What a week. We did a bunch of different stuff. There was an exchange, a trip to the temple, the blessing of a baby, teaching primary, and singing Christmas songs for choir. Well first thing is first, the work is going well. We are hoping to baptize 2 or 3 people this coming Sunday but we'll see how the week goes and what it brings. Right now it appears that Wisdom will be baptized along with Kingsford and hopefully his wife, Mary. We aren't sure if Mary will be ready in time for an interview though. We hope she is but if not then Kingsford would be able to baptize her once she is ready. I personally think that would be super cool! We also set up a bunch of baptismal dates this week that should all work out. The people are prepared and ready to join the church in the very near future.
Also I went on an exchange on Thursday. Well it started Wednesday evening but it was for Thursday day. I went to Kasoa 1 (I'm in Kasoa 4) to be with Elder Jolley for the day. Jolley is part of my MTC group but I haven't seen him more than twice in the last year. It was cool to talk to him again and see what's been going on with him since I last saw him 8 months ago.
Also we went to the temple on Friday! There was a couple and a man from the ward we have been working with who were going through for the first time. The couple was also being sealed. So we got to be a part of that which was super cool. We also visited the area doctor afterwards. Elder Herrod had a bug fly in his mouth the night before and it was crawling up and down his throat. It even started to burrow into the back of his throat which is nasty. We couldn't get it out no matter what we tried so we went to see the doc. He couldn't get it out either but it was dead by then so Herrod just had to wait until it dislodged.
Church was fun. We taught the primary kids about missionary work. We brought in our investigator, Kingsford, to help us teach by bearing his testimony. Well turns out he used to be a school teacher so he taught them for like half an hour and we did nothing. The guy hasn't even been baptized and he's teaching primary! Like what the heck?! We also had a baby blessing at church on Sunday which was cool. We had an extra 20 people in our small branch so we almost didn't fit in the building.
Also our choir has started singing Christmas songs. It's the beginning of September so I don't understand but I guess it makes sense. In all honesty both Herrod and I probably won't be here to sing them at Christmas but that's ok! I guess we'll just roll with it.
We played ball today for pday. We went to the temple site to play. It's not the same without Wallin though. Nothing is fun without him anymore. That's what happens when you and your best friend get separated right? But it was still alright. I think I broke my finger but I don't know. It feels like a fat guy dropped a bowling ball on it. If you're wondering why a fat guy it's because it just adds to the pain. I hit a handful of 3's, made like 2 decent moves, and generally
just turned the ball over all day. But yeah that's life!