Monday, April 18, 2016

WEEK 33 Primary music - teaching a family, Vololona, and gold guy-love Mahajanga!

Another great week! This week we finally got to finish conference which was great! Also the branch got to start priesthood session but it still isnt finished. I didn't get to watch it as I am now called into Primary with Elder Mack to teach the kids the music. Elder Mack does the singing and I play the piano. I'm a little rusty but yes those piano lessons are paying off mom haha. But, yes, investigators are still doing great!
So our little family that we have been teaching is doing well. We are still working with them to get their wedding papers finished and to get the father to come to church. We taught them the law of chastity this week and the Sabbath day. The children weren't home for one of our visits and we really got to focus on the parents needs. They really have a testimony of this church but some of the teaching in the church still is not too clear for them. We had a really good lesson with them where we just cleared up a lot of questions that they had on their minds.
Also this week we went and visited Vololona, recent convert in the hospital. We love visiting the hospital because it's so cool. It's just a big open place with a bunch of old buildings that look abandoned. Kind of freaky but way cool. But we visited Vololona and she is getting better. She should hopefully be good to go this upcoming Thursday but we will see. Her testimony still grows strong and she continues to try and learn more.
So now I'll explain the subject of this one. We were walking around tracting and we saw this one guy just chillin outside. We talked to him and he invited us in. We walked into his house and were blown away slightly because of how nice it was. After talking to him for a bit we found out that he makes silver and gold things and sells them. But not just the usual one. He sends them to Mauritius and Reunion to be sold in nice jewelry shops... soooo he is pretty legit haha. After talking to him for a while it seems that he has money and all that he wants in life, but he is kind of bored. He says he just wants to go explore and do new things. Then he told us that he doesn't have family here and just has his friends, but his friends drink all the time and party and he hates drinking and drugs... perfect! haha So we are very exited to get to teach him coming up here.
Aaaand this last friday night we had our branch soiree activity. Great lessons and then the missionaries are in charge of the games. We did the minute to win it game where you put a cookie on your forehead and try to get it into your mouth. Wayyy funny to watch them do this one. And then after that it turned into a dance battle as usual.
Well that is it for this week. We should have a baptism coming up this next Saturday. I got to do her baptismal interview and she is awesome. Her son just left on a mission and he is very exited that she is getting baptized. I am still absolutely loving it here in Mahajanga! The people are great and the area is great. I hope everyone has a great week!
Elder Bowen

No comments:

Post a Comment