God is good people!!!!! Later! Love you all!!!
Hey everyone! This week was great! Another transfer down and I am now starting my 10th! This last transfer absolutely flew by and I know the rest of my mission will as well so I’m trying to make the most out of the next year! So I now have a new companion his name is Elder Radebe from South Africa. I’ve met him before and he’s a super chill guy and I’m excited to serve with him and learn from him!! So to start off, sorry about last week! I sent an email but you know the wifi isn’t the greatest in this part of the world and the message didn’t go through. So I apologize.
So this last week we had a baptism! Tamba and Agnes’s were baptized!! It was such a good service! On Sunday when Tamba was giving his testimony he made everyone in the branch laugh! He said to everyone “If we take Elder Turners name and split it up we get the word Turn, and Elder Turner helped me to turn my life around!” (One thing you must understand is Africans laugh at very bad jokes so yeah….) Anyway we have recently contacted a blind women who is a total score!! She’s been learning so fast and coming to church every week and we are going to continue to meet with her! It is kinda difficult to teach her because she can’t read anything so we just have to read it for her and see what she understands but it’s okay she’s super good and understands a lot!! But anyway we are still working hard and trying to find new people!!
Hey people this week was a crazy week full of some crazy activities and foods! It was a really fun week though! It started off with us getting tired of our pet duck so we killed it and ate it. After that we went to our members house where she gave us some sweet stew! Just so happened to have monkey in it….. So that was an interesting meal. The last interesting meal I had was dog meat. The weird part was I actually thought it tasted pretty good. Better than cat. So I’m sorry for all the dog lovers out there I hope you aren’t angry and realize I love dogs too.
Anyway, as for teaching, this week we had a pretty great week! I had quite a few baptismal interviews I needed to do for some other missionaries so that took up a lot of time but we did get to have quite a few lessons on the other days! It was really cool to see some of the other areas in my district and go on exchanges with some new missionaries! Not too much to say this week but God was good to us as he always is!! We ended the week with a hike up into the bush where we turned back early because an elder in my district got attacked by some seriously massive ants!! We all felt really bad for him, but at the end of the day we had a lot of fun!!
I hope you all have a great week!! I love you all!! Just a friendly reminder to count your blessings each day!! Later.
Hey everyone!! Well this week was a semi-successful one. Why I say semi-successful is because we worked really hard to get people to church and then when Sunday came it was raining so we had a poor turn up at sacrament. That was a little rough on us but there’s always next week! So just keep going I guess!! Maybe the blessings are just a little slow coming and they will show up to church next week, but either way we worked hard so I feel we had a good week!
Well everyone one year has come and gone since I left the comforts and freedom of the United States for a country that I never in a million years pictured myself being in. A country that has been absolutely destroyed by a raging civil war, stricken by numerous deadly diseases (Ebola being the most commonly known) and corrupted by its own government. A place where mosquitos carry the deadliest strand of malaria, the water and food are never truly clean, where death is no surprise to anyone, and black magic is everywhere. There is no words to describe the country and the way of living here. I never really understood how the people actually lived like they do until now. Yet with it all these difficulties the people are still happy. I never understood how or why until i met them!
Hello everyone! So I’m now over here in Kenema! It’s a pretty nice place. More bushy than Waterloo. I left the mission home last Tuesday morning at 3am and hopped on a bus to come here with a few other missionaries. We got here and I met my new companion, his name is Elder Wokoma. He is from Nigeria. He is a pretty cool guy so far. So I’ve spent my whole mission so far in the area of the tribal language called Timinie but now I’m on the opposite side of the country they speak Mende, a completely different tribal language. I know absolutely nothing about it so it looks like another learning opportunity for me haha!!
Hey everyone!! Well this week I’m going to get straight to the point! It’s transfer week!!! My companion is staying here to work in the Jui branch and he is getting a new companion from South Africa! I’m super stoked for him, he’s really a great missionary!! I’m glad I had the opportunity to train him and watch him progress! As for me I am being sent to Kenema! My new companion is from Nigeria and we will be working in the Ida branch where I will be the district leader. We will be living with 2 other missionaries. I’ve heard some good things about Kenema and I’m so stoked to see what it’s like. I’m excited to see the new people and missionaries I get to meet on the other side of the country!!
I’m currently in the mission home and I head out to Kenema tomorrow morning around 4am so that should be fun. It’s a 5+hr bus ride and let’s just say that part I’m not so excited about. This morning I played football, packed, and took a bucket shower. They also gave us some pie they baked that was bomb! Anyway, that’s he update of what happened this last week! Sorry I don’t have pictures today but I’ll make sure to get some for next week!! I love you all and miss you like crazy! I hope all is going well for everyone back home. I’ll update you more next week!