Whats up everybody?
This week was a great week as usual! we had a lot of fun helping everyone we could in our area in the rain! it has rained everyday for the past like 6 days, and our area suffers from being in a flood zone. so we have been doing a lot of service around the area. it has been fun!
We have a sister in our ward who is pretty old, and she lives by herself and three of her grandchildren. the rain has really been punishing her this week, so basically whenever it starts to rain we just go as fast as we can to her house and a couple other members houses to help them out.
we got to the woman's house one day right as it started to rain and she was outside trying to build a wall in front of her house to keep the water from pooling in the dirt in front of her house, so i took the hammer and nails from her and stood outside getting beat by the rain building a wall for her. IT WAS SO FUN! hahah she was saying oh, oh, elder Ben the rain is beating you.. hahaha
And then the next day it started to rain hard again, so my companion and i went back and got beat by the rain again to move her big oven out of the rain and under the roof. we were soaked haha one woman came up to us and said, "wow, you guys really showed love today, i am going to join your church because of this!" i was pretty shocked, but pray that she actually starts coming to church!
Agnes got baptized yesterday!! she was super scared to get into the water, but everything worked out fine! i am super happy for her. we were also supposed to have another person get baptized yesterday, but she still needs some help with some stuff before we can baptize her.
Also the family we used to teach that we had to give to the other ward got baptized yesterday as well! i was able to do their interviews on Saturday and it was so fun to see all of them again!
this week was just busy as usual. we always had something to do and we had a lot of fun! we had zone conference this Friday, and we talked about how we can do better with working with members. we also wont be having district meetings anymore haha kind of weird but i trust that president snow is an inspired man. i am super sad to see him go next week. it should be fun to meet our new president, president Simpson! everything is going to change again! haha
I love being a missionary, even tho sometimes i just feel overwhelmed and helpless. i have learned so much, and it is just a testimony to me of how much our Heavenly Father loves us. i have loved being a representative of his son Jesus Christ and serving His children.
I hope you all have an amazing week! I love you all so much!
love elder ben
|maami xexealolo (try to pronounce that) and her new, half built wall|
Steven and his family who were baptized yesterday in kwabenya!
|one of the members in our ward. super cool guy|
his wife made us yam fufu with ground nut soup and chicken! yummmm