Monday, December 21, 2015

Week Eleven: The Weather Outside is Frightful

My dear family and friends,
Lest there be any confusion, I had previously written and said that the rainy season was starting. I was misinformed. It certainly rained a few times, but then the rest of the time it has been very sunny and therefore, very, very hot. It has also been very windy at times. Only these last few days had it really started to be seeming like the start of a rainy season. From Friday to this morning, there has been rain at times throughout the day, as well as much thundering and lightning. However, right at this moment that I am writing this, the rains from the morning has cleared, the sky is blue, the sun is out, and it is again hot.
There is no logic in the place.

I joke, there is some logic.

So last Monday after emailing, we had a zone activity at Arcadia Dam. We went there for a Braai (BBQ) and played some Volleyball and Soccer. It was a very beautiful place and we got some great pictures.

Anyway, This week has again been pretty slow. In fact, slower than last week work-wise. We had to drop a few investigators, as well as pull some off date for baptism because they aren't progressing. However the Lord has still blessed us greatly. We have a potentially "Golden Investigator" named Brother Jim, who contacted us, asked us for a pamphlet and to come teach him and his family, rescheduled with us when the appointment fell through, asked us for a Book of Mormon and Joseph Smith History, and told us that he wants us to teach his family and hopes one day to "join our ministry". The only problem so far is he didn't come to church yesterday, but this morning he called us to apologize and told us the reason he missed. The Lord really does prepare people to receive missionaries.

We also had a lesson with an investigator in our area, who (when leading us to his house in our area) brought to our attention that our area is so much larger than we knew. There is a very large and very beautiful neighborhood a good distance away from the main part of our area, that we didn't even know existed. Elder Makoni and I are very excited to start working in it this week. I felt so much joy as we were simply walking through it. I have high hopes for it.

This week I am ponderizing 1 Nephi 17:15. I am striving to keep the commandments of the Lord.
Until next week, I love you all. May the Lord bless you in all you do.

-Elder Wilcken

P.S. It is now raining again.

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