Happy Fathers Day!!!!! I am so grateful for you Dad! You are one of the main reasons I am the man that I am today! In John 5:19 it talks about how the Son can do nothing of Himself. That He can only do as he has seen and been instructed of the Father to do. In that it was talking about Jesus Christ and God, but I think the same can apply to us! You have been the example that I have needed in my life! Your example speaks for itself! I love you so much! Thanks for everything!
My new comp is Elder George! He is from Washington and is a sweet guy! We are getting along great and seem to have a lot of the same goals with the work of Salvation!
My new area is pretty awesome! It is called Fourways and is the middle of Sandton! It is probably one of the richest areas in the mission as well as the largest! We are lucky to have an area called Diepsloot as part of our area also! Diepsloot is a township and is the most poverty stricken area I have been to on my mission. Almost everyone we see there we meet them in Shacks about half the size of a bedroom back home! It is also the most dangerous township in our mission.. so we are not allowed to tract there or be there after the sun goes down! It saves us during the early hours of the day though when most people from town are at work!
We have some really cool investigators though! From Diepsloot we have an awesome father led that we got to come to church for the first time yesterday! Their names are Nick and Gillian and they are sweet! We are also teaching a few more couples that still need to get married though! In Fourways we are also teaching a sweet couple from Zimbabwe named Marvelous and Khumbo, A girl named Petya, and apparently a few people that are out of town!
One of the struggles of the area is finding new people to teach! In fourways it is all complexes which we can't get into to tract so it is kind of hard to do that! Some of the ideas we are going to do will be working through member, trying to set up a booth outside of big stores, handing out pass along cards at stoplights, street contacting at gas stations, and doing some service in a big park! Any ideas from you guys would be appreciated! Thanks.
In my study I read a lot of introspection (alma 5:14,26) and on becoming more like our Savior. In 3 Nephi 27:27 he commands us to be Perfect! He was telling us a powerful truth of our immense potential that each of us have! Of course we are imperfect, but we need to be consistently striving for perfection! People out there are waiting to be touched by each of us! Don't miss out on an opportunity! I love you all so much!