Well this week has been quite the crazy transition. Still, we are moving at breakneck speed. I dropped Elder Davidson at the airport on Tuesday along with 10 other stellar missionary legends. Props to my companion, he really just did not want to leave. I will definitely miss that guy.
I already did as the new transfer began and my new companion Elder Bodily and I found ourselves waist deep in things to take care of ASAP. We spent the last week tying up the loose ends from our transfer and running around this way and that. It was sad to say goodbye to some elders that got their residency in Zimbabwe, so we had to say goodbye to three epic missionaries and close a few areas because of it. We also took a road trip to the village of Phokeng this week to drop some medicine off to a suffering elder out there. I hadn’t been out to that village since September 2012, so it was fun to go back and eat a Kota with Elder Kelebogile and Elder Johnson up there.
My favorite day of the week was probably on exchanges with Elder Ryan and Elder Tew. Possibly my two best friends that i have never been companions with. Now they are serving together in Fourways and we just had an awesome time together. We made our way in between Deipsloot and Fourways all day, and only ended up teaching three lessons, but it was still a great day.
It was great because the spirit was in every lesson, no doubt. It was just so nice to feel directed as we taught those that are preparing for baptism, or that are struggling in this way or that way. We taught a great man from the DRC who has recently been baptised and he is a powerful example of enduring to the end. I could just feel his great spirit and it was nice to spend time in a lesson with him and to feel of his faith.
We also taught a very very humble man in the trenches of Diepsloot who is so faithful as well. He is 30, single and has been living the Word of Wisdom his whole life minus tea and coffee. But it was mind blowing to think that such a man has remained clean and humble his whole life, staying away from bad substances and also remaining chaste in one of the sketchiest parts of Johannesburg. HOW? i have no idea, only that he has been blessed with a sensitive soul that is close to the light of christ within him. He is just so dedicated to the commandments we taught him and finds no problems with committing to obey his Father in Heaven. If this guy, who lives here can remain pure and clean, so can we. So faithful.
Well, another adventure is beginning for Elder Bodily and I. I think we will be great friends. We sure do have plenty of work to do!!! Love you all!