Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Letter from Michael 4-22-3014- Happy Easter

Letter from Michael 4-22-3014- Happy Easter

Happy Easter to everyone!

Boy, Easter here lasts a few days. It has be so quiet around because everyone is out of town in the village or something. It has made having people to teach difficult. We have tried harder to find little acts of service which has had some success. We did find some people that we can teach this week. Last week was very good as far as recent convert/less active work though. On Easter Sunday we finally visited Sister Jackina for a 2nd time. She is a recent convert who has been less active but is starting to attend church more often. We had a good lesson with her about being steadfast and immovable and also about Easter of course. We fed her spiritual food and she fed us food food. 

On Sunday we sang in the sacrament meeting in the Seshego chapel. We sang our mission song and they loved it. We went back to our chapel and missed an hour but got to watch the Priesthood session. The DVD stopped working after Elder Oaks talk though. It was a powerful talk about the priesthood. Cynthia had a lot of questions about the priesthood and I think Elder Oaks talk can help a lot. After we got to watch the women session of conference. It is so much different from Priesthood session. It was mostly singing but powerful. I could easily feel the Spirit.

Elder and Sister Winward showed us a great Mormon message called "Because of Him." I loved it! The church is really taking advantage of technology and resources. It was inspiring. Yesterday we had a zone activity. One of the Zone leaders was sick so we got put in charge. We played sports on a field in Westenburg. It was a lot of fun. Last week we went zip-lining which was a blast! Anyway, it is great serving here in Polokwane with Elder Haynes. He has been a great companion. Most likely he will be leaving and I see. We will have to see though.
- Elder Johnson

Parts of his letter to his mom: No, I have not died eggs yet. Perhaps when I can afford them though.  We don't use the bikes so much. I teach sometimes at church.

Parts of his letter to his dad: We have not seen that couple again yet. We will though. I forgot to write that Pheladi and Koena surprisingly came to church on Sunday. Too bad the mother, Frengie, did not come though. Teaching was slow because no one was around for the holidays but it will pick up. By the way, driving a manual has gotten much better. It is fun and I like it. The mission is gradually replacing all of the manuals with automatic. So I will be driving automatics after I have just gotten the hang of manual.

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