Sunday, July 11, 2010

Week 22 - Papa Lynn

Sunday 11 July 2010

Friday which was two days ago we had a great meeting with President and Sister Poulsen, Elder and Sister Cardiff and Sister Morgan and myself. President talked of some changes that will take place throughout the complete mission system of the church worldwide. At the present time we are not suppose to say anything so I will report more later but it will be exciting for Sister Morgan and I because we will be responsible for teaching the two zones here in Botswana.

The zone conference was wonderful as it usually is. President Poulsen is and wonderful man and has a great gift in teaching and motivating the missionaries to do good and work hard. His wife is great as well. Sister Morgan is just like a mission mother here in the Botswana part of the mission and I try to match her. The lunch was done by Sister Morgan and Sister Cardiff again and next time they have both agreed that it will be done as it always has been before the last two conferences. I hope they let someone else do it as I think they work to hard. I know that the clean up that I help with is a lot as well. Somehow Elder Cardiff doesn’t get involved in the fixing or the clean up but I guess that is his way.

Today has been a very special day as the Elder and Sister Cardiff left at 5:45 this morning heading back to Francistown with two elders. They stopped in Serowe where a group of the church meets in a home. They aren’t an official meeting group but they are about an hour and a half south of Francistown so they like to go to their meetings some of the time.

President Poulsen went with Sister Poulsen and went to Mochudi and one of the assistants went up with the Molepolole elders to go to church with them and the other elder went home with the Kanye elders. We had already planned to go to Kanye because they had asked me to talk and then there was a family of 5 that was planning to be baptized. Four were baptized as the other one is still a baby. It was a very good day and we enjoyed the meetings very much. We took Sister Odongo a sister missionary from Kenya that goes home this next transfer. She is in a threesome so she asked if she could go with us. The family members that got baptized bore their testimonies after being baptized and it was so good to hear them and how well they were taught.

It is now Sunday evening and both Mom and I are worn out and looking forward to hitting the sack tonight. Right now we have a sick elder with us for the evening as his companion is with a ward mission leader teaching. He will leave in an hour or so then we will be alone. I will close for now but we send our love from OUT OF AFRICA.


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