Monday, September 14, 2015

Letter from Michael 9-14-2015- Transfer Confusion & Baptism

Fortunately Immaculate was baptized on Sunday and it went well. We managed to last minute print up a program for her baptism. Renato, Dell, and Thendi were also there. Our lesson with Renato went well. He wants us to start coming every Wednesday night. We are getting to know him a bit better now. I forgot to tell you that last Sunday I got to teach the Elders quorum class. It actually went well and there was good participation. The lesson was about the Oath and Covenant of the Priesthood. It was my first time teaching in that class.  

On Friday we went to the Hospital for Elder Hughes. Unfortunately the staples have to stay in longer which means a longer time with out a shower. He uses a lot of deodorant spray, "shower in a can." He has to go again this Friday. 

On Friday night we got the transfer news which shocked us all. Elder Hughes was leaving even though he has only been here for 6 weeks. The members quickly noticed a pattern that all of my companions are English, they get injured, and they only stay 1 transfer. Just today we received a phone call from the AP, Elder Warton, saying that he was sorry but there was a mistake when the news came out. So actually Elder Hughes and I are staying together. 

We had a great lesson with one of our less actives. We brought an active member over to fellowship Musa. She seemed to enjoyed that. We had a great discussion about the light of Christ and showed a video of Elder Bednar speaking about the light of Christ. We have been using many Mormon messages in our teaching lately. After the lesson since Musa has a 10 year old son we played Uno. So it was like a family home evening for them.

There is a Catholic church in our area that has a huge statue of the virgin Mary. Lightning has struck it 3 times fairly recently in some of the storms. It damages the statue each time and they even put metal conductors around it to try to stop the lightning from hitting it. It seems a bit strange... quite a coincident.
- Elder Johnson
Quote: "No man knows how much he can endure until he must. Strength, patience and ability increase with necessity."
- Rchard L. Evans 

Part of his letter to his dad:

Hey, thanks for the BYU update. It sounds like a great game. Those are some very long passes. They just have to get the running game started. So Hill is out for the season then? 
It was nice of Dan to give you the tickets!

Part of his letter to his mom:

Ya, Hughes's pain is wearing off. 
That is funny, I am trying to imagine you yelling or cheering like Dad for the game!

When asked: So did you get to baptize Immaculate? Yes I did.

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