It keeps raining on us all the time. On our way to pick up Mercy and her friend for church on Sunday, we got stuck 50ft away from her house because of the rain. We had to wait for it to stop and then wait for the water that had built up on the ground to drain away so we could get to her place. We got there eventually and she and her friend Princess came. Princess wants to start learning from the missionaries so we are excited to be able to teach her and teach her with Mercy. I really want her to have a missionary experience to help build her testimony. We had a cool experience Saturday evening. The group of boys we usually play basketball with didn't come. We have a few investigators that play against us on Saturday evenings. They didn't show though. So we had the chance to play against some new guys who then wanted to talk about the church with us. Usually it ends there and they don't want to learn with us or visit the church. However there was one young man, Paul, from Ivory Coast that came to church
yesterday. He's a great kid and I want to see the gospel bless his life.
He is currently the only one in his family left in Africa. His parents and
siblings are all living in New Jersey. He wanted to come to church on
Sunday so bad that he even tried getting a few of his friends to come
with him. I thought that was funny. Chemhuru and I are going to start
visiting him this week. Our baptisms didn't go through this week. They
won't next week either. The ward is having their temple trip and so they
won't hold a baptism. I'm absolutely devastated for those who we have
been helping work towards baptism that are now having to put up with
these delays. I think it's more a test of my faith than theirs. Sorry this
email has been a little all over the place. Just a few miracles from my week. You may not think much of them and honestly I didn't at the time either but now I see them for what they are. Every day it rained this week we had thought it was going to completely destroy our schedule.
However, by some miracle it would stop raining about 5 minutes before
we ended each lesson and wouldn't start again until after we had started
the next one. I'm no weatherman but I don't think that's normal at all.
It happened on Sunday too. It stopped raining long enough for us to get
Mercy and Princess to the church for sacrament meeting. I thought that it
was incredible. Seeing small miracles like this are what have made my
mission so special. I've learned to recognize them and I hope I never lose
that ability to see and understand the little things God does for us.