The people are stubborn and religious, best part about that is so are we :)
So yeah, this week went by a little slower... but still feel like nothing happened and I'm here again typing with no new news and little progress made... Yes i know i have the blame for that but I'm trying... its not like i sleep til 10 every day like i used to haha. So yeah. we still have the family of 3 on baptismal date for the 20th of may, and were hoping to see two more dates come up this next week. Not sure of that will happen but we can hope! (and have faith). I've been noticing throughout my mission that there are some time when you feel like your personal progression is going well, and others when it seems like you're stuck in a rut. Still trying to figure out the reason for this but i have a few ideas on why. The main 2 are lack of repentance and lack of humility. Honestly its probably both haha.
The weather here is still the best and i enjoy every minute of cool air. The catch to that is the shower... oh my gosh the shower is freezing, in the states it was a joy to shower but here its a chore haha. but hey, when i gt back ill be appreciating the blessing of hot water. The food is same old same old and so are the people, stubborn and religious. best part about that is so are we :)
Scriptures this week can be found in Mark 14:38. also 2 Nephi 4. One of the biggest obstacles we have here in this world is ourselves. Conquer the flesh, obtain eternal life. YEAH BABY. Hope all goes well this week and i love you all! -Elder Grover
Ok ill be honest, this week kinda just happened and i don't know how I'm already here typing again haha. Seems like time doesnt exist... oh well. I am a little disappointed about this week because i feel like we really haven't done anything and we are in the same place as last week... we have a baptism scheduled for the 13 of may so that's awesome but other than that its like sifting through a sea of really indescisive people. i hope that we will be able to see some progression this week as we close off the transfer... speaking of which, next week is transfers! i highly doubt anything will change but ya never know...
Lately ive been pretty stagnant in my personal progression (at least that's how i feel) so this week I'm going to basically go crazy i my studies and obedience and try to apply the atonement in every moment. Recently i restudied Alma 26 and boy did that open my eyes again haha. Ammon basically goes grateful mode after the crazy success they had with the Lamanites... and i really liked some of the verses, especially 36. Im going to be applying these things in my work this week and work with an attitude of gratitude!
I really don't have many funny or interesting stories... i guess ill describe one of the investigators we have because he is raelly interesting haha. He is 73 years old and is named Edison... He works on a farm and grows mandarins and bananas and his hobbies include fishing and hunting!!! one of the only people i have met that actually owns a gun... to make things weirder he is married but doesn't live in the same house as his wife... super weird. were probably going to drop him because he refuses to come to church... so we'll see.
I don't know where this week went... honestly it's like time doesn't exist, and unless you actually think about it, it flies. unbelievable haha. to be completely honest i don't remember the majority of what happened this week, just a lot of working and trying to get people to take the right steps towards happiness. We have several investigators, but unfortunately they aren't doing to well at keeping their commitments... however if all goes well we should have a baptism this month of a family of 3. Hope that goes well other than that were pretty much filtering the people weve talked to and are looking for those who are ready. If all goes well the coming months should be awesome.
Still loving the weather here, nice and cool and the views are still amazing. Last week we went to a "viveria" where theres a bunch of plants and cool stuff. The city of moyo is famous for the orchid flowers that grow here, and they're pretty much flowers with crazy shapes haha. ill send some pics. today were planning on playing soccer so that should go well, always fun to run around and blow off some steam.
Scriptures this week i would recommend reading would be Alma 11-12. Super awesome stuff about the plan of salvation and the atonement. Thank you all for your support and i hope you have a great week. -Elder Grover