Monday, February 9, 2015

Letter from Michael 2-9-2015  A Week Before Transfers

Ello, everyone! This week has flown by. We have been on so many exchanges lately. I have never in any other transfer been on so many exchanges. Jonathan is getting baptized next week. He, Dewald, and Selena came to church yesterday. Dewald told us that he wants to be Jewish now. He was asking people where a Jewish church is. He has still been coming to this one. He is a bit of a strange person. Next week we are going to try to set up a booth at a shopping center and have the youth come help us and talk to people. Brother Allen, a recent convert, called us to come over because something bad happened. One of his relatives had a stroke and went into a deep coma. He and his sister was very upset. We offered to give a blessing and prayed with them. Allen's brother in law later on that day broke out of his coma and is good now. He was very grateful that we came over because he was feeling very down and didn't know what to do. Also that same weekend his niece went blind and his nephew went to jail and died in a horrible way. Brother Allen is a very strong man in faith. It is amazing how far he has come and how much he has gone through.
Anyway, next time I email I will have the transfer news.

Part of Michael’s letter to his dad:
We did not teach the ones at the restaurant. It sounds like the cars are having a lot of trouble. At least it is fixed now. Thanks! Since I wasn't able to send the Birthday post card to you last year I will send it now as a Father’s day card.

Quote of the week:
David O. McKay’s 10 Rules For Happiness:

1. Develop yourself by self discipline.
2. Joy comes through creation—sorrow through destruction. Every living thing can grow; use the world wisely to realize soul growth.
3. Do things that are hard to do.
4. Entertain up building thoughts. What you think about when you do not have to think about shows what you really are.
5. Do your best this hour, and you will do better the next.
6. Be true to those who trust you.
7. Pray for wisdom, courage, and a kind heart.
8. Give heed to God’s messages through inspiration. If self-indulgence, jealousy, avarice, or worry have deadened your response, pray to the Lord to wipe out these impediments.
9. True friends enrich life. If you would have a friend, be one.
10. Faith is the foundation of all things—including happiness. 

Russell and Maxwell (in Polokwane)

in Rabie Ridge

No comments:

Post a Comment