Thursday, July 9, 2015

July 6 letters

We were in a small house and we are now renting a bigger one (for the church). So we moved all of our things from the old church to the new one and then set it all up. The new and old chapels are super close to each other so the move didn't take that much work or time because many members were there to help in the work. Also, we rented some carts and stuff to help carry the stuff over. The new chapel is super nice and the attendance shot up this week because of it. We're really excited because of how well the branch is doing.
We are currently in Beira to do some migration work for Elder McAllister and to get our phone, which we actually currently have and are very excited about. Also, I had left some things here in Beira that I was able to grab which has been really nice as well. We will be going back to Chimoio tomorrow.
This week we had a super cool experience with one of the families that we are teaching. So These guys were actually found before I got here but up until this Sunday we had never visited them because we didn't have the phone and they live far away. Also, the wife actually works in Beira so she was never there. Then, this Sunday they both came to church which was super nice. We decided to go and visit them that night and just saw a miracle. They had both decided that they really badly wanted to be members of our church and stay forever. It was the best music to the ears of a missionary ever. They said they want to be members quickly, need to be good members not just ordinary members. They talked about how being on time always is important and they were going to do that. They said that they really need to get married as well and still don't know that that is what we do or that they need to do that before baptism. With such a rich family we expected them to talk about how they needed to get married but a large wedding and party takes money and time to prepare. We asked them if that was what they were waiting on and they said no and that they could do all of that later. The reasons they gave were because for her to get transferred to Chimoio (she's a teacher) she would need to get married and that they want more unity in their relationship. Basically every amazing thing that an investigator could say, they said it and should be married and baptized fairly soon. 

The new mission president got here last week but he has yet to enter Mozambique he has only been in Swaziland but, there will apperently be a zone conference on the 17th in beira where I think the outside areas will be sent to. That should be an exciting time to see the changes and meet the new mission president

Here are some interior pictures of our house. I'll get you some more next week of the house and of the chapel. One is my bathroom, the varanda and our bedroom which has Elder McAllister's bathroom in it.

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